Sunday, September 24, 2023

Islip Arts Coincil Annul Fundtaiser event Oct.5, 2023

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SEPT 22, 2023


October 5, 2023 / 6:30pm / Trio at the Holbrook Country Club

Click the link below to watch our "sizzle" video, you will be amazed at the breadth of IAC's programming. Your generosity helps to bring all the arts to the community! We thank YOU!

Please buy your ticketssponsorship, and ads today, the deadline is closing in, September 26th.



Good Samaritan University Hospital,

David Auguste, Reynard Burns, and Christina Macina

Good Samaritan University Hospital

Good Samaritan University Hospital, part of the Catholic Health system, has served the south shore of Long Island for more than 50 years. Its combination of clinical excellence and compassionate care sets it apart and is why so many community residents rely on and trust Good Samaritan for their health and wellness needs.


For more than 25 years, Good Samaritan has been educating the next generation of physicians in the latest, most innovative medicine, all while providing the most advanced capabilities along with the most compassionate care. Now, its name reflects that commitment to Long Islanders today and for generations to come. Adding “University” builds on the hospital’s longstanding reputation for excellence in the community, leading edge technology, expanding services, and increasing focus on academic excellence and clinical research. Good Samaritan University Hospital will redefine what a University Hospital means by blending medicine, science, innovation, compassion and teaching.


Good Samaritan University Hospital recently broke ground on its Patient Care Pavilion. This 300,000 square foot addition will be located on the northeast portion of the campus and feature a 75-bay Emergency Department, 16 high-tech replacement operating rooms and three floors of private patient rooms. These expansion plans allow it to continue to provide the highest level of health care while accommodating the growing health care needs of our surrounding Long Island community. In addition, the hospital was recently verified as the south shore of Long Island's only Level I Adult Trauma Center, was nationally ranked by US News and World report for its Obstetrics and Gynecology Services and is a Magnet-recognized hospital, nursing's highest honor.

David Auguste

David Auguste is Director of Heckscher State Park.  With over 29 years of experience, he has effectively managed decreasing budgets while taking on new amenities such as disc golf and rental cottages.  As a graduate of Binghamton University with a Master’s in Public Administration, David has incorporated his lessons in “doing more with less’ at Heckscher.  He has streamlined park functions, cross trained staff to perform many duties and he regularly works with volunteer groups who help to maintain the park.

David also specializes in training and coaching park workers to become park managers. 

David is inspired daily by his wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, attending Broadway shows, traveling abroad and immersing in different cultures. 

Reynard Burns

Born in Harlem in 1946, Reynard has followed a path that has been rewarding, inspiring, and always moving forward.

After over forty years of directing orchestras and teaching at the public school and college levels, Reynard has been able to engage in projects and programs that reach a larger audience. His compositions have been performed for several Islip Arts Council programs and concerts including Concert in the Parks and the Immersion Project “Flight” featuring the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Reynard has appeared as guest conductor for youth orchestras on the New York

area and has been commissioned to compose music for orchestras in New York and Utah. His compositions have been performed across the United States and abroad.

He is the founder and president of Reynard Burns Publishing Inc.

Reynard continues to present workshops and lectures about composers of color. He has served as Public Relations officer for the Islip Town Branch of the NAACP and has been Public Relations Officer for the Claude B. Govan Tri-State Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc. for many years. In 2017 Reynard served as liaison between West Point and the Tuskegee Airmen for the dedication of the Benjamin O. Davis Barracks at West Point.

Christina W. Macina

Christina joined the Islip Arts Council in 2019 bringing nearly 20 years of experience in Not-For-Profit companies and institutions. She has a rich and varied experience in both public and private companies. Over the past five years, Christina has been working with Lynda, the Executive Director, to strengthen internal controls and to obtain grants for the many programs offered by the Islip Arts Council. She has spearheaded and implemented new ttechniques for the IAC consignment shop, where local artisans can show and sell their work. Christina’s track record for organizing both work and teams, is a strength utilized across the many programs available. She always strives toward creating a productive yet welcoming and friendly work environment, encouraging every team member to use their strengths.

Christina graduated from St. John’s University where she met her husband, Joe. Together they have three wonderful children and enjoy playing golf whenever they can.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Wally Gilbert exhibits at the Viridian Gallery NYC, October 3-28th, 2023.

"Blue Tree" 

A 60" x 40" panel on a Flush Frame.

Digital print on Aluminum


Wally Gilbert

Patterns of Reality

An Exhibition




Viridian Artists


October 3rd – October 28th, 2023


 Opening Reception with Artist: Thursday, October 5th, 6 to 8 pm

Saturday Reception with the Artist:  October 14th, 4 to 6 pm


548 West 28th Street, #632

Chelsea, NY 10001

Tuesday – Saturday:  12 – 6 pm   


To Visit a Virtual Gallery of This Show: Please Click Here


"Stripes – Red Orange" 

A 36" x 24" panel with a flush frame

Digital print on Aluminum 

A Catalog of the Show is Available from Amazon. Please Click Here:

Heckscher Museum of Art New Letter.

September 22, 2023

On View

Raise the Roof: The Home in Art


Robin T. Hadley



Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein

Pien and Hans Bosch

Public funding provided by Suffolk County 

New Courtney M. Leonard Book Now Available!


Jessica Brassler and George Kakoulides

and Catherine Raphael

Ways to Support
Visit the Museum

Altoon Sultan, Night Portrait, 1981, oil on canvas mounted on board. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Sinkoff [detail].

Saturday, September 23, 12 – 5 pm

Rain or Shine!


Join us for a day of fun and creativity in the Museum and Heckscher Park! Enjoy an array of activities designed for all ages, including watercolor painting, collage, and more. Live music on the terrace throughout the day. 

The first 100 attendees will receive free art supplies! 

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Tickets and sponsorships are available now for the Annual Benefit!

Saturday, October 14, 2023, Noon to 4:00 pm

Water’s Edge, Centerport

Waterside Cocktails & Luncheon


Robert G. Carter, Artist

Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D.

Andrea Wozny, 1999 Long Island’s Best Alumnus

Talented artists from Drawn Together NYC will sketch imaginative portraits of our guests throughout the event. Pose for a live sketch or bring a photograph for the artists to sketch from.

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Art in a Minute Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

Inspiring stories of historical women are at the center of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso’s art. Dellosso is a native New Yorker, of Cuban and Ecuadorian heritage. A contemporary painter with extensive art historical knowledge, Dellosso pays tribute to great female painters from the Renaissance through the modern era. Often melding her own image with other artists, Dellosso creates unique self-portraits that tell fascinating stories. 

Watch the video and learn more about Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso on the Museum's TikTok!

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Museum Educator Alyssa Matthews with Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, Homage Ode: Käthe Kollwitz, 2018, ink, pencil, pastel, oil, and gold leaf. Museum Purchase.

Huntington Village Art Walk 

Sunday, October 1, 12 - 5 pm


The Museum is happy to participate in the Fall 2023 Huntington Village Art Walk, a self-guided tour of museums and galleries, in the Village of Huntington. Enjoy live music in the galleries 12:30 - 3 pm, with Deanna Hudson. Docents will be giving tours of our exhibitions in English at 3 pm and 4 pm. Tours in Spanish will be at 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. 

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Heckscher Museum Featured on Hyperallergic's 

"15 Art Shows to See in New York This September"

The Heckscher Museum is pleased to be featured on the art site Hyperallergic. Courtney M. Leonard and the exhibition COURTNEY M. LEONARD: LOGBOOK 2004-2023, was named one of the top exhibits to see this month! Visitors can enjoy the exhibition through November 12.  

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Courtney M. Leonard, BREACH: Logbook 23 | ALLUVION, 2023, ceramics, oyster shells, pallets, paint, video [detail].

Illuminations 2023: The Many Faces of Home

The Heckscher Museum Lights Up Fall Festival with a Multimedia Installation

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 7 - 8 pm


A dynamic multimedia display of art, light, and sound, sure to delight and engage all audiences, Illuminations 2023, is a highlight of the annual Long Island Fall Festival at Heckscher Park.

Illuminations 2023: The Many Faces of Home includes a custom-made collection of dynamic, short, digital art animations, which will be projected onto the Museum's façade and choreographed to music. This socially engaged and collaborative visual art installation has been specifically created for the Museum by a team of international digital artists working with Executive Director Heather Arnet, and visual artist Han Qin, a digital artist and printmaker based on Long Island and Hangzhou, China. 

Sponsors: The Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Town of Huntington, and The Laurel Group. 

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Long Island Fall Festival

Kids Art Activity

Sunday, Oct. 8, 12 - 5 pm 


Join us on the terrace and have a great time creating a pumpkin patch collage! Add your own details to complete this Fall work of art! (The project will be indoors in case of inclement weather.)

Plein Air Painting at Dove/Torr Cottage

Sunday, October 15, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Rain Date: October 22

Join artist Ed Lee for a special day of painting en plein air at historic Dove/Torr Cottage! Lee’s inspiration has been historical buildings throughout Long Island, including the Dove/Torr Cottage. Learn about the story of Helen Torr and Arthur Dove’s artwork and their cottage in Centerport. Begin the day with a short tour at The Heckscher Museum, then drive to Dove/Torr Cottage, find the perfect spot, and spend the afternoon painting en plein air, guided by Ed Lee.

Members $40 | Non-Members $50

Bring a brown bag lunch and your own painting supplies.

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From left: Ed Lee, Dove Torr Cottage; Arthur Dove and Helen Torr Cottage Courtesy of Maya Argov.

Panel: Shinnecock Art & Activism

Saturday, October 21, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion on motherhood and environmental activism. Shinnecock artist Courtney M. Leonard and Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Worker (doula), Ahna Red Fox, discuss how motherhood has informed their work as activists. Chief Curator, Karli Wurzelbacher, Ph.D., moderates the conversation.

Members Free | Shinnecock Nation Members Free | Non-Members $10

Space is limited, advance registration required.

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Book Signing with Artist Courtney M. Leonard

Saturday, October 21, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet Courtney M. Leonard as she signs copies of her exhibition catalogue, published by Planting Fields Foundation and The Heckscher Museum of Art.

Books available for purchase, $20 Members and $25 Non-Members.