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April is National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month
High school students from across Nassau County present their poems - winners get published in a booklet and students read their winning poems at a poetry reading.

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Deadline Extended to March 23


April is Poetry Month

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

is Sponsoring its

Third Annual Poem Writing Contest

for Nassu County Students

in Grades 9 Through 12


Contact us if you need the submission form.

 

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2019, Sunday, Nov. 3rd - J O I N T H E F U N - Arty Party Fundraising Brunch
2019, Sunday, Nov. 3rd - J O I N T H E F U N - Arty Party Fundraising Brunch

J O I N T H E F U N

Arty Party Fundraising Brunch Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2019 1 - 5 pm Freeport Yacht Club 533 Guy Lombardo Ave Freeport, NY


 

J O I N    T H E     F U N

 

Arty Party Fundraising Brunch

 

Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2019

 

1 - 5 pm

 

Freeport Yacht Club
Freeport, NY

 

 

 

Arty Award

 Joanne Phillips

 

 
Theatre Arts Award

 Robyn Workman

 

  
Alexander Schanzer Memorial Award

 David Houston

 

 

 

Dozens of raffles to win

 

Live entertainment

 

Great food

 

  
You can buy a ticket, and/or place an ad in the journal to help honor our awardees and support the Arts Council at Freeport. (To place an ad, write us at infoliacf@gmail.com for a journal ad price sheet.)

 

 

Individual Tickets Table of 8 Ticket

 

If you'd just like to make a contribution, please click on the Membership/Support tab towards the top of this page. Thanks! 

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2019. July and August - Free Summer Concerts
2019. July and August - Free Summer Concerts
Free Summer Concerts

On the Nautical Mile at the Esplanade

Thursday Nights, July and August, 2019

7pm – 8:30pm

July 4th

No concert



July 11th

Turnpike Joe

 

Free Summer Concerts

On the Nautical Mile at the Esplanade

Thursday Nights, July and August, 2019

7pm – 8:30pm

July 4th

No concert

 

July 11th

Turnpike Joe

 

July 18th

Banjo Rascals

 

July 25th

String Quartet

 

August 1st

The Welldiggers

 

August 8th

Broadway and You

 

August 15th

Pan Lime

 

August 22nd

Donnell Williams & Company

 

August 29th

Columbus Circle


 

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Juried Photography Show - 7 - 8:30pm
Juried Photography Show - 7 - 8:30pm
Juried Photography Show


Freeport Memorial Library

 

Juried Photography Show

 

June at Freeport Memorial Library

Reception Thursday, June 6th, 2019

7 - 8:30 pm


Now at Molloy College

 

 

 

 

JPS


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New Outdoor Mural
New Outdoor Mural
New Community Mural Unveiled at the Freeport Memorial Library

 

 

 

Come to the Unveiling of

Freeport's Newest Mural

Thursday, April 11, 2019  Noon

at the

Freeport Memorial Library


Mural


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Come Join the Fun
Come Join the Fun
Laugh Tracks Comedy Night

 

Come Join the Fun

 

 

 

Click below to purchase tickets

 

 


 

Or mail your check ($25), payable to L.I. Arts Council at Freeport,

 

130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY  11520


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New Community Mural
New Community Mural
Outdoor Mural Proposal


AARP

The Arts Council at Freeport is embarking on a funded mural arts project. Initial funding (for the artist fee and materials) is provided by the AARP Community Challenge grant.  Additional funding will be used for other expenses (site preparation, equipment, site safety, etc.) We’re requesting that interested muralists contact us through our email to learn more about the project and how to submit your portfolio and mural idea for consideration. (In the email subject line type: “Mural Project”). Submissions must be received by July 31, 2018 (EXTENDED TO AUGUST 20TH). The mural should reflect the artist’s interpretation of Freeport’s history (http://freeporthistorymuseum.org), geography and community, as well as the site location. So many of Freeport's current murals are realistic depictions of boats, waves, docks, etc. We're hoping this mural to be more fun, whimsical, interpretive, a bit abstract.


Mural wall is part of the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Rd., Freeport NY  11520

Brick wall dimensions: 53 feet long; 20 feet high; panel design in wall is 171 inches wide by 80 inches high

There are three panels; same size and brick pattern.

(Your choice to just paint the panels, or the entire wall, or any combination)

Wall will be power washed.

Will have powerlift (cherrypicker).

Project budget is between $4,000 and $9,000

Commencement Date: after Labor Day

Completion Date: November 5th

 

 Library Front Entrance 

Front entrance to library from Merrick Rd. with mural wall on left.


Library Wall Perspective  

Close up perspective of the wall (sign can be removed).

 Wall View From Garden

View of wall from across the front lawn. Library entrance is on the right.

 

 Close Up of Wall Pattern

Close ups of brick pattern in wall 'panel'. All three panels are identical.

 Wall Close Up

 

 Send your submissions as attachments by email to infoLIACF@gmail.com or use a cloud-based file system (i.e., dropbox, etc.). In the subject line, type "Mural Project").

Please provide at least 3 and no more than 7 work samples of previous mural projects.

A concept drawing and dimensions for the proposed mural design for this specific location.  (Once selected, you may submit a more detailed drawing/design.)


Your submission will be evaluated based

on the following criteria:

 

 

Professional qualifications, documented capability and experience to complete the project successfully in the required timeframe.

  

Artistic excellence, innovation, originality, and/or perspective

 

Level of relevance to theme as stated above.

 

Artwork submitted is Artist’s original, creative work - Proposals which contain imagery that is copyrighted by a different entity, stolen or copied from any other source will not be considered. Historic images/imagery may be incorporated if public domain or with permission for use.

 

Application is submitted by the published deadline.

 

 

Proposed budget for your services. This budget is expected to be complete.  Please be sure to include information about the number of people that will be working on the mural (e.g. just you, or a chosen crew, paints, supplies).


Submissions must be identified with an alias – this will be a blind judging system.  Include a separate document that has your alias and your true name and contact information.

 

Submit any questions, clarifications, etc. to the same email address.



This mural project must be completed by November of this year.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

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38th Annual Juried Photography Show
38th Annual Juried Photography Show
Photographers from across Long Island and the five boroughs of NYC display their best photos.

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38th  Annual  Juried  Photography  Show

 

June 2 - 29, 2018

 

 

 

Juror: Dave Lyons, Newsday Photo Editor

 


 

Reception: Thursday, June 7th     7pm to 8:30pm

 

Award Presentation at 8pm

 


 

Freeport Memorial Library

DOWNLOAD THE PROSPECTUS 

 

 

 



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Free Summer Concerts
Free Summer Concerts
Nautical Mile Concerts

 

 

 

18th ANNUAL SUNSET CONCERT SERIES 

 

 

ON THE NAUTICAL MILE ESPLANADE

  

 

Entertainers are subject to change.  Please check back here for any updates before attending the concert.  Guests are requested to bring chairs since seating is limited. Metered parking.  Rain location is at the BrewSA Brewery Company on the Nautial Mile just steps away from the Esplanade.

 

  

 

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE

 

THURSDAY NIGHTS IN JULY AND AUGUST, 2017

 

7:00PM - 8:30PM


 

July 12 - Freeport Community Band


July 19 - Banjo Rascals

July 26 - String Quartet  Mayfair Power


August 2 - Columbus Circle


August 9 - Broadway and You

August 16 - Ad Lib Steel Band ATIC 2


August 23 - Turnpike Joe and the Traffic Jam


August 30 - East End Trio





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Art Alcove Featured Artists
Art Alcove Featured Artists
Art Alcove

 

 

 

Art Alcove

Featured Artist

May - June

R a y   G r i s t

Ray Grist

http://www.raygrist.com/

 


July - August

 

N a d i a  M i e r a u

Nadia


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Women’s History Month
Women's History Month Exhibit

 

Women's History Month

 

The Right to Vote

Artwork by Freeport H.S. Students



One     Two

three  four


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Beer and Painting
Beer and Painting
Beer and Painting - Stay Within the Lines

 

 

Stay Within the Lines

BrewSA Beer

 

Join us at Brewery SA on the Nautical Mile for an afternoon of craft beer and drawing.

 

Sunday, April 22nd

 

1 – 4 p.m.

 

Brewery SA supplies all the beer you can drink

Arts Council at Freeport supplies all the crayons and drawing supplies you could need

Go home with a one-of-a-kind picture suitable for framing

 Email us at infoLICAF@gmail.com to reserve a place

 

BrewSA Brewing Company 180 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520

Drink Responsibly

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Love, Life and the Hereafter Concert
An afternoon concert of songs about the beauty of love, the vagaries of life, and the effects of death

 

 Love, Life, and the Hereafter 

 

an afternoon concert of songs about the beauty of love,

the vagaries of life, and the effects of death

 In collaboration with

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song written by:

Brooks, Deutsch, Dresner, Leslie, Mandel, Retzel, Richter, Tibbetts


Our Two Fabulous Performers:

                                              Tammy     Tammy Hensrud

  Donna

    Donna Breitzer

  

Sunday, October 22nd at 3pm 

 

S o u t h  N a s s a u  U n i t a r i a n

U n i v e r s a l i s t   C o n g r e g a t i o n

228 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport

 

 Tickets $10   Student with ID  $5


Refreshments provided by

Sweet & Savory Cafe 

 

Our Other Sponsors

Turn


Imperial Diner


                          Nautical Merchants  Discount at local participating restaurants

  when concert program is presented

                                                                                           

 

                                                                                                


 

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Arty Party October 2017
Arty Party Award Luncheon

 

A  R  T  Y     P  A  R  T  Y   B  R  U  N  C  H

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Freeport Yacht Club

533 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport

 


JUDE SCHANZER

The Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award


MICHAEL "EPPY" EPSTEIN

  Champion of the Arts Award


CAROLINE DOCTOROW

Alexander Schanzer Memorial Smart with Art Award

for arts professionals who share the arts through performance and education

 

 

 

 

 

 Go the the Membership/Support menu tab at the top of the screen to purchase tickets through PayPal.  Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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18th Annual Summer Concert Series
18th Annual Summer Concert Series
18th Annual Summer Concert Series

 

 

 

18th ANNUAL SUNSET CONCERT SERIES 

 

 

ON THE NAUTICAL MILE ESPLANADE

  

 

Entertainers are subject to change.  Please check back here for any updates before attending the concert.  Guests are requested to bring chairs since seating is limited. Metered parking.  Rain location is at the BrewSA Brewery Company on the Nautial Mile just steps away from the Esplanade.

 

  

 

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE

 

THURSDAY NIGHTS IN JULY AND AUGUST, 2017

 

7:00PM - 8:30PM


 

July 12 - Freeport Community Band


July 19 - Banjo Rascals

July 26 - String Quartet  Mayfair Power


August 2 - Columbus Circle


August 9 - Broadway and You

August 16 - Ad Lib Steel Band ATIC 2


August 23 - Turnpike Joe and the Traffic Jam


August 30 - East End Trio


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Art Alcove

Featured Artist

May - June

R a y   G r i s t

Ray Grist

http://www.raygrist.com/

 


July - August

 

N a d i a  M i e r a u

Nadia


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Aug 2016 - Recycling Art

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October 21, 2016 - Arty Party 2016, A Masked Ball

Arty Party 2016, A Masked Ball

 Friday, October 21st The Freeport Yacht Club

 

Marc Courtade, The Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award

Peter Lerangis, Literary Award

Laura Curran, Citizen of the Year

Gregg Vitello, Business Person of the Year

Alnoe Paler, Alexander Schanzer Memorial Smart with Art Award




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July - August 2015
July - August 2015
Free Summer Concert Series on the Nautical Mile

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15th ANNUAL SUNSET CONCERT SERIES 

ON THE NAUTICAL MILE ESPLANADE

Schedule is subject to change.  Please check back here for any updates before attending the concert.  Guests are requested to bring chairs since seating is limited. Rain location is the Freeport Recreation Center 130 E. Merrick Rd. Thanks. Metered municipal parking.


ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE                   THURSDAY NIGHTS 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Series Premier Sponsor:

Imperial Diner https://www.teachersfcu.org

Hosted by the Village of Freeport

Sponsored by Long Island Arts Council at Freeport


July 2, 2015

GENERATIONS

High energy classic rock


July 9, 2015

FREEPORT COMMUNITY BAND

Patriotic


JULY 16, 2015

BANJO RASCALS

Dixie, Ragtime, Swing


July 23, 2015

TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Rock and Soul


July 30, 2015

SWINGTIME BIG BAND   

Authentic Swing in Living Color


August 6, 2015

BLACK AND TAN   

Great American Songbook


August 13, 2015

FEINBERG BROTHERS  

Bluegrass


August 20, 2015

EAST END TRIO   

Rock Classics


August 27, 2015

THE CHAMINADE PLAYERS   

Classical


Our Other Sponsors:


Freeport Memorial Library

Mayfair Power Systems http://www.mayfairpower.com/

Rachel's Waterside Grill http://www.rachelswatersidegrill.com/about_us

Bob and Raquel Pachas

 

    Avenue Sound     www.AvenueSound.com


 http://www.freeportwatertaxi.com/

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 




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November 6, 2016 - A r t S h o w

A r t   S h o w

Freeport Memorial Library

Opening Reception Sunday, November 6, 2016

2pm - 4pm




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2015


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35 t h  Annual  Juried  Photography  Show

June 2 - June 28, 2015

Reception and Award Ceremony June 4, 2015 7 - 8:30 PM




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Access to the Arts
Access to the Arts
Discount tickets to Arts Events

 

 

 

 




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A C C E S S   T O   T H E   A R T S


NEFCU

 

A new program that will allow all area students to experience the arts at a greatly reduced price. In collaboration with the Westbury-based credit union NEFCU, the Access to the Arts© card will be available to all teenagers in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Access to the Arts replaces a previous program, High5, with more participating organizations, including Suffolk County venues. Some of the many participating organizations include: Nassau County Museum of Art, Landmark on Main Street, Tilles Center, Malverne Community Theatre, Heckscher Museum of Art, and Cinema Arts Center.

 
By purchasing the Access to the Arts card from the Arts Council at Freeport for $10, the student can present their personalized card to participating arts organizations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, and purchase a ticket to that art event for only $5. So instead of paying $15 or more for an art film, the student would only pay $5. Instead of paying a museum’s suggested admission price of $20, the student would pay $5. A $30 ticket to a concert would also be just $5. Addressing the concern that the price of admission to many cultural events and venues is beyond the financial means of many students, the Access to the Arts card will help open more doors to theaters, arts centers and museums for area teens.
 
“This is an exciting, and much-needed, program that allows students to attend museums, concerts, art exhibits, and live theatre for a fraction of the price,” said Laurence Dresner, the Executive Director of the Arts Council at Freeport. “It allows students to take a risk by seeing something new and different. They can explore the splendor of the arts in all its variety at a fraction of the cost that allows them to find their passion in the familiar and the unfamiliar. We’re thrilled that NEFCU is partnering with us to offer this program throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.”
 
“Some of the most inspiring cultural institutions are right here on Long Island, and we want to make access to those more organizations more affordable for all teens,” said Valerie Garguilo, vice president of marketing and community relations at NEFCU. “This program will certainly open young people’s minds and eyes to the arts. We’re excited to participate and eager to see it take hold throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.”
 
Access to the Arts card is only available on the Arts Council at Freeport’s website (http://www.liacfreeport.org). Participants can download the enrollment form and instructions in purchasing the Access to the Arts card. They can also view the growing list of participating venues and organizations and confirm the availability of tickets for the event they’re interested in attending on the Art Council’s website.
 
About NEFCU
NEFCU is one of Long Island’s leading credit unions that proudly offers its affordable banking services to all Long Islanders. With $3 billion in assets and over 185,000 members, NEFCU has branches and a shared branch network throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. To join NEFCU, eligible members must live, work, attend school, or regularly conduct business in Nassau and/or Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of East Hampton, Southampton and Shelter Island). Existing NEFCU members may also sponsor immediate family members or household members. For more information, visit www.myNEFCU.org, call 516-561-0030 or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NEFCU

 

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2014


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A R T Y   P A R T Y   2 0 1 4

Fabulous at 40

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6pm

Coral House, Baldwin, NY




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Arty Party 2018
Arty Party 2018
Arty Party 2018

 

 

2 0 1 8   A r t y   P a r t y   B r u n c h

Sunday, October 21, 2018  1-5p.m.

Freeport Yacht Club

 

Arty Party Invite 2018

Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award

Dave Lyons

Newsday Photo Editor


Environmental Arts

Betsy Gulotta

Conservation Project Manager, Friends of Hempstead Plains


Alexander Schanzer Memorial

Smart with Art Award

for arts professionals who share the arts through performance & education

Berta Gauto

Founder of Panambi Verá

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34th Annual Juried Photography Show

Freeport Memorial Library

June 1, 2014 through June 26, 2014

Co-Sponsored by:

Astoria Federal Savings and Freeport Chamber of Commerce

Juror: June Bateman

Reception:

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Jazz Brunch




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14th ANNUAL SUNSET CONCERT

SERIES ON THE NAUTICAL MILE ESPLANADE

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back here for any updates before attending the concert. Guests are requested to bring chairs since seating is limited. Rain location is the Freeport Recreation Center 130 E. Merrick Rd. Thanks. Metered municipal parking.

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS 7:30PM - 9:30PM

 

 https://www.teachersfcu.org

Hosted by the Village of Freeport

Sponsored by Long Island Arts Council at Freeport


July 3, 2014

CLASSICAL STRINGS

Baroque, Classical, Romantic


July 10, 2014

FREEPORT COMMUNITY BAND

Patriotic


JULY 17, 2014

FEINBERG BROTHERS

Bluegrass


July 24, 2014

STEEL IMPRESSIONS

Caribbean


July 31, 2014

BANJO RASCALS   

Dixie, Ragtime, Swing


August 7, 2014

BLACK AND TAN   

Great American Songbook


August 14, 2014

EBONIQUE AND COMPANY  

Modern and Traditional Gospel


August 21, 2014

SLANG   

Jazz, R&B, Funk


August 28, 2014

EAST END TRIO   

Rock Classics


Our Other Sponsors:

of Merrick

Freeport Memorial Library

 https://seaporttitle.com/

http://www.bernejewelers.com/

Mayfair Power Systems http://www.mayfairpower.com/

Rachel's Waterside Grill http://www.rachelswatersidegrill.com/about_us

 

 http://www.freeportwatertaxi.com/

 http://milro.com/


 

                  

 




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AARP Community Challenge
AARP Community Challenge
New Outdoor Mural


AARP

The Arts Council at Freeport is embarking on a funded mural arts project. Initial funding (for the artist fee and materials) is provided by the AARP Community Challenge grant.  Additional funding will be used for other expenses (site preparation, equipment, site safety, etc.) We’re requesting that interested muralists contact us through our email to learn more about the project and how to submit your portfolio and mural idea for consideration. (In the email subject line type: “Mural Project”). Submissions must be received by July 31, 2018 (EXTENDED TO AUGUST 20TH). The mural should reflect the artist’s interpretation of Freeport’s history (http://freeporthistorymuseum.org), geography and community, as well as the site location. So many of Freeport's current murals are realistic depictions of boats, waves, docks, etc. We're hoping this mural to be more fun, whimsical, interpretive, a bit abstract.


Mural wall is part of the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Rd., Freeport NY  11520

Brick wall dimensions: 53 feet long; 20 feet high; panel design in wall is 171 inches wide by 80 inches high

There are three panels; same size and brick pattern.

(Your choice to just paint the panels, or the entire wall, or any combination)

Wall will be power washed.

Will have powerlift (cherrypicker).

Project budget is between $4,000 and $9,000

Commencement Date: after Labor Day

Completion Date: November 5th

 

 Library Front Entrance 

Front entrance to library from Merrick Rd. with mural wall on left.


Library Wall Perspective  

Close up perspective of the wall (sign can be removed).

 Wall View From Garden

View of wall from across the front lawn. Library entrance is on the right.

 

 Close Up of Wall Pattern

Close ups of brick pattern in wall 'panel'. All three panels are identical.

 Wall Close Up

 

 Send your submissions as attachments by email to infoLIACF@gmail.com or use a cloud-based file system (i.e., dropbox, etc.). In the subject line, type "Mural Project").

Please provide at least 3 and no more than 7 work samples of previous mural projects.

A concept drawing and dimensions for the proposed mural design for this specific location.  (Once selected, you may submit a more detailed drawing/design.)


Your submission will be evaluated based

on the following criteria:

 

 

Professional qualifications, documented capability and experience to complete the project successfully in the required timeframe.

  

Artistic excellence, innovation, originality, and/or perspective

 

Level of relevance to theme as stated above.

 

Artwork submitted is Artist’s original, creative work - Proposals which contain imagery that is copyrighted by a different entity, stolen or copied from any other source will not be considered. Historic images/imagery may be incorporated if public domain or with permission for use.

 

Application is submitted by the published deadline.

 

 

Proposed budget for your services. This budget is expected to be complete.  Please be sure to include information about the number of people that will be working on the mural (e.g. just you, or a chosen crew, paints, supplies).


Submissions must be identified with an alias – this will be a blind judging system.  Include a separate document that has your alias and your true name and contact information.

 

Submit any questions, clarifications, etc. to the same email address.



This mural project must be completed by November of this year.

 

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2013


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SUNSET CONCERT SERIES
SUNSET CONCERT SERIES

2013 Sunset Concert Series
Sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport
Hosted by the Village of Freeport

Nautical Mile Esplanade
Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport
Rain Location: Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road

Free!!

Photo caption: The Tribunes perform on July 18, 2013 at the Nautical Mile Esplanade.


Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm

Freeport Community Band
Music from the Movies directed by Sandra A. Vigliotti

Thursday, July 18, 7:30pm
The Tribunes
Partially Sponsored by Rachel’s Waterside Grill
New York’s Favorite Doo Wop A Cappella Group

Thursday, July 25, 7:30pm
Classical Strings - This concert will be held in the Freeport Recreation Center due to the inclement weather.
Sponsored by Mayfair Power Systems
Alla Sherbakov and Laura Mole, violins, Jody Ratner, viola, Susan Lehr, cello, and Kageki Nagao, bass, perform music from the Classical, Baroque, Romantic and modern periods

Thursday, August 1, 7:30pm
Banjo Rascals - This concert will be held in the Freeport Recreation Center due to the inclement weather.
Partially Sponsored by the Freeport Memorial Library
The Banjo Rascals delights audiences of all ages with a variety of distinctive toe-tapping music ranging from 1890s Ragtime to 1950s, 60s and 70s rock-n-roll. 

Thursday, August 8, 7:30pm
The East End Trio - This concert will be held in the Freeport Recreation Center due to the inclement weather.
Partially Sponsored by the Freeport-Merrick Rotary Club
Music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s performed with Style, Grace, and Originality

Thursday, August 15, 7:30pm
The Phonzetta V. Ladson Ensemble of Bethel AME Church
Sponsored by Raquel and Bob Pachas
Contemporary and Traditional Gospel 

Thursday, August 22, 7:30pm
Steel Impressions
Sponsored by Raquel and Bob Pachas
Steel Impressions is Long Island's very own family steel band performing in the tri-state area for over 20 years.  

Thursday, August 29, 7:30pm
Train of Thought
This five-piece band performs your favorite rock and soul.

Guests are asked to please bring chairs as available seating is limited. Please e-mail LarryLIACF@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring a concert and helping the Nautical Mile come back to life after Hurricane Sandy.




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EXHIBIT IN THE ART ALCOVE - WEST END ARTS
EXHIBIT IN THE ART ALCOVE - WEST END ARTS

Exhibit by West End Arts

The Art Alcove, Freeport Recreation Center Lobby
Through Thursday, September 19, 2013

Photo caption: Joel Rossin, Arts Council Exhibit Coordinator, in front of The Art Alcove featuring work by West End Arts




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DISPLAY CABINETS - WEST END ARTS

Exhibit by West End Arts

Display Cabinets, Freeport Recreation Center Lobby
Through Thursday, September 19, 2013




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WE NEED YOU!! 2013 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
WE NEED YOU!! 2013 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Please assist us in our fundraising efforts by joining the fundraising committee!

Meetings are held in the Freeport Recreation Center.

For further information, e-mail logo.away@yahoo.com or cpar302409@aol.com.



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THE ART ANNEX
THE ART ANNEX
Featuring work by Andrea Baum, Jason Gorbel, and Olegi Osepaishvili.

The Art Annex, Freeport Recreation Center Program Wing



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SCULPTURE GARDEN
SCULPTURE GARDEN
If you are interested in displaying in the Sculpture Garden, located in the rear lobby of the Freeport Recreation Center, please e-mail infoLIACF@gmail.com

Photo caption: Sheldon Aptekar with his sculptures in the Sculpture Garden.



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BACH TO CUBA PERFORMED BY MARIANELA SANTURIO & MIGUEL SANTURIO
BACH TO CUBA PERFORMED BY MARIANELA SANTURIO & MIGUEL SANTURIO
Pianist Marianela Santurio will play a repertoire of popular music written by Cuban composers.

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, pianist Marianela Santurio, along with drummer/ percussionist Miguel Santurio, will play a repertoire of popular music written by an array of talented Cuban composers.

This musical brother-and-sister team will combine a lively blend of Spanish and French melodies and harmonies with African rhythmical concepts to present a colorful array of sound.

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road
2:30-4:00pm

Donations accepted at the door.



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FALL FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR
FALL FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR

3rd Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Freeport Memorial Library
11am-3pm


The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is pleased to sponsor a Craft Fair as part of the Freeport Memorial Library's Fall Festival. A variety of hand-crafted items will be available for sale. Also enjoy a petting zoo, carnival games, inflatable bouncy house obstacle course, refreshments, and more.

Vendors! Please contact the Arts Council for registration information.



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2013 ARTY PARTY
2013 ARTY PARTY

You're invited...
to join us in support of
the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport's


2013 Arty Party

Falling into Art

Thursday, October 24, 6 to 10 p.m.
Coral House
70 Milburn Avenue, Baldwin, New York

honoring

MARNIE KATZMAN: Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award
BRADY RYMER: Alexander Schanzer Memorial Art Smart Award - for professional artists who share the arts through performance and education
Legislator DAVE DENENBERG: Citizen of the Year Award
BUTCH YAMALI: Business Person of the Year Award
TOM PHELAN: Literary Award

Please see the attached invitation for information about tickets, advertisements, and sponsorships.


Download:   invitation_2013.pdf  


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COME TO THE CABARET! SHADES OF GREY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO JOEL GREY
COME TO THE CABARET! SHADES OF GREY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO JOEL GREY

This performance was held on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Congregation B'nai Israel, Freeport
Conceived, directed and performed by Bob Spiotto
Musical direction by Stephen C. Pagano
This performance was in memory of Bernard Kalban
Proceeds benefitted the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

From his best-remembered role as the iconic Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret, both on Broadway and in the film version, to his more recent portrayal as the Wizard of Oz in Wicked, Joel Grey continues to entertain audiences of all ages. And now, continuing his own tradition of creating unique and memorable performances, Bob Spiotto takes to the boards once again, in both story and song, to educate and entertain, as he pays tribute to this legendary performer.

Click the "more" button to the right for thoughts from Bob Spiotto.

Click the link below for Bob Spiotto's biography.


This performance "I loved you as Joel Grey in Cabaret!"

That's what I've heard said countless times over the last ten years in reference to my performance as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret, presented by Hofstra Entertainment (formerly Hofstra USA Productions). I also co-produced that show in the summer of 1998, while coincidentally, the revival starring Alan Cumming was playing in New York City. I had previously played the role of the 'emcee' in high school and at another theater on Long Island as well. I have dabbled a bit with George M. (Cohan), a role that Grey created on Broadway, and have also played the role of John Adams in the musical 1776, twice, a role that Joel Grey portrayed to great critical acclaim regionally. Additionally, during my early career training at the Hannah Kroner School of Dance, I recall dancing to the overture of The Grand Tour, a show that Joel Grey also starred in on Broadway.

In 2001, I premiered my critically acclaimed one man musical tribute, Courting the Jester: A Salute to Danny Kaye, at Hofstra University, which was then re-worked and presented as part of a larger event at Lincoln Center. Over the last decade I have toured the show throughout the Long Island area with great pride and enthusiasm. Imagine my delight when I started to do some online research for my new show, Shades of Grey: A Musical Tribute to Joel Grey, and I discovered a classic television clip of another one of my favorites, Eddie Cantor, introducing Joel Grey in 1954, as “the Danny Kaye of tomorrow." Danny Kaye, Joel Grey and dare I now say myself, have all been referred to as uniquely talented showmen, each in our own generation, each of us our own ‘cast of characters’. Admittedly large shoes to fill, but a challenge that I take seriously and more importantly, one that I accept with humility and honor. For the last several years I had been 'creatively itching and twitching' to create a tribute to Joel Grey. It seemed appropriate to present the show a few years ago to honor Joel Grey on the occasion of his 75th birthday, but alas that year came and went, and still no show. Then I decided to take several cues and officially set a date to create! Those cues included the fact that during 2010-2011, Hofstra University celebrated its 75th anniversary, and for this proud Hofstra alumnus, 2010 marked my 20th anniversary working at Hofstra. Additionally, the Department of Drama and Dance presented Cabaret as part of their fall season in October of 2010. Needless to say, I took my cue, knowing the time was now! I also discovered another somewhat strange parallel. Several years ago I created and performed a one man show exploring the life and work of author and Holocaust survivor, Primo Levi, who mysteriously fell to his death on April 11, (1987). April 11, the birthday of Joel Grey. Let’s just say I was all but pre-destined to perform the works of Joel Grey. There is an emotional connection that cannot be ignored. A witty, versatile song & dance man who endears himself to audiences with his exaggerated physicality, grand gestures and whimsical boyish charm…he knows how to connect with the audience and bring them along on his journey and that is precisely the legacy I hope to leave behind as well. And so... I say... or should I perhaps sing.... ."Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!"... to Shades of Grey!




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EXHIBITS AT THE MALL AT THE SOURCE - FRANK BRADFORD AND TRUDY RUNYAN
EXHIBITS AT THE MALL AT THE SOURCE - FRANK BRADFORD AND TRUDY RUNYAN

Featuring artwork by Frank Bradford and Trudy Runyan
The Mall at The Source, Westbury

Stop by during mall hours to see the exhibits.
Sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and hosted by The Mall at The Source

Photo caption: Artwork by Marc Josloff previously on display at The Mall at The Source.




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PRIVATE VIEWING OF THE ARTWORK AND HOME OF HUMBERTO PILOTO
PRIVATE VIEWING OF THE ARTWORK AND HOME OF HUMBERTO PILOTO
This special event was held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Bellmore, NY.

Click the "more" button to the right for Humberto Piloto's biography.

HUMBERTO PILOTO

..." I almost made it on my raft to the American coast, when I was picked up by the Navy and taken to the Guantanamo Bay Base"... It is at Guantanamo Bay that the rest of the world begins to see the paintings of Humberto Piloto, who tried to flee Cuba on a boat that he and four other friends had made.

Once in Guantanamo Bay, the paintings were greatly admired by the personnel there, and "it was the military people on the base that would provide the paint, brushes and canvases for me so that I could paint. The creative level going on in Guantanamo Bay is something that the world should know about, and it was at the base where I further reflected on my future."

Humberto Piloto received his formal training at a local art school in La Habana, Cuba. There he received most of his training in different techniques of the Plastic Arts. A graduate of the Polytechnic Institute for Industrial Design in Cuba, Mr. Piloto's paintings have been in display at diverse art galleries in Panama, Cuba and in the New York State area. He has continued painting since his arrival in the United States in 1994, and hopes to continue to study art. Mr. Piloto's goal is to one day own an art gallery where he can present the works of other artists who like to express their thoughts and feelings and communicate them to the public.



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CULTURE CALENDAR, JANUARY 2012 - MAY 2012
CULTURE CALENDAR, JANUARY 2012 - MAY 2012

Be sure to view the Culture Calendar for a schedule of performances, exhibits, and special events presented by the Arts Council's Affiliates. The Arts Council will do its best to regularly update this calendar but it is always wise to confirm program information before attending an event.

Photo caption: Temple of Ramses, from the exhibit entitled The Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Works from a Long Island Collection, is on exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art through March 18, 2012.


Download:   2012calendar.pdf  


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CLUB FREEPORT - FRANK SANCHEZ
CLUB FREEPORT - FRANK SANCHEZ

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Frank Sanchez performed An Evening on Broadway to a standing-room only crowd as part of the Club Freeport Concert Series co-sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and Village of Freeport. This concert/lecture featured Broadway music of the 1920s to the 1950s - the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers, to name a few.

Freeport Recreation Center
FREE
Enjoy coffee and dessert for a nominal fee.
Doors open: 7pm / Performance: 7:30pm

Click the "more" button to the right for information about Frank Sanchez.


Frank Sanchez has been a pianist for the last 20 years having played in countless pit orchestras across Long Island. He holds a BFA in Arts Management from Long Island University and is the composer of two New York Times Critic's Choice Children's Musicals. He is also the Resident Composer of the Children's Theatre Company of New York and is the Music Director at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center.



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HIGH 5 LONG ISLAND’S TEEN REVIEWERS AND CRITICS (TRaC) PROGRAM - JOURNALISM AND THE ARTS
HIGH 5 LONG ISLAND’S TEEN REVIEWERS AND CRITICS (TRaC) PROGRAM - JOURNALISM AND THE ARTS

TRaC is a unique opportunity for middle and high school students interested in journalism and the arts to develop critical writing skills and a deeper understanding of different artistic disciplines. For the winter 2011 TRaC program, teens learned to write a critical review of a performance of The Music Man at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

Instructor: Marc Courtade
Business Manager, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; Adjunct Professor, Arts Management Program, CW Post Campus, Long Island University; Lecturer on Musical Theatre and Opera; Performer

Additional TRaC programs will be offered in the near future.




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BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
9am-11pm
Special arts activities and exhibits in the afternoon and evening. Please check back for a schedule.

A percentage of purchases on December 14 in-store and December 14-18 online will benefit the Arts Council. Be sure to mention the Arts Council's Bookfair ID #: 10616696.



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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT - SUNY COLLEGE AT OLD WESTBURY
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT - SUNY COLLEGE AT OLD WESTBURY
The Hispanic Latino Cultural Center of SUNY College at Old Westbury is pleased to present the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport’s Photography Exhibit during the month of November. The exhibit is in the Library located in the Campus Center and features seven of the top nine winners from the Arts Council's 31st Annual Juried Photography Show - Jason Gorbel, Trudy Runyan, Jeff Going, Janice Panaro, Ellery Samuels, John Aveni, and Evan Myar.

The Opening Reception was held on Thursday, November 10 with music performed by Bryan Carrott, an internationally renowned vibraphonist/mallet percussionist who performs, records, and tours extensively in the jazz idiom.



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DOCTOR’S HOURS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH ART PROFESSIONALS
DOCTOR’S HOURS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH ART PROFESSIONALS
Hosted by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

*A new session will be scheduled in February or March 2012!*
Freeport Recreation Center
6-9pm

Have a new body of work no one has seen?
Have a new website?
Ready for some feedback on images for an upcoming deadline?

Come to the Arts Council's Doctor's Hours for individual, 25-minute one-on-one consultations with Naomi Grossman and Linda Lee Nicholas. Naomi and Linda have completed the New York Foundation for the Arts' "MARK" training - a statewide six-month program focusing on the professional aspects of art.

Get practical and professional advice in person. Use your appointment to discuss bios, portfolios, work samples, websites, marketing, and more.

FEE: Each 25-minute consultation is $25, with a three appointment limit
Discounted fee: $20 per appointment for Arts Council Affiliates and Friends

Please mail payment and time preference to:
Long Island Arts Council at Freeport
Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520

Questions? E-mail infoLIACF@gmail.com or call (516) 223-2522.

Click the "more" button to the right for biographies about consultants Naomi Grossman and Linda Lee Nicholas.

Consultants:

Naomi Grossman is a mixed media artist working primarily in wire, words and paper. As a practicing artist she maintains a studio in Long Island City. Recent exhibits include a one-person show, Body Language, at Freyberger Gallery (Penn State Univ), Queens College Art Center, Patchogue Biennial, Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers Univ), UBS Gallery (NYC), Theresa Mahoney Gallery (College of St. Elizabeth, NY), WIRED at the Ernest Rubenstein Gallery (Lower East Side, NYC) and visiting artist at the Phillips Museum (Franklin & Marshall College, PA). Grossman has done site-specific installations in gallery settings. Recent residences include the Ragdale Foundation and the Hambridge Center for the Arts: she has been invited to Panama for a future residency. Grossman has won numerous SOS Grants from NYFA. Her work is in the Arroys literary magazine’s spring 2010 issue as their featured artist. Grossman has been trained as a NYFA MARK consultant and her work is in permanent public and private collections. She has expertise on managing a website, writing artist statements, putting together work samples and finding sites for showing work. Born in Brooklyn, Grossman attended Queens College and NYU. Her website is www.naomigrossman.com.

Linda Lee Nicholas is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. Linda’s works have been exhibited recently at the University of Southern Oregon’s Schneider Museum, and the Roberson Museum of Art, Binghamton, NY. In 2008, Linda's work was exhibited in four solo shows on the east coast which included: Veiled Reality, at the Stambaugh Gallery, Ohio Northern University with the subject matter, Global Warming. Her newest work, inspired by time spent in a studio in the woods at I Park Artist’s Enclave in East Haddam, CT, was included in her recent exhibition in Chelsea at the Blank Space Gallery. Linda’s work has been included in exhibitions at James Cohan, Sikkema Jenkings, Art Gotham, Visual Arts Gallery, and Korus House, the Korean Embassy, Washington, DC. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Monmouth Museum, Lindcroft, NJ and the Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA. Linda is currently in the studio program at Chashama. Upcoming exhibitions include a one-person show at the Pelavin Gallery, NYC in fall, 2011. Linda is a painter working in ink on paper with non-traditional tools for her upcoming NYC exhibition in the fall. She has been trained as a NYFA MARK consultant and her work is in permanent, public, and private collections. She has expertise with image presentation, photography, web site design, writing artist statements and can recommend sources for showing work. Her website is www.lindaleeNYC.com.




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ANNUAL APPEAL
ANNUAL APPEAL
Click the "more" button to the right to find out why you should support the Arts Council and how to make a donation.

Dear Friends,

Happy Holidays! The countdown to the holidays and the New Year has begun. Families are making plans to get together; gifts are being bought; donations are being sent in. Is the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport on your list? Without your gracious help, the Arts Council would not be here today. We are proud to say that we have made a great impact among the Long Island community and we thank you for all that you have done. Help us continue to make an impact.

We have many programs that need your support. High 5 Long Island is one of them. High 5 makes the arts accessible and affordable for teenagers by offering them the incredible price of $5 per ticket. We work with such venues as Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Staller Center for the Arts, Nassau County Museum of Art, and many others. This program gives these teenagers the opportunity to bring the arts into their lives in a way that would not have been possible without High 5. What better way to introduce the arts to the youth of today and to bring a better and more enriched attitude towards the arts? The director of a youth group wrote, “Our students are promising, yet underprivileged students…who have extremely limited exposure to the arts. By including our kids in the High 5 program and giving them access to the performances at the Tilles Center, you have made it affordable for our organization to achieve the goal of enriching the students’ live performance experiences. Our partnership with you has had a great impact on these students.”

Another great program that we offer in conjunction with the Long Island Composers Alliance is the Musical Composition Contest, and submissions come in from both local and international composers. This past year we had entries from England, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, and the United States just to name a few. The compositions are judged and the winning piece is then performed by the Long Island Composers Alliance’s Music for Students program.

This year we have been exhibiting artwork at The Mall at The Source to showcase artists’ creations and for the enjoyment of shoppers. We also have a new glass enclosed exhibit space that features artwork of local artists in The Art Alcove. The Arts Council, Freeport Public Schools, and Village of Freeport have collaborated on a very exciting project: walking trail markers for a new health walk located on Freeport’s Nautical Mile.
We are also proud to have sponsored an outdoor summer concert series on the Nautical Mile. After a concert, an audience member said, “Thank you for bringing these concerts to Freeport. My friends and I couldn’t be happier. We loved sitting by the water and were so impressed with The East End Trio.” Another audience member said, “How lucky we are to enjoy such high caliber concerts right here on Long Island.”

Come and check out our Culture Calendar on our website, www.LIACFreeport.org for
a schedule of performances, exhibits, and special events that are presented by the Arts Council and our Affiliates.

The Arts Council works with both established artists and those just starting out. At our 30th Annual Juried Photography Show held last June, we had a special category that
gave teens an opportunity to submit entries. From the numerous submissions, two were selected to exhibit their photographs alongside the works of accomplished adult photographers. A mother of one of the teen entrants confided that her son, an 11th grade student, was not thriving academically and she’d been concerned about his future. She was so thankful when he found photography, which kept him engaged in school. He wrote to tell us, “I feel photography has changed my life in many positive ways. Without me being involved in photography I feel I would not be as constructive nor would I have been able to set certain goals. The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport has also influenced my life by making me aware and giving me the opportunity to enter a variety of photo contests where I can benefit from the experience. It also has given me a look towards my future. I’m very interested in being a forensic photographer or a photo teacher. The Arts Council has benefited me in many ways.”

By your support you are not only helping the arts community, but also yourself and others like you who welcome the arts into their lives. Won’t you be that person to help an artist, youth, fellow Long Islander to live and become enriched in the wonderful world of the arts?

Please make a tax-deductible donation today to help the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, a catalyst for artists and students and everyone in our community. We encourage you to sit down and write your check immediately and send it to 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520. Or if you prefer, you can send us your credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express) number, expiration date, signature, and the amount of your donation. Donations can also be made on our website through PayPal at www.LIACFreeport.org. If you have any questions, please call 516-223-2522.

Every level of support is appreciated. Thank you in advance from the Board of the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport!

Lois Howes
Miriam Lopez
Raquel Pachas
Dolores Parsons
Patricia Rossi, Esq.
Marianela Santurio
Angela Taormina



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FUNDING SEMINAR
FUNDING SEMINAR

Attention artists of all disciplines! The SOS (Strategic Opportunity Stipend) Grants, a joint project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and New York State arts and cultural organizations, is designed to help individual artists residing outside of NYC take advantage of opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. This year, the grant cycle happens only twice – in September and April – but the funding level has doubled. The East End Arts Council is the administrative site for Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Attend a free seminar, hosted by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, to learn how to apply for an SOS grant.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road
7pm

Click the link below to RSVP online.
www.ticketleap.net/buy-tickets/conferences-and-seminars/sos-grant-workshops-for-artists/riverhead/CCCB75DB-2B90-421C-9CE9-615A01201F9. Applications may be accessed online at www.nyfa.org/SOS or call the East End Arts Council at 631-727-0900 for a printed version. The application deadline is September 24, 2010 at 4pm.




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FREE BRUNCHTIME CONCERT
FREE BRUNCHTIME CONCERT
Sunday, August 29, 2010
12 noon

TURNPIKE JOE & THE TRAFFIC JAM
Classic Rock and Pop Tunes from the '60s and '70s
An "ages 8 to 80" show

Bring chairs or a blanket and have a picnic!

Freeport Village Hall Courtyard
North Grove Street
Village Hall is at 46 North Ocean Avenue; the Courtyard is behind Village Hall
Rain Location: Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road

SPONSORED BY LONG ISLAND FOOT CARE, PC / DR. EMILIO GOEZ, DPM, FACFAS
and COMPARE FOODS

Photo caption: Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam



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33RD ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND AWARDS RECEPTION
33RD ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND AWARDS RECEPTION

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show Co-Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. Freeport Memorial Library


Juror: Jeff Harris www.jeffharrisphoto.com Awards Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7-8:30pm Awards Presentation: 8pm Click the "more" button to the right for a list of exhibitors and important information. April 25, 2013 Photographers, Thank you for entering the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport’s 33rd Annual Juried Photography Show, co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings! We are pleased to be able to announce this year’s exhibitors ahead of schedule. Our juror – Jeff Harris - selected the following photographs from 312 submissions. If you were accepted, please read the bottom of this e-mail for important information. You are all invited to attend the Awards Reception on Thursday, June 6 at the Freeport Memorial Library from 7-8:30pm. It is free and open to the public. The awards presentation begins at 8pm. Best In Show: Nancy Garner – Leaning Brahmin Second Place: Jack McCoy – Sandy Third Place: Carolyn Karsten – Valley Fog Honorable Mentions: LisaMarie Castranuovo – White Sands Desert William Grabowski – Castaways Kathy Leistner – Age 5 Fabian (Larry) Adler Memorial Award: Susan Kozodoy Silkowitz – Sad Eyed Girl At The Market High 5 Long Island (Teen Category) First Place: Peter Costanzo – Bird Silhouette High 5 Long Island Exhibitors: John Aveni – The Willowing Tree Allison Myar – Just a day of Fun Exhibitors: Terry Amburgey – Pink Andrea Baum – Catching the Wave Jo-Anne Bodkin – Your Move Frank Bradford – Fox & Hound Pat D’Aversa – Mirror Image Dahlia Mike DiRenzo – Desert Daybreak Geraldine Geannikis-Hoffman – Dark Path Gloria Golden – Argentinian Social Club Jason Gorbel – Boy and His Dog Dan Hittleman – Tide is Out Marc Josloff – Chair Factory Signage Herb Knopp – The Longest Hall George Lisk - Window – Buffalo, NY Marzena Grabczynska Lorenc – Inside Cuba John Micheals – Whately Woods Elizabeth Milward – Beached & Broken Neil J. Murphy – The Yawn Terri Pakula – Cormorant David Quinn – Reaching Out Dawn Reilly – Folded Weston Trudy Runyan – Breakfast With Grandma Ellery Samuels – Abandoned British Police Station in Israel Frank Sposato – Wide Open Spaces Michael Tucciarone – Farm Lands #1 Carole Witkover – Lucky One Richard Witkover – Wash Day – Iceland Congratulations! Accepted photographs must be hand-delivered to the Freeport Memorial Library, located at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport. All work must be framed and wired for hanging. NEW! Please note that there is a minimum photo size of 11x14 excluding the mat. There is no maximum photo size. Don’t forget to label your photograph with your name and title of the work on the back. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Arts Council. Once again, congratulations! Arts Council




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2013 ADVOCATES FOR THE ARTS RECEPTION
2013 ADVOCATES FOR THE ARTS RECEPTION

The Arts Council honored 18 of Long Island's Outstanding Advocates for the Arts!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6pm - 8pm
Adelphi University's Performing Arts Center, Garden City


List of honorees.
Guy Brogna, Owner, All Music, Inc.
Frederic De Feis, Founder, The Arena Players Repertory Theatre Company
Ryan Donnelly, President, The Donnelly Group
Mara Esposito, Education Director for Art & Science Programs, Not Just Art
Angelo Fraboni, Artistic Director, Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Stacy Garcia, General Manager, Carle Place, Blick Art
Carol Hoenig, Publishing Consultant
Judah Mahay, Founder, Electric eMedia
Francesco Marasco, Owner, Zicana Gallery
Nada Marjanovich, Publisher and Editor, LI Pulse Magazine
Marie Marsina, President, National Art League (NAL) in Douglaston
Arlene McLouglhin, Mural painter
Kathleen Mucciolo, Founder, Music and Theatre Legacy Foundation
Yvan Peralta, President, YDESIGNZ Company of Westbury
Rich Rivkin, Producer, 2013 LI Sound & Art Festival
Gary Rodolitz, President, David Lauren Associates
Thomas Simonetti, Owner, Authentic Arts Tattoo & Gallery
Dylan Skolnick, Executive Director, Cinema Arts Centre



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HAT AND ARTIST LUNCHEON
HAT AND ARTIST LUNCHEON

The Arts Council's 2012 Hat & Artist Luncheon was held on June 14 at The Mansion at the Woodlands, Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, in Woodbury.


The event featured a vintage & designer hat exhibition, silent auction, raffles, an exhibit, a performance, wonderful honorees, and great company!

Photo caption: From left are Marnie L. Katzman Executive Director of the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Linda Mangano Luncheon Chairperson, the Honorable Thomas S. Gulotta who received the Distinguished Community Service Award, Robin and Irwin Krasnow who received the Outstanding Citizens of the Year Award, Robbie Rosen who received the Emerging Artist of the Year Award, and Nassau County Executive the Honorable Edward P. Mangano.



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FREEPORT’S NEW NAUTICAL MILE HEALTH WALK
FREEPORT’S NEW NAUTICAL MILE HEALTH WALK

A Kick-Off Celebration for Freeport's new Nautical Mile Health Walk was held on Saturday, May 14, 2011
at Sea Breeze Park


This program is jointly sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Freeport Public Schools, and Village of Freeport.

Fitness instructor and Freeport resident Carol Madigan led us on a walk to view the distance markers.

Marker Design by award-winning Freeport artist Marc Josloff
Marker Paintings by Freeport Public School Students

Special thanks to the following businesses for their participation:
Modell's Sporting Goods
Blue 42, 42 Woodcleft Avenue
Bonito Sushi, 301 Woodcleft Avenue
Bracco's Clam & Oyster Bar, 319 Woodcleft Avenue
E.B. Elliot's, 23 Woodcleft Avenue
JC Cove Restaurant, 229 Woodcleft Avenue
Landshark Tiki Bar and Grille, 39 Woodcleft Avenue
Otto's Sea Grill, 271 Woodcleft Avenue
Rachel's Waterside Grill, 281 Woodcleft Avenue
River House Grille, 195A Woodcleft Avenue
The Schooner, 435 Woodcleft Avenue
Woodcleft Crab Shack, 150 Woodcleft Avenue
Crow’s Nest Mini Golf
Crow's Nest Cove and Ahab's Attic Gift Shops

Photo caption: (left to right) Freeport Village Trustee Jorge Martinez, School Board Member Ron Ellerbe, Hempstead Town Councilwoman Angie Cullin, School Board Vice President Debra Mule, Freeport High School Student and Artist Aleya, Mayor Andrew Hardwick, Arts Council Executive Director Marnie Katzman, Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, and Freeport Superintendent of Schools Kishore Kincham, Ed.D. attend the Kick-Off Celebration.

Click the link below to view the distance markers.



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THE ART ALCOVE RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION
THE ART ALCOVE RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION
A reception was held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 to celebrate the renovation of The Art Alcove Gallery located in the Freeport Recreation Center.

This project was funded by Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg. The enclosure will ensure the safety of the artwork and provide a more accessible viewing space for the public.

Special thanks to Compare Foods, Love and Quiches, T & L Beer and Soda Distributors, King Kullen, and Terranova Florist for their donations for the reception.

Photo caption: (left to right) Executive Director Marnie Katzman, Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, and artist Muriel Herring in front of the new entrance to The Art Alcove.



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SIXTH INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Supported by Sam Ash Music Stores
Contest Chair: Herb Rothgarber
Judges: Jay Anthony Gach and Dana Richardson

Fifty-nine entries were received from all over the world, including England, Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, and the United States. The winning composition was performed at the Long Island Composers Alliance Music for Students program on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Freeport Memorial Library.

FIRST PRIZE: Amanda Jacobs of Rochester, NY for Garden Verses (voice and piano) SECOND PRIZE: Sang Mi Ahn of Bloomington, IN for Two Pieces for Violin and Piano



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HOLIDAY DISPLAY IN THE FREEPORT RECREATION CENTER
HOLIDAY DISPLAY IN THE FREEPORT RECREATION CENTER
A festive holiday display is on exhibit through the beginning of January 2010 in the lobby of the Freeport Recreation Center. Photograph by Alan Richartz.
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