LICG Film Night
"The Cardboard Bernini"
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 PM
Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
This film examines the life and work of James Grashow as he builds a 74-foot giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Grashow is an artist who has built 15-foot tall fighting men, a city, and an ocean--using paper mache, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. The fountain was intended to be displayed outdoors to disintegrate, and the film explores the artist's struggle to understand the connection between creation and destruction.
For a promotional flyer, click here.
For directions, see the link on the left or call the library at 516-921-7161. Film begins at 6:30 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.
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
Artist deadline: September 9. Click here to download an application.
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: