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Historical Society Hosting Professional Art Exhibit

“Garden City in Art: a Mixed Media Exhibit,” will take place Feb. 10-17.

The Historical Society’s 2011 Professional Art Show participating artists gathered for a photo with Garden City Mayor Don Brudie, fourth from right. (Credit: Suzie Alvey)
The Historical Society’s 2011 Professional Art Show participating artists gathered for a photo with Garden City Mayor Don Brudie, fourth from right. (Credit: Suzie Alvey)
The Garden City Historical Society is pleased to announce its 7th annual professional art show, “Garden City in Art: a Mixed Media Exhibit,” at The Garden City Historical Society Museum, 109 Eleventh Street, Feb. 10-17.

An Artists Reception takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, followed by exhibit hours on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m - 2p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit is free. [Please note: The Society’s annual professional art exhibit usually takes place in the fall, but was postponed due to Superstorm Sandy.]

The art show features 10 local artists, displaying artworks in sculptures, digital photography, pastels, ink tempera, ink gouache and oils. The Society introduces this year’s professional artists:

Suzie Alvey, owner of Suzie Alvey Inc., specializes in fine art and calligraphy commissions. Her “house” and “people” portraits are found in many homes in the U.S. and internationally.

Doug Anderson, still creating artistic works at the age of 90+, drew for comic books following WWII, designed record album covers in the 1950s, worked in television and later performed in school arts-in-education programs.

Jock Anderson, who grew up in Garden City, received a B.F.A. degree from the Philadelphia College of Art. He has done commissioned works since 1981.

Mary Jane Caldwell, a retired high school art teacher, is a member of the Long Island Center of Photography.

Susana Eqües Cerruti’s sculptures are a profound study of the human figure in marble and wood. Two of her pieces are in permanent exposition at the Garden City Public Library and Village Hall.

Noel Darvie, whose initial interest in art was figurative painting, broadened his experience to include painting landscapes on location, many in Garden City.

Highly acclaimed artist George Mamos considers emotions essential, and his mastery of the subject and diverse brushstrokes combine to make his canvases powerful visual experiences.

Newcomer to the Historical Society’s exhibit, John H.W. Rhein III, introduces his “artistic” Apple app—Who is Col. Chambers?—a fictitious Victorian Colonel.

Barbara Rocco, a New York City Public Schools art teacher, studied fashion design at FIT and enjoyed a long career as a clothing designer.

Rose Zelenetz, a 45-year Garden City resident, works in various mediums and uses materials such as metal, paint, wood, textiles and glass.

Celebrate and support these Garden City artists, and enjoy a visit to The Garden City Historical Society Museum, an 1872 structure, which was one of the original structures built in A.T. Stewart’s planned community of Garden City.

Visitors can browse the Museum Gift Shop, and those attending the art show on Tuesday and Saturday are welcome to stop at the A.T. Stewart Exchange on the lower level. The Society’s consignment shop hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and on Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.

Please note that the Museum is now open to the public every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and visitors on Feb. 12 will be able to view the professional art exhibit, as well as having a member of the Historical Society Board of Directors provide a tour and answer questions.

Submitted by the Garden City Historical Society

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