Huntington Arts Council: Conversations in the Arts, More!

One upshot out of all the challenges in recent years has been the rise of online offerings. I am SO excited about connecting more in-person, but being able to catch so many events from any place, any time is phenomenal. Have you seen the Huntington Arts Council’s “Conversations in the Arts” program? It’s fantastic.
See who’s been featured, what they talked about and access audio recordings here. The events are all first presented live on the Huntington Arts Council Facebook Page where viewers can join in.
Talking About LI Galleries
I was impressed and inspired by my own recent experience as part of one highlighting LI galleries. Jessica Valentin aka “Ratgrrl” moderated. It is sad to hear her Muñeca Arthouse is closed. I regret never making it out there and am grateful she shared so much of her journey. She’s a great asset to the LI art scene. Karen Levitov, Director and Curator of the  Staller Center’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University shared an incredible and incredibly thoughtful diversity of programming. Krystin Banko who conceived of and curates the gallery within The Spotlight in The Paramount Theater shared some of that amazing work.
It was a great conversation that touched on a range of deep topics including galleries’ roles in the community, and what they can do to increase diversity of representation and foster new generations of artists. This is important stuff to consider and keep talking about!
Upcoming Conversations In The Arts
Check out the archives and mark your calendar for what’s next:
May 12, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30PM “Call to Community“
Panelists and Moderator TBD
HAC is Hiring!
They’ve Got So Much More Going On
Visit the HAC website to find out about the latest show in their beautiful Main Street Gallery as well as calls to artists. They also offer a great arts-focused newspaper that comes out three times a year, an online community calendar, and a full assortment of programming to support local art and artists.
Congratulations to former Director of Community Partnerships and Development Kieran Johnson, who was recently named as their new Executive Director. They are now seeking an Arts in Education Coordinator! For a full description of the position and key qualifications, go to their website.
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Support Those Who Support Art and Artists!
Learn how to become a member, and other ways to help them serve art and artists on their website here.  Please also note that their annual benefit is coming up. There they will honor the recently retired Executive Director Marc Courtade, as well as Dr. John Coraor, Beth Levinthal and Dr. Kay Hutchins Sato, each of whom have made tremendous contributions to the arts on Long Island.
What: Huntington Arts Council Annual Benefit
When & Where: May 19, 2022 at Coindre Hall
Honoring:  John Coraor Harry & Sandy Chapin Arts and Humanitarian Award
Beth Levinthal, Marc Courtade, Dr. Kay Hutchins Sato, Harry & Sandy Chapin Legacy Award
Additional event details will be available soon. If you have any questions, please email