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Christine A. Clifton, M.L.I.S.

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Art Gallery


The Quogue Library maintains a state-of-the-art Art Gallery designed exclusively to display works of art. The Gallery is an integral part of the library, adding another dimension to it as the cultural center of Quogue. The exhibits are initiated and developed by the Art Gallery Committee representing new concepts and trends in painting, photography and sculpture with monthly exhibits by prominent local and East End artists.

The works include a rich variety of medium, genre and techniques that are enlightening, thought provoking and occasionally cutting edge. Special projects include Art and Design Lectures presented by well-known authorities and collaborating exhibits with other community non-profit organizations including the Westhampton Garden Club, the Peconic Land Trust, the East End Arts Council, the East Quogue Association, the Bays Artists Alliance and others.

Artists exhibiting with us agree to donate to the Library 20% of the proceeds resulting from the sale of their works on exhibit to help sustain the costs of maintaining the Library.

For more information: J. Lescio, Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, PO Box 5036, Quogue, New York 11959, 631-653-4224 ext. 3

September - Fulvio Massi - “On The Wall”
Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
Born in Trieste, Italy, Fulvio Massi moved at an early age to Milan, where he completed his degree in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan. A graphic designer as well as a painter, he moved in 2000 to the U.S. and has lived and worked in Bridgehampton since 2007.

art“My paintings proceed from sensations,” the artist says. “They have various entrances and exits, multiple centers and orientations. Different scales of spatial grids simultaneously co-exist. As the painting process develops, fragments of these diagrams that were buried and often concealed, forgotten under layers of paint, sometimes reemerge by removing and scraping the painted surface. Grafted on these traces are present markers of all kinds, singular figurative and abstract elements assembled in unanticipated arrangements.” Mr. Massi thinks of his painting as “a stratification of events, a representation of time, an accumulation of different temporalities characterized by swift accelerations, sudden arrest and abrupt discontinuities evoking the ebb and flow of life.” He has exhibited extensively on the East End, including at Kathryn Markel, the Parrish Art Museum, Silas Marder Gallery, Southampton Cultural Center, Spanierman Gallery and Ashawagh Hall.

This exhibition will feature a selection of Mr. Massi’s work from the last three years, executed in acrylic, pastel, graphite and paper on canvas. Art Gallery Committee members Lulie Morrisey and Christy Murray are chairs of this show, which will be on display from September 1 to 28.

“Beyond the Image:  Painting that Defies the Frame”

art 1For the month of October, the Art Gallery at the Quogue Library will mount an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by East Hampton artist Anne Raymond, one of her last shows in this region prior to her move back to her hometown of Austin, Texas, later this year.

"In both my large oils on canvas and my works on paper, I'm interested in the evocative power of inferred space and energy beyond the edges of the canvas,” Ms. Raymond noted in an artist’s statement. “Glazes of translucent color and expressive drawing speak of nature without evoking landscape. My goal as an artist is to create powerful images that invite the viewer to move away from certainty and experience something new . . . even years after the first encounter."

art 2Ms. Rayond received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. She has shown extensively in solo and group shows in the United States and abroad, including at galleries in New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Santa Monica, Portland (OR), Sarasota, Madison (WI) and eastern Long Island.

Paintings by the artist are included in a number of corporate collections, including: Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.; Pfizer; United Airlines; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Colgate-Palmolive; Saks Fifth Avenue; United Parcel Service; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; and the Bellagio Hotel and Resort.

Cristina Kepner and Christy Murray are chairpersons for this show, which will be on view from October 1 to 31.

Reception:  Saturday, November 7, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

In November, the Art Gallery at the Quogue Library celebrates the life and work of a former Art Gallery committee member, the late Lynn Crowe, in a retrospective exhibition of her photography. 

boathouseThroughout her life, Lynn was passionate about capturing different moments and the beauty of her surroundings in her photographs. A constant traveler, Lynn was dedicated to interpreting in her work the character of the exotic places she and her family visited. Photographs she made on the East End, whether on foot, on a bicycle or in a car, reflect her abiding love for the light, the beauty and the life of Quogue and the surrounding area.

Lynn was one of those fortunate artists capable of balancing the cerebral and the creative.  She became a professional photographer through years of experimentation, primarily self taught, but supplemented by the occasional seminar or course. She embraced the technical advances accompanying the advent of digital photography, which opened the door to further developing her “eye” and the exploration of other creative dimensions.

magicHer works adorn the walls of homes throughout the East End and are featured in the Hallock House in Quogue. She mounted solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery at the Quogue Library and in the Gallery at the Cutchogue Library. She also established a business, Old Depot Studio, to market her photographs and stationery. 

A talented artist and active member of the Quogue community, Lynn Crowe and her positive and creative energy are much missed. The Art Gallery at the Quogue Library honors her memory and celebrates the many ways in which her spirit lives on with this retrospective of her outstanding work.

Judy McDermott and Cristina Kepner are chairs of this show, which will be on view from November 2 to 29.


Reception:  Saturday, December 12, from 3 to 4:30 pm

Nine artists, hailing from East Hampton to Quogue, will exhibit paintings that are more intimate, both in size and emotional content, with no canvas bigger than 12 x 18 inches.  The work, representing a mix of techniques and genres, will range from landscapes to animals to fishing lures and other still lifes. 

Artists participating in this show are Susan D’Alessio, Margot Carr, Ann Lombardo, Lucille Berrill Paulsen, Joanne Rosko, Bob Sullivan, Pam Thomson, Maureen Travers and Lena Yaremenko.

Art Gallery Committee members Elizabeth Platé, Christy Murray and Judy McDermott are chairs for this show, on view from December 1 to January 3, 2016.

The Art Gallery Committee – A Profile

The Art Gallery Committee is comprised of nine dedicated volunteers residing in Quogue. They are all very knowledgeable about the art world; one is a Quogue Library Trustee, and four are accomplished artists well known on the East End:

Lucinda E. Morrisey, Chair
Cristina Kepner, Treasurer*
Doreen Ceglia, Secretary
Lynn Crowe
Jered Lynch
Judith McDermott

Betsy McMahon
Christy Murray
Elizabeth Platé

Christine Clifton, Library Director, is an ex-officio member of the committee. J. Lescio, Library Development Coordinator, assists the committee on Public Relations.

Artists are selected for exhibits as a result of the committee’s research of museums, galleries and other venues on the East End as well as from individuals requesting an exhibit at the Gallery.

*Trustees of the Quogue Library


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