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APRIL 2005 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Fred Bender
A lifelong resident of Long Island's East End, Mr. Bender concentrates on marine seascapes and Long Island landscapes. His works are often of historical sites which he retrieves from old photographs and historic LI publications. His aim is to preserve the way Long Island looked years ago. Also included in the exhibition are paintings of historical sailing boats on LI waters. Mr. Bender traces his feeling for the Eastern LI environment back to his boyhood spent on his uncle's farm and boating on Peconic Bay. He says that "researching a subject is often as rewarding as painting it. It gives me not only a chance to see what Long Island looked like 100 years ago, but to imagine what life was like at that time."

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"Wading River"
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"St. Louis Steamboat"
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All works reproduced with permission from the artists.