Gallery North officially launches the Gallery North Community Art Center on Sunday, October 18, 2015, with a celebration held from 2 to 4 p.m. Located in Setauket on Long Island, the event includes art demonstrations, live music, a tour of the new art center and art activities for children. At 4:30 p.m., Andrew Polan, President of the Board of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce, will lead a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch the Center. Light refreshments will be served. 

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Gallery North’s Community Art Center will engage the local community in a range of educational and artistic events. Photo: Fiona Cashell.

Gallery North’s Community Art Center will engage the local community in a range of educational and artistic events. Photo: Fiona Cashell.

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Gallery North’s Community Art Center will present a range of educational and artistic events, including innovative fine arts education and outreach activities for children and adults, advanced workshop opportunities for professional practicing artists, ArTalks, and a discussion series on arts and film. 

Judith Levy, Director of Gallery North, feels the Community Art Center will play an essential role in the local community and beyond.

“The Community Art Center will provide the area with a place to share meaningful experiences while pursuing new avenues of expression and creativity," stated Levy. "At Gallery North we want to encourage engagement and growth within the arts. With the addition of the Community Art Center, we will be able to make art accessible to everybody, regardless of age or ability. This is one of our main goals and we feel incredibly excited about the future of the Community Art Center. We strongly believe that it will make a lasting and positive impact on the area”.

At the celebration on October 18, 2015, live music will be performed by Roberta Fabiano Tri. Art demonstrations will be held by Gallery North art instructors. The facility tour will be led by Gallery North Director Judith Levy.

The first arTalks will be held on October 17, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. Helena Claire Pittman presents her work and discusses her career in children's illustration, writing and publishing. The second installment takes place on November 1 from 3 to 5 p.m with Franklin Perrell, Art expert and former curator with Nassau County Museum, who will discuss the current exhibition.

Currently on view at Gallery North is "Then and Now" featuring Gallery North's Artist Advisory Council who "...explored and reimagined locations and historical sites of the local area" to create an exhibition that celebrates Long Island and its rich history.

Participating artists include Kelynn Alder, Fred Badalamenti, Sheila Breck, Pam Brown, Nancy Bueti-Randall, Jeanette Dick, Flo Kemp, Bruce Lieberman, Carol Marburger, Kevin McEvoy, Eleanor Meier, Terence Netter, Doug Reina, Pat Solan and Fernanda Vargas.

Bruce Lieberman is based in The Hamptons.

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BASIC FACTS: Gallery North will officially launch the Gallery North Community Art Center on October 18, 2015 with art activities, workshops, live music and a tour from 2 to 4 p.m.  At 4:30 p.m.,  Andrew Polan, President of the Board of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce, will lead a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch the Center.

Gallery North's Community Art Center is located adjacent to Gallery North, located at 84 North Country Rd, Setauket, NY 11733. www.gallerynorth.org.

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