The recently opened Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook is inaugurating a new monthly program called Third Friday at the Reboli. Third Friday is modeled after a number of nationally successful events sponsored by art centers that bring communities together with artists, speakers, authors, performers, and other special guests to offer programs that will allow the visitor to experience these institutions in an entirely different way.
“Our goal at the Reboli Center is to involve the community in our programs and be an inspiration for artistic and historical interpretations. We have had such an overwhelmingly positive response to our opening and we want to continue with offering exciting free programs like Third Friday at the Reboli,” said Reboli Center President Lois Reboli. “Our hope is that Third Friday will become a community tradition.”
The first Third Friday program will be held December 16 from 5 – 7 PM at the Reboli Center. The initial program will be a panel of artists who are currently exhibiting in the Design Shop at the Reboli Center. The artists Pam Brown, Robin Clonts, David Ebner, Jim Molloy, and Doug Reina create in a variety of mediums, and the evening will allow the audience members to hear about the philosophies underlying their work and about the practical, artistic, and other quirky processes at work in their studios. The audience will have the opportunity to join the discussion.
Future Third Friday programs will discuss historical topics, introduce other artists, offer sketching events, present musical performers, hear local authors, and offer other engaging programming that will bring new connections and fresh perspectives.
Third Friday programs are free to the public and do not require a reservation. For more information call 631-751- 7707 or visit our facebook page.