Now on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Patchogue: A Ten Year Retrospective, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Krystle DiNicola. The selection of photos on display portray the Village over the course of the last 10 years, capturing its revitalization.
Now on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Portraits and Landscapes in Oils, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Dan Fusco. Fusco, a fine artist from Long Island, prefers to use the slow-drying oil-based medium for his paintings, which allows him to gradually build up the layers of his canvases. This method lends the artist a higher degree of realism that cannot be achieved through acrylic and tempera based paints.
About the Artwork
The exhibition features a variety of portraits and landscapes created by the artist over the years. One such portrait, Self Portrait in Yellow, depicts the artist in a green shirt and baseball cap in front of a pale yellow background. The portrait renders a great deal of life-like details that the artist is able to capture in oil paint. His gray-white hair and creases in his skin reveal his older age. The artist turns his face 3-quarters towards the viewer with his eyes cast off into the distance. There is a great deal of luminosity in the composition as seen by the cast shadows of his baseball cap. He appears lost in thought, leaving the viewer to wonder what is on his mind.
One landscape on display is titled Sailing. Here, the artist depicts a barren, Western-like, desert setting – complete with jagged, stony mountains, and puffy cumulus clouds. Fusco captures the subtle effects of light as seen in the pinkish-blue hues that define the underbellies of the passing clouds. Dark shadows in the foreground suggest that a cloud is passing over the viewer. Upon seeing the work, the picturesque scene memorizes the viewer, transporting his or her to far off places, away from the library.
About Dan Fusco
Dan Fusco is a fine artist from Long Island, NY. He studied at Suffolk County Community College and the Art League of Long Island. He has exhibited his work at the Hutchings Gallery, Petite Gallery, and the Phoenix Gallery. Articles on the artist have been published in Artist2Artist Social Network, and Inspiration and Originality Underlined.
Portraits and Landscapes in Oils, featuring the artwork of Dan Fusco, is on view at the Patchogue-Medford Library now through July 31 in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Board meeting scheduled for June 20 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.
On view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Touching, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Razieh Jafari. In her work, Razieh blends traditional Iranian painting with contemporary Western art concepts. These works capture the uncertainties of reality through magical realism. John Cino, from the Patchogue Arts Council, curated the exhibit, which is part of their E Pluribus Unum summer festival.
The Village of Patchogue will be celebrating its 125th anniversary this year with a number of exciting events. The first is a commemorative community photo to be taken at the historic “Four Corners.” All residents of the Village of Patchogue are invited to take part in this exciting event on Sunday June 10th from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
Similar historic photos were taken at the Four Corners in 1943 and 1993 to mark the 50th and 100th year incorporation milestones. The original 1943 photograph was taken by the Southern Brookhaven Town [Read more…]
Now on view in the lower level Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Seascapes & Landscapes, a solo exhibit featuring paintings by Paul Padovano. The works on display were created in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. He creates picturesque environments that transport the viewer to other places.
Now on view on the main floor of the Patchogue-Medford Library is a children’s art exhibit titled This Is Us! The inaugural exhibition, made possible with the support of the Patchogue-Medford Friends of the Library, features drawings from children aged 5 – 10. All of the drawings were created during a library program last March. The children were given white stock paper, pencils, colored pencils, crayons and markers, and instructed to draw pictures of themselves as well as their family members. The project’s goal was to teach the children multiculturalism and diversity through art. In total, 15 children participated in the program and have their artwork on display.
Thanks to all who came out to vote for the 2018-2019 Library budget and Trustee election.
The budget passed, 258 yes, 53 no.
Eleanor Ryder was elected to a 5 year term.
Now on view at the Patchogue-Medford Library is Disruption, a group exhibition featuring the artists of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE). The exhibition, curated by FREE’s Director of Art Therapy Ed Regensburg, LCAT, consists of eight abstract paintings. The artists included in this exhibition are Maria C., Diane E., Mary Claire J., Christine K., Daniel K., Cheryl L., Alicia M. and John M.
FREE exhibitions feature dynamic works of art created by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. The images in this exhibition are powerful and moving, both for the viewers and the artists. The works are testaments to the important role art has in self expression and empowerment. FREE believes that art is an expressive outlet that fortifies the artists successful, ongoing contributions to their communities. 2018 is the sixth year FREE has exhibited artwork at the Patchogue-Medford Library.
On display in the showcase next to the Library’s reference desk are shoes by famed shoe designer Beth Levine of Patchogue,
Shoe designer Beth (Katz) Levine spent her early years on her family’s cattle and dairy farm in Holtsville. The Katz family later lived on West Avenue in the 1920’s and 1930’s and Beth graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School.
In 1949, Beth and her husband Herbert opened a shoe business and factory in New York City. Women’s black or brown platform shoes were worn during the World War II. The young Levines responded with their “Femme Fatale” shoe with a V-cut closed toe and a narrow ankle strap produced in a variety of colors considered vulgar at the time. The “Femme Fatale” was a huge hit and their first bestselling shoe. [Read more…]