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Please join us for the Summer Exhibition of High School to Arts School (HS2AS)! 

In this exhibition, students present selections of the work they've created during the Summer session of Queens Council on the Art's visual arts portfolio development program. 

Every year, the HS2AS class works hard to prepare portfolios to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges and universities. The class of 2018 earned over $1,100,000 in scholarships to further their studies.

On August 2, the young artists will be onsite, along with Summer Instructors Alex Velozo and Sophia Eichholz, who guided these students through acquiring life drawing skills, as well as training in topics such as painting, color theory, and printmaking.

All work was curated and presented in collaboration with the students.

We hope you're able to come out to support these emerging artists, celebrate their accomplishments, and encourage their transition to art college!

Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, August 2, 5pm - 7pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th
Astoria, NY 11101

HS2AS Artists:

Alani Smith
Arturo Parola
Jaydan Hyman
Karielle Abraham
Katherine Hui
Leslie Guevara
Maya Dowty
Frankie Tejada
Nataly Lopez-Gomez
Nefthali Emmanuel Gomez Sanchez
Nya Eaddy
Stephanie Rodriguez
Thomas James Vazquez
Valeriia Chendyrova
Yixuan (Annie) Wu
Yelmi Anesli Alay
Cerena Natania Parkinson


The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is a free visual arts portfolio development program that provides qualified high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the art skills training, mentorship, essay writing techniques, college application assistance and financial aid planning necessary to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges. HS2AS sessions are scheduled in the spring, summer, and fall and take place at QCA headquarters located in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria.

The HS2AS Program is sponsored by the Altman Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., Con Edison, The James Dell Cort Conlon & Solomon Fund, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Pinkerton Foundation, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Sterling National Bank and Surdna Foundation.

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