ANAHI DECANIO EXHIBITS TWO ABSTRACT PAINTINGS AT HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL – GROUP EXHIBIT AT MAIN STREET GALLERY
Conversations in Color at Huntington Arts Council Main Gallery
Anahi DeCanio, Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and eARThHAMPTONS, has two paintings juried into a group show entitled Conversations in Color Abstract Exhibit. The two abstract paintings are entitled Pared Lateral 57 and East of Paradise. Pared Lateral 57 is inspired by the patina and layers of everyday life and paint on old walls in Uruguay, where the artist was born. East of Paradise is part of the Sea Glass collection; a series of abstract paintings inspired by the coastal colors of the Hamptons on the East End of Long Island, New York.
The show was organized and sponsored by the Huntington Arts Council and will be on display at Main Street Gallery in Huntington, New York and will run from October 6th until October 22nd. Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 14th from 6 to 8 pm.
The juror, is local artist Kerry Irvine. She is an abstract expressionist painter. Her work can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Irvine challenged the artists with the following statement
The challenge I proposed to the applicants, “As Artists we use color to communicate. This is how we bare our souls and share our deepest secrets. With color, we tell our stories. What’s your story? ” was met with great enthusiasm and a myriad of beautiful, strong, individual pieces of art.
The group includes an accomplished group of artists which promises to make this show a wonderful experience. Besides Ms. DeCanio, Martha McAleer, Doug Reina, and Nicole Franz will have paintings in the show. Please see the total list of artists at the end of the blog.
About Huntington Arts Council (from their site)
The Huntington Arts Council enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community.
The Huntington Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, promotes arts and culture generated by Long Island artists to our children and to the general population. We work to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of the community by nurturing the professional development of artists, and by providing timely news and events via Arts Cultural News (circulation: 90,000). Our Arts-in-Education program reaches 35,000 children annually through our partner school districts. We also offer artistic programs and services to our more than 100 cultural organization members who encompass the broad spectrum of arts disciplines.
The arts are an important reason why Long Island is increasingly recognized as a great place to live, work and conduct business. The arts generate jobs and wages, millions in annual direct spending, and millions more in terms of indirect spending by people drawn to attend cultural events in our community.
The Huntington Arts Council plays a leading role in sustaining the economic benefits of the arts through its promotion of activities and events in our community. The arts create a vibrant, energized, and culturally rich community.
Since it was founded in 1963, the Huntington Arts Council has inspired and aided the growth of hundreds of art organizations and individual artists now flourishing across Long Island. The Huntington Arts Council celebrates the diversity of Long Island’s cultural resources through sponsored activities, programs and publications that advocate cultural awareness and education.
The Huntington Arts Council is the official arts coordinating agency of the Town of Huntington and serves as the primary regranting agency in Suffolk County for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
Constance Blackman, Sandra Bowman, Joyce Bressler, Kathy Cunningham, Anahi DeCanio, Christine Dupuis, Alicia Evans, Baruch Farbiarz, Reg Fludd, Nicole Franz, Mary Fusco, Peter Galasso, John Greene, Rodee Hansen, Roseann Harder, Ron Janssen, Vincent Joseph, Marc Josloff, Karen Kirshner, Deidre Klein, Julia Lang-Shapiro, Tara Leale Porter, Celeste Mauro, Martha Mcaleer, Lorraine Nuzzo, Douglas Reina, Che Sabalja, Sally Shore, and Penny Strong.