Diversity in Our Lives

May 25 to June 23, 2019

Exhibiting in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery
Diversity in Our Lives
May 25 to June 23
Reception: Sunday, June 9, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Gallery Talk by Juror: Saturday, June 22, 11:00am
Juror: Thomas Germano, Professor of Art and Art History, Farmingdale State College

In this juried exhibition artists from the Tri-State area were asked to submit their interpretations of Diversity. Out of 205 entries 66 works of art were selected for display in the exhibition.

Congratulations to the selected artists! See who is participating here.

…And Congratulations to the following Awardees:
Awards of Excellence
Robin Appel, A Book Just For Me, Photograph, digital
Fernando Carpaneda, Pride, Acrylic
Cheryl McBride, 17-13-14-1-3-473, Digital Art
Honorable Mentions
Sheri Berman, O, Say Can’t You See, Paper Collage
Edward Hansen, Cherry Grove Brides, Photograph, digital
David Herman, Revolt / Seyithemba, Acrylic on Canvas
Margaret Minardi, Mutual Admiration, Colored pencil, acrylic, collage

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. The Art League of Long Island hopes, through this exhibition, to encourage understanding of each other and move beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

Pictured above: Top l to r: WOMEGA, collage/mixed media by Darlene Blaurock; Terminal Train Ride, oil on canvas by Verna Amakawa; Revolt: Seyithemba, acrylic by David Herman
Bottom l to r: Tranquility, acrylic and collage by Jaclyn Feldman; Pride, acrylic by Fernando Carpaneda; Indian Sadu, photo by Herbert Knopp; Colorful Woman Detailed, oil painting by Susan Silkowitz