"Connection" is the fourth exhibition in the inaugural year of the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. One of Joe Reboli’s strongest assets was his connections. He had strong connections throughout his life to his community, to his friends, to the people who collected his art, and to the artists who attended his occasional workshops. Throughout his life, he continued to follow these associations.
Three local nature photographers Lorraine Sepulveda, Anita Jo Lago, and Donna Crinnian will be speaking at September’s Third Friday event, September 15 from 6 – 8 PM at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. All three photographers have work on exhibit in the rear galleries of the Reboli Center. At the event, they will share their photographs of wildlife taken in the local area and offer tips and strategies on how to become a better nature photographer. The Three Village area offers fabulous photographic opportunities to produce photographs of amazing quality.
Katharine Griffiths, Director of Avalon Park and Preserve, will be the speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, August 18 from 6 – 8 PM. Ms. Griffiths who has spent the last 20 years working on the design, construction, maintenance and program development at the park will discuss the historical background of the park and share anecdotes about its operations.
Ms. Stroudsburg whose painting career spans 55 years is nationally recognized for her use of color. The New York Times reviewer once wrote that her work bridges the area between realistic description and pure color expression. During the evening, Ms. Stroudsburg will demonstrate, with examples, how her work has always combined a love for the natural landscape with a devotion to abstraction. Over the years both elements have always been present, sometimes more abstract, sometimes more representational. An experimental approach with paint has always been a grounding force in the avenues she explored as a painter. As a fellow painter, Mr. Reina will bring out the most interesting ideas in the discussion of Ms. Stroudsburg’s artistic journey.
After the overwhelmingly successful April Painting Party, it’s time to sign up for Painting Party II!!! The first painting party was a total sell out, so be sure to register early to ensure that you are part of the fun! Painting Party II will be held June 28 from 7 – 9:30. For a registration fee of $45, each participant will complete a new painting in the style of Joseph Reboli! The subject matter for this event will be Sag Harbor Doorway. All supplies are included, and no experience is necessary.
Deborah Johnson who has written the most comprehensive volume on Joseph Reboli and his art will be the speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event. Ms. Johnson’s talk, Joseph Reboli Revisited, will discuss Joseph Reboli’s development as an artist, his influences and inspirations, his career and the relevance of his art. Her talk will be illustrated with his paintings.
Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator at Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, will be the speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, May 19 from 6 – 8 PM. Ms. Strassfield’s talk, My Life in Museums, will discuss how her life and career were shaped by art.
A beautiful wreath in your décor is something special but a beautiful wreath made by you is even better! In our wreath workshop, you'll get to make a pinterest-worthy wreath with the guidance of Diana from Everlastings by Diana. Diana is known for her wreaths and floral arrangements which she crafts year round. Her creations are beautiful and she will help workshop participants craft a unique personal wreath. You'll be encouraged to explore your own style within the demonstrated framework. All materials are provided and, of course, you'll take your creation home with you!
Attendance is limited. The workshop fee is $45.
In Bloom, is the third exhibition in the inaugural year of the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. The exhibit celebrates the garden paintings of both Joseph Reboli and another Long Island artist he admired, Ty Stroudsburg.
It’s a Painting Party on April 26 from 7– 9:30 PM! For a registration fee of $45 each participant will complete a painting in the style of Joseph Reboli! All supplies are included, and no experience is necessary. As a special added attraction, Mora's Fine Wine & Spirits of Setauket will be having a wine tasting for participants!
Ms. White is an award winning writer who has lived a life of extraordinary privilege all over the world. Bruce Stasiuk will interview the author and it should be a fascinating discussion with one of the last of the literary lions. Ms. White’s books will be available to purchase.
Daniel Pollera, noted Long Island painter, will speak at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event to be held Friday, March 17, from 5 – 7 PM. This event continues a series of free monthly cultural programs sponsored by the Center that bring new perspectives on art and artists.
Ken Davies: Realism in the 20th Century, which opens February 16 and continues through April 30 at the Reboli Center in Stony Brook, is an exhibit of remarkable paintings by Davies. The exhibit also includes work by former Davies students: Joseph Reboli, Jo-Anne Scavetta, Daniel Patrick Buckley, Richard Newman, Dennis Coburn, and George (Gig) Thompson. Davies influence on these additional paintings can be seen in both the still life paintings and the landscape work.
Stan Brodsky, noted Huntington painter and C. W. Post professor emeritus of art, will be featured at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s second Third Friday event to be held Friday, January 20, from 5 – 7 PM. This event is one of a series of free monthly cultural programs sponsored by the Center that bring new perspectives on art and artists.
This upcoming Wednesday (12/21) through Friday (12/23) John Mutch, the former owner of Earring Tabu, will be showing and selling his line of jewelry at the Reboli Center. It is the perfect opportunity to purchase some last minute holiday gifts. We can't wait to see you there!
This inaugural exhibit is dedicated to NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright whose sense of place made this new Center a reality. The exhibit celebrates both the work of Joseph Reboli and the site and building of the center.
Shop the Design Shop for unique gifts! Works by Pam Brown, Robin Clonts, David Ebner, Jim Molloy and Doug Reina are available along with other fine arts and crafts. The Design Shop also has an exclusive line of quality products that showcase the art of Joseph Reboli. The proceeds from your purchases will support the work of the not for profit Reboli Center!