"When I get to heaven I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting, and so get to the bottom of the subject..."
- Winston Churchill

April 2014

March came in like a lion and out like, well a lion. So glad that is over. The unseasonable weather didn’t dampen our spirits at the Art League – so many of you came to the Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) Facility Tour, the ULAE lecture, Art After Dark, and the Springtime Serenade concert. Thank you for showing your support and being a part of the Art League family.

Please join us in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery for Franklin Hill Perrell’s benefit lecture titled “Painterly Landscapes from Claude Monet to April Gornik” on April 11 at 7pm. The lecture takes place in the midst of our recently opened exhibit “Landscapes: From Metropolis to Arcadia”, so while you are listening to what promises to be a lively discussion you can admire the wonderful works of art around you.

I am also pleased to let you know Olivia and Harlan Fischer are graciously opening up their home for one evening in June to allow a limited number of people to view their museum-quality private art glass collection. Information on how to reserve your place at this special event can be found on our website at

Spring class and Summer Art Adventure registrations are well underway. If you register your child for Summer Art Adventure before April 25 you can save $25.

As Passover and Easter are just around the corner I wish you all a Happy Passover and a Happy Easter!

"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint"
- Edward Hopper

March 2014

We welcome the approach of spring with open arms and lots of things to do this month at the Art League!

Spring classes and Summer Art Adventure programs are now up online, register early to save your spot. Hard copies of the catalogs will be mailed starting next week.

The “Hot Off the Press” exhibit is a sight to behold and a rare glimpse into the fine art of printmaking. These are not just any ordinary prints you see at the store. These are fine art works made by celebrated artists who have worked with Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) in Bay Shore, LI. If you missed the group tour to the ULAE facility, on March 27 you can get another chance to learn more about this artistic medium from Bill Goldston, who will describe the processes and dynamics involved in the works on view in the gallery. Bill Goldston, who now heads ULAE, will be introduced by the well-respected Independent Curator and Art Historian Dr. Kenneth Wayne.

On March 20, the Art League will be hosting the kick off for the Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Arthritis”. If you’re interested in participating in the May 17 event, learn how by signing up for the conference call and/or attending the kick off event on the 20th.

Art After Dark is happening March 28, with Paul Bachem, John P. Cardone and Gloria Golden demonstrating, along with participating artists showing a diverse selection of works. Live entertainment is provided courtesy of Murphy’s Music, with performances by Jeff Frohman, Beverly Jane & Tom Aniano. Then on March 29, Janice Buckner presents “The Art of Performance”, the culmination of a series of music workshops attended by participating musicians playing many different genres of music.

All the events mentioned above are free and open to the public, however due to space limitations some require RSVP’s.

Looking ahead to April, on the 11th we will be having a benefit lecture conducted by Franklin Hill Perrell, held in conjunction with the upcoming juried exhibit “Landscapes: From Metropolis to Arcadia”. Please plan to attend this evening of entertainment and enlightenment and show your support for the Art League.

I look forward to seeing you soon!