On The Cover: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church By Eri Kazu Suzuki

For our seasonal Wintertime! special, Anton Media Group held a cover contest where artists from the Long Island Academy of Fine Art (LIAFA) submitted their work in tune with the theme of winter.

The winning entry was Eri Kazu Suzuki’s painting titled “Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.” Suzuki, of Hicksville, is a working mother of two. She studied hair color under renowned hair colorist Louis Licari for several years, and currently works as a hair colorist at his Fifth Avenue salon. Her painting “Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church,” featured in this issue, is from a photo she took across the street from the salon last winter.

Honorable Mention goes to Steve Forster

Suzuki always liked to draw and paint since she was a little girl. She started studying classical painting at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art (LIAFA) one year ago. In addition to helping her understand color and color theory, LIAFA has also given her a little peace and quiet in the midst of her otherwise busy, noisy life.

Follow Suzuki on Instagram @kazu_animecolor.

To be considered for future special section cover contests with Anton Media Group, email contest@antonmediagroup.com.

Long Island Academy of Fine Art

As Long Island’s premier art school, with art classes for kids (kindergarten through seventh grade), teens (portfolio preparation), and adults of all levels and abilities, LIAFA offers training in the methods and techniques of classical representational art, as well as many other topics. The academy’s primary goals are to train the student’s eye to see accurately and with sensitivity, and to foster an environment in which students can grow in their understanding of art as well as in skill and confidence.

To learn more about LIAFA or to take a class (classes run year-round, seven days a week) visit www.liafa.com or call 516-590-4324 to arrange a trial class or studio visit.

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

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