Haldane senior Forrest Wolfe Ryzy-Ryski recently won first place as an “Emerging Artist” in the Putnam Arts Council awards ceremony held on April 18 at the Belle-Levine Art Center in Mahopac. Ryzy-Ryski recently won the “visual arts” Rising Star award at the Haldane Fine Arts Awards, and was also recognized for “creative writing” and “rock and roll song writing.”
In addition to his talents as a visual arts, Ryzy-Ryski has studied Spanish and classical guitar since the age of 10 and composes and performs his own music. He also gives beginner guitar lessons to local youth. Recently he performed his own composition, Clearly, at the Haldane High School Talent Show, and joined up with fellow students Lindy Labriola and Kady Neill in a harmonized version of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s Helplessly Hoping.
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