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April 2017 ART EXHIBIT


A celebration of the arts, culture, and community. A retrospective showing of artists from NSPL's Art Forum will feature artist's works in a variety of media and genres.




April 2017

March 2017 ART EXHIBIT


Exhibit by SallyAnne Keller

Painting watercolors since a teenager, SallyAnne Keller captures the colors of the atmosphere from all of Long Island's seasons, painting landscapes, still life, animals, and florals. SallyAnne teaches watercolor privately, along with being affiliated with various art leagues and associations. Her work has been displayed in libraries, restaurants, and governmental buildings, as well as at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum.




March 2017

February 2017 ART EXHIBIT


Exhibition by Barbara Hutter

Barbara Hutter enjoys the challenge of using pastels, whether to blend softly or to boldly layer and build up color for texture. This exhibit mainly displays her expressive talent in portraits of animals, nature, and fashion. She is a graduate of FIT in Fashion Illustration and she combines all her artistic skills into dramatic paintings. After 35 years in graphic design and experiencing great changes in the digital field, Barbara finds independent success being a pastel portrait artist.




February 2017

January 2017 ART EXHIBIT


Exhibit by Gena Vaccarello

Gena Vaccarello, an artist, foreign language teacher, and long-time resident of Wading River, will display her very own style which tends to be metaphysical and surreal. Mrs. Vaccarello studied art and technique for many years while also writing poetry and teaching at the William Floyd School District for 27 years.




January 2017

December 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Exhibition Paintings by Linda Green

Ms. Green's paintings represent local scenes, landscapes, and water views in brilliant colors. Besides oil paintings, Ms. Green's work also includes drawings from life models and still life.




December 2016

November 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Exhibit Watercolors by Christa Wennisch

These paintings reflect not only realistic visions of landscapes and flowers, but emotional reactions to light and reflections in the surroundings. Ms. Wennisch has exhibited in various galleries on Long Island and in Europe. Although painting is her passion, she also worked in theater and designed settings for various plays and musicals.
The Friends of the Library will host a reception for Ms. Wennisch and Ms. Brodmerkel on Sunday, November 6, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. All are welcome.




November 2016

October 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Photography by Howard Stevens
"People and their Environment"

Mr. Stevens has traveled to many exotic lands around the world, observing people in their surroundings. His images present spontaneous realizations of a moment; closeups of faces that reveal individuals' reactions to their environment, their work, and their lives. Mr. Stevens is a retired professor of Suffolk Community College, where he founded the TV/Radio/Film Department 50 years ago. Currently Mr. Stevens lives in New York City and his photographic subject is Manhattan, with all its many visions, people, and architecture.




October 2016

September 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Judith Schutzman

A retired English teacher, Ms. Schutzman has made her passion for painting pastel portraiture and drawings into a full time commitment, expanding her experiences and observations by traveling with various art study groups. This exhibit mainly shows her Chinese Sumi-e work, which she studied in depth with Sungsook Setton of Setauket. Ms. Schutzman feels that "painting is a manifest reverence for the natural world, a record of the drama of clouds, and the peace of sunrise."




September 2016


August 2016 ART EXHIBIT


"Paintings & Sculptures", by Carmine J. Stasi

A Long Island artist for many years, Mr. Stasi presents LI farmlands, water, and sunsets in brilliant colors and different shades of light. He uses this technique to present abstract works as well as realistic paintings, often reminiscent of long-gone Long Island peach orchards. A multi-faceted artist, Mr. Stasi will also deplooy some of his sculptures, in which he creates beauty from discarded objects - the ultimate recycling from found materials into artistic vision.



August 2016


July 2016 ART EXHIBIT


"The Thin Place" Photography, by Joan Wozniak

This photographic series, named after the Celtic concept of the place where distance between heaven and earth is especially thin, captures the clash of physical reality with spirituality, throwing one off balance. Both frightening and calming at the same time, this exhibit is visually inviting and contextually challenging.



July 2016

June 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Watercolor Flowers, by Ms. Gartelmann

As a native of Long Island, Ms. Gartelmann was always attracted by the brilliance of the light during all seasons. Her exuberant paintings of flowers capture the light and reflection of color. An award winning artist, her work has been exhibited in many galleries. Although Ms. Gartelmann has worked in oil and lately in miniature paintings (encaustic paintings), she prefers the freshness and sponteneity of watercolor.



June 2016

May 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Fiber Art, by Barbara Wyckoff


Well-known Fiber Artist Barbara Wycoff will display her work during the month of May. In her fiber art, she creates a mixture of quilting and collages to create pictures and wall-hangings as well as 3-dimensional decorative, usable wear. Her work has been displayed in various galleries and is part of several private collections.



May 2016

April 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Exhibition by Joanne Johnson & Daria Brown

This mother-daughter exhibit features works by Joanne Johnson, a retired art teacher living in Wading River, and her daughter, Daria Brown, an art teacher in the SWR School District. Their exhibit will display works in pastels, charcoal, batik, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil.



April 2016

March 2016 ART EXHIBIT


The City, The Island & Abstracts, by Scott Farrell

This exhibit presents the scope of Mr. Farrell's multifaceted work, including urban scenes, architectural and abstract images, landscapes and macro photography. He worked for 22 years in the media industry recognizing the power of photography, and launched his own photography studio in 2012. Influenced by photographers like Ansel Adams and Walker Evens, and painters such as Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer, Mr. Farrell tries to capture a moment in time as he sees it.
Most recently one of Mr. Farrell's pictures was selected by National Geographic to be part of the 100 Years celebration of the National Park systems.



March 2016

February 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Photography by Jerry McGrath

Mr. McGrath, a resident of Wading River, works mainly as a nature photographer. He finds his subjects anywhere from the wilds of Alaska to the Long Island Sound. Most recently, he prints images on canvas which brings different aspects to the pictures. Mr. McGrath has exhibited his work in various galleries on Long Island.




February 2016

January 2016 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Eileen Ruggiero-Weilbacher

A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Ms. Weilbacher, has always worked with bold colors and designs using oils, watercolors and acrylics. Her extensive travels through Europe as well as her stay in the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon influenced her painting. Her unique style is expressed through bold colors of realistic and imaginative creations. Ms. Weilbacher's work will be on display until January 16.




January 2016

December 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Eileen Ruggiero-Weilbacher

A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Ms. Weilbacher, has always worked with bold colors and designs using oils, watercolors and acrylics. Her extensive travels through Europe as well as her stay in the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon influenced her painting. Her unique style is expressed through bold colors of realistic and imaginative creations.




December 2015

November 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Royal Cars Photography by David Lyons

Mr. Lyons has always been fascinated by the designs of classic cars. In this exhibit, he presents an artistic view of American and European cars of the early 20th Century. The lines and forms of chrome and sheet metal become an artistic, sometimes abstract vision through Mr. Lyons’ eye. A resident of Long Island, he is a Photo Editor of Newsday.




November 2015

October 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Robert Maggio

After retirement, Mr. Maggio returned to his first love, art. He attended classes at Pratt Institute as a young boy, but for 35 years his talent lay dormant. Most recently, he portrays life in Brooklyn and Manhattan around 1940 and 1950 including streets scenes and landscapes. His pen and ink drawings portray Native American men and women. Mr. Maggio is the recipient of many awards, including those from both the Brookhaven and the Brooklyn Arts and Humanities Councils.




October 2015

September 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Christopher

The multifaceted artist Christopher lives and works in Rocky Point. His love for animals is reflected in many forms in his paintings. He has donated some of his work to be auctioned for SAVES, an animal protection agency. Most recently, Christopher enjoys the freedom working in abstracts with brilliant colors. The exhibit includes paintings as well as prints of his work.




September 2015

August 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Suzanne Siegel

American folk art as well as paintings by Paul Gauguin are a major influence in Suzanne Siegel’s mixed media paintings. Her other subjects of interest are the vegetation of Key West and the landscapes of Long Island. After attending Pratt Institute, she became an art teacher at the Comsewogue School District. Ms. Siegel’s work has been exhibited at numerous local galleries, the Museum of Natural History and the Vanderbilt Museum.




August 2015

July 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Photography by Frank Margiotta
Welcome to my World

A native of Brooklyn and a graduate of the Art and Design High School of NYC, Mr. Margiotta concentrates on nature photography as well as lighthouses.




July 2015

May/June 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Portraits in Pastel by Terence McManus

Mr. McManus, a self taught artist, developed a passion for art at a young age. This exhibit concentrates on portraits of people and animals, in which he tried to capture the subtle differences and personalities of each individual. His favorite medium is pastel, which presents freshness and bright colors in the paintings.




May/June 2015

April 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Watercolors by Rick Mundy

Mr. Mundy is an accomplished artist in transparent watercolor, and specializes in realistic landscapes and seascapes. His works feature the beaches and lighthouses of Long Island, as well as coastal scenes and shipyards. An avid outdoorsman and NYS licensed guide, Mr. Mundy also paints the forests, rivers and lakes of the Adirondacks.




April 2015

February/March 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Nature Photography by Michael Heege

Believing that the essential aspect of nature photography is natural light, Mr. Heege has traveled extensively throughout the Northeast to photograph wildlife and landscapes, especially waterfalls, as well as his lifelong passion of bald eagles, moose and black bear in their natural habitats.




February/March 2015

January 2015 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Paul Padovano

Oil and watercolor paintings by artist Paul Padovano feature seascapes, landscapes and floral motifs in vibrant colors.




January 2015

December 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Mary O'Connor

Local artist, Mary O'Connor will present a collection of Long Island landscapes. She works mainly in pastels but oil and watercolor are part of her medium as well. Ms. O'Connor also designs jewelry and redesigns period pieces.



December 2014

November 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Fine Arts Photography by Mac Titmus

Mr. Titmus sees his work as fusion of camera, painting and computer art, using it like a paint brush to convey brilliant colors and complex composition. The images are his visions, yet viewers will bring their own experiences and interpretations to these extraordinary works.



November 2014

October 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Architectural Photography by Janet Glazer

Ms. Glazer, a well-known NYC photographer, grew up surrounded by high-rise buildings in the East Village of Manhattan. She looks for light, shadows, and calligraphic lines in her compositions, bringing out unusual visions of a building. Ms. Glazer's photography is mostly in black and white.



October 2014

September 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Nicholas Nappi - More Than Meets The Eye

Award winning artist Nicholas Nappi, will display some of his oil and watercolor paintings. Mr. Nappi has exhibited widely in the United States including the San Francisco and Mississippi Museum as well as the Brooklyn Museum Biennial International Watercolor Exhibit. He was awarded prizes by American Watercolor Society, Audubon Artists Society of Illustrators, and Chicago Film Festival.


September 2014

August 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Lighthouses: Facts and Photos by James W. Conklin

Mr. Conklin's award winning photographs have been shown widely in the NY Metropolitan area. This exhibit represents a variety of American Lighthouses photographed in different states and at different times of the year. Lighthouses are often referred to as the "Sentinels of the Sea," the "Keepers of the Candle," or the "Benevolent Beacons," for their stories and histories. Mr. Conklin's exhibit also continues in our glass case with model lighthouses and other artifacts of lighthouse life.


August 2014

July 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Wildlife Photography by Christopher Paparo - the "Fish Guy"

Mr. Paparo is a well-known wildlife photographer, writer, and lecturer. With great passion, he brings public awareness to the diverse wildlife that surrounds Long Island. This exhibit concentrates on the beauty of underwater wildlife captured while he was diving. Mr. Paparo has a degree in Marine Science and currently manages the Marine Science Center at SUNY Stony Brook. He is also a licensed falconer, and flies his female red-tailed hawk, "Emmy."


July 2014

June 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Richard Eisman

The subjects of Mr. Eisman's works are the landscapes of Italy, Switzerland and Long Island. Painting mostly in acrylics and watercolors, he captures the lighting and moods of each season, with particular concentration on the narrow streets along the Swiss/Italian border, the form and color of the mountain villages, and the views of Mt. Sinai Harbor.
The Friends of the Library invites everyone to a reception for the artist on Saturday, June 7, 2:30 - 4:00 PM.


June 2014

May 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Photography by Barbara Fontana Mindfulness Through a Camera Lens

A resident of Wading River for more than 30 years, Dr. Fontana is a practicing psychologist, a world traveler with a camera in hand and an avid kayaker in the waters around Long Island. Practicing mindfulness and yoga in her life, as well as having a curious mind, Dr. Fontana captures moments of stillness and beauty with her camera. This exhibit concentrates on images from Europe and the US.
The Friends of the Library will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 3, 2:30 – 4:00 PM.


May 2014

April 2014 ART EXHIBIT


Paintings by Eileen Dicks

Ms. Dicks has been interested in the creative arts all her life, arriving at painting via photography. Designing and creating gardens is another one of her passions. Using the white canvas as a challenge to give her the freedom to express her vision using color and style, she creates a different landscape each time.

In The Glass Case
Carvings by Kenneth Miller

Mr. Miller, a long time resident of Long Island, discovered his talent and love for carving after his retirement. He is a member of the Suffolk County Woodcarvers Guild. His particular interest is in carving "character" people, like the country doctor who was paid with a chicken, Santa Claus, or a baseball player.


April 2014

March 2014 ART EXHIBIT


"People, Places and Things"
Photography by Joan L. Wozniak

Joan Wozniak, a professional photographer, presents a collection of images taken on the East End of Long Island. The people, places and things she has captured tell stories, and hold memories and experiences, both real and imagined. Ms. Wozniak uses light and color as a vocabulary of emotion, giving mood and expression to a subject on which she focuses her camera.


March 2014

February 2014 ART EXHIBIT


"Making The Ordinary Extraordinary" by Andrea M. Gordon

Ms. Andrea M. Gordon, a licensed Massage Therapist, will display her photographic work. She transferred the sensitivity of her hands to her eyes, seeing the extraordinary and beauty in small and large objects. With a click of the camera, she captured and froze moments in time.


February 2014

January 2014 ART EXHIBIT

and In The Glass Case


Paintings by Joanne Johnson and Sculptures by Tim Johnson

Longtime Wading River residents Joanne and Tim Johnson are retired art educators whose works have been exhibited in various galleries and are also part of private collections. Ms. Johnson worked as an art teacher and as an artistic designer for an advertising agency. In this exhibit, Ms. Johnson will show works in pastel, charcoal, batik and watercolor.

While working on his Masters Degree in Fine Arts, Mr. Johnson assisted in creating a 40 foot squid sculpture attacking a sperm whale, which is now a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. His exhibit at the Library will include three-dimensional works in alabaster, limestone, wood and resin.


January 2014

December 2013 ART EXHIBIT

and In The Glass Case


Fiber Art and Photography by Barbara Wyckoff

Ms. Wyckoff, a well-known fiber artist, will display her latest works. In her fiber art, she creates a mixture of quilting and collages to assemble pieces that could represent pages of a journal. Also an avid traveler, she views the world of shadows, figures and contrast with the eye of an artist in her photography.


December 2013

November 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Landscapes and Portraits by Michael Parisi

Mr. Parisi, a graduate of "The Manhattan Institute of Art and Design," will display some of his landscapes depicting scenes of Long Island. A highly regarded portraitist, Mr. Parisi has painted many commissions in oil and pastel. His work has been displayed at the Mill Pond House in St. James and at The Carol Gallery in New York City, among many other venues.


In the Glass Case
Sculptures by Bill Pridham

Although Mr. Pridham spent most of his life designing and building Shaker Style furniture, his love and talent was always with sculptures. Now in his retirement, he has turned back to creating sculptures with enjoyment and enthusiasm. On display are heads of historical figures as well as interesting literary characters such as Captain Ahab.

November 2013

October 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Art Scherl

Life....Up Close
Several of Mr. Scherl's photographs have been published by local papers and journals. The New York Horse Rescue Journal used one of his pictures in a front page cover in 2003. Mr. Scherl's most recent interest is using close-up filters to portray the intricacies of nature under a microscope.

In the Glass Case
Handmade Necklaces by Arlene Heil and Monique Hudson

Ms. Heil, a well-known painter, designs pendants from digital images of her paintings. In co-operation, Ms. Hudson creates the necklaces and decoupages the digital images onto a ceramic surface.

October 2013

September 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Barbara A. Colpas

Ms. Colpas, a resident of Ridge, will display works in ink, oils, pastel and watercolor. Her subjects include landscapes, flowers, animals and some abstracts.
The Friends of the Library will sponsor a reception for the artist on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September 2013

August 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Bette Lederle

As a lifelong resident of Long Island's East End, Ms. Lederle grew up around local beaches, farms, and fields. Her paintings on display reflect her interest in, as well as her love for, the beauty of Long Island. She is also an accomplished tole painter, finishing furniture and household items with artistic designs.

In the Glass Case
Original Carvings by the Suffolk County Woodcarvers Guild

This display includes sculptures and relief carvings crafted from hardwood, finished naturally, stained or painted to complement the piece.

August 2013

July 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Marion C. Roddin

Ms. Roddin has been painting for 22 years in several medias. She found her passion, however, working with watercolor. Attracted to bright and bold colors, her paintings express a vivid and uplifting view of flowers, landscapes and water scenes.

In the Glass Case
Drawings by Joan Rogers

In these small exquisite drawings, Joan Rogers explores the beauty of vegetables. Fascinated by "lines" that surround us everywhere, Ms. Rogers, a well-know artist, explores the lines, shapes and colors of vegetables in these drawings. An added advantage of the subjects is that one can eat them at the next dinner!

July 2013

June 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by David Lyons

A local resident, Mr. Lyons works as a photo editor at Newsday. The images on display at the library are quiet moments he captured. Mostly, he selects scenes that represent Americana in various areas of the country. The Southwest, Upstate New York and Long Island are some of his favorite spots to find scenes of early America.

In the Glass Case
Drawings by Joan Rogers

In these small exquisite drawings, Joan Rogers explores the beauty of vegetables. Fascinated by "lines" that surround us everywhere, Ms. Rogers, a well-know artist, explores the lines, shapes and colors of vegetables in these drawings. An added advantage of the subjects is that one can eat them at the next dinner!

June 2013

May 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Diane Farley

Ms. Farley is a local artist whose paintings have been displayed at several galleries including the Phoenix Gallery in Bellport. She is a member of the South Shore Art Guild and the Brookhaven Art Guild. Her oil paintings relate to visions and memories in a person’s life. For instance, “Looking Back,” a large canvas, portrays a man looking back at himself at a younger age.

May 2013

April 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by R.E. Ondrovic

These unique images are in part based on paintings by famous artists. In one example Mr. Ondrovic tries to capture Main Street in Stockbridge, Mass. the way Norman Rockwell painted it years ago. Using digital photography and darkroom techniques he creates images with unusual combinations of colors and shapes as seen in his “Graffiti Train.”

April 2013

March 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by R.E. Ondrovic

"Two Pathways to Color" by Fran Roberts

This exhibit by contemporary artist Fran Roberts presents two ways in which he explores color and shape in abstract art. In addition to his large acrylic and mixed media paintings, he will display “monotypes,” his most recent work and interest. Fran Roberts interprets this traditional method with a fresh look based on his interest in contemporary abstraction and color.

March 2013

Feburary 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Images of Infamy by Steven Sandberg

As a Special Education teacher in New York City, Mr. Sandberg and his students witnessed the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Mr. Sandberg was so overwhelmed and shocked that he felt compelled to draw images of the catastrophe. The results are hundreds of drawings that incorporate the numbers 9 and 11, in the shapes of the buildings or in the forms of planes in many creative visions. This exhibit shows a selection of Mr. Sandberg's work. Most of the drawings were published in a book called Images of Infamy, which is in the NSPL book collection.

Feburary 2013

January 2013 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Ray Germann Architectural Visions of New York City

Since 1978, professional photographer Ray Germann has worked with various images of New York City capturing neighborhoods, bridges, buildings and life in the city. His subjects include Greenwich Village, Harlem and the ever-changing images of Mid-town Manhattan. Mr. Germann’s work is part of several museums’ collections, including The New York Historical Society, The New York Public Library and internationally, the Bibliotheque National de France. and in Germany.

Janurary 2013

December 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Christa Wennisch

A renowned local artist, Ms. Wennisch works in several mediums. Her pottery and paintings have won numerous prizes and she has designed stage settings for several local theaters. Although she paints in acrylic and oil, her passion is for watercolor, concentrating on flowers and landscapes. Her work has been displayed in local galleries and is part of private collections in this country and in Germany.

December 2012

November 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by JoAnne Dumas

Ms. Dumas, currently teaches fine art at Suffolk Community College, while pursuing her passion for digital photography. Recently, she has been working with formed surfaces of local waters and the environment in a new format. The exhibit concentrates on the natural beauty and tranquility of local landscapes.

November 2012

October 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Arlene Heil

Ms. Heil, a longtime resident of Shoreham, is concentrating on her passion of art after retiring as a registered nurse. A very diversified artist, she works with oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels using brilliant colors. Ms. Heil's paintings convey a sense of beauty in light and color with various subjects that include landscapes, portraits and floral designs. Her work was shown in the Christopher Art Gallery in Stony Brook and the Phoenix Gallery in Bellport, and is part of several private collections.

October 2012

September 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition Prints by Jerry McGrath

A resident of Wading River and a retired SWR teacher, Jerry McGrath is a long-time sport fisherman. He is also known as Captain Jerry, because he is a licensed USCG boat operator. Mr. McGrath’s deep connection to nature brought him to photography, which exploded with the arrival of digital cameras and computers. During his annual trips to Alaska, he not only caught fish but captured remarkable images of eagles, sea lions, otters and whales. This exhibit also includes sunsets from locations around the globe, various wildlife that inhabits Long Island and local scenes from the Wading River area. Mr. McGrath’s photos convey enjoyment of the peacefulness of a summer’s evening by the water.

September 2012

August 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Vito Incorvaia

Mr. Incorvaia, a graduate of Pratt Institute, worked for many years as a Creative Art Director for well-known Advertising Agencies in New York City. His work in the advertising world won him recognition and many prizes. During these professional years, he continued to study with eminent fine artists such as Clifford Jackson and Anthony Toney to convey his passion in paintings. The exhibit presents landscapes, flowers and portraits in brilliant colors.

August 2012

July 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Carmen J. Stasi

Mr. Stasi, a local artist, has observed and painted Long Island farmland for many years. This exhibit gives a picture of LI sunsets over land and sea in brilliant colors found only on Long Island. Some of the images are presented as abstracts. Mr. Stasi, a multi-talented artist, is also a sculptor and creates beauty from discarded materials or found objects, some of which are on display. July 2012

June 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition Prints by Rosamaria Eisler


With a degree in Chemistry Ms. Eisler worked for 22 years in the Pha rma ceut i c a l Industry although her passion always was with the arts. She returned to school and earned a degree in Art Studio and Art History & Criticism from SUNY at Stony Brook. Ms. Eisler portrays imaginary places that relate to the transient and constant changes in life. With her imagination she tries to find a peaceful and mysterious atmosphere. Her work has been displayed widely including at the Smithtown Arts Council, Adelphi University, Stony Brook University and the East End Arts Council. The Friends of the Library invite everyone to meet Rosamaria Eisler on Saturday, June 2 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. June 2012

May 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Sea and Landscapes 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." May 2012

April 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Watercolors by Matthew Holmes


Mr. Holmes retired to LI after living in California for over 20 years. Interested in art all his life, he devoted more time to his passion after age 60 when he turned to watercolors. Mr. Holmes considers Edgar Whitney his inspiration. “I feel the spontaneity and immediacy gives watercolor its great appeal. One cannot but be moved by its brilliant transparency.” Matt Holmes continues to paint, exhibit and teach. His works are in private collections coast to coast.
April 2012

March 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Media Collages by Gretchen Segal Kommer


The images presented by Ms. Segal Kommer have been collected over many years from advertisements, magazines, books and catalogs. Arranging them in themes as well as subjects her compositions present a view into the culture and interests of society. Ms. Segal Kommer has a degree in Art Education.
March 2012

February 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Historical Photographs by Hal B. Fullerton Presented by Neil Scholl


These images of Long Island in the late nineteenth century were taken by Hal B. Fullerton to promote the Long Island Railroad and tourism. It opened the Island as a backyard and breadbasket to New York City from Rockaway to Montauk. In 1949, the glass plate negatives were discovered under the porch of a house in East Setauket and saved right before they were about to be destroyed. Neil Scholl, a documentary photographer, volunteered to convert these 2500 images into a digital file.
February 2012

January 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings and Collages by Arnie Hansen


Vibrant, intriguing and colorful images are on display thismonth with Arnie Hansen's works. Thought provoking, theyobserve today’s society with an artistic eye - sometimes with asmile, and sometimes with a critical eye - but always renderedas striking, colorful and professional creations. A long timeresident of Long Island, he is semi-retiredbut still working as an Advertising andMarketing Consultant for several firms.Mr. Hansen now finds more time to pursuehis artistic visions, which also includewriting and designing.
January 2012

December 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Visions in Oil by Ralph T. Iervolino


The paintings in this exhibit were inspired by the brilliant colors of light often seen in the Long Island sky. Mr. Iervolino, a retired Director of Social Work in New York City, has been a long time summer resident of Rocky Point. Although painting and drawing were always part of his life, he is now able to pursue his passion by studying at the Art Students League. His work is part of several private collections and has been exhibited in Manhattan and on Long Island. December 2011

November 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Howard Stevens
Mr. Stevens presents a unique and artistic view of Morocco and Egypt in this exhibit. As a world traveler and photographer, he has been dazzled by the vibrant colors and images of North Africa. In the pictures on display, Mr. Stevens distilled the essence of the people dressed in local garb, artifacts of the region as well as the beauty of each location he visited. There will be a reception on Sunday, November 13, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM sponsored by Friends of the Library. More travel photos will be displayed at that time. November 2011

October 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Debra Giordano
Debra Giordano’s paintings in this exhibit are large canvas paintings in acrylics and oil. An artist for most of her life, Ms. Giordano also worked in other mediums but prefers her most recent style that reflect her emotional involvement with the subject, often giving it a dreamlike quality of surrealism. Her work has been shown in various local galleries including in the Phoenix Gallery in Bellport. October 2011

September 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Mark Parsons
Mr. Parsons’ interest in photography started in 1970 with conventional photography. Over the past 10 years, he switched more and more to digital photography, exploring its various possibilities. In this exhibit, he concentrates on local scenes that include New York City and Long Island as well as abstracts. Mr. Parsons is a long time resident of this area and works at Brookhaven National Laboratory. September 2011

August 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Watercolors by Marilyn Gartelman
A native of Long Island’s North Fork, Ms. Gartelman has been attracted by the light and the brilliance of its colors, particularly of summer flowers. Although she has worked with oils, she is drawn to the freshness of watercolor to bring her paintings to life. Ms. Gartelman, an awardwinning artist, currently lives in Manorville and spends her winters in Florida. August 2011

July 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Esther Marie Chagaris
The exhibit this month by award winning artist Esther Marie Chagaris, concentrates on her abstract paintings. Ms. Chagaris’ other works include sculptures as well as landscape drawings. Her work has been shown widely in the Metropolitan area, including at the Walt Whitman Museum, Gallery North, and Logan Gallery in Chautauqua, NY. In her work, Ms. Chagaris tries to capture the fluidity of movement and shapes accentuated by color. A long time resident of Long Island, she maintains an artist’s studio in Commack. July 2011

June 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Sound Ave, Long Island: Paintings by Liz Crisci
Most of the works in this exhibit were inspired by the images on Sound Ave, LI. Ms. Crisci is a native of Long Island where light and seasonal changes in nature influence her art work. Similar to Monet, she revisits the same sites to paint a vision with different light and colors of the season. Her work has been shown locally at Martha Clara Vineyard, Gallery 4222 in Port Jefferson, and at the Walt Whitman Museum. Currently Liz Crisci lives in Rocky Point where she also maintains her studio. June 2011

May 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Rasa Valiene
Ms. Valiene was born in Lithuania, and graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Kaunas, Lithuania, where she worked as a designer, art teacher and painter. Her work has been shown in Riga, St. Petersburg, Vilnius and elsewhere. In the ten years that Ms. Valiene has lived and worked in the United States, her paintings have been widely exhibited and won several prizes in juried shows on Long Island. This exhibit concentrates on her latest work, photos taken on LI beaches. She captures the natural forms of sand left by wind and waves, as it creates profound and beautiful images. Ms. Valiene printed these images on large canvasses, presenting the viewer with a work of art that portrays the peaceful beauty of nature. As a concerned environmentalist Rasa Valiene emphasizes in her most recent photos the beauty and vulnerability of nature.

May 2011


April 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Kristin Costa
A theatrical designer by profession Ms. Costa has been working for the past 20 years in the entertainment industry. She created designs for television, film industry as well as concerts and live events. Trained as a painter, she started to experiment with shutter speed, which brought her to the abstract photos exhibited in this show, where light and darkness take on the form of a painting. April 2011

March 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Eileen Ruggiero Weilbacher - “Visions of Earth and Beyond”
A resident of Rocky Point, Ms. Weilbacher is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. She works with oil, acrylics and watercolors, and her paintings reflect movements in brilliant colors, bold strokes and imagination. She maintains a studio in Rocky Point where she also works as a Holistic Health Counselor. March 2011

February 2011 ART EXHIBIT

"Royal to Rusty" Photography by Ray Germann and Janet Glazer
In her work, Janet Glazer, artist and professional photographer, searches for movement, strong composition and calligraphy lines. She worked for many years supervising food photography. Her work has been widely shown in New York City galleries as well as colleges - many as one woman shows - including at the New Century Art Gallery. Ms. Glazer also won the St. Gaudins Medal for her drawing. Ray Germann, a professional photographer, brings to life the rusty discarded automobile that is left in the landscape to rust. His work over thirty-five years documents the changes in landscapes and city surroundings, like the once royal vehicle that is now covered with rust and overgrown by vegetation. Mr. Germann’s work is part of several museums’ collections, including The Museum of the City of New York, The New York City Public Library and the Bibliotheque Nationale of France. The photographs in this exhibition represent a tribute to the craft of a bygone age. February 2011

January 2011 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Joe Miller
Mr. Miller, a retired graphic designer, is a long time resident of Rocky Point. After graduating from Pratt Institute he spent most of his professional life as an art director and graphic designer for Doubleday and Publishers Clearing House. In his retirement Mr. Miller concentrates on painting, mostly in oil and acrylic using a variety of subjects, like portraits, landscapes or street scenes. January 2010

December 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Carol J. Miller
A fine arts photographer, Ms. Miller works with digital photography to enhance her work into new abstract visions of vibrant colors and movement. A resident of Rocky Point, Ms. Miller is mostly selftaught. Although she always was drawn to photography she was able to pursue her passion with more energy after retirement. Her work was shown in several group exhibits on Long Island including the East End Arts Council, the Brookhaven Arts & Humanities Council where she won 2nd Place in Digital & Mixed Photography in 2008 and the Phoenix Gallery in Bellport. December 2010

November 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Richard Wozniak
November 1 to 30
A resident of Shoreham, Mr. Wozniak is a professional photographer who feels that his work is his passion. In his personal photography, he tries to find spontaneous images to convey an artistic mood, while in his commercial photography he creates images with composition, lights and backgrounds. This exhibit exposes the viewer to a fresh look at ordinary objects. November 2010

October 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Robert Bedrossian
October 1 to 31
This exhibit concentrates on Mr. Bedrossian’s Halloween photos and some examples of the colorful images captured while traveling in Mexico. Mr. Bedrossian, a long time resident of Sound Beach, has been called by some a “street photographer.” A frequent visitor to Manhattan, he captures the eclectic costumes and dances that are part of the Halloween celebrations in the city. An avid world traveler, the second part of this exhibit shows markets and street life in a small city in Mexico where Mr. Bedrossian’s images focus on vibrant colors of fruit and vegetable stands and interesting people in the streets October 2010

September 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Watercolors by Betty Waisanen
September 1 to 30
In her work, Ms.Waisanen reflects the changes of seasonal colors on Long Island in her landscapes and seascapes. With a degree in Fine Arts from Middlebury College she later worked for 30 years as an Early Childhood Professional. She returned to art after retirement and studied with several known artists. Still many of her inspirations come from young children with their experimentation and free expressions in art. Ms. Waisanen is a member of the Night Heron Artists, based in Port Jefferson. September 2010

August 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Richard Webber
August 1 to 31
Mr. Webber, an artist for over 40 years and the recipient of numerous awards, will show a wide variety of his work, many not seen for over 20 years. Mr. Webber is a long time resident of Long Island and an avid fisherman for many years. Some of his paintings reflect an abstract vision of water, color and imagination. "I want to leave more than colorful paint in my pictures" explains Mr. Webber. August 2010

July 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Liz Kelly
July 1 to 31
Award winning artist Liz Kelly moved from upstate New York to Suffolk County two years ago. Her landscapes reflect the countryside of both places. Ms. Kelly feels particularly inspired by the light and colors that create the drama of nature, which she tries to capture in her paintings. She is a member of the East End Arts Council where she has won numerous awards. July 2010

June 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Kathleen McArdle
June 1 to 30
Award winning artist Kathleen McArdle will display her work during this month. Ms. McArdle has exhibited extensively in invitational and juried shows on Long Island, including at the East End Arts Council, where she won the “Best in Show” award. She won First Place in Watercolor from Patchogue Garden Club and a Silver Medallion at the East Islip Arts Council. She has degrees in Fine Arts from Queens College, and San Francisco State University. Ms. McArdle is an elected member of the National Association of Women Artists and the National League of American Pen Women. She finds her inspiration from every aspect of life on Long Island - the light, the seascapes, the land and the abundance of color. June 2010

May 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Annette Napolitano
May 1 to 31
Ms. Napolitano, a long time resident of Rocky Point, concentrates on local landscapes and colorful portraits for this exhibit. With her paintings she tries to capture significant images or moments in time. After studying sketching and watercolors, she currently takes private lessons to complement her oil paintings.

May 2010


April 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Gyotaku - The Japanese Art of Fish Printing by Jack Schwartz
April 1 to 30
Mr. Schwartz, a retired principal of SWR School District, will display his traditional work of fish prints this month. ?yotako?means fish impressions and was used for years by Japanese fisherman to record their catch. Using the actual fish, the artist applies paint to the surface of the fish and then covers it with fabric or Japanese paper. By carefully pressing his catch, it produces a striking and sensitive representation of the form. Using this method of printing, no two Gyotaku paintings are the same; they become a dramatic, artistic and historic documentation of the fish. Mr. Schwartz has perfected this art and exhibited his colorful prints in many galleries and art shows in the Metropolitan area.

April 2010


March 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by Linda Puls
March 1 to 31
A long time resident of Long Island and an avid sailor, Ms. Puls concentrates on landscapes and seascapes of this area. She studied Fine Arts at Stony Brook and CW Post. Her work has been exhibited widely and and won several awards in local juried shows. Currently she maintains a studio in her home in Shoreham.

March 2010


February 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Paintings by David Cappella
February 1 to 28
This talented young artist is a native Long Islander and currently attends FIT in New York City. His work has been highly acclaimed and exhibited in New York City and Long Island where he has received numerous awards.
Among his awards are: First Place of Art League of Longs Island, Award of Excellence for Drawing in Dix Hills, Southampton Artist Association Best Mixed Media Award. As a member of FIT’s Urban Studio Club, his most recent work will be displayed in a competition in New York City and Long Island City.

February2010


January 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Watercolor and Sumi-E by Joann Data Eisner
January 7 to 30
"A Bit of the East" is the title of this exhibit of Asian Brush Paintings on rice paper. Joann Data Eisner is a resident of Wading River and has studied the art of oriental painting for many years with masters like Ning Yeh and Yukio Tashiro. Her work has been shown in many juried shows and won several awards. Some of her paintings are in private collections or have been sold at benefit auctions, including for the 9/11 Benefit at the East End Arts Council.

January2010


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.

December2009


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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November 2009 ART EXHIBIT

"Color in Action:" Paintings by Wading River Artist Fran Roberts


Contemporary artist Mr. Roberts, inspired by water, wind and the ever changing weather, captures the richness and essence of abstract painting with brilliant colors, shapes and lines. His paintings ignite the imagination of viewers in many different ways. An Honorary Trustee of the Heckscher Museum of Art, member of the East End Arts Council, the Art League of LI and the Marblehead Arts Association in Massachusetts, Mr. Roberts work has been displayed widely.

November2009


October 2009 ART EXHIBIT

Reflections of New York City: Photography by Monica Agosta


Award winning photographer Monica Agosta will display her artistic views of New York City buildings, seen under many different lights and reflections. A resident of Long Island and a free-lance photographer, Ms. Agosta worked in Manhattan with the Associate Press. In 1998 she interned with WABC TV. Among her numerous awards was an award for her "Badlands" mages. In 2007 she also received 1st Place in Landscape and 3rd Place in Water categories from Lifetouch National School Studios Contest.

October2009


September 2009 ART EXHIBIT

A Photographer's View:
Photography by Steve Berger


Well-known photographer Steve Berger will display landscapes of Long Island's North Fork as well as photos of people, animals and abstracts. Mr. Berger has been a passionate photographer since his childhood in Atlantic City. During his professional years as president of a large communications company, he continued his interest in photography, shooting mainly in black and white. He has won numerous awards for his work and was featured on Cablevision as a North Fork artist. For several years now Mr. Berger volunteers to teach some high school seniors the art of photography, including composition of a picture, developing and printing.

September2009


August 2009 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Photography by Peter Blasl


Peter Blasl has been an award-winning photographer, working since 2005 for the North Shore Sun. His pictures of nature have been admired by local residents for years. Newsday, Suffolk Times and the News Review have also published Mr. Blasl's photographs. A lifelong resident of the East End, Mr. Blasl concentrates on scenic landscapes of Long Island as well as native animals and flowers. He has won numerous awards, including the NYPA Better Newspaper Contest Award for spot news photo, sports action, feature and art photos.

August2009

July 2009 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Photography by Howard L. Stevens


Mr. Stevens, a professor for Radio, Television and Film Program, retired from Suffolk Community College in 2001. He now travels near and far trying to capture images with a special eye for composition and color. Not locked into any theme or form, his photographs bring new visions of ordinary subjects to the viewer. Mr. Stevens' work has been exhibited widely on Long Island. He lives in Rocky Point and is co-president of the Paumanok Camera Club.

July2009


June 2009 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition:

Artistic Quilts by Fiber Artist Barbara Wyckoff

This exhibit is the result of a visit to Tokyo, Japan where Ms. Wyckoff studied the art and techniques of modern quilting and dying with the Living Treasures of Japan. Her fascination with antique Kimono fabrics goes way back and brought her to exploring new dimensions in form and color of the quilt. She incorporates her love for the fantasy fish and butterflies as well as imaginary abstract shapes.

June2009


Paintings by Nancy L. Cintrone

Ms. Cintrone came to this country from El Salvador many years ago. As a student in El Salvador she was very interested in the arts, particularly in drawing and painting. Later in New York she worked as an accountant for New York State and in the private sector to make a living. After retirement she went back to her first love - the arts, exploring watercolors and oils. The exhibition concentrates on portraits and still lifes. Ms. Cintrone has exhibited her work at The East End Arts Council, South Bay Art Association, the Consulate of El Salvador and the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery among others.

May2009

Paintings by Louis F. DeCaro


A long time resident of Wading River, Mr. DeCaro taught English for 30 years at William Floyd High School. The sudden diagnosis of Parkinson's disease forced him to retire early. Facing this challenge, he devoted himself to painting. He was always interested in the arts but never found the time while teaching. With enthusiasm and passion he paints landscapes, flowers and scenes from his travels abroad. He now teaches other people suffering from Parkinson's and other illnesses to paint and enjoys the interaction as well as seeing his students' progress and accomplishments.

April2009


Digital Photography by Jennifer
Van Name Trettner


The digital images on display were taken mostly on Long Island and in the mountains of Vermont. Ms. Van Name Trettner teaches AP Studio Art and Advanced Advertising at Ward Melville High School and serves as the chairperson for Secondary Art and Technology in the Three Village Central School District. While focusing on light and color in her photography she tries to capture the solitude and peacefulness in nature.

March 2009


Fine Art Infra-Red Photography by Pat Patterson Hauck


Ms. Patterson Hauck, a resident of Wading River, will display her dramatic infra- red photography this month. As a graphic designer and fine arts photographer she has been drawn to the surreal world of infra-red. It brings out glowing effervescent skin tones as well as a special, peaceful spectrum to her work. Her prints won awards from the Huntington and East End Art Councils and most recently she was selected to participate in the New York Foundation of the Arts MARK09.

February 2009


Paintings by Night Heron Artists

A Group Exhibition

This active group of thirty artists was founded by artist and teacher Adelaide Silkworth, who was Director of the Office of the Aging in Suffolk County for many years. The group is currently based in Port Jefferson Village Center and exhibits all over Long Island. The exhibit includes watercolors of florals, landscapes and seascapes. Many of the paintings have won prizes in juried shows.

January2009


Watercolors by Christa Wennisch


Ms. Wennisch concentrates on landscapes and florals for this exhibit. She finds working with watercolors particularly satisfying and challenging. Her work has been displayed widely on Long Island at galleries in Bellport, Northport, Southampton and with the North Shore Art Guild and the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council at Bald Hill, where she won several prizes. Christa Wennisch is also know as a stage set designer and potter.

December 2008


Photography by Brian R. Lee

The Frantic Quiet of New York City

A native New Yorker, Brian Lee studied Architecture and Photography. The images in this exhibit concentrate on panoramic views of scenes in Manhattan. Mr. Lee's photography encompasses nature vistas, and cityscapes. Most recently he began to explore panoramic pictures and HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging). This form of expression arose out of his desire to record images that closely resemble the viewable and tonal rage of the human eye. Currently Mr. Lee is a resident of Center Moriches. His work has been exhibited locally at the Jefferson's Ferry Community Center, in Port Jefferson, the Brookhaven Arts Council and in several libraries in Suffolk County.

November 2008


Photography by JoAnn Dumas


Ms. Dumas, a resident of Wading River, retired as an art teacher from the SWR School District after working there for many years. She has been involved with the visual arts all her life. With the advent of computers, photography entered a new dimension which she used, successfully creating artistic images. The exhibit at the library concentrates on the natural beauty and tranquility of local landscapes.

October 2008


Paintings by Elizabeth Crisci


A native of Long Island, Ms. Crisci is influenced by the colors and light of Long Island as well as the landscapes. She tries to capture a moment in time, often reflecting a feeling of isolation or hope in the composition of her painting. A graduate of Stony Brook University and Alfred University, Ms. Crisci has shown her work at Gallery 4222 in Port Jefferson and The Walt Whitman Museum.

September 2008


Paintings by Bruce Testa


Mr. Testa, artist and teacher, is the winner of numerous awards, a member of the Art Student League of NY and the Salmagundi Club in NYC. This exhibit presents some of Mr. Testa's award winning oil paintings, depicting local and Italian landscapes with compositions and colors of the old masters. Mr. Testa is also affiliated with the Universities of Florence and Venice where he visits on a regular basis with his students.

August 2008


Paintings by John V. Conti

Mr. Conti is a retired Rehabilitation Commissioner for the US Department of Education and currently a resident of Leisure Glen. Art was always part of his life in various forms. His writings have been published in several journals. Photography and sketching as well as painting filled his free time. In his retirement, Mr. Conti concentrated on painting, including pastels, oils, acrylics and mixed media. His subjects go from still lifes to rural and urban landscapes to intricate geometric designs and portraits. In his works Mr. Conti often tries to involve the viewer in the meaning behind the depicted scene.

July 2008


Photography by Sam Gerber

Award winning photographer, Sam Gerber worked for many years as a land surveyor in Maine. His photographs reflect his longtime love for nature in any form. The exhibit includes landscapes through the different seasons of the year as well as plant close-ups. Currently Mr. Gerber lives in Rocky Point. His work has been exhibited in various places on Long Island.

June 2008


Paintings and Drawings by Laura Giugni-McGuire

Born in Venezuela and having lived in Europe and India Ms. Giugni-McGuire brings a unique blend of multicultural perspective to her work. She has a Masters degree in Clinical Art Psychotherapy and works at the Eastern LI Hospital in Greenport using art as a creative healing element. The work on display celebrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit and shows landscapes of Europe and India.

May 2008


Joan R. Rogers

The art work of Joan R. Rogers will be on display in the library until April 28. Joan Rogers, a long time East End resident, is a print maker and collagist. On display will be her silk screen landscapes as well as her cut and folded collaged paper quilts. Ms. Rogers is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her prints and her collages emphasize the divisions of space, in addition color and designs are of primary importance. Her work has been exhibited throughout Long Island, as well as New York City and Canada. Ms. Rogers' work is in the collection of numerous corporations, such as IBM and Societe Generale as well as in many private collections.

April 2008


Paintings by DONNA

Canvases of abstract and surreal paintings will be on display during March. Donna, a well-known painter on Long Island tries to convey a different reality. Using brilliant colors and perspective that is a little askew her works draw the viewer into a different world. Seemingly organic landscapes keep the attention by reflecting an almost dream-like, unusual composition. Donna credits some of the greatest painters with influencing her style, like Dali, Pollock and the French impressionists. Her work has been displayed widely on Long Island and in New York City.

March 2008


WORKS BY CHRISTOPHER

The multifaceted artist Christopher lives and works in Rocky Point. A painter, writer and composer Christopher spent many years as an interior designer and display director in New York City and Long Island. Currently he is writing and illustrating a book, soon to be published, about two kittens entitled "The Wonderful Adventures of Dolly and Tom." The exhibition includes paintings, prints and photography as well as pages of his most recent book. Christopher's work is in private collections and has been displayed widely. An avid animal lover, he donated some of his paintings for the auctions to SAVES.

February 2008


Photography by Jeannie S. Schantz

A native of Shoreham, Ms. Schantz currently works as a freelance art photographer. Her subjects are often eccentric as well as classic, working in black and white and color. This is Ms. Schantz first solo show on Long Island. She concentrates on Long Island landscapes and artistic compositions.

January 2008


Photography by John Garcia

Mr. Garcia is retired from working a lifetime in the photo industry. An avid traveler, he now concentrates on creating visions that capture the essence of a place or a fleeting moment in time. In the current exhibit at the library Mr. Garcia will present still lifes as well as landscapes. Active in many photographic associations on Long Island, Mr. Garcia's work has been displayed widely.

December2007


Harvey Hellering: Fine Art Photographer

Mr. Hellering's photographs have been widely exhibited over the last twenty years. In his photographs he tries to capture mood and moments of exciting scenes, sometimes portraying only fragments of a location. As a long time world- wide traveler his subjects include images from Europe, Mexico, Cuba and the Middle East, as well as Long Island. The current exhibit concentrates on photographs from Alsace Lorraine, France, Egypt, the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and East Coast locations. Mr. Hellering is a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in NYC, the East End Photographers Group, and recently served as President of the East End Arts Council.

November2007


Watercolors by Peter Hahn

The exhibition concentrates on landscapes, with many well-known Long Island scenes. Mr. Hahn is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited widely throughout the area. He is attracted to architectural motifs and landscapes, where the interaction of light and nature can lead to abstract compositions.

October2007


Jacques Antoine Dorcely and Francois-Ricles Gracia

The work of two Haitian artists will be on display this month. Some of the paintings deal with life, history and customs on the Island of Haiti. In vivid colors they represent the joy, dignity and the hard work of the people on the Island. Dr. Gracia's painting of Toussaint L'Ouverture complements Mr. Dorcely's recently published book, The TamTam Is Still Inspiring, Toussaint L'Ouverture: A Missing Hero from American History, which is the story of L'Ouverture's involvement with the Louisiana purchase. Both artists currently live on Long Island, Mr. Dorcely, a resident of Wading River, is a writer, artist and school psychologist. Dr. Gracia is a practicing physician and artist whose paintings have been displayed in many national and international galleries.

September2007


AUGUST 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Group Show by Members of the Leisure Glen Art Appreciation Group

These amateur artists meet regularly to enjoy working together and discussing techniques of painting or works of old masters as well as modern present day artists. On display are works in oil, watercolor and acrylic. They represent a variety of views and interpretation.

August2007


JULY 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Portraits and Paintings by Ann Nystrom Cottone

Ms. Nystrom Cottone studied fine art and graphic art. Her portraits are mostly in pencil and charcoal and graphite. According to Ms. Nystrom Cottone, she is able to capture the subtle shades of emotions and feelings reflected in one's face best by contrasting black, white and gray. Her paintings are done in various mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolor. The exhibit concentrates on some landscapes as well as portraits and sketches.

July2007


JUNE 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Paintings by Rasa Valiene

Lithuanian born artist Rasa Valiene started painting as a young child, using walls, streets and every possible surface as canvas for her expressions. She finished her formal education at the Art College in Kaunas, Lithuania. Living in the United States for 6 years, she exhibited her work in Queens, Hoboken and Bellport. Her work was also shown in Europe at galleries in St. Petersburg, Vilnius and Yalta. Her images appear almost psychedelic, representing movement, music and thoughts, according to Ms. Valiene. The Lithuanian art critic, Algis Uzdaviny, describes her works as a "kaleidoscope of dynamic energies... she steps over the barrier of rationality and gives herself to the flight of imagination".

June 2007


May 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Group Show by Brookhaven Community Center Artists

Bruce Testa artist and teacher, winner of numerous awards, a member of the Art Students League of NY and a member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC presents his own work as well as that of his students. The exhibition includes watercolor, acrylic, oil paintings, etchings and drawings by the students, mostly local residents. Mr. Testa is also affiliated with a cultural exchange program with the Universities of Florence and Venice where he regularly takes his students.

May 2007


April 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Photographs of the Long Island's North Fork by Steve Berger

Well-known, award-winning photographer Steve Berger currently concentrates on documenting Long Island's North Fork. In the past he recorded historical buildings in Riverhead in cooperation with the Riverhead Landmark Committee that were on display at the Suffolk County Historical Society. A resident of Jamesport, Mr. Berger recently finished documenting local houses for the planned South Jamesport Historic District. He maintains a studio/darkroom in Jamesport developing his primarily black and white pictures from negative to prints mounted, matted and framed.

In the Glass Case: Artifacts and Jewelry from Tibet

Anindita Ghosh, world traveler, writer and teacher displays artifacts she collected on her trips to Tibet as well as jewelry she designed and created from materials she brought back from there. Some of her creations are traditional pieces and others are her own vision. Ms. Ghosh travels alone to the far corners of the world, from Mongolia to Morocco, from Tanzania to Tibet. Don't miss her presentation Friday, April 27 at 7 PM.

April 2007


March 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Photography by Bob Strovink

"Eyescape III" is the title of Mr. Strovink's exhibit at the library. In the photographs on display Mr. Strovink tries to capture the landscapes, history and cultural life of Portugal. A member of the East End Arts Council, his work has been published in different countries, various international magazines and is held in private collections.

March 2007


February 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Paintings by Natalya Cherepanova

Born in Estonia, Ms. Cherepanova had formal training in architecture. Her interest in art goes back to her childhood where she developed a love for drawing and painting. Before immigrating to the United States, Ms. Cherepanova lived and worked in Kazakhstan. She currently resides in Rocky Point.

February2007


JANUARY 2007 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Paintings by Jo Ann Case-Nichols

The exhibition this month has a distinctly Long Island North Shore flavor. Ms Case-Nichols is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Setauket. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she majored in art and architecture. The display in the library includes well-known scenes and historical homes of the Three Village area. Ms. Case-Nichols' work has appeared in several local publications and was shown at The Bellport Lane Gallery, Gallery North and the Port Jefferson Art Council among others.

January 2007


DECEMBER 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: 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 and scenes of nature. 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 also was 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.

December 2006


NOVEMBER 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Sculptures and Mosaics by Howard Levine

Howard Levine has been creating innovative art in his Long Island studio for decades. His body of work has culminated with his current focus on sculpture and mosaics. Mr. Levine started painting in the 1960's in a studio-loft in NYC and taught art in Westhampton Beach for many years. He lives and works on the North Shore of Long Island where he maintains a studio and created his own sculpture garden, that can be visited by appointment. "Creating is the only meaningful thing", according to Howard Levine. His many old and new creations will be on display in the library during November.

November 2006


OCTOBER 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Photography by Charles Kohn

Photography is the great love of Charles Kohn, a graduate of Pratt Institute. Mr. Kohn has worked in many fields of the art world: as a designer of high fidelity equipment and test equipment for Redstone Arsenal Missile as well as designing Logos and commercial products for many years. Locally Mr. Kohn is known as the founder and owner of "Designs in Silver" in Port Jefferson where he worked as a gold and silver smith for 23 years. After retiring, Mr. Kohn found his first love again - photography. He now spends his time between Roquebrune in France and Long Island, photographing people, landscapes and villages.

October 2006

SEPTEMBER 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Quilts by Barbara Wyckoff

Barbara Wyckoff's creative work will be on display during the month of September. Intrigued by the original American quilts, she started to experiment on her own. Leaving the traditional quilting of geometric forms, she designed her artistic works with antique Japanese kimono material incorporating forms of butterflies, fishes and dragonflies, metal threads and silk. This work is unique and one of a kind. Included in the show are large geometric quilts as well as some of her more delicate works that are reminiscent of Japanese silk art.

September 2006

AUGUST 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Works by Damon Tommolino

Damon Tommolino, a Long Island based artist and art teacher, has shown his work widely in the Metropolitan area. The figurative paintings represent in part a picture of the influence of society on its people. Tommolino strives to create an ambiguity in his work that invites the viewers to ask questions. Damon Tommolino is a co-founder of the "Chimera Group" of artists that recently had a show in Huntington in the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Damon Tommolino's style and use of color is strongly influenced by early German Expressionism and more contemporary cartooning movements. He is represented by the Agora Gallery SOHO and Gallery 4222 in Port Jefferson.

August 2006


JULY 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition Works by D F Isaacs

Darryl Isaacs, a prolific artist in many mediums will display some of his work this month. Abstract paintings, photorealism, ceramics, bronze castings, sculpture and glass are some of the mediums he explores, always "pushing the limits of a material and the imagination." He is considered an innovator of expression in his art form. Darryl grew up in Shoreham and graduated from SWR High School. Always torn between science and art, he explores the connection between the two.

July 2006


JUNE 2006 ART EXHIBIT

A Two Man Show: Jim Wieland and Richard Tannenbaum

Jim Wieland presents his paintings, a variety of styles and forms in vivid colors.. Mr. Wieland is retired and currently lives in Leisure Glen. He started working as an artist late in life and enjoys painting from real life, landscapes, and still lifes. Richard Tannenbaum, a retired engineer, works with pen and ink. He will show his abstract drawings, a unique form of work that he finds particularly fascinating. Mr. Tannenbaum is also a resident of Leisure Glen.

June 2006


MAY 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: One Woman's Fascination with the Sahara: A Photographic Exploration of the African Desert by Eva Maria Langensteiner

Ms. Langensteiner lives in Germany and has traveled for many years to the Sahara in her own Land Rover. She finds this seemingly empty landscape of the desert has a particular calming effect on humans in contrast to the busy, stressful world around us. Her pictures include beautiful sand dunes, oases with luscious green, as well as people who live the harsh life of nomad tribes. Ms. Langesteiner's regular trips include supporting a school of the Tuareg people whose lives have changed very much over the last years.

May 2006


APRIL 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: "Half a Century of Photographs" by Marge and Tom Lindtvit

This exhibition represent a collection of pictures taken over the past 50 years by two photographers, Tom and Marge Lindtvit, long time residents of Rocky Point. On view are early black and white prints from film as well as digitally produced pictures. The camera equipment used over 50 years included twin lens reflex, single lens reflex 35mm and 4x5 view cameras. Depicted are large nature photographs, including close- ups of wild birds, a 1955 picture of the Eifel tower in Paris. Vistas and landscapes from the many international trips Marge and Tom Lindtvit undertook including the Canadian Rockies, Europe and South America.

April 2006


March 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition: Paintings by Chris Murphy

Mr. Murphy, well known artist, musician and poet, will display his work this month. The exhibit concentrates on abstract paintings on paper as well as canvas. Having grown up in India, his work reflects the rich colors, textures and culture of that country. Mr. Murphy works in multiple techniques and multiple media, often exploring ideas in series of paintings to clarify ideas, form and color. His incorporation of positive and negative space within the paintings brings a different dimension to his work. Mr. Murphy's work has been displayed widely in the Metropolitan area and is part of several private and public collections.

March 2006


February 2006 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Bill Curry

The pictures displayed this month are "photo realistic paintings." Mr. Curry developed a creative way to enhance his photos by combining traditional photography printed on canvas with acrylic or oil paint. Sometimes he enhances his work with lacquer, chalk or pencil. He is the recipient of numerous photographic awards including ones from the Professional Photographers of America, the New York State Professional Photographers as well as local organizations. Mr. Curry is the owner of William James Photography in Mt. Sinai and worked as a professional photographer for over 25 years.

February 2006


Paintings by Barbara Spofford - A Retrospective

Barbara Spofford was born in Malden, Massachusetts and spent most of her life in New England. Her paintings reflect her love of Maine in beautiful landscapes at different times of the year. During WW II she worked for Martin Marietta Aircraft as a draftsperson and designer of seaplanes and bombers. Later she worked for Grumman designing part of the navigational system that was used in the Apollo spacecraft. Ms. Spofford also worked as a sculptor, creating miniature historic buildings of Salem, Mass. The current exhibit displays some of Ms. Spofford's Illustrations for a book on "The Arabian Night." The exhibit is on loan to the library by Wading River resident, Tenney Spofford.

January 2006


Photography by Pedro Sousa

Cityscapes, landscapes, and portraits represent some of Pedro Sousa's exciting work. Mr. Sousa, a graduate of Stony Brook University Fine Arts Department, is the founder of Gallery 4222, a co-op art gallery in Port Jefferson. The gallery is run by artists for artists and encompasses visual and literary art as well as musical and performance art. Mr. Sousa is the recipient of the 2004 Press Club of Long Island award for Best Magazine Photography in photojournalism.

December 2005


Paintings by Linda O'Connor

Linda O'Connor developed an interest in painting in college. Since then her appreciation for art and the amount of freedom and creativity it allows her has steadily increased. Ms. O'Connor works for the most part in watercolor, but also dabbles in oil and acrylic. Her work has been exhibited at Café 181 in Manhattan as well as in several libraries and galleries on Long Island.

November 2005


Watercolors by Matt Holmes

Mr. Holmes retired to Long Island after living in California for more than 20 years. Interested in art all his life, he could devote more time to his passion after the age of 60 when he turned to watercolor to express his visions. Mr. Holmes considers Edgar Whitney his inspiration to work with watercolor. "I feel the spontaneity and immediacy gives watercolor its great appeal. One cannot but be moved by it's brilliant transparency," says Mr. Holmes. Matt Holmes continues to paint, exhibit and teach occasionally. His works are in private collections coast to coast.

October 2005


Sona Hoefman: A Retrospective

On display during the month of September are paintings by internationally known artist Sona Hoefman, who lived and worked on Long Island for many years. The paintings are on loan from her estate and private collections. Included in the exhibit are works from her "Reality Series" which reflect her interest in physics. They also present a view of multiple realities by creating pictures of landscapes within landscapes; a challenge to the viewer expecting a traditional landscape painting. Her telescopic views become abstract geometric forms infused with light and color.

September 2005


Paintings by Barbara Bergstrand

In this exhibit Ms. Bergstrand concentrates on powerful portraits in watercolor and pastels of people from all over the world. Her first love however are Native Americans in their colorful ceremonial dress. Most of the images for Ms. Bergstrand's portraits are collected from photographs published in National Geographic Magazine or in newspapers. A native of Long Island, Ms. Bergstrand has exhibited in New York City as well as in several juried shows on Long Island where her portraits have won prizes. Currently, Ms. Bergstrand teaches art at Leisure Village.

August 2005


Paintings by Carmen J. Stasi

DAVIS PEACH FARM - A MEMORY

Mr. Stasi, a local artist has observed and painted the Davis Peach Farm for many years. This exhibition gives a picture of the blooming peach trees, the snow covered trees and the harvesting in the fall, as well as the beauty of the farm's landscape. Now that buildings have replaced the trees the memory is in the paintings. Mr. Stasi is a multi-talented artist. As a sculptor he creates beauty from discarded materials or found objects. Some of these sculptures are on display.

July 2005


Paintings & Collages by Fran Forman Winant

Award winning artist Fran Forman Winant has exhibited her work throughout the Metropolitan area for many years. Her work is in the permanent collections of FAMLI and C.W. Post College. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists. "Creating works of expression is my main goal. Using the figure for reference, I take the form and manipulate scale and space."

June 2005


Photography by Harvey Hellering

Mr. Hellering, a photographer for the last 15 years, will display a collection of images taken while traveling as well as photos of local Long Island scenes. Glaciers of Iceland, mysterious doorways in Provence, and sails in Corfu transmit the excitement of Mr. Hellering's artistic view and capture a mood or a moment in time.

May 2005


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."
April 2005


Quilts by Barbara Wyckoff

This display shows a small sample of Barbara Wyckoff's creative work. Intrigued by the original American quilts, she started to experiment on her own. Leaving the traditional quilting of geometric forms, she designed her artistic works with antique Japanese kimono material incorporating forms of butterflies, fishes and dragonflies, metal threads and silk. This work is unique and one of a kind.
February 2005

Photography by Robert J. Belsten

Mr. Belsten, retired from the US Navy and teaching up-state New York concentrates on finding the "perfect picture". A passionate photographer for many years, Mr. Belston will display pictures mostly taken on the North Fork. He feels the secrete to creating images is, "to see, stand in the right spot and wait for the right light".
February 2005


"Letters and Beyond" Works by Hajime Okubo

Mr. Okubo, a long time resident of Rocky Point presents his three-dimensional work as well as a group of mixed media collages. As a child, Mr. Okubo was already curious about the universe and the possibility of life on other planets. He was influenced by the art of Paul Klee and other modern artists. Mr.Okubo's work reflects his early interests combined with his experience living in many different cultures. Mr. Okubo has exhibited his work at the Oakland Museum in California, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and various galleries in New York, California and Tokyo.
January 2005


Works by Debra Irizarry

Ms. Irizarry, an internationally know artist, displays her latest work based on photographs taken while traveling. She enhanced the pictures by manipulating the images with colors and 3d multimedia. Ms. Irizarry is strongly influenced by the Southwest where she lived for many years. She has been invited several times to exhibit her work at the Bienal de Arte Comtemporaneo in Florence, Italy. A resident of Rocky Point, Ms. Irizarry's work has been shown in Spain, France, Sicily, and Mallorca as well as many galleries in this country.
December 2004

Paintings and Illustrations by Anna Jurinich

Well-known Long Island artist Anna Jurinich is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. She won an award from the American Institute of Graphic Art for her book and magazine illustrations. Some of the original drawings for her most recent book illustrations are on view in the glass case, including the finished books Where Do the Balloons Go? and Mamma, si Mangia? Paintings on the library's gallery walls represent Ms. Jurinich's larger works and explore her main theme: the many facets of the human condition. Also on display are landscapes of Tuscany. In 1999 Ms. Jurinich won a New York State Decentralization Grant for a one-woman show at the East End Arts Council.
November 2004

Paintings by Chris Murphy

Mr. Murphy, well-known artist, musician and poet will display his work this month. The exhibit concentrates on abstract paintings on paper as well as canvas. Having grown up in India, his work reflects the rich colors, textures and culture of that country. Mr. Murphy works in multiple techniques and multiple media, often exploring ideas in series of paintings to clarify ideas, form and color. His incorporation of positive and negative space within the paintings brings a different dimension to his work. Mr. Murphy's work has been displayed widely in the Metropolitan area and is part of several private and public collections.
October 2004

Photography by David Osika


Mr. Osika, a music teacher for many years at SWR High School as well as a photographer, will display his works during this month. This collection on display includes portraits of local students and community residents as well as landscapes of Long Island and New England. Mr.Osika's photographs were published as magazine covers in the catalog of the Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. His portfolio also includes many theatrical studies for actors and models and his commercial work documented the restoration of a theater in New York City.
July 2004

Works by Christa Wennisch and Frances Casatelli


Christa Wennisch, a resident of Leisure Glen, has been painting for many years. Her colorful landscapes have won numerous awards and have been displayed in many galleries around the Metropolitan area. Most recently Ms. Wennisch worked with clay, designing and creating her own pottery.
Frances Castatelli is retired from the fashion world of New York where she designed for Saks 5th Ave and Bonwit Teller. This exhibit includes some of her paintings, boxes and ceramics.
June 2004

Paintings and Drawings by Calixto O'Neill


As a young boy Mr. O'Neill was fascinated with Dick Tracy comics and copied them every Sunday. Later he became a commercial artist and owned New Image Advertising Graphics, Inc. on Long Island. Mr. O'Neill taught at Parsons School of Design, Hofstra University and Briarcliff College. While most of his experience is in graphic design, he is equally interested in painting, drawing and pastels. The exhibit at the library shows a variety of Mr. O'Neill's work, including a painting inspired by the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
May 2004

Two Photographers - Two Views: Stuart McCallum and Ralf Woehling


Stuart McCallum is a well known Long Island photographer whose work has been shown nationally and internationally. Most recently he was featured in Kaleidoscope Magazine and in the prestigious Black and White Magazine. A native Long Islander, Mr. McCallum has photographed the East End since 1973. This month's exhibit presents a selection of mostly color photographs never before shown. Departing from his usual work, these images are high quality giclee prints.
April 2004

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 and scenes of nature. His work has been displayed in New York City and on Long Island. Mr. Maggio received the Brooklyn Arts and Humanities Award and has been awarded prizes by the Town of Oyster Bay and the North Shore Art Guild.
March 2004

Marine Art: by Richard W. Johnson

Mr. Johnson has been painting for over 40 years. After his retirement from a law enforcement career, he worked on commercial boats, surf clammers, lobster boats and trawlers. This experience gave him an understanding and feeling for the water and how ships move through all types of weather. This knowledge is reflected in Mr. Johnson's art. The exhibit concentrates on sights in and around the waters of Long Island Sound including landscapes, sailing ships, schooners, fishing boats and more. Mr. Johnson is an Official Artist of the United States Coast Guard, a member of the Montauk Artist's Association, as well as a member of The American Marine Artists Click here for examples of the exhibit
February 2004

Models by Ralph Inzalaco

Mr. Inzalaco creates authentic models of historic landmarks. A retired machinist, he worked on plane models all his life, but it was his wife's love of Italy that inspired his new artistic work in balsa wood. On display this month are "The Coliseum," "Palazzo Vecchio," "The Rialto Bridge," and "The Leaning Tower of Pisa."


WORKS BY MABEL SALOM

Our first exhibit for 2004 featured colorful paintings by Colombian artist Mable Salom. These paintings reflect the South American culture of the artist's birth in color and subject. A lawyer by training, Ms. Salom never lost her love for art and continued to paint over many years. She was most influenced by painters Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh. Her works have been shown in several galleries on Long Island as well as in Colombia. Works displayed in the library included oil on canvas, watercolors and pastels. Ms. Salom currently resides in Rocky Point. Click here fore examoles of her work.
January 2004

WORKS BY THE NORTH SHORE ART GUILD

NSAG was formed as a local art organization that brings together the many creative artists who live on the North Shore of Long Island. Members meet regularly to discuss their work, experiment with new ideas and bring awareness of their creativity to the public. Members include beginners as well as seasoned professional artists. This exhibit presents a sample of their works in paintings, sculptures, photography and charcoal & pastel drawings.Click here for examples of their work.
December 2003


LEISURE GLEN ART CLUB

The Leisure Glen Art Club was started in 1988. The library has hosted several exhibits of this artistic group over the years. This show features a variety of works including oil on canvas, watercolors, acrylics, abstract and figurative art as well as pottery and clay works by retired professional artists. Here are a few of examples of the works shown:
November 2003


QUILTS BY NETTY GAUTIER

On display this month are quilts by award winning local designer and quilter, Netty Gautier. In many of her quilts Ms. Gautier reflects on United States and local history. Her"Statue of Liberty Quilt" was displayed at Bloomingdale's in New York City in 1986. Her "Beautiful Rocky Point Quilt" shows the RCA towers, the large clock in front of the local bakery,and American flags. A moving tribute is her "POW/MIA" quilt of a stamp that was issued by the US Postal Service in 1995. In a different genre Ms. Gautier is most creative with discarded men's ties that she uses to design quilts and exquisite wearable pieces such as vests, hats and scarves.
August 2003


PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT HAMPTON BURNS

Mr. Burns is a retired art teacher whose love of printmaking has carried over in the images he captures as a photographer. On display were pieces of several series of photographs he took while traveling. "American Experience" included pictures of the southwest, such as Adobe Walls and of the Montauk lighthouse. Portrait of a Young Woman shows the delicate observations of light by the photographer. Mr. Burns does not manipulate his objects but rather shows the intact images
.July 2003


WORKS BY ALEXANDER RIKHTER

Mr. Rikhter was born in Russia and immigrated to this country in 1975. He is a graduate of the Art College in Odessa, Russia, where he first exhibited his work. A multifaceted artist,Alexander Rikhter works in oils, pen and ink, acrylics, collages and lithographs. The exhibit at the library will concentrate on his one-of-a-kind 3-dimensional screen paintings. Looking at this work the viewer has an impression that images are suspended in the air between wire and flat surface in fragile calculated equilibrium.
June 2003

CERAMICS BY RHONDA CUNHA

Ms. Cunha, a resident of Rocky Point, has designed and created mosaics used in architectural installations, as part of furniture, and in gardens. During her many travels she was strongly impressed by the ceramics and tiles of Portugal and Spain, and the paintings and textiles of Haiti and Brazil. These influences are visible in her work. After a visit to the Moravian Tile-works in Pennsylvania, Ms. Cunha began to transfer her textile designs into clay. Ms. Cunha earned an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Arts and taught Ceramic Art at Dowling College. She currently maintains a private studio in Rocky Point. Most of her works are commissioned and are privately owned.
May 2003

OIL PAINTINGS by TOM STRUMINSKI

Retired and currently residing at Leisure Glen, Mr. Struminski has been an admirer of the old masters all his life. He found the Italian, Dutch and Flemish artists particularly intriguing and tried his hand at duplicating this style. In retirement he had the time to pursue his hobby and, after many hours of hard work and study, the result was on exhibit at the library. Mr.Struminski also volunteers his time at Miller Ave Elementary School in the Art Department.
April 2003

WORKS BY SIYU LIU

Ms. Liu, now a resident of Wading River, immigrated from China in 1987. Her artistic education started early during the Cultural Revolution in China. After the revolution ended, Siyu Liu was able to enter Tsinghua University to study architecture. Once in the United States she continued her studies at SUNY Buffalo and received a Master's Degree in architecture. This exhibition displays illustrations of her recently published book,"A THOUSAND PEAKS, Poems from China," written with Orel Protopopescu.
Also included in the exhibition are copies of paintings by ancient Chinese masters as well as some architectural renderings.
March 2003


WORKS BY CARMEN STASI

An award winning artist from Miller Place, Mr. Stasi has been painting for over 20 years. His mostly abstract, large canvases have been shown in several local galleries, as well as at the Brookhaven Arts Council's annual show at Bald Hill. This exhibit includes landscapes, abstracts and portraits.
February 2003


PAINTINGS BY HENRY HALAMA

A long time resident of Shoreham, Mr. Halama found his love for drawing and painting after a long career as a scientist. Drawn by the purity of colors, he works mainly in chalk and oil pastels. His subject is often the same landscape during different seasons and light conditions. As an avid outdoorsman and birder now living on Shelter Island, his art reflects his connection to nature.
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January 2003


VISION AND THE VEIL: PAINTINGS BY THOMAS MCSWANE

Mr. McSwane calls these colorful abstract works "visions,the image of a moment, a fleeting slice of life." Although his images use reality as a reference point, the paintings evolve into abstract works. Thomas Mc Swane was born in California but has lived on Long Island for many years. He has worked as an instructor in the Art History Dept. at SUSB and as an art instructor at Dayspring Art Center in Aquebogue. He is the recipient of several art scholarships. Mr. McSwane's work has been displayed in numerous galleries on the East and West Coasts including The Heckscher Museum in Huntington, Sierra College in Rocklyn, Ca., and Gallery North in Setauket, just to name a few.
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December2002

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANN SALLY ULLMAN

In this exhibit Ms. Ullman concentrates on Long Island scenes, ocean views, and reflections on fall and spring. Many of her works have a meditative quality portraying the dramatic look of a single leaf or flower and the power of an ocean wave. Her work has been shown all over Long Island and in Pennsylvania. Ms. Ullman, who lives in Remsenburg with her husband David Hirsch, is also an accomplished pianist and violinist performing regularly with The Sound Symphony and the Long Island Philharmonic.
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November, 2002


ARTISTIC QUILTS DESIGNED AND CREATED BY POLLY CARROLL

Ms. Carroll, a long time resident of Shoreham, is the recipient of many prizes and awards, and her work has been shown all over the country. Working freely on a wall design she uses a variety of materials and colors until the ideal design emerges, often incorporating hand-dyed fabrics.
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October, 2002


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