The Arts

Art Beat: Parrish Art Museum’s Student Art Exhibition

Maria Valdivia will receive a Senior Art Award at the Parrish Art Museum’s School Art Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Maria Valdivia will receive a Senior Art Award at the Parrish Art Museum’s School Art Festival. (Courtesy photo)

• A Riverhead High School senior and a group from Bishop McGann-Mercy High School were among the honorees in Parrish Art Museum’s Student Art Exhibition.

At a Feb. 8 reception and opening, recognition was given to Riverhead student Maria Valdivia for her mixed-media work and McGann-Mercy’s group work, “Shoes of Our Society.” The exhibit, which features work by students from several East End schools, including Greenport, Mattituck, Riverhead, McGann-Mercy, Shelter Island and the Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology in Riverhead, will be on view at the Water Mill museum through March 2.

• Professional chalk artist Rod Tryon of Cutchogue will be a featured artist in the 20th annual Lake Worth (Fla.) Street Painting Festival on Feb. 22 and 23. The festival claims to be the country’s largest of its kind.

Mr. Tryon has been street painting for 25 years, and he has participated in East End Arts’ annual festival in downtown Riverhead in recent years. His work has taken him to venues ranging from Mexico to Hong Kong.

• An article about Lillian Ball of Southold and her project “Waterwash ABC in the Bronx” appears in the February issue of Art in America. Ms. Ball’s public art project involves “capturing polluted runoff from a large parking lot and diverting it to a wetland grassland complex before returning it to the Bronx River,” according to the story, “Art for the Anthropocene Era” by Eleanor Heartney. The public can walk along a decorative walkway to a viewing area above the catchment and river. Ms. Ball worked with people from the neighborhood, including young volunteers from a local nonprofit.

Call for artists: Work is sought for ‘Shadow,’ a juried, all-media exhibit presented by East End Arts in Riverhead. Guest juror is artist Ivan Kustura. The show will run from March 14 through April 18.

Each artist may submit up to three original works in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, video, sculpture and poetry. Visual art entries will be accepted March 6 to 8 at the 133 East Main St. gallery. Poetry entries will be accepted online only from Feb. 18 to 25. For a prospectus, go to

Contact gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or [email protected]

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