Sophomore Malik Sanders created this self portrait digital painting.
Sophomore Malik Sanders created this self portrait digital painting.

H-ton Artists Participating in Black History Month Exhibit

February 8, 2024

Huntington High School artists will be participating in a Black History Month exhibit at the Heckscher Museum of Art held in collaboration with Leaders of the New School. The exhibit will be available for viewing on Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25 from 12-5 p.m. with special remarks on February 24.

“This Black History Month, in the spirit of Anna & August Heckscher’s vision for the museum as a haven ‘especially for the children,’ the Heckscher Museum of Art and Leaders of the New School proudly present ‘An Artistic Fusion of Heritage and Culture,’” according to an exhibit preview. “This transformative event amplifies the artistic brilliance of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) youth in Huntington.

“Through vibrant displays of visual and performing arts, this collaboration embodies the Heckscher Museum’s commitment to inclusivity and offers a platform where young talents shine. Join us in honoring diversity, fostering creativity and realizing the Heckschers’ dream of a museum that truly belongs to all, especially the youth who hold the future’s creative keys.”

Huntington High School art students in classes taught by Kristin Singer, Kasmira Mohanty and Jenna Merget are participating in the exhibit.

Leaders of the New School’s mission is to provide empowerment, programs and resources to the youth disproportionately impacted by political, social and economic inequities.