Art League of Long Island's
57th Long Island Artists Exhibition
April 6 - May 7, 2015
Reception: Sunday April 12, 3pm to 5pm
clockwise upper left: “Gotham Today”, oil by William Dodge; “American Moments”, digital photograph by Greg Dorata; “Solitude”, digital photograph by Kara Reyes; “For Your Eyes Only”, multimedia by Eileen Zegarek
The Art League of Long Island showcases the remarkable talent of the region’s visual artists in its popular competition on view at the League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery through May 7.
Exhibition juror Andrea Wells, Director of Tibor de Nagy Gallery in NYC singled out eight works of art for special recognition among the 60 artists she selected to participate in the exhibit. Ms. Wells originally screened 706 entries to make her final selections.
Congratulations to the following award winners and to the artists selected for inclusion in the exhibit.
At the Art League of Long Island
Bring your friends and family out for an evening of fun & creativity!
Call (631) 462-5400 x222 or register online in advance to reserve space for any of the sessions below, or take your chances and stop by
An Evening of
Tango and Art
at the Art League of Long Island
Friday, May 1
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dan Dillon & Con Artist
Learn About the
History of Argentine Tango and the Various Dancing Styles
Enjoy Tango Performances
and Learn How To Dance The Tango
View Tango Inspired
Art by Annie Shaver-Crandell
$10 Art League Members/
Sign up now
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Side by Side: Works on Paper and Canvas
May 16 - June 7
Opening Reception, Sunday, May 17, 4-6PM
April 23, 2015
Friday TRY-days: An invitation to Experiment.
Art/Write by Peter Pitzele
Experiment: from the Greek peiran: to try; also from the same source, our word peril. With the prefix ex-: to try out, to test, to experience.
Though artists like to think of themselves as adventuresome, the truth is that many of us find our niche, our style, our medium, and we stick to it. The mastery we seek comes from practice, and practice in art is a process of refinement and repetition. There is a conservative pull for the artist, one that commerce only exaggerates: Sell a piece and the market wants more of the same.
Experiment, as the word tells us in its etymology, carries some sense of peril. If we are honest, the opportunity to step out of the box is a little anxiety-producing though we might not be able to say quite why. Yet without such ventures perhaps we are in danger not just of repeating ourselves but of losing something of the original excitement of discovery that inspired us to dare the artist’s calling. Which brings me to The Art League’s invitation to face down anxiety and face up to the chance to try something different: Friday TRY-days.
To get closer to what this experience of experiment might mean for Art Leaguers, I asked some of the teachers in this program about their own experiences with going outside their comfort zones and their chosen media. Here is what they had to say:
Jan Guarino talks of a painting trip to Scotland and her first experience of plein air. “So different from my studio,” she said. “I stepped into an arena that really stretched me. My observation sharpened; my timing got keener because changing light was a huge factor. The necessity to determine what to get down first was amplified.”
Six Weeks of Creativity for ages 5-17!
Register online at www.artleagueliregistration.org/summer-art-adventure
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