HONORING THE PAGE
Jennifer DiRubbio, Sea Turtles. Dean Goelz, Mother and Daughter Kiss. Ellen Wiener, Wasps. Susan Newmark, Along the Hudson.
September 1 - September 29, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 3-5pm
Gallery North is pleased to present Honoring the Page, an exhibition which will focus on the unique range of artists’ interpretations of the world around us and explore books as various forms of art and communication. Since its initial inception in 2011, Honoring the Page embodies the personal relationship between the artist and the page.
Mark your calendars for our ArTalk with artists Jennifer DiRubbio and Kathleen Bart of Honoring the Page. You will have the opportunity to see through the artist perspective and discuss what it means to honor the creative diversity of illustrative work. Sunday, September 17, 3-5pm. Call Gallery North to reserve your seat, 631-751-2676.
Artists and writers in this exhibition include:
Alexandra Adams, whose most recent endeavor has led her to create illustrations inspired by the tunes, songs and poems of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Having spent time studying traditional fiddle in Tipperary, Ireland, she was fortunate to experience the all encompassing relationship between the culture and its music. Sitting in on informal gatherings of people who play mainly traditional music, she found that the essence of this time-honored music remains deep-rooted, vibrant and preserved in generations young and old. Alexandra finds that the collaboration of art and song continue to be an exploration of line, color, and musical composition.
Kathleen Bart is a published author and illustrator of children’s books. Some of the published credits of Kathleen Bart include Tale of Two Teddies and a series of other stories about Teddy Bears which she has been drawing and writing about throughout her life. She has also created an interesting Global Cookbook for Kids which provides many popular recipes adapted for children of all ages and abilities.
Jennifer DiRubbio is an accomplished artist and wildlife activist. As a passionate environmentalist, her books for children use beautiful realistic illustrations to introduce concepts of caring for the world we live in.
Nicholas Frizalone is an American born and raised artist who lives and works in Long Island, NY. He studied under master illustrator/draftsman Jeffrey K. Fisher from 2008-2014 at the Drawing Studio LI. He received his BFA from Stony Brook University and his MFA from Long Island University in Brookville, NY. Nicholas is currently a co-director and teacher at the Jeffrey K. Fisher Drawing Studio. He currently exhibits his work in the tri-state area of New York.
Dean Goelz, trained at the Maryland Institute of Art and has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Leo Kesting Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There have been many articles about his work . ‘Forming Lines: Translations between Drawing and Sculpture at Like the Spice, Williamsburg’ written by Rodger Stevens for Saatchi Online in 2008. Dean presents the viewer with his interpretations of the human condition. He highlights the play between the awkwardness and the elegance of existence.
Larissa Grass is a creative artist and dedicated educator committed to helping students grow in their knowledge, perception, and appreciation of the arts through the exploration of art history, experimentation with materials, and discovery of personal expression. Larissa received her Art Education Certificate from Dowling College, Oakdale, New York 2002 and a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1996 she has been a part of the Jeffrey K. Fisher Drawing Studio, Smithtown, New York. In 2017 Town of Brookhaven Women’s Advisory Board named Larissa Grass, the 2017 Long Island Artist of the Year.
Karla Gudeon creates whimsical hand-painted dry point engravings which have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Her original designs unite dry-point engraving, a method of hand-pulled printmaking, with watercolor painting, thus achieving unique images for her work. Beautiful hand-made papers with organic fiber inclusions provide a natural yet elegant surface for Karla’s work.
Susan Newmark known for work on paper and unique artist books integrates collage, paint, photo imagery, layered fragments from popular culture, and found objects in an exploration of narrative and storytelling. Place, memory, nature, and the human body are subjects of Susan’s work.
Louis Slobodkin was a poet, sculptor and children’s book writer. He did not immediately become involved with children’s literature. He illustrated his first children’s book in 1941, The Moffats, by his friend, Eleanor Estes, with whom he collaborated on five more books. In 1944, he won the Caldecott Medal for illustrating Many Moons, written by James Thurber. He wrote and illustrated the popular The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree book series. and was also the author of Sculpture; Principles and Practice. During his career, Slobodkin illustrated nearly 90 books, 50 of which he also wrote.
Susan Remick Topek is a writer who creates books which teach young children about Jewish customs and history. On display are samples of how she creates and collaborates with artists to prepare books for publication.
Ellen Wiener is an American artist specializing in painting and printmaking. She holds degrees from Bennington College and Queens College, CUNY, and has taught at the university level since 1985. Wiener has received several honors including The Andrew Carnegie Prize for Painting from The National Academy of Design, The William Randolph Hearst Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers from The American Antiquarian Society, residency grants from The MacDowell Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, Holy Cross Monastery and stipends from The New York Foundation for the Arts.