Northport educator honored by Harvard Club

The Observer
March 17, 2016


Beth Atkinson of Northport, a teacher at Hicksville High School, has been named a “Distinguished Teacher of 2016” by the Harvard Club of Long Island.

Mrs. Atkinson, who currently teaches AP Visual Arts, Drawing and Portfolio Preparation, has taught at Hicksville High School for the past 30 years. Now serving as the art department coordinator for the Hicksville High School and the district’s elementary schools, she has previously offered courses in jewelry, studio art, creative crafts, photography, ceramics, sculpture and painting. Active with students, she has served as advisor to sophomore and junior classes, the National Art Honor Society and as Director of Student Activities.

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Firefly's Pop Up Gallery featured on Verizon Fios 1's Push Pause
Verizon Fios, Video Journalist Greg Blank
December 2015

Click here to check out our Npt Pop Up Gallery featured on Verizon Fios News 1.


Popping with art

The Observer, December 10, 2015
By Jennifer Eyring

Northport just got another pop of color.

Thanks to the Northport Arts Coalition (NAC) and Firefly Artists, an empty storefront has been transformed into a Pop Up Gallery.

The gallery currently up at 180 Main Street, next to Firefly, features 19 artists. This is a second pop-up art gallery NAC and Firefly have teamed up to create.

NAC Executive Director Daniel Page said all of the artists who were on the wait list from the first pop-up gallery were given priority this time around. Jennifer Lau, one of the owners of Firefly, said these impromptu galleries are good for everyone involved. They give the artists a space to show their work, the landlord an opportunity to get more people in to see the vacant space and the community a colorful alternative to an empty storefront.

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