Anahi DeCanio co-curates ART WITHOUT BORDERS - America: North and South along with artist Lori Horowitz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
July 30th – August 7th, 2016A reception for the art exhibition “Art Without Borders - America: North and South” will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30pm. The show, which runs through August 7th, 2016, will feature artwork by local artists and Uruguayan born artists - hence North and South. Artists include Anahi DeCanio, Lori Horowitz, Neil Leinwohl, Olga Armand-Ugon, Kelynn Z. Alder and Aurelio Torres.
Sneak Preview: Sunday, July 31st, 1:00 pm. Meet the artists and enjoy a Q & A about the concept behind the show and the artwork on exhibit.
Monday August 1st - 1:00 PM - Nancy Ganzekaufer owner of Expressive Living Art and Framing will give a talk about the role of art in the home. Topics will include art selection, the purchase of original work vs. prints, art placement and additional discussion of interest to collectors and homeowners alike.
“Art without Borders - America: North and South”, promises to be an exciting exhibit with three local artists and three artists from Uruguay featuring their latest work exploring differences and commonality in a juxtaposition of cultural currents from North and South. A blend of distinctive styles and perspectives using elements from a variety of media will be on exhibit including painting, sculpture and installation. Refreshments will be served during the artist reception. Let the art move you and dance to music from Salsa to Swing. All artwork is for sale. The reception is free and open to the public.
Anahi DeCanio: is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist whose artwork includes mixed media, collage, assemblage and installation. Her work is part of private and corporate collections worldwide. Winning numerous awards in national juried competitions for art and product design, Anahi has participated in group and solo exhibits across the US in several notable venues and museums. Her work has been published in a number of publications, including TIME. Anahi’s artwork has been used in several TV and motion picture productions. Anahi, is the founder and curator of eARThHAMPTONS and Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios. She serves on various boards and committees of 501-c3 art organizations and others.
Lori Horowitz: Lori Horowitz is multifaceted artist and lifelong supporter of the arts through teaching, arts advisory positions, working as an exhibiting artist here and abroad. She is a union scenic artist and set designer for film, TV and theater. Ms. Horowitz is currently, a curator/director of “Studio 5404,” an artists’ space, a non-profit cultural arts organization on the South Nassau /Suffolk border. Her current series, “Burned into Memory”, is a study of personalities and environments. Sculptural images digest the posture of individuals while faces reflect their stories. In her process, “Painting with Fire”, images are burned into copper screening creating haunting shadows, translucent images and reflective imagery.
Kelynn Z. Alder: is featured in Cynthia Maris Dantzic’s book: “100 New York Painters” is an accomplished artist whose portraits have been commissioned by such notable publications as The New Yorker, as well as many private collectors. Self-defined as a “Visual Essayist with a wanderlust” Kelynn is recognized internationally for her portraits of Australian Aboriginal elders and the Indigenous of the Mexican Rainforest along with Coney Island sideshow performers.
Olga Armand- Ugon: is a well- known Uruguayan artist who assembles fragile materials, gluing, composing with them, and running a line of certain character along the stains, generating relationships and a dialogue between spaces, stains, textures, and lines. Her intentionally unfinished faces awaken the imagination, inviting the viewer to join in the emotional experience of their inner world or to complete it with their own. Olga has exhibited widely in group and solo shows including a recent exhibit at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York City.
Neil Leinwohl: In 1966 I left a Fine Arts Scholarship at the School Of Visual Arts and enlisted in the Army to be a photographer. Five months later I found myself in Vietnam armed with a Leica M3 and a couple of Nikons. I create art on the computer, narratives built with photographs and graphics I’ve manipulated. I also work with acrylics and oil paint sticks. Since 1970, I’ve worked in advertising, as a writer, art director and creative director. I now work on my art full-time..My art is about personal mythology, both real and conjured and the unreliable nature of memory. I create art on the computer, narratives built with photographs and graphics I’ve manipulated.
Aurelio Torres: Born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a family of artists, Aurelio was raised in New York City. His father, Horacio Torres, was an accomplished classically trained artist. His artistic training was in Barcelona, Spain, where he studied for several years with his uncle Augusto Torres. Aurelio’s grandfather, was the acclaimed Modernist Master Joaquin Torres-Garcia. Aurelio’s travels have inspired him to create much of his work in natural outdoor settings. His aesthetic sensibility is one of essential simplicity and natural, uncontrived beauty.
Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road Dix Hills, NY 11746 p: 631 462-5400 f: 631 462-5011
Additional Info: Anahi DeCanio 561 706-1525 - email: earthHamptons@gmail.com
Lori Horowitz: 631-748-4196 - email: LoriHorowitzartist@gmail.com