SPECIAL EVENTS 2022



Attend the Annual Directors Reception

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
December 8 / 7pm

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Holiday Market

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
December 10-11 / 10am-8pm





Celebrate national hispanic heritage day

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY

On Saturday, October 15, join us as we celebrate the arts of our Hispanic friends and neighbors at the Westfield South Shore Mall. From 1-6pm. Come prepared to dance!





Long Island Vegan Pop Up
date changedto Oct 9 due to Hurricane Ian

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY

On Sunday, October 9, Long Island Vegan Pop Up is coming to the South Shore Mall!
All day, from 12-5pm, participants can get a taste of all kinds of food - ALL VEGAN!

There will also be LIVE PAINTERS, and a ton of art & artisan vendors selling their one-of-a-kind work!

Come and enjoy art, food, and good company. And visit the Islip Arts Council Gallery located inside the mall next to Dick's Sporting Goods.





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FINE ARTS 2022



Small Works - Winter Members Exhibition

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
Show open November 22, 2022 - January 6, 2023

SEE VIDEO OF THE OPENING HERE

BECOME A MEMBER HERE









Artist of the Month: Johnny Segura

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Oct 21 / 7-8:30pm
Show open Oct 11-Nov 1







open call for high school students
your Vote. your voice.

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Nov 1 / 5-7pm
Show open Oct 26-Nov 15


Islip Arts Council and the League of women voters are proud to work together to raise voting awareness through the exhibition of artwork supporting the theme of "Your Vote. Your Voice." Our mission is to encourage students to share the importance of using our voting voice with friends, peers, and family. We are seeking students that wish to create artwork to help further voter education throughout Long Island. Cash prizes will be awarded. For this exhibit, high school student artists were invited to submit up to 2 original works of any medium.







Their Story: Veterans' Awareness Project

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Nov 10 / 5-7pm
Show open Oct 7-Nov 15


CLICK HERE TO SEE NEWSDAY ARTICLE

SEE VIDEO OF THE OPENING HERE

The Veterans Awareness Project aims to keep the conversation going with Veterans who are dealing with PTS/PTSD and mental health issues, and homelessness. This project also addresses Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Month. For this exhibit, veteran artists were invited to submit up to 3 original works in any medium.







Student Spotlight:
Pastel and Colored Pencils





open call
The Beauty of connetquot river State park

At the Conntequot River State Park Preserve, 4090 Sunrise Hwy, Oakdale, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Sept 24 / 2-4pm
Show open Sept 13-Oct 2


For this Open Call, artists were invited to explore the historic preserve and share their impressions.



SEE VIDEO OF THE OPENING & CONCERT HERE

On September 24, 2022, Islip Arts Council had the pleasure of presenting SOUNDSWELL to a large gathering of art enthusiasts at the opening reception of The Beauty of Connetquot River State Park Art Exhibition.

Art and Music in Historic Houses and Sacred Houses of Worship was made possible by a grant from Suffolk County and by the support of Legislator Steve Flotteron, Suffolk County Legislator, LD11.

The performance was recorded and produced by Waldo Cabrera, Islip.TV LLC, MyLITV.com, and is available for viewing by clicking on the image above. Please like and subscribe if you enjoy the show!





ADRC Annual art expressions Exhibit

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, Sept 15 / 1-3pm
Show open Sept 13-17, 2022


The Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center (ADRC) presents the talent of people with Alzheimer's. ADRC provides care, support and educational programs for families in need, and advocates for local familieis who are coping with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.





IAC MEMBERS summer showcase
"JUST YELLOW"

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION August 6 / 5-7pm
Show open now through Sept 10


Islip Arts invited all members to imagine in the color YELLOW. What is your take on yellow? How does yellow influence your work? What is the first thing you think of, physically or emotionally, when you see the word YELLOW? Stop in to see the maginative results.






Suffolk County Art Leaders Association Exhibition


At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION July 9, 2022 / 12noon-2pm
Show open through July 10, 2022

The Suffolk County Art Leaders Association (SCALA) invited its members to participate in the 2022 Members Show, which features work by talented teachers up close!

The array of works on display have all been created by art teachers working within Suffolk County. These exhibiting artists are also dedicated teachers working with children and teenagers to help them become the innovative, talented, and creative individuals of tomorrow.






IAC Student Spotlight show


At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION July 9, 2022 / 12noon-2pm
Show open through July 20, 2022


The Islip Arts Council is proud to feature works of our students, who are taking the WATERCOLOR FOR ALL class with Jody Banaszak on Mondays. These students have learned the basic and advanced techniques of watercolor paintin, with Jody's step-by-step demonstrations and personal instruction.




Paint Like a Master Workshop: Paint and Sip Series

Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, June 25, 2022 / 1:00-3:30pm

In this 2.5 hour workshop, students created an 8 x 10 reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh's Irises and learned about his technique. Wine, snacks, and supplies were included.









Paint Like a Master Workshop: Paint and Sip Series

Claude Monet

Saturday, May 14, 2022 / 1:00-3:30pm

In this 2.5 hour workshop, students created an 8 x 10 reproduction of Claude Monet's Water Lillies and learned about Impressionism. Wine, snacks, and supplies were included.









"HAPPY LITTLE TREES" in collaboration with Long Island Photo Gallery


At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY

In an attempt to evoke the spirit of artist Bob Ross, artists are asked to point their creative focus to trees in all their many forms, whether they be happy or sad trees, big or small trees, or trees standing quietly alone against a landscape or trees as part of a mighty forest.


OPENING RECEPTION June 17, 2022 / 5-7pm
Show open May 6 - June 25, 2022








IAC Open Call
"Mother Nature" in collaboration with Women Sharing Art


Women Artists from Long Island were invited to submit up to three (3) original works that speak to the theme of Mother Nature. Show was adjudicated by Wendy Curtis, President and owner of the Huntington Art Center, Huntington, NY.

SEE VIDEO OF THE OPENING HERE




CLICK HERE FOR SHOW CATALOG AND ARTIST BIOS


EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Tove Abrams Adrienne Fierman Schery Markee Sullivan
Linda Adelstein-Watson Andrea Fortunoff Jeanette Martone
Mary Ahern Ann Fox Sue Miller
Diana Aliberti Vivian Gattuso Gail Neuman
Stephanie Angelo Joan Genchi Anna Noh
Beth Atkinson Kathleen Gerlach Mary O'Connor
Shain Bard Arlene Gernon Christina Paladino
Toniann Bartscherer Mary Gilbride Eileen Palmer
Victoria Beckert Holly Gordon Anna Prikazchikova
Sheryl Berman Gabriella Grama Bernadette Puleo
Mary Bonardi-Sullivan Jan Guarino Dawn Schabner
Kathy Brown Amira Hassan Lisa Scrima-Castelli
Colleen Campbell Joanne Henig Patricia Shih
Karen Celella Susan Herbst Constance Sloggat Wolf
Pauline Chiarelli Julianna Kirk Barbara Stein
Carol Corbett Karen Kirshner Patricia Venturino
Teresa Cromwell Nadia Klionsky Pamela Waldroup
Sandi Daniel Natalia Koren Kropf Ellen Weinstein
Doris Diamond Kathleen Larocca Joan Weiss
Barbara DiLorenzo Andrea M. Gordon Nancy Wernersbach
Deidre Elzer-Lento Christine MacDonagh  






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PERFORMANCE 2022


Holiday Concert
West islip Symhony Orchestra

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
Saturday, Dec 17 / 3pm
SEE CONCERT VIDEO HERE


Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season, with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, made possible through a Suffolk County Omnibus Grant.





Holiday Concert
East Islip HS Chamber Orchestra

At the IAC Gallery, Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
Monday, Dec 19 / 6:30pm







Opera at St. Patrick's Church
for Italian Hertiage Month

October 2 at 2:30pm, Montauk Highway, Bay Shore, NY.
Public funding provided by Suffolk County Parks.


SEE CONCERT VIDEO HERE






Free Outdoor Concert Series:
Throwback Thursdays on the Bay at the Long Island Maritime Museum

Join us for music-filled evenings by the Great South Bay. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and snacks.

Every Thursday at 6:30pm, Sept 9 - Sept 29, 2022 at the Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY.

Public funding provided by Suffolk County.







Free Outdoor Concert Series:
at Bayard Cutting Arboretum

440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY / 631-581-1002





IAC FREE WINTER 2021-22 CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE


In the Carriage House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
440 Montauk Hwy, Great River, NY 11739

Concerts Start at 1 PM
Doors Open & Sign-In at 12:15 PM
All attendees must be signed in prior to seating.
Seating is first come, first served.
Doors open for full seating at 12:45 PM
All concerts are FREE; a $5 suggested donation is welcome.

FEBRUARY
February 13, 2022 - Ko-Eun Yi – Piano
February 20 - Jessie Englander – Clarinet

MARCH
March 6, 2022 – Long Island Baroque Ensemble – Margo Andrea, mezzo soprano; Jason Priset, lute and guitar.
March 13 - Cross Island – Elinor Zayas, Piano and Suzanne Mueller, Cello
March 20 - Christopher Gotzen-Berg - Classical Guitar
March 27 - Four Hands over Paumanok – Piano / Elinor Zayas and Laura Mara

APRIL
April 3, 2022 - Serenade Duo - Flute and Guitar – Michele LaPorte, Flute and Gerry Saulter, Guitar










Free Outdoor Concert Series:
Brown Bag Lunchtime Concerts at the Band Shell on Main Street in Bay Shore

Join us for music-filled afternoons of talent. Bring your lunch, and sit at park tables overlooking Watchogue Creek. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a smile.

Every Tuesday at 12:30pm, July 12 - August 23, 2022 at the Band Shell in Bay Shore.
Presented by the Bay Shore BID and the Islip Arts Council






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LITERARY ARTS 2022


"The Craft of Writing"
FREE Writer's Workshop with Russell F. Moran, Long Island Authors Group

MARCH 26, 12noon - 2pm at IAC Gallery, Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY




You are invited to a free writer’s workshop sponsored by the Long Island Authors Group (LIAG). It will be held at the Westfield South Shore Mall at 1701 Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore. The workshop is at the Islip Arts Council Gallery next to the Dicks Sporting Goods. The Gallery also houses the LIAG Bookstore with over 175 titles. Masks need to be worn.

Bestselling author and LIAG member, Russell F. Moran, will be the main presenter. Dr. John H. Krahn, President of the LIAG, will preside. Russ Moran has authored 29 books including, The Novel - A Writer’s Guide. Russ is CEO of the Moran Communications Company. The title of his presentation is “The Craft of Writing.”

The workshop is for lovers of writing, would be authors, and published authors. It is intended for anyone who wants to improve his or her writing skills. The workshop will cover the basics of writing and will provide tips for self-editing. There will also be time allotted for specific questions on publishing.

If you plan to attend, please register by emailing Dr. Krahn at krahns@msn.com. Space is limited to 30 participants so registration is important. Registration deadline is March 20, 2022.