Friday, August 19, 2011

The Many Faces of Richard Gachot

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The Many Faces 
of Richard Gachot
August 28 - September 25
Found Object Sculpture by Richard Gachot.  Clockwise from left:  Many Faces, 1996 - oil filter, flour sifters, plumbing parts, kitchen gadgets, bike and wood wheels, and electric heater parts.  Mademoiselle, 2003 - carved and painted wood acorn finial, ribbon, boot trees, lard bucket and cake pan.  
Art Deco Man, 1996 - ice bucket, coffee pot, heat fin, gear, glass and found objects.

This exhibition brings together an extraordinary collection of major works that feature found object sculptor Richard Gachot's signature style.  Gachot's capacity for assemblage and mechanical invention fuses with whimsy and wit, producing works that are ironic, at times searing, indictments of common foibles, and abuses of the environment, real estate development, and recurring 
patterns of behavior or belief.


"From the Ashes" 

A Ceramics Art Exhibition Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Opening Reception at the Art League of Long Island:
  Sunday August 28, 2pm - 4pm
Presented in partnership with the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association   

A group of art educators from Suffolk County, under the direction of raku artist and Art League Faculty member, Gina Mars, have created a series of ceramic pieces symbolizing the regeneration, restoration, and recovery since that tragic day. The raku process uses a combination of fire and smoke to transform the ordinary surface of a clay piece into a work of art with dramatic bursts of color and texture. 

banner  Drawing, oil painting, watercolor,  
pastels, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry,  
 digital photography, fiber arts and more...

Register for FALL CLASSES Now!
Classes are now ONLINE at  

Mark of Elegance TOURS Presents
picture of bottles  
September 15, 2011
Come experience the terroir (loosely translated from French as "a sense of place") of the North Fork of Long Island.  Enjoy a guided tour of Raphael Vineyards in Peconic, where a Sommelier will lead you through the winemaking process.  
Naturally, lunch will be served with a glass of wine to sample! 
A gorgeous setting and a lovely way to spend the day.
Bus departs Art League in Dix Hills @ 9:30 AM. Bagels & coffee on the way. 
Return for home @ 2:00 PM.
To register call (631) 462-5400 x222 or visit us online.  
This tour is presented in collaboration with Mark of Elegance Transportation


 Give us your Tattered and Torn... American Flags

If you have an old tattered or torn American Flag
 that you would like to retire for proper disposal

The American Legion
Greenlawn post 1244
In Cooperation with the 
Art League of Long Island
 is providing 
 a Flag Drop Box
in the lobby of 
Art League of LI
for the month of August

All Flags will be disposed of in a ceremony that is befitting 
their status as the symbol of our
Great Country

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.




pictureThe Art League of Long Island invites members to submit 2D and 3D original works of art for our 56th Annual Members' Exhibition. The exhibition will be shown in two parts:
Part One runs October 9 - 30 for artists whose last names begin with the letters A - L; Part Two runs November 6 - 27 for artists whose last names begin with the letters M - Z. The exhibit will be juried by Dawn Lee, painter, printmaker, Chairperson of the Art Department at St. Joseph's College, and curator at the Omni Gallery in Uniondale. Deadline for submission is September 23. 
pictureArtists and Craftspeople are invited to apply for a space at the Art League of Long Island's 48th Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Fair. The juried fair takes place in the Art League's spacious gallery and art studios December 3 & 4, 10am - 5pm.  Download prospectus here.  
pictureThe second annual Huntington Awareness Day Parade and Fair to be held on Saturday, September 17th in Huntington Station will have two new elements added this year as part of the Town of Huntington's Public Art Initiative, providing new opportunities for artists, as well as for public participation.  A Chalk Flood of street drawings will offer community-wide opportunities for creative expression celebrating the Awareness Day theme of "Unity in the Community," while a Huntington Kinetic Sculpture Competition will add a new element to the Parade up New York Avenue. 
The Chalk Flood, which will take place in designated portions of Huntington's northwest LIRR commuter parking lot on New York Avenue (from Railroad Avenue to Church Street), will have two components:  
    • Communal Drawing Area - a space where any member of the community can make a positive creative contribution to the celebration of "Unity in the Community."  Just bring your creativity!  We'll supply all the necessary materials.  
    • Featured Street Artists Gallery - a juried space where only those artists accepted in advance through submission of an application will be assigned a portion of the limited space available.  An application form can be downloaded from the Huntington Awareness Day website: Applications must be received by noon on August 24, 2011.  Tips on street painting techniques can also be found at this web location. 
The Huntington Kinetic Sculpture Competition was inspired by Kinetic Sculpture Races held annually in Baltimore, California, and other locations nationwide.  While the Huntington event, will not include either the "race" or the "all-terrain" elements of these other Kinetic Sculpture events, we're sure that it will offer ample opportunity for display of both creative imagination and engineering skills, as well as lots of fun for spectators and participants alike!  Competitors will join other Huntington Awareness Day Parade participants in traversing the 1.3 mile Parade route in their unique human-powered kinetic sculptures.  Judges will award prizes in a variety of competition categories in recognition of artistic creativity, engineering prowess, and expression of the Huntington Awareness Day theme - "Unity in the Community."  Those interested in entering this competition can download an application form and competition rules from the Huntington Awareness Day website: Applications must be received by noon on September 7, 2011.  Tips on constructing a kinetic sculpture are also available on this website. 
For further information on the Chalk Flood, the Huntington Kinetic Sculpture Competition or other Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative projects, contact John Coraor, Director of Cultural Affairs, at 631-351-3099 or via e-mail: 
 pictureArtists 50 and over who reside in Nassau County are invited to exhibit and sell paintings, photography, and wall handicrafts at the Glen Cove Senior Center's "Golden Gallery".  There will be a small reception at the beginning of each month for the chosen artist who is presenting their work.  For more information contact Lucy Van Horn at (516) 759-9610 or at
pictureThe Village Connection Magazine features works of local artists each month on its cover and invites Huntington area artists to submit artwork for consideration of front-page placement. Please email a jpeg as well as a short write-up for inclusion on the contents page. Visit their site at  

pictureSeptember 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Together with the Akira Yoshizawa Museum-Theatre of Origami, the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University seeks submissions of paper sculptural artwork for the Peace Tree 9/11 Memorial in Stony Brook, New York. This memorial commemorates peace as a response to the tragedy of 9/11.
Submissions must be two or three-dimensional paper sculptures that may include origami,
cutouts, lanterns, strip folding, snapology, and knotology.
For more information please contact: Jennifer Iacona at or visit,
Deadline for Submissions is August 31, 2011

 The Art League of Long Island | 107 East Deer Park Rd | Dix Hills NY 11746
631.462.5400 |  

1 comment:

  1. hi, like the blog. Would you put up a link to my blog? I make sculptures from found objects. Based in the UK. Take a look,