There are plenty of art events to know about taking place this month on Long Island. We've selected art event highlights from the Long Island art scene to add to the 'To-Do' list for November. Expect to find artist talks, exhibition openings, art receptions and other art-related events taking place in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island in November.
Lorna Bieber at Stony Brook University's Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Two events—an Artist Talk and a Salon—are scheduled on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in support of the “Lorna Bieber: Traces” exhibition that opened on November 5, 2016 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. Bieber will give the Artist Talk at the gallery at 2:30 p.m. She's also the featured speaker in the Salon that begins at 4 p.m. at the gallery where she will discuss her art.
On view through December 18, 2016, “Lorna Bieber: Traces” features ten of Bieber’s large-scale photographic murals and four of her wall-size montages. Since the 1980s, Bieber has been reinterpreting generic images into larger, layered works of art, according to her website. Bieber uses found photographs of trees, flowers, animals, houses and occasionally human figures and manipulates them through the process of photocopying, enlarging, painting, collaging and printing to create large installations in which to immerse the viewer.
Admission to the gallery and events is free.
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery is located in the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794.
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Long Island Biennial
The Heckscher Museum of Art will be hosting a reception for the 2016 Long Island Biennial on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
The reception for the exhibition, which opened on September 3 and will run until December 4, 2016 will feature a jazz performance at 7 p.m.
The Biennial is a juried exhibition to showcase the work of professional, contemporary artists in Long Island. This year, the jury received a record-breaking 336 entries from artists in Suffolk and Nassau counties.
The 54 works selected for the exhibition by the jurors include paintings, photographs, and porcelain works. An article previewing the show, “The Long Island Biennial Opens at The Heckscher Museum of Art” by Pat Rogers, was published on Hamptons Art Hub on September 9, 2016. A review of the exhibition, “2016 Long Island Biennial Reveals Artists’ Many Strengths” by Charles A. Riley II, was published on October 19, 2016.
All 336 entries can be viewed on the website LongIslandBiennial.org, an online gallery.
Admission is $8 for adults, with discounted rates for seniors and students. Admission is free for museum members and children under 10, and for active military personnel, veterans and family members.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.
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Slide Slamming Art Exhibition
An Artists Reception is scheduled on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Patchogue Arts Council Gallery to celebrate “Slide Slamming: A Long Island Collaboration,” the first art exhibition resulting from the Islip Art Museum’s Slide Slam series.
The exhibition, which opened on Saturday, November 12, 2016, will run through December 30, 2016 at the gallery. The exhibition is an offshoot of the Slide Slam series, which was created to showcase artists currently working on Long Island and to bring together the artistic communities of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn.
During the Slide Slam events, artists had five minutes to present their work to an audience that included curators and art professionals. The exhibition, which was curated by John Cino, features work from nearly all the artists that participated in the first Slide Slam event at the Islip Art Museum.
The Islip Art Museum’s Slide Slam series included collaborations with the Patchogue Arts Council, RIPE Art and the Long Island Museum. The IAM 2016 Slide Slam Series is part of the IAM Unifying Project, funded in part by Suffolk County.
The Patchogue Arts Council Gallery is located at 20 Terry Street, Ste. 116, Patchogue, NY 11772.
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Christine Schmidt Retrospective
The Performing Arts Center Gallery at Adelphi University in Garden City will host a reception for “Recent Acquisition: The Works of Christine A. Schmidt” on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m.
On view through Sunday, December 18, 2016, the retrospective exhibition, which opened November 6, 2016, features watercolors and prints by the late artist, who was an alumna of Adelphi University. The university recently acquired more than 600 works of art by the artist from her sister, Alice Schmidt, who also guest curated the retrospective to show the artist’s development throughout her career.
Schmidt, who was a fashion designer in New York City during the 1950s and ’60s, also was an art teacher who created her own works on the side. During her career, she created more than 250 limited edition linoleum and zinc plate etchings, as well as more than 2000 paintings, experimenting with mediums from watercolor and charcoal to salt, sand and melted cray-pas.
The Performing Arts Center Gallery is located at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530.
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Three New Shows at Nassau County Museum
The Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor will open three new exhibitions to the public on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
“Ansel Adams: Sight and Feeling,” “Light Works: 100 Years of Photos” and “New Photos: Long Island Collects” will all be on view through March 5, 2017. To read more about the photographs on view, click here.
Coinciding with the exhibitions, two films screen daily: "Stryker’s America: Photographing the Great Depression" and "Cartier-Bresson’s Century." Click here for screening times.
The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576.
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