Welcome to the Connetquot Fine Arts and Music Education Department
Vincent Malafronte, Director
The Connetquot Central School District Department of Fine Arts and Music Education is pleased to announce that three Connetquot High School students were winners in the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts annual high school art show, held at the Gillette House in Sayville on April 3. Daniela Hernandez’s ceramic sculpture “Wonda” took second place in the ceramic sculpture category, while Melissa Giordano’s “Lion Head” received an honorable mention in the same category. In the print-making category, Thomas Buzzitta’s art piece “Night and Day” was awarded third place.
The BAFFA competition is held annually and showcases the artwork of 11 high schools. Each school is allowed to submit 9-10 pieces each of various media, which is judicated by the Bell Street Artists, an organization of professional artists. Categories include watercolor, photography, ceramic sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, computer graphics and more.
Connetquot High School art teachers Vincent Osmers and John Hargrave prepared and sent students to the exhibit.
The district congratulates the following students for being selected to present their artwork at BAFFA:
Thomas Buzzitta – printmaking – “Night and Day”
Noel Cutinella – ceramic sculpture – “Greg the Alien”
Jessenia DeAbreu – ceramic sculpture – “Fazbear”
Ocean Giglio – computer graphics – “PEACE”
Melissa Giordano – ceramic sculpture – “Lion Head”
Daniela Hernandez – ceramic sculpture – “Wonda”
Isabella Hernandez – ceramic Sculpture – “Midnight Betty”
Kyra Noone – printmaking – “and the universe said I love you because you are love”
Camila Rivera – computer graphics – “LOVE”
Date Added: 4/21/2022