THE 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
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
January - "Dreams" - Acrylic, Oil and Pencil on Paper by Gail Miro
Artist's Reception - Saturday, January 18, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gail Miro's work of acrylic, oil and pencil on paper reflects her life’s experiences, especially living and painting in the New England mountains and the coast of Long Island.
"Art is a dialogue within myself and the surrounding world. I embody my images... fish, mountains, birds etc… and paint and draw them in many different forms. These dream images flow throughout my drawings and canvases and are in constant flux exploring new surrounding planes. Horizon lines are 'topsy- turvy' where birds magically appear swimming below the ocean and fish flying throughout the vast openings of sky and mountains. My palette is especially important, for I use color as a means of intimate expression," explains Ms. Miro.
Throughout her life Ms. Miro has felt a strong compulsion to create art which is reflected in her numerous exhibitions on the East End as well as her shows in Manhattan, Vermont and Quebec. Since 1986, Ms. Miro has shared her love of art as an art teacher with the students at Southampton High School. She invites us all to, "enjoy the journey into her subconscious."
Art Gallery Committee members Judy McDermott and Doreen Ceglia are Chairs for this show, which will be on display from January 3 through 30.
February - "Natural Elements" - Landscape Oils by Mary Laspia
Artist's Reception - Saturday, February 15, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mary Laspia is inspired by the endless landscapes found on the Eastern End of Long Island. As a painter, she has captured these views by choosing palettes that reflect a particular mood, which expresses her personal interaction with the area and invites a shared, familiar experience with the viewer.
Light and mood are predominant features of Ms. Laspia's work. Over the past 15 years she was mentored by Janet Jennings and other accomplished artists in the area and has developed a unique style of representing the famous light of the East End.
Ms. Laspia has shown her work throughout eastern Long Island and New York City, including Karyn Mannix Contemporary (Southampton), Silas Marder Gallery (Bridgehampton), Guild Hall (East Hampton), Ashawagh Hall (Springs), and Pen and Brush (NYC).
Art Gallery Committee member Doreen Ceglia is Chair for this show, which will be on display from February 1 through 26.
March - Gina Gilmour: Embraces and Landscape Selections
Reception: Saturday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m.
A native of North Carolina and a transplant to the East End from Manhattan, Gina Gilmour first came to Long Island as an artist-in-residence with the William Steeple Davis Foundation in Orient. She fell in love with the North Fork and has transformed an old motel in Mattituck into her studio. The artist’s paintings and sculptures are in many private and public collections, including the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Newark Museum.
The Embraces series features linoleum prints, drawings, sculpture and embroidery, all showing images of figures embracing in moments of compassion and consolation.
The artist’s landscapes range from larger abstract canvases to her “Notes from Orient” series, a collection of narrative miniature paintings.
According to Ms. Gilmour, “Art has always been a way for me to process experience – it is a way to celebrate and to mourn, to rail against the intolerable and to navigate the mysterious.” Art Gallery Committee members Lulie Morrisey, Cristina Kepner and Christy Murray are chairs of this show. The exhibit will be on display March 1-30.
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
Christine Clifton, Library Director, is an ex-officio
member of the committee.
Jolene Lescio, Library Development Coordinator, assists the committee on Public
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