August 2014

It’s mid-summer, filled with sunshine, warm weather, and lots of outdoor fun. It’s also time to plan for fall activities. The Art League has a full schedule of fall classes and workshops to keep your creative juices flowing. Fall classes were posted online as of Friday afternoon, August 8.

Our latest exhibit opens this weekend in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, featuring the works of abstract expressionist painter Barbara Bilotta. Barbara’s large, vibrantly colored paintings definitely make the gallery come alive. Please come see it in person soon!

Also on exhibit, in the Strolling Gallery, are works by student artists served by Adults & Children with Learning Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD). We are pleased to offer this program once again through a grant program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. And, through the generosity of the Women’s Group of the Greens of Melville and Bahama Breeze Island Grille in Lake Grove, the program now includes additional instructional time for ACLD students.

Later in the month, the Art League’s instructors get to show their talent in our annual Instructors’ Exhibition running August 28 through September 21. The public is invited to stop by our Open House on September 6 to join us in the artists’ reception, visit the art studios and see live art demonstrations by Art League instructors.

And just a reminder to photographers out there, you have until August 15 to submit work in our juried competition early this fall, titled “Pattern & Rhythm Through the Lens”. The title pretty much says it all, go out there and capture what you see as patterns and rhythms of the world around you, from your own unique viewpoint.

Mark your calendars: we are excited to host the first InbeonCon on 12/13/14. Computer Graphics instructor and illustrator Eric Hutchison is organizing InbeonCon, a celebration of art, comics, and animation. More information about the event, how to purchase tickets, and how to be a part of InbeonCon can be found below in this newsletter.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!