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

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Quogue, NY 11959
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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: Jolene Lescio, Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, PO Box 5036, Quogue, New York 11959, 631-653-4224 ext. 3

October -- Carol Young: Iconic Landscapes
Artist's Reception - Saturday, October 4, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

barnCarol Young, a landscape painter in oils and acrylics, is known for her iconic depictions of the rural landscape featuring bold use of light and shadow in a rich color palette. And while the paintings generally feature old weathered barns and farm buildings, her works incorporate a simplicity of composition and line that transforms them from a traditional to modern landscapes. In the artist’s words: “My technique is spontaneous. I want to capture the moment in my painting, intrigued by the patterns created by sunlight, shadows and shapes at that time of day.

When I paint structures, I am inspired by those that hold history. Ones that have been part of the landscape for a long time – ones that may be gone soon. America’s rural landscape influences the majority of my work – structures that have a weathered history are intriguing, lonely and a nostalgic expression that move me to paint. I want to capture the beauty of history in an old farm house or barn, before the ever changing landscape changes again forever.”

Ms. Young majored in fine art at the College of New Rochelle. She credits her early work as a graphic designer for honing her skills in layout, composition and the harmony of color. Her paintings have won numerous awards, including best in show at the Pequot Library Art Show in Connecticut, first place in the acrylic division at the Rowayton Arts Center Brushwork show in Connecticut and second place for acrylics/oils at the Mary O. Fritchie Art Show in Westhampton Beach. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including the Southport Galleries, the Embler Art Gallery and the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, and her paintings are in the homes of many Quogue area collectors. Ms. Young is represented by the Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton. The artist resides in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Jamesport on the North Fork. Art Gallery Committee members Cristina Kepner and Judith McDermott chair this show which will be on display October 1 – 30.

Box+Art - An Exhibit and Austion of Box Art by East End Artists
Reception and Auction- -Friday, November 28 -- 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In a reprise of last fall’s “Tray Jolie” show, the Quogue Library Art Gallery Committee has again invited artists who have exhibited in its gallery in the past to create a piece of art using – this time - a cigar box. There are no rules or guidelines. Each artist has free reign to paint or otherwise decorate the box and may use paint, collage, assemblage or any other technique to create a unique work. The concept for the show is to give each artist a challenge and a common starting point from which to apply his or her own vision.

A silent auction will be ongoing during the month of November and persons interested in bidding on a box may use forms that will be in the gallery. The Art Gallery Committee will host a reception on Friday, November 28, at which the winning bidders will be announced.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Library. Artists participating in this show include: Ellen Ball, Marissa Bridge, Barbara Brown, Margot Carr, Lynn Crowe, Holland Cunningham, Susan D’Alessio, Muriel Falborn, Pat Feiler, Gil Ferrer, Nicole Franz, Dora Frost, Gina Gilmour, Margery Gosnell-Qua, Fay Harbach, Marion Jones, Donna Levy, Pingree Louchheim, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Keith Mantell, Steve Marciw, Jack McWhorter, Betsy McMahon, Lulie Morrisey, Carolyn Munaco, Jonathan Pearlman, Suzanne Pemberton, Liz Plate, Dan Polera, Eileen Serwer, Ine Wijtvliet and Carol Young.

Art Gallery Committee members Lulie Morrisey, Doreen Ceglia and Betsy McMahon are Chairs for this show, which will be on display from November 1 – 30.

Patrice Casanova: "Scooters: Ice-Boating in the Great South Bay"
Reception: Saturday, December 6, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Patrice Casanova was born in Aix en Provence in 1945 and was raised in Paris. From his first exposure to photography as a photojournalist for the magazine French Armies Around the World, the artist went on to work for “teen” magazines covering rock concerts and shooting such bands as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Mr. Casanova then switched to fashion photography, living in both Milan and Germany.

boatIn 1974 he came to New York to work for Glamour magazine and soon became a top photographer in the advertising and fashion industries, working for L’Oreal, Cover Girl, Revlon, French Vogue and Italian Bazaar, among others.

Mr. Casanova now lives in Brookhaven hamlet and enjoys taking pictures of Bellport and its surroundings. As a former speed skater in Europe, he was drawn to the ice-boat racing in Bellport Bay, which he discovered one day while skating down the frozen Beaverdam Creek.

He has now been photographing the boats for many years. The “scooters”, as they are known, have been racing every winter since the 1920’s and the South Bay Scooter Club is the oldest in the United States. Mr. Casanova, who had never seen beaches like those of Long Island’s south shore while growing up in France, claims that he loves this area “more than the rest of the world”.

Art Gallery Committee members Christy Murray and Lynn Crowe are Chairs for this show, which will be on display from December 2 to
January 4.

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. Jolene 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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