October 2014

We are proud to announce a new initiative in our ongoing commitment to deliver high quality arts education at the Art League of Long Island. The Atelier method of art instruction focuses on getting down to the basics of drawing and painting, borrowing from the classical techniques used by master artists going back many centuries. While we have already offered classes and workshops embracing these methods, the Atelier program offers a renewed and intense focus whereupon the student learns under one master artist over a period of time that goes beyond one six-week session. Students who participate in the program can be expected to study with their mentor throughout the year, and at their own pace learn and build on skills developed over a period of time. Through their own classical training and experience Michelle Palatnik, Laura Freeze, and Jock Anderson teach beginner and advanced drawing and painting skills. Kiril Tzotchev, a classically trained MFA European sculptor guides students in the application of classical technique to fine art sculpture, while also offering a nod to modern abstract sculpture. Michelle Palatnik will be offering a free three-hour preview of her Teen Portfolio program on Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 1pm. Space is limited, so please RSVP. Details of the program and free preview can be found below.

I’d also like to remind our members to take advantage of the privileges of being an Art League membership. All members are invited to submit one piece of art work for inclusion in our annual Members’ Exhibition. All who submit their application in time for the deadline get to show their work in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. Lisa Chalif, curator of the Heckscher Museum of Art will select Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mentions. The deadline is Monday, October 20!

While on the subject of exhibition opportunities, High School Advanced Placement art students are invited to submit works through their art teachers for inclusion in the Art League’s annual Go APE Advanced Placement Student Exhibition happening March 15 through March 29, 2015. Teachers must select the works to be submitted, so start nagging your teacher now as the deadline is February 10, 2015.

After the summer hiatus, Art After Dark is back! Join us on Friday, October 24 at 7pm for an evening of art, music, mingling, and refreshments. Many thanks to Rich Rivkin, and Joanne Nielsen for organizing the event, featuring demos by Art League instructors Jahn Guarino and Michelle Palatnik and exhibits by over a dozen local artists. And thanks to Todd Grossman for the live musical entertainment. Bring your friends and family, the event is free and open to the general public.

In the meantime, please stop by and see the current photography exhibit showing in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery “Pattern & Rhythm Through the Lens, and Laura Meshover’s Class Exhibit showing in the Strolling Gallery, both on view through November 2.