Artwork at Heckscher Museum

Uniondale High School’s Kimberly Argueta Rodriguez’s Artwork Featured at the Heckscher Museum of Art
Image of student artwork: girl with flower in hair

Uniondale High School’s Kimberly Argueta Rodriguez’s Artwork Featured at the Heckscher Museum of Art
The 12th Grade Artist Was One of 79 to Have Her Artwork Featured


Uniondale High School 12th grade scholar Kimberly Argueta Rodriguez’s artwork was recently featured at the Heckscher Museum of Art. The digital photograph, titled Flor Silvestre, was featured in the annual Long Island’s Best: Young Artists exhibit featuring artwork from scholars across Long Island. This year, 399 works of art were submitted from 55 high schools, with 79 pieces being selected for the exhibit.

Kimberly’s focus in her photography has always been portraits, as she feels that is where she can best
express her thoughts and creativity in her artwork. Flor Silvestre, was inspired by Nicholas de
Largillierre’s Portrait of a Lady, Presumed to be the Marquise de La Ferriere, 1697. In Nicholas de
Lagillierre’s painting, the woman is framed in gold wearing a red dress and red makeup. Kimberly, with
her own creative spin on the piece, also features a gold frame in the background, but took the red from the
woman’s dress and transformed that color into bright flowers sitting in front of her and tucked into her
hair. She also is wearing red makeup, like the woman in the portrait.

“Kimberly is an incredibly talented young woman that I am very pleased to see has been recognized by
the Heckscher Museum of Art,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil. “Kimberly,
congratulations on this achievement, you have an eye for photography, and I am sure you will continue to
make this District proud and find success as you further develop your photographic skills.”

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