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Bob DeSantis

“Being There”

October 4, 2015 – November 22, 2015. Meet the Artist: Saturday October 10th 2:00 to 4:00pm

Bob DeSantis was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 and showed great enthusiasm in the arts at a very young age. He received an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art in 1966 from Farmingdale University and a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art in 1970 from Hofstra University. He began his career as an illustrator, art restorer and graphic artist in the Long Island and Metropolitan area. Mr. DeSantis resides and works out of his studio in Huntington, NY.


Bob's photo realistic approach is enhanced by his ability to combine the characteristics of Fine Art with those of a more technical sense creating a unique sense of beauty and feeling. He works primarily in air brush, oils and acrylics. His artwork has been displayed at prominent galleries throughout the country.

Prints and fine art limited edition giclee prints on canvas, museum quality, with original signature are available on Google at "Bob DeSantis Giclee" and "Bob DeSantis art".

Artist Inquiries e-mail:   or Phone: (631) 427-5467 

 

 

Amy Bisagni

“An Artist’s Journey”

September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Amy Bisagni recently retired after 35 years teaching the youngsters in the Levittown School District. Teaching is her first love, and she believes that her career with children gave her the patience and dedication she needed to be a photographer.

When she announced her retirement, friends and colleagues asked what she was going to do with her life. Amy knew exactly what she wanted to do, and that was to reinvent herself. She began photographing the beauty in the simplest things that often go unnoticed. All her photographs are taken with an iPhone which also serves as the darkroom where her editing takes place. Amy takes a picture and tweaks it until it “pops”. “It’s like one might tweak a recipe until it tastes just right. The best camera is the one you have with you at the moment.”


As a lifelong resident of Long Island, I have found inspiration in many of its locations. I have always been drawn to Long Island’s bays and shores, capturing the color and light of its ever-changing shades and moods. I find myself drawn to the challenge of recreating on canvas those images and stories of life on our beautiful island.

Amy has always been involved with cinema, another passion of hers. She volunteers at an independent art house cinema in Patchogue. She also remains connected to education as a math tutor for elementary students.

AAmy Bisagni is a graduate of CUNY at Queens College, and received her Masters at Adelphi University. “I find photography incredibly gratifying and I feel that I am constantly changing, evolving, and improving my art.”

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Robert Delboy

“An Artist’s Journey”

July 1, 2015 – August 23, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 11th, 3:00-5:30pm

Art has been a part of my life’s journey for as long as I can remember. It began in high school when I was an art student and won awards for poster design and illustration. I have since worked in the business of art for a print shop, and as a sign painter, a cartoonist, a graphic designer, and as a freelance illustrator. I have also worked for McGraw-Hill designing educational books, films, posters and then, as art director for Newsday for many years.

In 2001, I decided to dedicate myself to oil painting full time. I joined the Art League of Long Island and took a plein aire workshop under the tutelage of Bill Merklin. Painting “en plein aire” has since become my passion.


As a lifelong resident of Long Island, I have found inspiration in many of its locations. I have always been drawn to Long Island’s bays and shores, capturing the color and light of its ever-changing shades and moods. I find myself drawn to the challenge of recreating on canvas those images and stories of life on our beautiful island.

Painting outdoors keeps me connected to nature. It is my chapel, my special place, my solitude, and my teacher from which I am forever learning.

Artist Inquiries e-mail:

Artist's Website: http://www.rdelboy.com

 

 

Mordechai Meles

“Odyssey of Image”

May 1, 2015 – June 21, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

“Nature provides us with a beautiful display of spring and summer colors. We enjoy the scene, but often miss the intricacies within the complex tapestry.” Mordechai Meles’ photography provides us with opportunities to explore the abstract within nature. His interest began with flowers and roses in particular.

Closely observing the different sections of a flower, Mordechai found a wide range of intricacy from one part to another. His focus on different angles produces a myriad of hidden possibilities to delight the eye. By removing unessential or distracting parts, smaller details are magnified. Some abstracts are still recognizable as flowers, while others are not. The saturation of color, increase in contact, and distortion techniques he uses enhance the abstract imagery. While some master photographers darken the background to enhance their subject, Mordechai chooses to create an outburst from the center out, giving the subject a three-dimensional perspective.


Mordechai Meles is a graduate of Pratt Institute, and has a Masters Degree from Columbia University. He has won many prizes in local contests, including The Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award (KINSA). For a short time he was a freelance photographer for the Baltimore Jewish Times. In 2007, Mordechai’s photographs were exhibited at The Watchung Art Center in New Jersey, then in 2008 and 2010 at the Donald B. Palmer Museum. In 2011 Mordechai’s photographs were exhibited at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and in 2013 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

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Shain Bard

“Scenes to Walk Into”

January 10, 2015 – February 24, 2015
Artist Reception: SSunday, January 11, 2:00-4:00 PM

Shain Bard paints mostly landscapes. Recently, she has been incorporating animals into her scenes. With each new painting, Shain remarks, “In the act of painting, I am constantly in awe of the beauty, both fragile and strong, of all living things.”

Shain Bard has exhibited all over Long Island. Most recently, she had a one-painter show at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelson Gallery. She has also shown at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, and at the Huntington Art’s Council where she had a still life exhibit.


Currently, Shain teaches basic drawing and painting at the Art League. She also teaches at the Syosset Continuing Ed Program on Wednesday nights at the Syosset High School.

Artist Inquiries E-mail:

 

Don Wilson

“Italian Works and More”

June 30, 2014 – August 23, 2014
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 12th 2:00-4:00 pm

Don Wilson began life on a family farm in Bethpage, the Beau SeJour, which operated from 1908 to 1974. His 43 year academic career has included work with children and adults as Library Media Specialist, Public Librarian, Assistant Professor of Library Science, and University Administrator. He has also tried his hand at restaurateur, cook and caterer.

Don is now reviving his early love of painting. He has studied at the Atelier Gallery, the Parrish Art Museum, and Jada in Greenport, and with artist Diane Alec Smith in Cutchogue. He paints in acrylic on different surfaces, canvas, wood and glass. His paintings are bright, boldly colored, realistic interpretations of what he sees and feels. He spends a lot of time painting at his cottage home on the North Fork, inspired by the farms, the sea, the shore, and the Long Island landscape. “I love painting old homes, barns, farm stands, water front scenes, commercial fishing boats, pleasure crafts, and boats sailing by at sunset. You can’t beat it.”


Don has exhibited in galleries and vineyards on the North Fork and in public libraries in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He was the featured artist in the August Gallery Walk in Greenport, and was on the cover of Dan’s Papers in February 2008 and October 2011.

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William Pardue

“New Paintings”

September 1, 2016 – October 26, 2016. Artist Reception: Sunday, September 11, 2:00-4:00 PM

TWilliam Pardue is familiar to most patrons of the Huntington Public Library for his many years of exhibits of his paintings. His first childhood ambition was to be an illustrator, but he was diverted into the theatre, where he spent most of his professional life, returning in the last several years to his first love – painting.


TUsually his exhibits have themes. People familiar with his work will remember his Shakespeare Series, European Travels, The Figure in the Landscape, and works based on his emotional reaction to the Amish school shootings, Paintings from the Hour of the Wolf. He also showed a lighter side, in shows such as Former Girlfriends, and Bill and Sam – a series of cartoons about his relationship with his dog.

However, this time his work has no central focus, but wanders instead over a range of themes, styles, and mediums. Each painting expresses a different idea.

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Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Coloring, Art and Creativity Club
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  •  1:00 – 3:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA276
Bring your coloring, art or other creative project, along with supplies, and enjoy two hours of relaxing art fellowship. There may be occasional visits from Annina Luck, creativity mentor!  No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga with Linda
Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26  •  11:15 am – 12:15 pm ($40 for 8 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA162

Wednesdays, October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18  •  11:00 am – 12:00 pm ($40 for 8 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA163

Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Linda Kundla teaches this class for all levels. Please bring mat, foam block, belt, and blanket or towel. REGISTRATION for fitness classes begins: September 4 for Huntington Public Library cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district 2 days before start date. Registration is required with nonrefundable fee payable online or in-person by credit card, check or money order. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class.  All fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

Op Ed Fridays
Op ed
Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, 27;  October 4, 11, 18, 25 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Register using code HMA524
Discuss articles about current issues with Dr. Milton Block, faculty member at Queens College and the Life Long Learning Institute.   No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

Next Chapter Book Club
nextchapter new
Mondays,  September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 3 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • Main Library, 2nd Floor
Register using code HMA264
Adults, 18 years and older, with developmental disabilities meet in a relaxed setting to form friendships through reading and talking about books. All reading levels welcome.  Our current book is New Love, Spilt Milk, and Potbellied Pigs.  For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is http://nextchapterbookclub.org.  You may also contact Cindy Cabrera, Regional Director of Literacy Nassau's Next Chapter Book Club at (516) 867-3580, ext. 15.The Next Chapter Book Club's national website may be found HERE
Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 22 •  5:30 – 6:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 24  •  5:30 pm 6:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Register using code HSA083
All sessions are in the Station Community Room. Huntington Library is offering beginner English class for new English speakers with little or no English skills. A Native English speaker will teach this class which is designed to help new English speakers practice and improve Basic English skills in a casual and fun environment. Participants may attend as many sessions as they like. Registration required. Open to all.

 

Intermediate English Classes
Intermediate English Classes
Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 22   •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 24  •  6:30-7:30 pm  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Register using code HSA084
Designed for new English language learners inhelping develop fundamental writing, speaking,reading and listening skills. By the end of the course participants will be more spontaneous, independentand confident.  Registration required.  Open to all.

 

Bridge Club for Beginners
Fridays, September 13, 20, 27;  October 4, 11, 18, 25;  November 1  •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  •   Meeting Room
Register using code HMA018
Learn to play Bridge with Susan Fishbein, an ACBL accredited bridge teacher. Her curriculum includes lessons on bidding and playing. Bring the textbook Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series) to class. You may purchase it through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (item #5160) at www.baronbarclay.com or www.amazon.com. Registration is required with a non-refundable payment of $40.00 online or in person. Open to all.

 

 

 

Tai Chi with Joe Panico
Tuesdays,  September 17, 24; October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10 • 2:00 - 3:00 pm ($60; 12 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA505
Tai Chi is a Chinese form of exercise that helps reduce tension, improve balance and increase vitality. It incorporates breathing with slow and fluid movements, emphasizing correct posture and body mechanics. By placing our mind on our movements, we start to learn how to control our self. Registration is required with nonrefundable fee payable online or in-person by credit card, check or money order. Open to all. Registration for fitness classes begins September 4 for Huntington Public Library cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district 2 days before start date. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class. Fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Tuesday, September 17 & Wednesday, October 30 •  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.

 

 

 

Empire Defensive Driving
Empire-Defensive-Driving
Saturday, September 28  •  9:30 am – 3:30 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA201
Drivers may reduce up to 4 points on their driving record or receive a 10 percent discount on vehicle liability, personal injury protection, and collision insurance for three years. Registration required with a nonrefundable fee of $28.00 payable online or in-person.  Open to all.

 

 

 

Yoga with Dorothy - Station Branch
Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19 • 10:00 am – 11:00 pm ($50 for 10 sessions) • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA169

Yoga increases strength and flexibility. It can also improve your mood. Class includes meditation to help clear your mind. Please bring a mat. REGISTRATION for fitness classes begins: September 4 for Huntington Public Library cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district 2 days before start date. Registration is required with nonrefundable fee payable online or in-person by credit card, check or money order. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class.  All fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

Smart Driver Course (AARP)
Smart-Driver-Course

Saturday, October 12 •  9:30 am – 4:00 pm  •  Meeting Room

Register using code HMA200
Oriented toward the 50+ driver, but open to younger drivers. New York State Driver’s license required. Registration required in-person with non-refundable payment of $20.00 (AARP members) or $25.00 (non-members) payable to AARP.   Open to all.
Chair Yoga with Bonnie
Tuesdays, October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17  •  10:45 – 11:45 am ($45; 9 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA500

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Thursdays, October 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19, 26; January 2  •  10:00 – 11:00 am ($50; 10 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA502
Gentle movements from the comfort of a chair help increase strength and mobility. Hand weights provided. REGISTRATION for fitness classes begins: September 4 for Huntington Public Library cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district 2 days before start date. Registration is required with nonrefundable fee payable online or in-person by credit card, check or money order. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class. All fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

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