When my brothers and I were quite young, we had fun summer days at the nearby Park Avenue School summer program. In crafts, we each made more lanyards and loop belts than necessary, but when they headed to sports, I headed to art classes.
Not too long ago, an oil painting – a portrait of a woman – I created back then surfaced in my basement. But even before that I remembered the portrait because of my mom’s reaction to what the art instructor told her about it.
T.A.G.’s Members Showcase – The Art Guild Exhibit on view through July 15, 2023, every Sat. & Sun., 1-5pm 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset
The Art Guild’s Members Showcase reception
VIDEO(with music):Two days after Long Island’s orange sky, I went to The Art Guild’s June 9th Members Showcase reception and awards ceremony at Elderfields Preserve, Manhasset.
The Juror of Awards was JOSHUA RUFF, the Co-Executive Director, Collections and Programming, of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages. The Stony Brook museum holds juried art shows, where I’ve enjoyed exhibiting landscape photography I captured at Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve on Long Island’s south shore.
Scholarship winners received citations from Town of North Hempstead Supervisor JENNIFER DESENA, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman MARIANN DALIMONTE, and NYS Assemblywoman GINA SILLITTI. citations group photo
At the end of the Members Showcase Reception, interested T.A.G. members each picked up a 10″x10″ wood panel to decorate with original artwork and then donate, later this year, to The Art Guild’s Art from the Heart Silent Art Auction.
The 10×10 Silent Art Auction Party is T.A.G.’s largest fundraiser of 2023. Bids start at $100.
The funds will benefit The Art Guild’s educational activities, community outreach programs, group exhibition opportunities, and help support the care of TAG’s home, historic Elderfields Preserve.
Art from the Heart Party – Auction, Gallery & Cocktails
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 – 7-10PM
The Art Guild, 200 Port Washington Blvd, Manhasset, NY
FEATURE PHOTO (at top of post): Manhasset, N.Y., U.S. June 9, 2023. L-R, ILENE SILBERSTEIN and SHELLEY HOLTZMAN, Co-Presidents of The Art Guild, watch awards ceremony at T.A.G.’s Members Showcase Reception.
VIDEO COVER PHOTO(near top of post)Manhasset, N.Y., U.S. June 9, 2023. MARC JOSLOFF, TAG art instructor and member, attends The Art Guild Members Showcase Reception.