"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance"
- Aristotle

September 2013

Many thanks to our wonderful Art League community for coming out in full force to support our recent Open House, held August 24. The Open House offered visitors a peek at the goings on at the Art League, coinciding with the opening reception of the ALLI Instructors’ Exhibition 2013. ALLI instructors Beth Drucker, Gea Hines, Libby Hintz , Mary Nagin, and Stephanie Navon Jacobson demonstrated their artistic techniques to the many attendees at the open house. Thanks also go to Jeff Frohman of Murphy’s Music for providing the delightful musical performances by Patrice Mullen, Janice Buckner, and the Artesian Guitar Quartet of James Erickson, Laura Lessard, Harris Becker, and Andrew Falino. Come visit the gallery to see the beautiful works made by our many talented instructors, now showing through September 22.

Our 18th year of Summer Art Adventure just wrapped up and we were happy to welcome 350 young artists and teens to a summer they will never forget! Creative art projects tailored to specific age groups provided for a stimulating and enriching experience. Kudos to Janet Ganes, Director of SAA, Christine O’Malley, Assistant Director of SAA, and Richard Ganes, Teen Portfolio instructor, for their hard work and flawless efforts in making this year’s program such a success.

September brings many exciting events to the Art League’s gallery and studios. Join us on September 15 for an art reception and lecture to benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s “Women on the Move” program. On September 20, the Art League’s “Digital Art Experience” introduces the relatively new cutting edge art form with live demonstrations by David Miller and Brian Richardson, as well as an artists’ reception of works by young, emerging digital artists on display in the Strolling Gallery. And after a summertime hiatus, the long awaited Art After Dark returns September 27. Art After Dark is a great opportunity to learn more about the Art League while enjoying the company of arts-minded individuals.  Peruse the website to learn more about these events.

Please come visit the Art League, I look forward to seeing you in the galleries, at our events, and in our studios!

"What art offers is space, a certain breathing room for the spirit."
- John Updike

July 2013

Our recent art exhibit at Acura of Huntington, “Driven by Art”, was quite a success. The Art League takes pride in bringing artistic works of the talented Art League community beyond the walls of the League and into public venues throughout Long Island. Expect to see more cooperative exhibits in the comingphoto/portrait year. Many thanks to Acura of Huntington for providing such a lovely space and for sponsoring the 7-day cruise to Alaska for two to the winner voted Best in Show, chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Antonio Masi won the top prize for his painting “Morning Ride”. Congratulations Antonio!

I look forward to participating in the upcoming seminar happening at The Amsterdam at Harborside, titled the “Business of Art” where I will be speaking about “Art as a Marketing Tool for Business”. Please join me and my esteemed colleagues Dr. Michael Schantz, Regina Gil, and Angela Susan Anton, at this free, informative event on August 8.

Lately you may have noticed The Art League working with many local and (some not so local) businesses who, through cooperative programs, are helping raise funds for the Art League’s many programs and activities. These cooperative programs are a win-win situation for all concerned. Participation is free, you just need to avail yourself of the various programs to obtain discounts, and the sponsoring organization donates a portion of the proceeds of your transaction to the Art League. In this tough economy, every little bit counts and we need your help. Please sign up today!

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