"Art is too important not to share."
Mural Project 2023
In the Summer of 2023 Gallery North worked with Carmela Kolman Fellow, Julia Jane Moore, on a community mural project fulfilling its mission to stimulate interest in the arts and get to the center of our core belief that art is for everyone. This project promotes authorship to community members and, in turn, encourages stewardship. It is inspired by ecological education and environmental sustainability, which Julia is very passionate about. She hopes to use the process of art making to educate our community members on taking care of our local environment. This project began with three, free, workshops for planning. The culmination of these workshops came during painting day where over 100 community members join us to paint. The mural can be seen any time you visit our growing campus.
Matrix: Lining Up a New Generation of Printmakers.
Providing the greater community with the opportunity to realize their artistic potential through printmaking.
Gallery North’s Studio offers a great number of unique classes to the community, our printmaking programs being some of the most thrilling. Those programs further fulfill our mission as a not-for-profit art space and get to the center of our core belief that art is for everyone. This Fall we received a grant from the IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association) to support this belief, and we will be sharing our offerings to those areas of Long Island which don’t typically have the resources to attend our on campus programs. Through educational outreach we want to provide marginalized areas of the island with a chance to deepen their understanding of printmaking, explore its history and learn how it can be a terrific way to become sustainable entrepreneurs.
This year we will partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island to offer free programing to their Bigs and Littles at their Islandia and Westbury locations.
STEAM STUDENTS CREATE BIG PROJECTS IN MINIATURE
Gallery North was pleased to collaborate with Harbor Country Day School’s STEAM students on The Miniature Free Gallery and Library. Open to the public starting June 2023 in the Studio garden.
In their schools' STEAM program, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math inspire a community project once yearly. Collaboration is key for the HCDS curriculum to be successful and they were thrilled to partner with us. This project began with a visit to Gallery North where students met with Education Director, Larissa Grass, Curator, Kate Schwarting and Executive Director, Edward Puchner to discuss the gallery's needs. The STEAM students decided to create a way for visitors to interact with the gardens, which inspire the community with native plants and unique sculptures. The Miniature Free Gallery & Library supports our core belief that Art is for Everyone. These structures are free for visitors to enjoy! Locals can leave a work of art or book and take one!