Scott Schuldt: Artwork from Environmental Exploration
Thursday, November 9, 7-9 PM (doors open at 6)
Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
Scott Schuldt was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He quit engineering in 2005 to pursue artwork on a full-time basis. In 2014, he was an artist in residence at New York City's Museum of Art and Design and Facilities Coordinator for Artspace's City Wide Open Studios Alternative Space in New Haven.
A self-taught artist, he figured out his first art medium, hand-sewn bead embroidery, while teaching himself about Native American Art. Recent works are derived from a process of environmental exploration and include hand-surveyed-hand-drawn maps, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, installation art, and beadwork. Since 2008, he has documented every one of his nearly 500 canoe trips in a blog, “The View from the Canoe” (canoepost.blogspot.com).
In his own words, "I am a self-taught interdisciplinary artist working in a wide variety of themes including nature and natural sciences, politics, history and archaeology. . .My work is strong in concept, content driven, often narrative and accessible.
"Recently, I have been working with a process of environmental exploration creating artwork by documenting my discoveries. These projects intellectually and emotionally explore the idea of wildness, wilderness, and mankind’s often counter-productive relationship with nature.”
Learn more at www.scottschuldt.com.
For directions, see the link on the left or call the library at 516-921-7161. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6 pm at the Syosset Public Library 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY, just north of the LIE. Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced here and on the LICG Facebook page; members will be notified via email.
The Clay Group is responsible for door prizes and refreshments.
Artists' Reception: Saturday, October 7, 2-4 PM
Jericho Public Library, Community Room & Lobby
1 Merry Lane, Jericho
November 1-December 11
Artists' Reception: Sunday, November 12, 2-4 PM
Great Neck Public Library, Lower Level
159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck
This is an exhibit of work by LICG members in clay, fiber, glass, paper, metal, wood and mixed media. The exhibition juror is Naomi Grossman, a mixed media artist working in Long Island City.
LICG Fifth Annual Fine Craft Fair
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10 AM-4 PM
Ethical Humanist Society
38 Old Country Road, Garden City
LICG members sell to the public in a fair featuring an assortment of silk scarves, earrings, functional and decorative clay, handbags and much more. Each item is individually crafted in this juried show.
Above artists from left: Leslie Hirschhorn, Dianne Matus, Patricia Bridges
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 political 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: