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 Lori Scarlatos March 26 through May 25, 2018
Lori Scarlatos has a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. She also has a PhD in Computer Science and teaches courses on Design and Color at Stony Brook University. Over the past few years she has studied portrait painting and is now taking portrait commissions. Her work has been selected for several juried shows around Long Island. “Every painting has a story to tell. For me, the challenge is to convey that story through color and form. For many years I have focused on landscapes and the powerful beauty they represent. But my current passion is drawing and painting portraits of people and animals. Unlike a photograph, which captures every detail whether it is significant or not, I believe that a good portrait painting brings out a person’s true essence. I love the challenge of discovering who they are and how best to portray them.”
Exhibiting the Art of Donna Howard May 28 through July 28, 2018
Art has always been a part of my life. As a child I was always doodling and drawing everything in my path - clouds, flowers, family pets, or making caricatures of teachers (usually not a good thing to do!). However, my dream of becoming an artist got pushed aside. I still studied art and photography but it wasn't until I retired that I am able to devote most of my time taking various classes and workshops. I enjoy meeting other artists and learning from everyone!
I derive inspiration from nature and the environment. Painting frees my imagination and is an important personal expression for me. I paint with both acrylics and oils depending upon the subject matter and enjoy experimenting with different mediums and surfaces. As a result of this I have branched into abstract. My art involves experiments with various mediums and "happy accidents." Most of my pieces have a lot of layers and texture.I have exhibited in both Florida and Long Island and belong to several Art Associations in both areas.