January 2016

The Art League is ringing in the New Year with a full slate of exciting exhibits and events for 2016. We are thrilled to start the year with our “Black Voices” exhibition opening January 16. The works on display are stunning and dramatic and fit beautifully in our spacious gallery with the life-size sculptures and panels along with paintings and various sculptures on display.

The Art League of Long Island is proud to announce an addition to our library wing with the official opening (coming soon!) of its magnificent art book collection donated by Mrs. Lorraine Grace. The prized collection of nearly 2,000 art books and digital material boasts fine reproductions of the great European masters from museums around the world on a vast array of topics covering a variety of mediums. The reference library will be open to Art League members, faculty and students. The library is organized by our volunteer committee, led by Joe Peragallo. Since the library is a resource for creativity and inspiration, a lecture series presented by Debbie Wells will be offered as a way of sharing the valuable information drawn from the books (pun intended!) with those interested in understanding art and art history.

The entrance to the library will soon be transformed from a drab blank wall into a hand-painted mural depicting shelves with books and other items one might have found in Mrs. Grace’s personal library. To personalize the book titles, we are inviting our members and supporters to have their family names put on book spines for a nominal sum; or other objets d’art, artist casts or sculptures for just a bit more. Art League Board Chairperson Debbie Wells is the artist behind this exciting project that will be a part of the Art League for years to come. To have your name painted on the mural, please contact the Art League office at (631) 462-5400 x222 or place your order online.

This year learn something new by trying a new artistic medium. Join us on TRYDAY nights on select Fridays to sample a workshop. Art League instructors will give you a taste of what goes on in their classes, and you get to go home with a finished work of art. Or take the plunge: browse the spring catalog and select from hundreds of classes starting between now and May.

Best wishes for a creative New Year!,

Charlee Miller,

Executive Director, Art League of Long Island