Upcoming Oil Portrait Workshop
Join John Ennis for a two-day Oil Portrait Workshop on March 27th & 29 from 10am-1pm. We will work from a live model to learn how to paint a head in full-color oil. Emphasis will be on mixing flesh tone, understanding value, edge modeling, and paint application. Mr. Ennis will also offer demonstrations throughout. All levels are welcome!
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Diversity and Art Festival
1 – 4 pm FREE
in partnership with WW Human Relations Council
at the Nassau Park Pavilion
Join us for an afternoon of cultural exhibits, performances, and arts activities for the whole family! Together we will celebrate how the arts are integral to celebrating diversity at this free event for families. The day will feature Indian, Chinese and other music and dance performances from our diverse community. For more information or to perform, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Rain date will be May 20.
Spring & Summer Camps
Our mission is to provide professional quality community arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire and promote the arts and art appreciation. Will you join us?
Member Show: Abstraction
Fay Deng, Calligraphy I
“My art shall not only give the viewers aesthetic pleasure, but also strike a personal chord with them through history, culture, and the hidden mysteries of ancient colors and scents”
Fay transitioned from portraiture and landscape art to abstract art a few years ago. The desire to explore unbounded frontiers, the urge to break away from predetermined shapes and details, bubbled to the tip of her brush. She enjoys the freedom, the boldness, and the ability to write mysterious fictions using her colorful and powerful strokes, leaving room for one’s own interpretation of history and life experiences. There was no turning back.
Abstract art gives a freedom that is not easy: it depends upon discipline and intuition. Impulse, internal cues, and natural flow are important in Fay’s art.
Fay’s formative years in China and traveling around the world gave her a sense of history and millenary traditions that permeate her work. At times, calligraphy, music, antiques, renaissance, ancient temple or Maya ruins from her life experience hide in her paintings. They rest in deep layers, in quiet corners, and in unexpected elements of the composition.
Fay has a Masters of Art and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She has continued her art training with Rulei Bu, Deanna Schwartzberg, and Bryan Jernigan. Fay has presented her work in group exhibits in New York, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas, and is very excited about her first international solo show in Beijing coming up in August, 2018.
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