Craft Film Series, NEW!
"Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck"
Thursday, June 1, 6:30 PM
Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
Curated and hosted by Linda Rettich, this new series begins the evening of June 1 with a presentation of “Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck.” A press release calls Beck “the smartest, most creative artist you’ve never heard of” though if you have ever seen a Beck work you will surely recall its brain-teasing design, meticulous detail and often kinetic ingenuity.
The documentary examines the dazzling, obsessive, hippie baroque sculpture of the San Francisco artist. The film was produced by independent filmmaker Olympia Stone, who grew up with Beck’s art: her father was the iconoclastic Allan Stone, a famous New York gallery owner who eventually came to San Francisco. Stone offered Beck his first exhibition at first sight of the work, as Beck tells it. Today, he is represented by Hackett Mill Gallery in San Francisco. The film is a worthwhile dive into a large selection of the art objects, and it keeps its focus there, seemingly in recognition that the artist’s concepts are best expressed as astounding feats of engineering and craft.
For directions, see the link on the left or call the library at 516-921-7161. Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced here and on the LICG Facebook page; members will be notified via email.
October 3-30, Jericho Public Library
November 1-December 11, Great Neck Public Library
Deadline for entries: August 28
This is an exhibit of fine craft: clay, fiber, glass, paper, leather, metal/jewelry, wood and mixed media. No painting, drawing or photography. Exhibition juror: Naomi Grossman, a mixed media artist working in Long Island City. Click here to download a prospectus.
LICG Fifth Annual Fine Craft Fair
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 AM – 4 PM
At the Ethical Humanist Society
38 Old Country Road, Garden City
February 14 - March 22
Gallery West, Suffolk Community College
Captree Commons, Crooked Hill Road
Deadline for entries: November 1, 2017
With the threatened defunding of the NEA and the extreme polarity that has caused so much angst in the United States and abroad, LICG is calling for work that addresses the many concerns of the population at large in the current olitical climate. Your own expressions about jobs, immigration, climate change, the wall, health care, de-regulation, “fake” news, conflicts of interest, etc. are all fair game.
We hope to get a cross-section of visual representations which illuminate a wide variety of opinions and to start a dialog among visitors and members alike. Unwrap your feelings and make them tangible.
EXHIBITION JUROR: Joan Harrison, Professor Emerita of the LIU Post campus of Long Island University.
Click here to download a prospectus.
Note to Members
While we invite anyone to bring a door prize or snack to any of our meetings, the list below is the media group responsible for refreshments/door prizes for each meeting: