Shannon Bohman says her cat, Sillabub, had the right idea on a Sunday afternoon — and Bohman’s attempt to capture that moment is now on display as part of the Art League of Long Island’s “Go Ape” exhibit of pieces by art students at Long Island high schools.
Bohman, a 17-year-old senior at Sayville High School, sketched Sillabub as he took a nap. Bohman spent 45 minutes portraying the cat in charcoal on cardboard, and then worked to embellish the piece and give it the whimsical look she was hoping for. “It’s just very tranquil,” she says of the piece. “I heard I got an award of excellence, so I’m really happy.”
The Art League of Long Island’s “Go Ape” exhibit features artwork by 128 Advanced Placement art students from 36 Long Island high schools. Pieces include paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed media, digital art, photography, printmaking and found object artwork. Bohman’s piece was done for her AP Studio Art class.
The works are on display in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery through March 29. This is the eighth year of the program.
The gallery, at 107 E. Deer Park Rd. in Dix Hills, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 631-462-5400 or visit artleagueli.org.