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In recognition of Black History Month, the Art League of Long Island presents "Black Voices", an exhibition featuring African-American artists from Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens.
Participating artists are: Abdul Badi (oil paintings), David Byertyre (sculpture), Ramona Candy (collage), Robert Carter (oil painting), Panchita Carter (jewelry), Madona Cole-Lacy (textiles), LeRoy Henderson (photography), James Hoston (oil paintings), Rod Ivey (paintings), Laurence F. Lee (sculptures), Charles Lilly (oil paintings), Karl Mcintosh (primitive, found art), Otto Neals (paintings), Donovan Nelson (paintings), Philippe Previl (paintings), Ernani Silva (collage and mixed media), Ken Smith (paintings), Ann Tanksley (paintings), Emmett Wigglesworth (paintings and sculptures), Frank Wimberley (non-objective paintings), and Ken Wright (stained glass).
To assist in encouraging open dialogue, the Art League is offering the following projects:
• A video to show in a loop in the gallery: Interviews of artists in the exhibition in which each artist will discuss their work, the sources of the themes and their process.
Ramona Candy, In the Wings, acrylic and collage on canvas
• Educational Guide: available both in digital form and book form for visiting families and school groups.
• Three workshops will be offered for both young people and adults offering opportunities to explore their creative selves and learn new and expanding artistic methods. Register in advance online by clicking on workshop title below or call (631) 462-5400 x222.
In “Colorful Creations” an interactive workshop features the art work of painter and muralist, Emmett Wigglesworth (www.emmetwigglesworth.com). Open to students 10 and up - families welcome! Workshops fees apply.
Emmett Wigglesworth, Meeting of Son and Prophets, oil
“Creative Illustration” features the work of James Hoston (www.jameshoston.com), an accomplished figurative artist who has worked at Marvel Comics in the famous "Bullpen" where he helped put together such comics as X-men, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, The Avengers and many more. As a painter he has assisted world-renowned artist Jeff Koons as well as actively exhibiting his own work. Open to adults and teens 16 & up. Workshop fees apply.
In “Mosaic: The Many Become One”, exhibiting artist Ken Wright (www.kenwrightglass.webs.com) will show students how to tell their own story through graceful and colorful stained glass images. Open to adults & teens 16 & up. Workshop fees apply.
• The “Spectator’s Art” is a lecture featuring a conversation about the spectator and art with writer and photographer: Dr. Sheril Antonio, is an Associate Arts Professor in the department of Art and Public Policy and the Associate Dean of the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, Tisch, NYU. Saturday, January 30 from 11am – 1pm. Lecture is free and open to adults.
Pictured in top paragraph: Dream Gaze, oil by Charles Lilly
Pictured in second paragraph: The Writer, oil on panel by Phillipe Previl
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