January 2015

The Art League welcomes the New Year with many new beginnings, new programs and a fond farewell to a long-time member of the Art League family.

As you may know we have also launched the Atelier Program, offering students the flexibility to work under a classically trained artist throughout the year, with options of attending full or partial sessions. Additionally, the sampler program allows students to “try out” the program without any obligation to attend and pay for the full run of class sessions. Michelle Palatnik’s Atelier Art Portfolio Prep for Teens and College Bound Art Students offers individualized instruction and mentoring tailored to the schedule and needs of the student and has very flexible attendance accommodations.

The Summer Art Adventure Program enters its 20th year with many changes as well. The Early Childhood and Young Artist programs are moving from the Elwood School District to a school located in the Half Hollow Hills School District, which happens to be the Art League’s home district. We welcome Nikki Walsh Girgenti as the new Teen Portfolio Summer Program Instructor. Nikki has many years of experience at the Art League as an instructor and as the Summer Art Adventure Assistant Program Director. We are in the process of making the final selection of our new Summer Art Adventure Program Director and hope to make an announcement soon.

Later this month on the 18th, Anahi DeCanio and Lisa Renee Pomerantz will be giving an Art Talk in the gallery titled “What Every Artist Should Know: Art Licensing Business & Copyright Protection in the Digital Age. Anahi and Lisa will share their knowledge of establishing yourself as an artist/businessperson from their years of experience in the field. This is the first in a planned series of monthly Art Talks in the gallery.

Our next Art After Dark will be on Friday, January 23. Bring your friends and family, the event is free and open to the public. We look forward to sharing a fun evening of art, music, and refreshments with you!

We are sad to see Joanne Nielsen, our long-time Program Director, move on from the Art League after 16 years of loyal service. We wish the best for Joanne in her new endeavors. Joanne’s shoes will be difficult to fill, your patience is much appreciated as we search for that unique person.

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year,

Charlee Miller,

Executive Director, Art League of Long Island