Clockwise from top right: Ann Fox and her clever collage; Pottery and paintings by Wendy Andersen, Painting by Jonathan Van Brunt; RBG masks by Beth Atkinson and studs by Kate Sydney;
Our community-oriented gallery created by local artists continues to be a light in our lives. Our main Firefly Artists gallery at 162 Main St, Northport is open Tuesday through Thursday 11am-6pm (closed for Thanksgiving), Fri and Sat 11am-8pm and Sunday 11-5pm. Send Katie an email if you’d like to meet up down there!
Salon des Refusees: In Good Company
Our first Major Special Exhibition in our new upstairs “Darcy Center for the Arts” will have it’s final showing on Saturday November 28th from 5:30-8pm.
Featured works showcase prominent Long Island Artists: Mary Ahern, Beth Atkinson, Hillary Broder, Mary Brodersen, John Cino, Anthony Klinger-Cooley, Lisa Federici, Ann Fox, Jan Guarino, Heather Heckel, Stephanie Jacobsen, John Lazzaro, E. Craig Marcin, Craig Mateyunas, Margaret Minardi, Drigo Morin, Rosemary Sloggatt, Jan Tozzo and Dan Welden
The theme — “Salon des Refusees” has historic roots in a famous exhibition in Paris, France ordered by Napoleon III in 1863 to display paintings rejected by the selection committee of the Paris Salon. The Salon was the official annual showcase of French art, arguably the greatest annual or biennial art event in the Western world, and a singular opportunity for artists. The alternative show drew thousands, legitimizing works outside that official mold.
It’s a warm-hearted and spirited reminder: Rejection does not equate to inferior quality. The inevitable letters of refusal received by the artist who dares put themself out there, may put them in very good company indeed.
Up Next! Out of Isolation
Out of Isolation celebrates the creative spirit and how we, as artists, can adapt to turbulent circumstances. In a world turned upside down, we have sheltered in our homes and expressed our feelings with creativity. The Firefly Artists are thrilled to present this incredible selection of works created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The show will be going up this weekend! There is an Open House Reception planned for January 8-10. Come see!
Artistic Samples from Rachel Kalina (left), and Andy Evansen provided by The Firefly Artists
ZOOM Landscape Watercolor with Andy Evansen. Firefly Jan Guarino is bringing in artists she appreciates learning from to teach YOU! This course is suitable for all but the most novice beginner. Says Jan, “Andy is a master at understanding large values and expressing them in a very unique way.” Come learn with us, Wednesday, Dec 9th from 10:30am – 4:00pm (w/ 1/2 hour break) Click here for more info and to register
We also have in-person Jewelry Making Classes with Firefly Rachel Kalina! These are small in person classes: Metal Stamping, Start Metalsmithing, Basic and Advanced Soldering and Stone Setting. Email Katie and she can get you details!