Huntington Arts Council Gives Honorable Mention

Julia stands with her piece at the opening costume reception on October 25th.  thumbnail138676
Julia stands with her piece at the opening costume reception on October 25th.
Julia’s painting “In The Spotlight” was featured in Newsday. thumbnail138677
Julia’s painting “In The Spotlight” was featured in Newsday.

Congratulations to Julia Crapanzano on being accepted into the Juried Exhibition "Nightmare on Main Street" at the Huntington Arts Council running October 18th - November 16th. Julia first heard of the art show when she went to the Huntington Arts Council for a women in theatre meeting. While there, Julia and her mother admired the art gallery space and saw they would be hosting a Halloween themed art exhibition. “Halloween is my favorite holiday,” Julia shared before describing the acrylic painting she submitted into the show titled In The Spotlight. The painting depicts a girl huddled under a beam of light, surrounded my monsters and creatures overlooking her. “I was thinking about what’s truly scary to people at this age and creating something that people can relate to,” Julia described. “I think insecurities are the scariest thing. Like saying something wrong or not wearing the right thing; it can be really stressful. So I thought I’d put a twist on it with Halloween coming.”

The gallery was full of people who visited the exhibition on the opening night in October. Julia received honorable mention for In The Spotlight. She spent 4 days drawing and painting the 18”x24” piece, showing just how passionate of an artist Julia is. “I’m really proud of her efforts and she’s very self motivated and driven,” shared Julia’s art teacher Ms. Erica Raji. “I love how humble and modest she is and I think lot of people look up to her. It’s great to see her make an impression on so many people.”

Julia is an understudy for Ms. White in the high school’s upcoming production Clue and she enjoys being around all of the extremely talented students in Whitman’s theatre program. As a freshman, Julia is undecided as to which studies she would like to pursue but knows she will continue to paint and make art. As for her time at Whitman, Julia shared “I want to have the best year that I possibly can and create a good foundation so I can do well for the rest of my time here.”

Congratulations Julia! We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!