Written by Claire Scro, email@example.com Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00
Previously displayed in Chelsea Manhatten, Rockville Centre and Levittown, the art of mother and daughter can be found at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library for the remainder of July. Miriam Quen Cheikin, and her daughter Anita Cheikin Heiser, filled the gallery with the nature of both plants and people. Grayscale full-scale human etches from mom and flowers from daughter are just a taste of the mediums found in their exhibit.
Cheikin was an English emeritus professor at Nassau Community College, meaning she retired with the honor of keeping her title. She studied at The Art Student’s League of New York for nearly ten years, and was awarded the red dot, the highest award from the league.
Cheikin also had drawings in an exhibit at the office of the borough President of Manhattan in City Hall called “Never a Day Without a Line,” was invited to be part of an exhibit at the Grace Institute, also in New York City, and has participated numerous times in exhibits called “Postcards From the Edge” in a Chelsea gallery in Manhattan.
Heiser has 30 years experience as a professional designer and landscaper, and studied in New York and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her watercolor painting “The Dying Tulip” was featured as a model poster for the Hofstra Flower and Garden show. Heiser participated in the “Postcards From the Edge” exhibit as well with her mother.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:49
Standing at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by the Long Island STEM Hub and dozens of Long Island students who are part of the school’s engineering and robotics team, announced her education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across Long Island’s elementary, middle, and high schools and draw more STEM teachers to educate children in high-need areas.
With eight of nine of the fastest growing industries requiring math and science proficiency and women, minority, and low-income students underrepresented in STEM-related careers, Gillibrand is pushing for federal measures to close the achievement gap and bring more STEM-related programs, such as the Long Island STEM Hub’s Career Academies, to schools across Long Island. With the success of POB-JFK high school’s targeted STEM curriculum and engineering program, the Hub will be launching an additional career academy in engineering next school year.