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Annual, free 'Nightmare on Main Street' student art exhibit opens

Spooky art by students across LI will be on display through Nov. 3.

North Babylon High School senior Zoe Hartmann's

North Babylon High School senior Zoe Hartmann's "Rise of the Dead" is on display in the Halloween art exhibit in Huntington. Photo Credit: huntingtonarts.org / Zoe Hartmann

Creepy clowns, scary birds and skeletons are all featured in the more than 40 pieces of art in the seventh annual free "Nightmare on Main Street" student art exhibit that opens today in Huntington.

“This is the first time I’ve had art of mine on display like this,” says Sage Boiko, 17, a senior at Hicksville High School, whose three-dimensional piece called “Werewolf of Wysteria” mimics a taxidermy werewolf breaking free through his glass display case.

Zoe Hartmann, 17, a senior at North Babylon High School, has a colorful drawing done in ink and pencil in the show called “Rise of the Dead.” “I really love skulls and special effects makeup,” she says of the piece inspired by the Day of the Dead holiday.

The Halloween-style artwork — which includes photography, mixed media, oil painting and more — was selected from submissions from students in grades 6 through high school from across Long Island. It will be on display through Nov. 3 at the Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 26, there will be a free costume reception open to the public.

For more information, call 631-271-8423 or visit huntingtonarts.org.

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