Tuesday, March 11, 2014

“Landscapes from Metropolis to Arcadia” Opens at the Art League of Long Island April 6

Clockwise from left:  “Triduum”, gouache, charcoal by Eileen Sleckman;  ”Red Sun”,
ceramic by Candice Dorsey;  ”Peconic Sundown”, color pencil by Peter McGuggart,

“Landscapes from Metropolis to Arcadia” Opens at the Art League of Long Island April 6
As part of the Art League of Long Island’s “Common Thread” series, “Landscapes from Metropolis to Arcadia” concentrates on landscape imagery expressed in many artistic styles and mediums ranging from realistic and abstract forms to photography and fine crafts.  Artists from the tri-state area were challenged to interpret their vision of the landscape, whether it is of seascapes, cityscapes, garden scenes or woodlands.  The exhibit opens April 6 and runs through May 11.  Opening reception and awards ceremony takes place Sunday, April 6 from 3pm to 5pm.
Of the 399 entries submitted by 221 artists, exhibition juror Jennifer McGregor has selected 60 works for exhibition in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery.  Jennifer McGregor is the Director of Arts and Senior curator at Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, presenting artworks both in the galleries and on the grounds that engage visitors in a dialogue with nature. From 1983 to 1990 Ms. McGregor was Director of the New York City Percent for Art Program, after which she has served as consultant on numerous public art projects and commissions. In this capacity she facilitated the start of the Public Art Network, a program of American for the Arts.  
Ms. McGregor serves regularly on juries, panels and selection committees. Most recently she managed the design selection process for New York City’s Flight 587 Memorial and the artist selection for the Bronx Community College’s new instructional building.
The list of selected works and artists can be found on the Art League’s website at www.artleagueli.org
In conjunction with the exhibit Franklin Hill Perrell, former Chief Curator of the Nassau County Museum of Art and founding partner of Artful Circle, will conduct a benefit lecture titled “Painterly Landscapes from Claude Monet to April Gornik” on Friday April 11 from 7pm to 9pm.  Tickets are available at the door for $55, and $50 if purchased in advance.  Reserve tickets by calling (631) 462-5400 x227.
The Art League of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization serving the community since 1955.  The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery is open to the public free of chargeMonday through Thursday 9am – 9pmFriday 9am – 4pm and on weekends from 11am to 4pm.   The Art League center is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills.  For additional information call (631) 462-5400.

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