Catching Up With Jose: “Community” at Spotlight, Environmentally Conscious Public Art

Jose Tutiven and Bri Sanders at the Upsculpt Ribbon Cutting of "Lobster Buoy Boy" in Huntington early this month.

We’ve mentioned Jose Tutiven before. His reputation preceded him by 20 miles as he has earned the appreciation of folks Island-wide. His company, Colored Colors, “empowers unity amongst creatives…fosters long term relationships between the community of creatives and local business…[and]…serves as the platform to instill the mentality of artistry, commerce and community.”

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Arts Matter: LIAA Releases Numbers Detailing $330M Impact on LI

LIAA Board Member Marc Wong, David Okorn and Melissa Greenberger of LICF, and Lauren Wagner of LIAA show off key stats from a recent comprehensive study of the economic impace of Arts and Cultural organizations on LI

Share this with anyone involved in securing investment in the arts. We know the value is clearly deeper than economics. Still, that impact is profound and now we have numbers to clearly illustrate it!

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Shop Local! 2023 Northport Leg Lamp Lighting

How one village gets lit, including a Shopping Guide starring the merchants who light the Northport Leg Lamp!

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NHS Paint & Sip to Focus on The Leg Lamp!

Flyer for Northport Historical Society Paint & Sip Nite: The Leg Lamp

The Northport Historical Society offers fantastic programming, We are EXTRA excited about this event!

Northport Historical Society & The Firefly Artists invite you to take a painting journey of a Holiday Icon! Join us at the Museum as Executive Director (and Firefly!) Caitlyn Shea gives you step-by-step instructions to help you paint The Leg Lamp. Adult beverages will be served while A Christmas Story plays in the background to inspire your creativity. (And rumor has it, a Fra-Gee-Lay delivery will be at the Museum days before it makes it’s official debut!) 
 
What: “Paint & Sip Nite featuring The Northport Leg Lamp!
When: Thursday, November 16th at 6pm.
Limited Space Available! Ages 21+ Only!
Cost: $45 Society Member | $55 Non-Members.
To Register: visit the NHS website

 

We at The Firefly are absolutely delighted to join in this celebration of relatively recent history, and will be clearing our Darcy Arts Center special exhibition space to host a POP-UP SHOW OF WORKS by willing participants, together with on-theme pieces by our Fireflies!  This will be on view the weekend of 11/17-11/19.

Follow The Firefly’s Facebook and Instagram stories for more on what our Fireflies are up to. They light up everywhere!!!

We also love following their Northport Historical Society on Facebook, They do a great job of keeping us up to date with their events, while teaching us something new about our past all the time!

Hope to see you next Thursday!

Night at the Museum with John Lazzaro

Flyer for the 2nd Annual Nite at the Museum Halloween Costume Party

Join Firefly John Lazzaro at the Northport Historical Society on Thursday, October 19th at 6pm. 

At this Second Annual “Nite at the Museum Halloween Costume Party” there will be food, drink, music, prizes, and more! John will discuss his beautiful coffee table book: “A Vanishing New York.” Related works will be on view in the Museums’ October Pop-up Exhibit Space.

Costumes highly recommended! For more info and to register:  Visit the NHS website

Follow The Firefly’s Facebook and Instagram stories for more on what our Fireflies are up to. They light up everywhere!!!

The Northport Historical Society also has tons of stuff going on. We love following their Facebook page, which keeps us up to date with their events, while teaching us something new about our past all the time.

Huntington Art Walk!

Huntington Art Walk, October 1st from 12-5pm. Experience the arts in Huntington Village on this Free, Self-Guided Tour!

This Sunday!! All new exhibits for the Huntington Village Art Walk!  

Join the Huntington Fine Art Center along with nine other venues around town as they celebrate the visual arts. Meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments and listen to live music along the way. 

Pick up your flyer at the info table, under the Paramount marquee, or at any of the stops. Hope to see you!


When: Sunday, October 1, 12-5pm
 
More information is available at The Huntington Art Center Website including a map and details regarding the various venues.
 
There will be an info table under the marquee at the Paramount Theater on the day of the event.
 

Enjoy!

Huntington Art Center: A Best Kept Secret Moves Into the Light!

A photo of Wendy Curtis in her beautiful new Wall St., Huntington Shop

Photo of Wendy Curtis in the new home of the Huntington Art Center by Katheryn Laible

The Huntington Art Center recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for their beautiful new space on Wall Street in Huntington. Now, it is easy to find their quality framing, printing and design services, as well as a curated collection of local and national fine art.

At a time when I felt like I knew every corner of The Village, discovering the Huntington Art Center was delightful. I was just starting out as a fine art photographer, and looking at frames and art in ways I never had before. They say when the student is ready the teacher appears, right? I guess that’s why, after a lifetime of wandering the streets of Huntington, it was then I found the then-tucked away shop that had served the Village of Huntington since 1957.

Wendy was thoughtful and enlightening. I had so many questions! I’m not sure when I found out she was a regular reader of the newsletter – or if maybe that same day I discovered her was the first time she found me, too. I also had no idea that she was a major creative spirit behind Huntington’s Art Walks.

What I did know, instantly, was that this place was grounded in love of art and craftsmanship. It was a beautiful shop, for the frames alone, but it was also …. An art gallery…. Almost like a secret gallery…

Just knowing it existed made me smile.

Now! Now, I am grinning ear to ear because now this frame shop is where it should be: Right on Wall Street in Huntington where anyone can see it. Inside is a gorgeous selection of frames as well as local and national art; a beautiful gallery that can frame whatever you need.  

It’s got the work of dear Firefly Constance Sloggatt-Wolf in there, for one – Big pieces that she can’t usually fit at the Firefly!

I love it so much…

Go see!!!

It’s beautiful…