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December 2009 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Robert Maggio


Mr. Maggio, a retired carpenter, now reconnects with his first love - art. As a boy he took classes at Pratt Institute and later attended courses sponsored by Norman Rockwell, Albert Dorne and others. While working as a carpenter for the next 35 years his artistic talent lay dormant. Now in his retirement Mr. Maggio enjoys painting in oil, watercolor and drawing. His subjects include scenes of life in Brooklyn and Manhattan, pen and ink drawings of Native Americans as well as his latest work of Long Island landscapes. One of his oil paintings on display depicts the farm around the area of today's JFK Airport during the early 20th century. His work has been displayed in New York City and on Long Island. Mr. Maggio received first place for his work "Scenes from my Childhood" by the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council. He was also awarded prizes by the Brooklyn Arts and Humanities Council, the Town of Oyster Bay and the North Shore Art Guild. The exhibit includes some of his most recent works.

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In the Glass Case: Jewelry Designed and Created by Alice van De Wetering

Ms. van De Wetering's jewelry of reticulated Sterling Silver reflects her interest in primitive cultures. The petroglyphs depicted, come from many sources around the world and some are her own creation. During her travels around the world Ms. van De Wetering connects to many cultures that influence her artistic imagination. As a long time resident of Long Island Ms. van de Wetering is a founding member of New Form, a group of local artists.

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All works reproduced with permission from the artist.

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