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Joyce Kubat's*
work is spotlighted on The Woven Tale Press website at http://thewoventalepress.net/2016/05/01/joyce-kubat-technique/ posted May 1, 2016.

Textile/mixed media artist Valerie Zeman is exhibiting at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery at the Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport, located on the North Fork of Long Island. NY. The show opens on Friday, May 6, 2016 and will be up for viewing until July 27, 2016. An Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, May 15, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Local wines and artisanal cheeses will be served. The public is invited to this free event. The exhibition is open for viewing during the Jamesport Manor Inn’s open hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM during lunch and dinner service.

Art League Members Eleanore O’Sullivan and Carolyn DeSoucey are exhibiting artists in the National League of American Pen Women All Cities Branch presentation of an art exhibit, musical presentation, and poetry reading at the Huntington Public Library May 1 – June 18. Reception is May 14, 1:30-4pm.


Rodee Hansen
has been selected for “Conditions of Light Affecting the Landscape of Spring on Long Island” at the Huntington Art Council Petite Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743 - 631-271-8423. The Juror is Stand Brodsky. “Underwater” and “Waiting for the Sun” will be shown from May 12 - June 5, 2016
Reception Friday, May 13, 2016, 6 pm - 8 pm

The Ethical Humanist Society awarded ALLI instructor Patricia Shih*, along with her husband Stephen Fricker and 3 others, their Social Justice Leadership award for 2016. They were honored at an awards dinner at the Nassau Bar Association in Mineola and presented with a beautiful engraved art glass piece and a citation from Nassau County.


Elizabeth Kisseleff
, the Art League's Education Program Director will judge the high school Studio in Art categories (Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media/Design) for the Babylon School District at Babylon Town Hall on Tuesday, 4/19.


Susan Peragallo
, the Art League's Gallery Coordinator will be judging a project sponsored by the Long Beach Art League. Artists have already submitted ideas about painting 36 Long Beach ticket booths. Once the booths are painted Susan will choose for awards sometime in May.

This from Patricia Shih*:
For those who love Pete Seeger and Clearwater, his pet project that works to protect, advocate for and educate about the environment, here's a fundraiser and multimedia live concert, a tribute to a great man. It will be filmed for TV so come on down!
Appleseeds: The Life, Times and Music of Pete Seeger
May 1, 6:00 pm
The Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave. Huntington
$35, $30 for Cinema members
Fundraiser for The Clearwater
Projected images and video interspersed with live singing by me and Stephen and the audience!
Will include "Encounters with Pete" - stories and photos of our personal times with Pete
Catered reception by Danyell Miller
Guest speaker from Clearwater
Silent Auction
Birthday cake
The past two years this event SOLD OUT so if you'd like to come and benefit a very worthy group, DON'T WAIT to get your tickets!
Here's a review from last year: "This was a magnificent production. It went far beyond my expectations. It was classy, it was accurate, the music interludes were magnificent." Audience member.
And here's a link to a TV segment filmed last year:
MY LITV - Tribute to Pete Seeger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKjdvF0kfbU
THIS WILL BE FILMED AGAIN, FOR FIOS 1 TV SHOW "PUSH PAUSE" so come and be a TV star!!!!

Carole and Richard Witkover are scheduled to present the following Library programs this month. The presentations are not the “old fashioned” slide shows of the past but computer generated multi-media programs with multiple sound tracks for music and narration, and include video clips and animation to enhance them.

April 19 2PM Tanzania Photo Safari Levittown Public Library Phone (516) 731-5728 to register

April 25 7PM Tanzania Photo Safari Smithtown Public Library (Nesconset Branch) (631) 360-2480 to register.

Check their website http://www.witkover.com for details on these and future programs

Lori Horowitz is an exhibiting artist in: eARThHAMPTONS
- Earth Day Art and Design Celebration in East Hampton NY.
April 23 and 24 2016 - Ashawagh Hall - 780 Springs Fireplace Road - East Hampton NY - Meet award winning artists and artisans along with local earth friendly vendors. Acitivites are planned throughout both days. Toni Germie of Benjamin Moore will be making a CEU presentation to interior designers. Dan Welden will be teaching eco-friendly techniques for art print making. Local vendors and additional acitivities throughout both days. Art Opening Reception on Saturday April 23 from 6 to 9. Free to the public.

Stephanie Navon Jacobson* ( instructor at ALLI) did a demonstration for the Manhasset Art Association on March 5 at the Community Chest Building in Port Washington. She also has had 2 pieces accepted in the exhibit, 'Line, Through Thick and Thin' at Elderfields, the Art Guild of Port Washington. The exhibit runs from April 9- May 15; reception April 10- 3-5pm.


Beth Atkinson
, Art League Member and AP Art Teacher at Hicksville High Schoolhas been named a "Distinguished Teacher of 2016" by the Harvard Club of Long Island. Beth is one of fourteen teachers from Long Island chosen from among the 150 Long Island public and private schools.


Joel Spector*
will do a demo of a Pastel Still Life on Thursday, 3/24/16 at the Rockville Centre Public Library. Demo time is 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The library will hold a raffle, the prize being the painting. The event is organized by the Village Art Club of Rockville Centre.

OnTheriverbankDavid Peikon's* solo exhibition, "Long Island Landscapes, Prelude" will have its' Opening Reception on Friday April 15, 2016, 7:30- 9:30 pm at GOFA, the Gallery of Fine Art at Manhasset Secondary School, located at 200 Memorial Drive, Manhasset, NY.  The show will include 24 new paintings from locations around Long Island. All works are for sale and 30% of all proceeds will go to the art education program at Manhasset.  GOFA was created by Michael Sansone, Chair of the Manhasset Art Department along with substantial help from the community. The Gallery is designed to give art students real world experience in the business of curating and promoting art while interacting with and learning from the professional artists who will show there.

Shown Above: "On The River Bank", 30 x 30 oil on linen , $14,000 ( frame by Forster Brothers of Boston, circa 1900)

Donna Harlow Moraff*, Angela Stratton, Kathleen Ullman and Marie Sheehy Walker will be exhibiting their paintings in an 'Invitational Gallery Exhibit', at the Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery, April 21- May 7, 2016. Reception Friday April 29, 6-8pm.  213 Main St, Huntington. Hours: M-F 9-5pm & Sat. 12-4pm 631.271.8423.  www.huntingtonarts.org

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Public Library during the month of April 2016. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Lynbrook Public Library during the month of May 2016. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.


Rodee Hansen
was selected to show her piece “Romeo” at a juried show titled “A rose by any other Name” ( in honor of William Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary of his death) at the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. 213 Main St in Huntington, NY - Phone 631-271-8423. The show runs March 23rd - April 18th 2016 - reception April 1st 6 - 8 pm

ArtyZen Studios Limited Edition Art Prints from original paintings by Anahi DeCanio** were highlighted by Designerlebrity Founder Barbara Viteri during interview on the Donna Drake Live It Up TV Show. Anahi was in great company, she was highlighted along with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Aviva Stanoff, and Box of Chic.

Michael Alfano was commissioned by the Boston Science Museum to create 4 bronze sculptures of animals native to the Boston area. His sculptures can be viewed at: www.michaelalfano.com.

Joyce Kubat* be having a solo exhibit titled Pastel Paintings, etc. at the Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY, from March 2-30, reception Saturday, March 5, 2-4pm. Joyce was also recently featured in article in the online magazine bohemianizm.com at
http://www.bohemianizm.com/art-from-joyce-kubat-joycekubat-huntington-lo...

Michael Alfano received the Director’s Award at the Spectrum Miami Art Show--Dec. 2 - Dec. 6. His sculptures can be viewed at www.michaelalfano.com.

The Adventures of Gingerella by Ginger Balizer-Hendler is now being published and can be purchased through Amazon.com, Kindle, and CreateSpace.  http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Gingerella-fable-opera/dp/1517527805/re...

Check out Art League Portrait Drawing instructor, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Shih's interview on FIOS1 TV's Push Pause: http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/push-pause-shih-love-and-music#.ViEK...

Janice Sztabnik has been chosen to be featured in the New York, New York: 20 Emerging Artists From the Big Apple Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Ne...

In connection with her Masters thesis for Harvard, member Eileen Palmer is facilitating a program at the Long a Island Carriage Museum in Stony Brook. The pilot program is geared for people with memory loss and their care partners and family. It will include a tour of the museum, live music, and light refreshments.  The program is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Eileen at eipalme@aol.com or 631 241-6294 if you would like to attend.

ALLI instructor Nanette Fluhr* and Rosemary and Co. have worked together to create two brush sets that are ideal for painting portraits and figures. The first is a great basic set and the second is an extended set including a few extra brushes hand picked by Nanette. Click here for more info:

http://www.rosemaryandco.com/gift-sets/brush-sets/nanette-flur-basic
http://www.rosemaryandco.com/gift-sets/brush-sets/nanette-fluhr-extended

*Art League Instructor
**Board Member