Huntington's Samantha Koepele created this photograph.
Huntington's Samantha Koepele created this photograph.

Huntington Photographers Selected for Exhibition

December 19, 2023

Five Huntington High School photography students studying with teacher Pamela Piffard were selected to display their artwork at Suffolk County Community College’s annual art exhibition at the Sagtikos Art Gallery on the Michael J. Grant campus in Brentwood.

Huntington's Jada Joseph created this photograph.

The Huntington photographers include Jack Ruthkowski, Jada Joseph, Reese Rinaldi, Samantha Koepele and Jack Semelsberger. The show is now open on Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It runs until January 21, 2024.

Sagtikos Art Gallery is dedicated to mounting exemplary exhibitions of contemporary fine art, photography, and craft by artists from New York City, Long Island and the greater New York area.

“Our mission is to bring examples of high-quality work with diverse points of view to our faculty and students to create an opportunity for critical thinking and dialogue,” according to the gallery. “We also mount an annual faculty exhibition, high school art competition and art student exhibition.”

The mission of the art galleries at Suffolk County Community College is to bring outstanding local and nationally known artists and their work to the college in order to enrich the experiences of students, faculty, and the surrounding communities. “The galleries also serve as a venue for the exhibition of artwork done by Suffolk’s students and faculty,” according to the college’s website. “Receptions and lectures are usually held in conjunction with most exhibits, all of which are free and open to the public.”

This photograph is by Huntington's Jack Ruthkowski.