Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, Jgallucci@antonnews.com Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:00
A handpicked group of Long Island artists will come together at the Hutchins Gallery of the Long Island University Post campus for the Seven & Seven showcase, featuring seven painters and seven sculptors.
Landscape painter Howard Rose, a Woodbury resident, will be one of those artists.
“Nature will give you a painting in every five-degree turn,” says Rose. “My goal as an artist is to have the ability to see it and to capture the beauty.”
Rose has been painting with oils since 1989.
“It certainly was and is an exciting journey to become an artist and see the world through an artist’s eye,” he says. “I love the challenge of turning an everyday scene into a successful and exciting painting, inventing new shapes and colors, tweaking the design and making it read as you envisioned.”
The “Seven & Seven” shows have become very popular across Long Island and each of the 14 professional artists have won numerous awards and been widely shown at exhibitions, galleries and public spaces in the metropolitan area and beyond.
The group is made up of all local artists including Rose, Northport’s Leslie Barnett, Setauket’s Arthur Bernstein; Daniel Brown, Alex Chwick, Nanette Fluhr, all from Dix Hills; Dan Fusco of Patchogue, Liz Jorg Masi of Garden City, Shawn McAvoy of Melville, Donna Harlow Moraff of West Islip, Alice Riordan of Old Westbury, Marie Sheehy Walker of Huntington, Kiril Tzotchev of Sea Cliff and Marcia Wolfson of Rockville Centre.
The showcase format of Seven & Seven gives each artist the opportunity to show the full breadth of their abilities, styles and inspirations. Each member presents seven to 10 (size dependent) pieces, ranging from Long Island plain air landscapes and water colors to clay and resin sculptures.
The show will run from Octber 2 to November 31 with an Artists Reception on Sunday, October 6 from 1-4 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
As they have done in the past, the artists will also reach out to their communities, giving special tours to local high schools, nursing homes and senior citizen groups. For more background on each of the artists as well as samples of their work, visit www.sevenandseven.org.