The Press Club of Long Island held its 2022 Media Awards event on June 2nd at the Melville Marriott Long Island. The Islip Arts Council won two awards in the Arts category for two videos: "Islip Arts Council Gives Brentwood Theatre Students A Special Moment in the Spotlight," and "The Best of The Islip Art Museum's 2-Together Art Exhibition 2021."
The first winning video featured the 2021 Teeny Awards virtual celebration of the performing arts by high school theater students in the Town of Islip. Due to COVID limitations, Brentwood High School students could not perform shows. In order to give seniors their moment in the spotlight, the Islip Arts Council arranged for the students to perform one number exclusively for our cameras. Their performance from ONCE UPON THIS ISLAND was brief but its emotional impact on the cast and faculty will be lasting.
The second video, “2-Together,” was about a virtual art exhibition for the Islip Art Museum in partnership with AARP New York. The show was co-curated by Holly Gordon and Waldo Cabrera. Established artists were asked to partner with young artists and create a work of art. Twenty-two duos were interviewed about their creative journey and the submitted video offered the best interviews from that collection. The thought-provoking virtual exhibition "2-Together" is live on the Islip Arts YouTube Channel and has garnered thousands of views. Click here to see it.
Representing the Islip Arts Council at the event were members Belinda Rubino and Holly Gordon.