June 2015

This past weekend’s Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair was a major success! Bobbie Janowitz, along with Zach Krugman did a phenomenal job ensuring the event went off without a hitch. In spite of the less than stellar weather forecast, even Mother Nature cooperated for the most part with gloriously sunny skies for all but the last hour of the event. A few thousand people dropped by over the two day period to see the beautiful works of art and craftwork by our 75 exhibitors. Many thanks to Kenny Pascual and musical duo “We’re All Just Passing Through” for providing musical entertainment and the Art League’s own Corey Martin for his entertaining magic act.

If you are a parent of a teen looking for a creative and different summer activity, join us this Saturday, June 6 at 11am for an informational session with Nikki Girgenti, the Art League’s Summer Portfolio Development program instructor. Nikki will describe the program’s activities and what sets it apart from other portfolio programs. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship opportunity, attendance at this event is a pre-requisite to qualify, so it is imperative you attend with your student.

Other innovative summer programs for teens are the Summer Design Intensives introducing high school students ages 15-18 to Fashion Design and Architecture. Students can stay close to home while immersing themselves in a field of study that may lead to a successful career path.

Coming up on June 13 is the first of two in a summer series of book talks and signings by local authors. Fashion fans will enjoy Author Kathryn Livingston’s discussion of her book about Lilly Pulitzer in “Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend”. Also at the event will be a tasting by Farrah La-Ronde Hutchison of her line of Gaia’s Essence¬© iced teas. Admission is free, but please RSVP to ensure your place at the event. Details are below.

For those who have been asking, registration for summer classes is now available online. The virtual catalog should be ready shortly, and any hard copies will be mailed out in the coming weeks. It is our goal to go green and reduce our dependence on paper copies. Your support in the coming weeks and months is much appreciated.

Please visit the center along with your friends and participate in the exhibits and events you will find posted below. I look forward to seeing you soon!


Charlee Miller,

Executive Director, Art League of Long Island