This exhibit is a reunion of seven men who served together in a special unit of the US Army. In 1966 on the 30th anniversary of this unit, the Art Exhibit Unit, its commander said, “Our soldier-civilian team is a hand-picked group whose outstanding abilities have been commended time and again by leaders of all levels of the Government, including the White House, Congress, and Offices of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff.” The mission of this unit of soldier-craftsmen was to present to the American public exhibits that were viewed by millions.
An extraordinary 19th Century Long Island woman will be the topic of the Reboli Center for Art and History’s July Third Friday series. Author Tricia Foley’s latest book, Mary L. Booth: The Story of an Extraordinary 19th-Century Woman, tells the astonishing story. The book, the result of many years of research, reveals an incredible life story of a truly accomplished woman from her birth in Yaphank to her adolescence in Brooklyn, through the Civil War, to the international publishing world during the Gilded Age. Upon her death in 1889 the Brooklyn Eagle wrote “…she must be ranked as one of the most extraordinary women of the century...”
The Summer Exhibit of the Setauket Artists will be held in the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook from July 23- August 4. The Setauket Artists are a group of professional and semi-professional artists founded 39 years ago with a motto of “Art for a Lifetime.” Members from all over Long Island paint in a variety of genres and subject matter but are particularly interested in painting local Long Island scenes.
Charles Wildbank, an artist from Long Island’s East End, will be the Third Friday speaker on Friday, June 21 from 6 – 8 PM at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. Mr. Wildbank creates large striking canvases that result in a profoundly sensual experience. Born deaf, Mr. Wildbank was inclined towards art from an early age and has long trained his eye to examine objects in such a way that bring his paintings to a certain hyper life-like reality. His presentation, Sight Over Sound, will explain his life influences on his art.
The overwhelmingly successful Reboli Center Painting Party returns! It’s time to sign up for Painting Party Seven and add to your amazing collection of Reboli images!!! The painting parties are always a total sell out, so be sure to register early to insure that you are part of the fun! Painting Party Seven will be held June 5 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 Summer Cottage, a wonderful summer painting to hang this season! All supplies are included, and no experience is necessary.
The Army Exhibit Unit will be the subject of the Reboli Center’s Third Friday program on Friday, May 17, from 6 – 8 PM. A five member panel, who formerly served in this special unit, will discuss the Unit, their roles in it, their experiences with Joe Reboli in the Unit, and their careers after serving in the Unit. In 1967 when Joe Reboli enlisted, the Port Jefferson recruiter told him that he would get him into this unit after basic training. The five men who are part of the panel: Al Alexander, Bill Apton, David Ebner, Michael Jacques, and David Soloman all served in the Unit alongside Joe and will share their experiences. This event comes during a month in which we celebrate Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.
We are excited to announce that exhibiting artist, Pamela duLong Williams will be visiting the Reboli Center on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, at 4pm to entertain our community with a live painting demonstration! This event is family friendly, free and open to the public.
East End Dried Flower Artist, Diana Conklin, will again bring her huge assortment of hand-colored dried botanicals to teach this fun and creative workshop. Learn the art of small floral bouquets making. This technique can be used in many ways! Bundle the bouquets with raffia and attach them to a rustic board. Finish with a hemp hanger. for a long-lasting indoor decor.
$45 per Person | Includes all Materials!
Chris Paparo, wildlife photographer, writer, and lecturer, will be the Third Friday speaker on Friday, March 15 from 6 – 8 PM at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. Mr. Paparo will take the audience on an underwater journey of Long Island. He will share amazing photographs and videos of local fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other assorted invertebrates that one might encounter while on a fishing trip or by taking a stroll down the beach.
Paint Party 6 will be held February 27th from 7:00 – 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 Lake Street Snowman, a wonderful winter painting to hang this season. All supplies are included, and no experience is necessary.
Kelynn Z. Alder, Long Island painter, is the featured guest at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event to be held Friday, February 15, from 6 – 8 PM. Ms. Alder’s work is currently on exhibit at the Reboli Center. Join us as Ms. Alder guides us through the imagery of her colorfully symbolic paintings depicting her Mexican ancestors’ journeys as well as her own. The Third Friday program is a monthly cultural program sponsored by the Reboli Center that brings new perspectives on art and artists.
Maps are the current topic in the History Gallery of the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. The maps on view come from the Special Collections and University Archives at the Frank Melville Library at Stony Brook University and were curated by the Director Kristen Nyitray. The map exhibit runs concurrently with the exhibit On the Road, a selection of paintings by Joseph Reboli, Kelynn Z Alder, Cynthia Crowell Doom, and Pam duLong Williams. On the Road celebrates travel and the new vistas and people seen on these ventures.
When people speak of Joe Reboli paintings, they usually describe how his works are filled with local subjects that are bathed in incredible light and arranged in wonderful compositions. Last year in the Reboli Center exhibit, Topic: Watercolor, the Reboli watercolors on display showed his use of new locales to explore light and form. In this exhibit, On The Road, the Reboli oil paintings show his continuing exploration of light, shadow, color, and form; no matter where the locale. His vision gives us new discoveries and heighten memories of places we too have visited.
Cynthia Crowell Doom, Pam DuLong Williams, and Kelynn Alder are the three additional artists of the exhibit and they too bring us new artistic visions of beauty found on the road.
To begin the new year and conclude the exhibit The Gift of Art, the Reboli Center presents another highly awaited discussion by local celebrity and commentator David Bouchier. Art and Music: Gifts for the Soul will be featured at the Third Friday event at the Reboli Center, January 18 at 6 PM. Mr. Bouchier was the host of a popular Sunday classical musical program, Sunday Matinee, that entertained listeners on WSHU between 1996 and 2015. The program wove anecdotes about composers and other interesting facts that related to his selected music. When David retired, listeners complained that Sundays would never be the same. The January Third Friday gives everyone a chance to hear again his take on this interesting subject.
It’s December! It’s the Holidays! What do we need? A special evening to finish up shopping, visit with friends, share some cookies and hot chocolate, get presents wrapped, AND get a 10% discount on Design Shop items and find some special sale prices just for the evening! It’s the Reboli Center’s Gift for our Friends, Friday, December 21 from 6 – 8 PM.
Please join us on Sunday, December 16th for a Pop Up with jeweler, Stephanie Occhipinti. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a holiday gift for a loved one or yourself.
Stephanie Occhipinti is a native of New York, an industry-renowned and award-winning designer. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and earned a degree in Jewelry Design. Stephanie has honed her craft through 30 years of designing jewelry for some of the most successful fine jewelry houses in the USA. She gives back to her industry as a volunteer and founder of the Jewelry Design Professionals’ Network, a Not-For-Profit, and is an active supporter of UCP of LI.
The Reboli Center for Art and History is presenting a special holiday event for its friends in the community. An ensemble composed of Dami Kim and Brian Bak on violin, Lucia Kobza and David Shann on viola, and So Sugiyama and Phuc Phan on cello will be performing Brahms String Quintet Op. 111 and Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night for string sixtet on Saturday, December 15 at 8 PM. The concert is free, but reservations are required. The main gallery at the Reboli Center has been acclaimed for its exceptional acoustics, and concert attendees are in for a remarkable musical evening.
Seats are limited. There is no admission fee. To reserve a seat, please call the Reboli Center at 631-751-7707 during business hours. Reboli Center hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 5; Sunday 1 – 5.
For the Reboli Center’s November Third Friday, the Reboli Center itself will be the program’s focus. November is a special month for the Reboli Center. In November 2012 we received formal notification of our not-for-profit status which paved the way for a permanent site. In November 2015 everyone got their first look at the building that was going to be transformed into the Reboli Center for Art and History. Finally, in November 2016, the doors were officially opened for business.
The Reboli Center is offering another fun and informational workshop with Diana Conklin of Everlastings by Diana. In this workshop, participants will create a charming vibrant colored wreath for your indoor wall using hand colored dried hydrangeas. Many color choices are available: fresh blue, blue burgundy, green with coral, orange, violet, and burgundy blushes. The complete wreath size is approximately 12”. 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!
The Gift of Art is an exhibit that celebrates the amazing contribution to civilization that art gives, the wonderful gift to friends and family of a piece of art, and the generous donors of this year’s gifts to the Reboli Center art collection. In the Reboli Center, wonderful art and craft are available for visitors to enjoy; and in the Design Shop, paintings, folk art, craft, and sculpture are available for purchase as gifts or to decorate your home for this or any season.
It’s Movie Night at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, October 19 from 6 – 8 PM! Harry and Snowman is the story of a St. James horse trainer whose $80 plow horse became a show-jumping champion. The documentary movie won 9 film awards in 2015 when it was first shown. The Special Guest speaker, Dr. Richard Rugen, will introduce the film. Dr. Rugen is a lifelong Stony Brook resident and will present a brief history of his family’s acquisition and ownership of Snowman, as well as a snapshot of life in the Three Villages and St. James in the mid 1950’s.
The overwhelmingly successful Reboli Center Painting Party returns! It’s time to sign up for Painting Party V and add to your amazing collection of Reboli images. The painting parties are always a total sell out, so be sure to register early to insure that you are part of the fun! Painting Party V will be held September 26 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 Pumpkin Light, a wonderful fall painting to hang this season. All supplies are included, and no experience is necessary.
The Horse in Art and Long Island History will be the subject of the Reboli Center’s Third Friday program on Friday, September 21 from 6 – 8 PM. From the late 1800’s until the years after World War II, Long Island had a wide range of equestrian activities: polo, instruction, pleasure riding, fox hunting, and horse shows. These activities were a major part of the Long Island economy, employing hundreds of people, including horse dealers, saddlers and harness makers, equestrian tailors, trainers, stablemen, and kennel-men, whose work supported these activities. The Third Friday panel will discuss the horse in art and two important Long Island equestrian organizations: Old Field Farm, built in 1931, and the Smithtown Hunt, founded in 1900. The panel of four has a variety of expertise on these subjects.
Noted photographer Roberto Dutesco will be giving a free photography workshop for all ages at the Reboli Center for Art and History August 18 from 9 – 11 AM. Mr. Dutesco’s photographs are part of the current exhibit, Artistry – The Art of the Horse, at the Reboli Center.
Horses and Artistry will be the subject of an informal talk by Roberto Dutesco and Dino Rinaldi at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, August 17 from 6 – 8 PM. Mr. Dutesco’s photographs and Mr. Rinaldi’s latest paintings are part of the current exhibit, Artistry – The Art of the Horse, at the Reboli Center.
Horses have figured prominently in Long Island history in a variety of sport competitions, non-competitive recreational pursuits, and working activities. The beauty and intelligence of the horse make it one of the most beloved animals. This exhibit, Artistry – The Horse in Art, features artists Joseph Reboli, Roberto Dutesco, Dino Rinaldi, and Elena Hull Cournot whose works showcase the beauty of the horse and its environment. In the History Gallery, the history of the Smithtown Hunt, the Old Field Farm, and a famous local horse, Snowman, will be on display.
Pat Musick, sculptor and painter, and Jerry Carr, her husband, former astronaut, and her engineer and business manager, will be featured at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, July 20 from 6 – 8 PM. Musick’s sculptures and paintings from her Nest and Our Fragile Home series are part of the current exhibit, Artistic Dimensions, at the Reboli Center. The sculptural pieces are a collaboration by Pat and Jerry. She does the conceptual designs, and he does the engineering design for the support frames. Pat supervises construction and does the finishing work.
Bill Jersey, artist, will be the subject of an interview by Doug Reina at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, June 15 from 6 – 8 PM. Mr. Jersey’s latest paintings are part of the current exhibit, Artistic Dimensions, at the Reboli Center.
The Reboli Center for Art and History will feature a special book reading by David Bouchier on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3 PM. Mr. Bouchier is an award-winning essayist whose commentaries, opinion columns, and radio essays have been entertaining readers and listeners for years. His latest book, An Unexpected Life, will be featured.
Doug Reina, artist, will be the subject of an interview by Art Donovan at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, May 18 from 6 – 8 PM. Mr. Reina is a 2014 Pollock-Krasner grant recipient, whose studio is in Setauket, New York. His latest paintings are part of the current exhibit, Artistic Dimensions, at the Reboli Center.
The overwhelmingly successful Reboli Center Painting Party returns! It’s time to sign up for Painting Party IV!!! The painting parties are always a total sell out, so be sure to register early to insure that you are part of the fun! Painting Party IV will be held May 16 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 Hydrangea Cottage. All supplies are included, and no experience is necessary.
In the more than 30 years that Joe Reboli painted and repainted the landscape and elements of it, he was continuously exploring light and form. The objects in the landscape he selected for his paintings were those whose textures and form intrigued him. This exhibit, Artistic Dimensions, features the work of Reboli and three other prominent artists whose works also embody the exploration of form. Pat Musick, noted sculptor, and two well-known painters, Bill Jersey and Doug Reina, contribute to the diverse illustration of form. Each of the artists will be featured in a Third Friday event: Doug Reina May 18, Bill Jersey June 15, and Pat Musick July 20. The Delano Studio of Setauket where Bill Jersey created watercolors will be featured in the History Gallery. A brief biography of each of the featured artists follows.
George Bumann, a professional sculptor living with his wife, young son and two black Labradors at Yellowstone Park’s northern entrance in Gardiner, Montana, will be the Third Friday speaker on Friday, April 20 from 6 – 8 PM at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. Mr. Bumann (rhymes with “human”) will tell the story of one of Yellowstone’s most famous alpha wolves through a live sculpture demonstration. This participatory program will provide insight into an artist’s process, explore the ways in which humans find meaning in natural experiences, and inspire the audience to find ways to tell their own stories about encounters in the wild.