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

Trustees
Lynda Confessore,
President

Cristina Kepner,
Treasurer

Laraine Rothenberg,
Secretary

Sarah Adams
James Herbert
Christopher Keber
Erin Lynch
Barbara Sartorius

Quogue Library
90 Quogue Road
PO Box 5036
Quogue, NY 11959
Phone (631) 653-4224
Fax (631) 653-6151

 

Art Gallery

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 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

April -- Ine Wijtvliet: "Life, Living and Reliving"
Reception:  Saturday, April 5, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

sandyIne Wijtvliet is a native of the Netherlands, where she received her training at the Royal Academy of Art.  She relocated in the 1960s to the United States, where she began a career in graphic design, working as Art Director at IBM before opening her own graphic design office in New York City in 1976.

Recently Ms. Wijtvliet began to paint, which she says has been an exciting challenge.   According to the artist, “Movement, color and action exemplify my work.”  She prefers large canvases and believes that the dynamic expression in her brushstrokes comes from the vitality and energy she gets from her lifelong passion for and devotion to sports. She is a tri-athlete, tennis player, wind surfer and sailor.

art3Ms. Wijtvliet also enjoys figure drawing and some of this work will be exhibited in this show.  Also featured will be paintings inspired by her experience during and after Hurricane Sandy.

The artist lives in New York City and Remsenburg.

Art Gallery Committee members Judy McDermott and Missy Lynch are chairs of this show, which will be on display April 2 – 28.

May - Andrea L. Parker "Photographs from Early Girl Farm"
Artist's Reception - Saturday, May 3, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
featuring snacks and produce presented by Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm

artAndrea Parker, a native of Long Island, has been associated with Early Girl Farm in East Moriches for the past several years.  Her photographs capture the beauty, vibrance and symmetry of the farm’s wholesome, organic produce.  While she conveys a playful mood, the artist tries to portray an underlying theme of the hardship inherent in the process of seeding, planting, cultivating and harvesting.

art2“The life of a farmer is truly a labor of love,” says the artist, noting that every stage of growth creates a daily canvas from which her work has materialized.    Ms. Parker’s tenure at the farm has provided the inspiration for her photography and put her in touch with a like-minded community that is supportive and contributes to the positive energy of organic farming.

Ms. Parker’s work at Early Girl Farm has engendered a love for Kunekune pigs, and she now owns one of her own by the name of Eva McPherson.

Art Gallery Committee members Judy McDermott and Missy Lynch are chairs of this show, which will be on display from May 1 – 28.

June -- Cindy Patrick: "East End Eden"
Lecture - “Art in Your Pocket: Using the iPhone as a Creative Tool” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 with Reception to follow 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

art4Cindy Patrick discovered her love of photography as an art student in the early ’80s and quickly gravitated to alternative processes, including hand coloring and lith printing.  She moved from “toy” cameras to Polaroids and then to digital photography, Photoshop and finally the iPhone.  She has been a professional photographer for the last decade.

All her photographic art is now created using the iPhone as a camera and the iPad as her editing tool.  Ms. Patrick says that her intention with her work is “to show the world solely from my own subjective perspective, distorting colors and forms for emotional effect.”  She emphasizes painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic.  “While the starting point for each piece is a photograph,” she says, “I strive to transform the ordinary into something poetic.”

artMs. Patrick is considered one of the leading practicians of iPhoneography and has exhibited her work in galleries across the United States and abroad.  She has contributed to two books on the subject and has presented at the annual MacWorld Conference as part of the “Mobile Masters Sessions.”

Art Gallery Committee member Liz Platé is chair of this show, which will be on display from May 31 – June 29.

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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