A Potpourri of Paint, Pen & Pencil
January 6 – February 19. Artist’s reception January 14, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Tony D’Adamo has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over fifty years. He earned his art degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, majoring in comic book, comic strip, book and magazine illustration. He started his professional career as a comic book artist with Fiction House Publications and worked with them until called to duty with the Army for the Korean War.
Upon returning from military service, he freelanced for pulp magazines, some of which included Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Children’s Digest, Field & Stream, and Women’s Day. He also has worked for Random House, Continental Press, American Book Company, Abingdon, Garrard, Gregg, Krames, Messner, Rand McNally, and Watts & Western Publishing.
As part of his freelance work and his seventeen year career as a senior illustrator with Educational Developmental Laboratories, a division of McGraw-Hill, he illustrated over some 200 children’s books and textbooks. His work has also appeared in film slides and filmstrips for a studio in New York City serving the advertising needs of Coca-Cola, Goodrich Tires, and IBM. From 1979 through 1995, Tony was a staff illustrator for the Art Department of Newsday doing cartoon and illustration work. He was recognized for his artistic achievements when he received the first Publishers Award in Graphic Arts from Newsday.
Since retiring from Newsday in 1995, Tony continues an active freelance career including work for Newsday, AMSCO Publications, Prentice-Hall, Troll Associates, Dover Publications, and many others.
Artist's website: https://tonydadamo.wordpress.com/about/
November 1, 2016 – December 30, 2016.
The intent of Darren Cerone’s show is to present the best of his traditional, experimental, and contemporary work. He believes the homogenous art show is dead and boring. Artists such as Prince (not the singer), Koons and Hirst have used the expansiveness of creativity to keep their work unbound. Darren’s influences in art are many and varied: Dali, Franzetta, Warholl, Bacon, Rockwell, Picasso, Hals, Vermeer, and Mucha.
Darren uses oil paints, acrylics, day-glo acrylics, gauche, spray enamel, pen and ink, pastels, and stencil. His surfaces are varied as he uses canvas, canvas board, illustration board, plywood, foam insulation, cardboard, masonite, vinyl flooring, string, steel mesh and cloth. The conceptual intent of his work is to produce rhythmic compression, decorative surrealism, color gradients, portraiture, tributes with a twist and emphasis on line, form, and color rather than pictorial accuracy.
Born and raised in Hicksville, Darren attended Pratt Institute and finished his studies at Empire State College where he received a BFA. He has completed about thirty portraits in the last five years, and has shown at the University of Arizona, the Empire State College, and at the Farmingdale College Campus.
Darren has illustrated for vampire, sci-fi and risqué magazines, and he currently works at the Huntington Public Library.
You can email Darren at .
Cultivating Creativity at the Hecksher Museum of Art
July 1, 2016 – August 27, 2016.
Celebrate all of the art-making that’s been happening at the Museum with this summer exhibition at the Huntington Public Library! Every day, Museum visitors of all ages are inspired to create artwork in the interactive Central Gallery.
Whether you are 2 or 102, you can make a Digital Action Painting on the 55-in touchscreen, create a mixed media masterpiece at the “Create Your Own” Activity Station, or pose with props at the Selfie Station.
This exhibition features all of the fun, with a broad selection of visitor-created images. Get inspired and plan a visit to the Museum today to create your own masterpieces and memories!
Artist Inquiries should be directed to www.heckscher.org or call (631) 351-3214
All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women
May 1, 2016 – June 18, 2016. Artists Reception & Performance: Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00 pm
Our All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is one of several chapters that were founded in the state of New York. The National League of American Pen Women has branches or chapters in every state and a Pen Arts Building in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters, the Pen Arts Building, is located in the lovely Dupont Circle area of Washington. The national league has a national board of directors with representatives elected to two year positions. The national board meets quarterly and directs league activity from Washington. The national charter governs the individual branches.
The league was founded to promote women’s professional activities in the Visual Arts, Literature (prose and poetry) and Musical Composition. It is the goal of the national league and each of the branches, to bring women’s accomplishments in the above areas, to the attention of each community where the branch and its members is located. In this way, the individual’s work can be seen, read, published and performed in the community. The All Cities Branch has many poetry readings during the year, sponsors a high school poetry contest yearly and has many art exhibitions during each year.
The art exhibition has as its title “Personal Visions”. Each of the participating artists will work with that topic and interpret it in their chosen medium of photography, oil, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink and mixed media. The poets will be reading their work at the reception. We are excited about exhibiting our work and reading our poetry for the Huntington community. We would like to thank the Huntington Public Library and Laurene Tesoriero, the Art Gallery Coordinator for their help.
Berndt Toast Gang Artists
March 1, 2016 – April 24, 2016. Meet the Artists: Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 to 4:00pm
The Berndt Toast Gang began after World War II, when local cartoonists would visit wounded soldiers in local VA hospitals and draw for them (a tradition that continues to this day with members drawing for children suffering from life-threatening diseases, and visiting the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan). It wasn’t until 1966 that the members decided to meet once a month to talk shop, laugh, and commiserate.
The Berndt Toast Gang (named after the late Walter Berndt who was the creator of the long-running strip, “Smitty”) is one of the largest Long Island branches of the National Cartoonists Society. Since all the members work from their own studio, meeting for lunch once a month seemed the best way to keep abreast of each other’s progress. It has become a tradition that the members raise a toast to a departed cartoonist at every lunch. The Gang has lost many talented people through the years, and added many new friends. Almost fifty years later, the Gang still meets every month.
All the artists pride themselves as being one big family. Their goal is to strengthen the membership of the Berndt Toast Gang, and to share their work and talents with the community.