Colors of LI Show

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As a result of their exceptional talents, Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School students Caliope O’Rourke and John Tringone had their artwork selected for this year’s Colors of Long Island Art Show at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

Caliope’s piece was a fall landscape refection. Within her art class, she had learned that a landscape is a picture of land and that reflection is symmetrical. They studied Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings of Lake George, in particular her use of warm and cool colors, which were the inspiration for Caliope’s landscape. 

John’s artwork was a watercolor still life. In preparation for the project, John learned about the concept of perspective in a drawing and how objects overlap in a space. The students studied famous artist Paul Cézanne and how he achieved the idea of perspective in his works. 

Both students created their submissions with the help of school art teacher Laura Goelz. Their pieces will be on exhibit for public view in the museum’s visitors center from Feb. 22-April 7.