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Historical Society Holds Sixth Annual Professional Art Exhibit

The show featured 11 local artists.

The Garden City Historical Society held its sixth annual professional art show in November at The Garden City Historical Society Museum, 109 Eleventh Street.

The 2011 art show, “Garden City in Art: A Mixed Media Exhibit,” featured 11 local artists, displaying artworks in sculpture, photography, tapestry, pen and ink, pastels, and oils on linen and on wood.

“The Historical Society was once again proud to be able to present our professional art show, which brings together local artists so residents and visitors can appreciate the various mediums our neighbors use to create works of art,” says Mary Jane Caldwell, society board member and art show coordinator.

This year’s artists included Suzie Alvey, a specialist in fine art and calligraphy commissions and a Garden City Patch contributor; Doug Anderson, still creating artistic works at the age of 90+; Jock Anderson, who grew up in Garden City and has been working on commissioned pieces since 1981; Lorraine Baralo, a member of the Nassau County Art League, the Village Art Club of Rockville Center and the Lake Worth Art League; Mary Jane Caldwell, a retired high school art teacher and member of the Long Island Center of Photography; Dr. Maureen Carey, a professor in Molloy College’s Department of Social Work and practicing artist for 25 years; Susana Eqües Cerruti, whose sculptures are a profound study of the human figure in marble and wood; Noel Darvie, who paints landscapes on location, many in Garden City; Nadia Helou, who progressed from needlepoint samplers to complicated designs; Peter Langan, who largely focuses on portraits, although he also explores landscape and still life; and George Mamos, who has exhibited works in iconography at Lincoln Center.

The society thanks those who supported the local artists and the annual professional art show, which takes place in The Garden City Historical Society Museum, a preserved and restored 1872 structure, and one of the original homes built in A.T. Stewart’s planned community of Garden City.

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