The first featured artist for January in Patchogue-Medford Library’s gallery is not one person, but the entire Brookhaven Arts & Humanities Council organization.
The group’s work can be seen through the end of January in the gallery on the lower level of the building.
The organization previously displayed their work in Farmingville as well as Bellport, and presently moves around to a number of venues.
Gay Gatta, who is on the board for the council and serves as outreach chair, says that the group gives artists a chance to put their work out there without having to pay high costs that sometimes comes with it.
“A lot of them can’t afford to go into the galleries, so this is perfect for them, they get their work out there,” Gatta said.
Members of the group pay $15 per year, and with that get to show off their work with the shows the organization participates in.
The artists featured in this show is Anne Baum, Doug Broadhurst, Michele Depalo, Lorraine Fosmire, Michael Chait, Gay Gatta, Vito Marrone as well as Bill Pirnak and Mac Titmus.
The art, which features photography, paintings and jewelry, is also available for sale.
After the group’s work leaves Patchogue-Medford Library, they can next be seen at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library at 120 Main St. in Setauket.
Anyone interested in reaching out to the arts council can call Gay Gatta at 631-828-2523.
More artwork and photos of members of the council are below: