The Library is proud to present Landscapes & Still Lifes, a group exhibit featuring the artwork of select members of the Long Island Watercolorists. The Long Island Watercolorists are a group of of local artists that participate in weekly watercolor classes taught by Paul Padovano. The pastoral images of barns, seascapes, and flowers remind us to appreciate the simple things in life as they often bring us the most joy.[Read more…]
‘Tis the season to be thankful!
The Patchogue-Medford Library is proud to present Things We Are Thankful For…, a juried, group exhibition featuring select members of the South Bay Art Association (SBAA). The works on display express the gratitude of each artist, and are made in a variety of different mediums ranging from photography, painting, mixed media and more. The exhibit is on view in the lower level Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery.
The exhibit features work from the following artists: Mariann Anderson, Krystle DiNicola, Marion DiNicola, Jacqueline Dupré, Angela Flood, Laurie Fosmire, Amy Fox-Bisagni, Kenneth Jackson, Roseanne O’Reilly, Jeanne Rogers, Will Ryder, Khurshid Saleem, Laurie Samara-Schlageter, Pat Lee Sweeney, Joan Tavolott, and Robin Ziemacki.
Now on view in the lower level Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Visions of Scenic Long Island, a solo exhibition featuring the artwork of Robert T. Bloom. The selection of works portray scenic landscapes and seascapes across Nassau and Suffolk County. Bloom calls his work “photographic art,” a multidisciplinary process that combines photography and computer facilitated painting. Each image depicts idealized representations of their respective environments.
About the Artwork
One work on display, Fall Spectacle III, depicts a breathtaking view from the waterside Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Bloom fills his composition with light that reflects off the shrubbery in the foreground through the landscape in the background. The light also exaggerates the extraordinary, changing color of the fall leaves. The juxtaposition of warm and cool colors, paired with the clarity of atmosphere evokes a calm, tranquil feeling within the viewer.
Another work on display is Fishing Boat Hamlet. The photo depicts a claiming day at Hobart Beach in Eaton’s Neck, NY. In this image, Bloom, again, enhances the overall lighting of the piece, which allows him to enhance the details of the distant trees, shrubbery in the foreground, and drifting boats. The picture is open and inviting, like the rest of Bloom’s work.
About Robert T. Bloom
Robert T. Bloom is a fine artist from Long Island, NY. His artwork has been exhibited across Long Island with select exhibitions at the Art League of Long Island, Adelphi University, and BACCA Performing Arts Center. Additionally, Bloom’s artwork has been extensively surveyed across numerous public libraries, community centers, and universities throughout Long Island. To see more artwork by Bloom, visit www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom and www.yessy.com.
Visions of Scenic Long Island, featuring the artwork of Robert T. Bloom, is on display at the Patchogue-Medford Library now through October 31 in the lower level Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery.
Hello summer! For the month of July, you can visit many of Long Island’s picturesque beaches and inlets. All from the comfort of your local library!
Now on view at the Patchogue-Medford Library is a series of seascape photographs by local artist, Mike Busch. The exhibit, Great South Bay Images, features scenic, ocean-side photographs that inspire notions of summer, fun and relaxation. The artist uses the Long Island landscape as his main source of inspiration, but some works depict places the artist has traveled to, as well.
Busch’s artwork has a timeless quality; blending a mixture of sun, sand and sea. Many of his works have no people; allowing Mother Nature the spotlight she deserves. Select works only hint at mankind’s place in the world and are in the guise of abandoned boardwalks and sea-side buildings. Other works abandon the boardwalk and focus on just the sandy dunes and calming, ocean water.
One piece by the artist is Davis Park Casino. Aptly named for the beach-side casino, the photo depicts the building on a summer morning before anyone else has arrived at the beach. The sun is starting to rise over the water, far off in the back, right-hand side of the composition. The sunrise is balanced by the casino, which reflects the sun’s rays off its windows. The sand mounds are abundantly highlighted, offering us a tranquil moment of relaxation as we reflect on the image and imagine ourselves at Davis Park.
Alongside the artist’s beach-side scenes are several works that depict the rhythmic flows of crashing waves. Representative of this is September. The black and white photo depicts a curling wave that crashes on the shore. As with many of his pieces, the photo transports you away from the library to the beach, sitting on the sand with your favorite drink in hand.
Mike Busch is an award winning photographer from Long Island, NY. He has been a photographer for over twenty years. He focuses primarily on seascape photography, using Long Island’s many scenic seascapes as his subject matter. Busch is a member of the Brookhaven Arts Council and South Bay Art Association. To see more works by the artist, visit www.fireislandandbeyond.com and www.greatsouthbayimages.com.
Great South Bay Images, featuring the photography of Mike Busch, is on view in the Lower Lobby Gallery of the Patchogue-Medford Library now through the end of July.