The Gift of Art
Nov
1
to Jan 27

The Gift of Art

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.

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Transfigured Night | A Free Concert
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Transfigured Night | A Free Concert

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.

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A Gift for our Friends | A Special Holiday Event
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

A Gift for our Friends | A Special Holiday Event

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.

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Celebrate the Reboli Center | An Anniversary Event
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate the Reboli Center | An Anniversary Event

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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.

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A Wreath Workshop with Diana
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

A Wreath Workshop with Diana

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!

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"Harry and Snowman", the movie with Special Guest, Dr. Richard Rugen
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

"Harry and Snowman", the movie with Special Guest, Dr. Richard Rugen

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.

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Paint Party V
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Paint Party V

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.  

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The Horse in Art and LI History
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Horse in Art and LI History

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.

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Wild and Not So Wild Horses
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Wild and Not So Wild Horses

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.

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Artistry – The Horse in Art
Jul
31
to Oct 28

Artistry – The Horse in Art

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.

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Our Fragile Home: A Skype Presentation and Discussion
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Our Fragile Home: A Skype Presentation and Discussion

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.

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David Bouchier: An Unexpected Life
May
20
3:00 PM15:00

David Bouchier: An Unexpected Life

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.

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Doug Reina talks with Art Donovan: A Colorful Exchange
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Doug Reina talks with Art Donovan: A Colorful Exchange

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.

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Paint Party IV
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Paint Party IV

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.  

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Artistic Dimensions
May
1
to Jul 31

Artistic Dimensions

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.

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George Bumann: Animals, Art, and Meaning
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

George Bumann: Animals, Art, and Meaning

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.

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 A Watercolor Mini Course: "Loosen Up with Watercolors"
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

A Watercolor Mini Course: "Loosen Up with Watercolors"

In conjunction with the current exhibit at the Reboli Center for Art and History, TOPIC: WATERCOLOR, the Reboli Center is pleased to offer a three-evening mini-course in watercolor techniques taught by award-winning Long Island watercolor artist Mary Jane Stevens. The course is open to all levels of aspiring watercolorists and will teach how to paint colorful, juicy watercolors. The course will begin with some basic drawing and composition principals and then move into painting nature subjects. Ms. Stevens will teach participants about watercolor pigments, how to use watercolor effectively so that your subject matter comes alive, and how to allow the watercolor to almost paint itself! In each class, Ms. Stevens will demonstrate drawing and painting techniques. Each class builds on development in an earlier class. Attendance is limited. The course fee for all three sessions is $135.
 

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A Watercolor Mini Course: "Loosen Up with Watercolors"
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

A Watercolor Mini Course: "Loosen Up with Watercolors"

In conjunction with the current exhibit at the Reboli Center for Art and History, TOPIC: WATERCOLOR, the Reboli Center is pleased to offer a three-evening mini-course in watercolor techniques taught by award-winning Long Island watercolor artist Mary Jane Stevens. The course is open to all levels of aspiring watercolorists and will teach how to paint colorful, juicy watercolors. The course will begin with some basic drawing and composition principals and then move into painting nature subjects. Ms. Stevens will teach participants about watercolor pigments, how to use watercolor effectively so that your subject matter comes alive, and how to allow the watercolor to almost paint itself! In each class, Ms. Stevens will demonstrate drawing and painting techniques. Each class builds on development in an earlier class. Attendance is limited. The course fee for all three sessions is $135.
 

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Stephen Nash: John Constable Painter (and Savior) of Landscapes in the English County of Suffolk
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Stephen Nash: John Constable Painter (and Savior) of Landscapes in the English County of Suffolk

Stephen Nash, Scientific Illustrator, will be the speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, March 16 from 6 – 8 PM.  Mr. Nash born and raised in East Anglia in the UK, which is famous for being “Constable Country”, will speak about how John Constable’s powerful artistic influence has helped retain much of the character of the countryside he painted to this day.  Mr. Nash suggests that the artistic influences of William Sidney Mount and Joe Reboli have the same potential to celebrate and help maintain the character of our region.

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A Watercolor Mini Course: "Loosen Up with Watercolors"
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

A Watercolor Mini Course: "Loosen Up with Watercolors"

In conjunction with the current exhibit at the Reboli Center for Art and History, TOPIC: WATERCOLOR, the Reboli Center is pleased to offer a three-evening mini-course in watercolor techniques taught by award-winning Long Island watercolor artist Mary Jane Stevens. The course is open to all levels of aspiring watercolorists and will teach how to paint colorful, juicy watercolors. The course will begin with some basic drawing and composition principals and then move into painting nature subjects. Ms. Stevens will teach participants about watercolor pigments, how to use watercolor effectively so that your subject matter comes alive, and how to allow the watercolor to almost paint itself! In each class, Ms. Stevens will demonstrate drawing and painting techniques. Each class builds on development in an earlier class. Attendance is limited. The course fee for all three sessions is $135.

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Watercolor: Myths & Misconceptions
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolor: Myths & Misconceptions

Sharon Way-Howard, well-known Long Island artist, will be the speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, February 16 from 6 – 8 PM.  Ms. Way-Howard will discuss some of the myths as well as misconceptions about the watercolor medium.  Her talk is extremely pertinent to the current exhibition at the Reboli Center, Topic: Watercolor.

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A Heart Wreath Workshop with Diana
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

A Heart Wreath Workshop with Diana

A beautiful heart wreath in your décor is something special but a beautiful heart wreath made by you is even better! In our heart wreath workshop, you'll get to make a Pinterest-worthy wreath with the guidance of Diana from Everlastings by Diana. 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.

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Topic: Watercolor
Jan
30
to Apr 29

Topic: Watercolor

Topic: Watercolor examines a specific art medium ― watercolor. Joe Reboli used watercolor when he traveled because no matter where he was he painted, and on short trips, painting with oils was impractical. Sometimes his watercolor works were just private pieces but other times they became studies for work later done in oil. This exhibit showcases a collection of watercolors by Reboli that have never been put on display.   

Works in watercolor by the President of the American Watercolor Society Antonio Masi, as well as, artists Lucy Cookson, Karen Kluglein, Jada Rowland, Sungsook Setton, Mary Jane Stevens, and Sharon Way-Howard also will be on exhibit.

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Out of Thin Air: Twenty-Five Years on Public Radio
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Out of Thin Air: Twenty-Five Years on Public Radio

David Bouchier will be featured at the Third Friday event at the Reboli Center on Friday, December 15 at 6 PM. Mr. Bouchier is a local celebrity whose commentaries, opinion columns, and radio essays have been entertaining readers and listeners for years. He describes himself as an unapologetic essayist because there are so many peculiar things that cry out for commentary. He will discuss his years on public radio.

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Local Reflections:   Celebrating Visual Inspirations Drawn from the Nature of Our Community Assemblyman Steve Englebright
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Local Reflections: Celebrating Visual Inspirations Drawn from the Nature of Our Community Assemblyman Steve Englebright

Steve Englebright, Assemblyman, environmentalist, and professor, is the featured speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event to be held Friday, November 17, from 6 – 8 PM. Mr. Englebright is one of the most amazing friends of the Reboli Center. Through his efforts, significant funding for the purchase of the Reboli Center was obtained.  On October 31, the purchase of 64 Main Street was completed and this Third Friday event celebrates the purchase and Assemblyman Englebright. His visions for the community are the reasons why so much of the Three Village historical structures and areas are preserved.

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Holiday Ornament Event
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Holiday Ornament Event

The Reboli Center Design Shop is filled with wonderful gifts and crafts to make your holiday season a memorable one.  

The Reboli Center Design Shop has an amazing collection of unique ornaments and during this special event, with the purchase of four ornaments, you can select a fifth ornament that is our gift to you!  We have shopped the world to offer unique ornaments that you will treasure for years!

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Tis the Season
Nov
1
to Jan 28

Tis the Season

Tis the Season is an exhibit that celebrates the winter season and the season of giving that predominates the thinking during these months. In the main gallery, the Reboli paintings offer many views of the beauty of winter. In the back gallery, we showcase the paintings donated to our permanent collection, paintings that will now be enjoyed by the entire community. In the Design Shop, wonderful art and craft are available to purchase for gifts or to decorate your home for this or for all seasons.

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Paint Party III
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Paint Party III

The overwhelmingly successful Reboli Center Painting Party returns! It’s time to sign up for
Painting Party III! Both painting parties were a total sell out, so be sure to register early to ensure that you are part of the fun! Painting Party III will be held October 25 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.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 Gamecock Cottage. All supplies are included, and no experience is necessary.

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