The exhibition, part of STAC's Outreach Program, may be viewed during regular banking hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM 4:00 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Exhibiting the Art of Ivy Michelle Berg April 15 - June 15, 2019
“My work is inspired by a life-long love affair with the natural world. I was that kid who lifted rocks and rotted logs, eager to behold the living treasures underneath, breathed wildlife documentaries, and devoured each new issue of Ranger Rick! I am fascinated by life on our beautiful planet in all its forms. Painting enables me to connect more deeply with this life, understanding its intricacies, its workings, and its most detailed and unique structures. I've painted creatures as small as mosquitoes and as large as elephants. Their eyes fascinate me most, sometimes complex alien mosaics...often pools so deeply human that it's hard to imagine we're different from them at all. Art is reflection, and I'm thankful to have the opportunity to reflect a world so rich in color, texture and diversity. Each painting enables me to learn more about the beings I love and to share my discoveries with those around me. I hope you'll enjoy this window from my eyes into their eyes and sense a bit of that which connects us all.”
Exhibiting the Art of Diane Oliva June 17 - August 23, 2019
Currently living in Middle Island, Diane was a long time resident of Northport and a graduate of Northport High School. She studied portraiture at the Palau Studio in Northport where she received instruction in the European classical style. Diane went on to study Intaglio Printing at the Joy Jervis Studio in Northport.
Diane has a diverse art background and travel experience. She studied art history and anthropology in Europe, Russia, India, Egypt, China and Ghana, West Africa. These experience led her to be invited to jury many art exhibitions on the east coast. She currently teaches Charcoal Drawing and Pastels at Mills Pond Gallery. Past teaching experience includes Drawing, Portraiture and Still Life at the Nassau County Museum of Art and Leesburg Center for the Arts in Florida where she was awarded teacher of the year.
Diane believes “we can all learn and develop our special artistic talent to express our unique way of seeing the world.”