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Syosset Public Library
225 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY

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2017 Exhibits
The Clay & Fiber Media Groups Present
March 7 to May 7, 2017
Angela Koenig Center of the
Oyster Bay Historical Society
20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, NY

"Blues & Brews": Thursday, April 6, 5-7 PM
Gallery Talk: Sunday, April 23, 2-4 PM
Panel Discussion & Closing Reception: Sunday, May 7, 3-6 PM

his exciting exhibit features both functional and sculptural/decorative pieces in clay and fiber, all in shades of indigo, cobalt, slate blue, turquoise and more. To see a catalogue of the art, click here.

The next activity in a series of "BLUE" events is Blues, Brews and BLUE: The Oyster Bay Historical Society will host a happy hour in the gallery of the Koenig Research Center on April 6 from 5 to 7 PM. The fun includes live blues music, domestic and imported beer, a variety of wines, and light hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $10 for members of the Society and the Long Island Craft Guild, $20 for non-members.

Above: clay and fiber by gallery talk presenters.
Left: Sin-Ying Ho, "In A Dream of Hope No. 1" and, right: Bernadette Puleo, shibori dyed indigo scarf

Two artists will speak about cobalt and indigo in clay and fiber on Sunday, April 23 from 2 to 4 PM. Ceramic artist Sin-Ying Ho will speak about the glories of Chinese blue and white wares and how her work explores the "collision of cultures," where she combines traditional Asian hand-painted imagery with the use of new technologies such as computer generated decals. Fiber artist and LICG member Bernadette Puleo started her journey of exploration of the mysterious Polygonum Tinctorium, or Japanese Indigo, when she ordered some indigo seeds in 2002. She will discuss both the process of vat dyeing with indigo and how she embeds her dyed cloth in pulp to create pulp paintings and experiments with shibori techniques to make resist patterns on silk.

The Historical Society is at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM; Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM and Sunday, 1 to 4 PM. For directions, call 516-922-5032, or visit

"Anything Goes"
October 3-30, Jericho Public Library
November 1-December 11, Great Neck Public Library

Deadline for entries: August 28

This is an exhibit of fine craft: clay, fiber, glass, paper, leather, metal/jewelry, wood and mixed media. No painting, drawing or photography. Exhibition juror: Naomi Grossman, a mixed media artist working in Long Island City. Click here to download a prospectus.

LICG Fifth Annual Fine Craft Fair
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 AM – 4 PM
At the Ethical Humanist Society
38 Old Country Road, Garden City

2017 General Membership Meetings
Glass Media Group Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8 PM

Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

All are welcome to the glass group meeting, rescheduled after the snowstorm.

Thursday, April 6, 6:30 PM
Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

"Triggerfish" by David Beck

Curated and hosted by Linda Rettich, this new series will begin the evening of April 6 with a presentation of “Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck.” A press release calls Beck “the smartest, most creative artist you’ve never heard of” though if you have ever seen a Beck work you will surely recall its brain-teasing design, meticulous detail and often kinetic ingenuity.

The documentary examines the dazzling, obsessive, hippie baroque sculpture of the San Francisco artist. The film was produced by independent filmmaker Olympia Stone, who grew up with Beck’s art: her father was the iconoclastic Allan Stone, a famous New York gallery owner who eventually came to San Francisco. Allan Stone offered Beck his first exhibition at first sight of the work, as Beck tells it. Today, he is represented by Hackett Mill Gallery in San Francisco. The film is a worthwhile dive into a large selection of the art objects, and it keeps its focus there, seemingly in recognition that the artist’s concepts are best expressed as astounding feats of engineering and craft.

Next General Membership Meeting
Chris Darway:
"My Career in a Capsule"
Thursday, May 11, 7-9 PM

Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

Chris Darway is an artist, metal smith, teacher and designer with over 40 years of experience in the field. Formally trained in craft design at The Philadelphia College of Art, he has worked in traditional metals, wood, plastics and metal clays. He has taught jewelry design at the University of Delaware, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and Montclair State University in New Jersey.

He is a PMC senior instructor for the Rio Grande Company and has been involved with this material since its introduction. His work has been exhibited in Japan, England, and Germany. You can read his article “Studio Savvy” in Art Jewelry Magazine. He is on the faculty for Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia and also teaches adult education at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. You can see some of his work by clicking here.

For directions, see the link on the left or call the library at 516-921-7161. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6 pm at the Syosset Public Library 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY, just north of the LIE. Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced here and on the LICG Facebook page; members will be notified via email.


2017 Workshops
Clay Media Group Presents
Mid-Range Glazes with JOHN BRITT
Saturday & Sunday, April 29-30
10 AM to 4 PM

Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY
Lecture Room 111, Southhampton Building

Non-refundable registration fee:
Members, $150; non-members, $200
Deadline for registration: MARCH 28

This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works, how you can achieve it, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from John Britt's new book The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cone 4 to 7, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.

For questions and registration form, email Click here for John Britt's website.

Metal Media Group Presents
May workshops with Chris Darway
Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove

Low Tech Glass/PMC, May 11, 10 AM - 4 PM
Make a pendant with glass and metal, with moving parts. Fee: $100, includes materials.

Knuckle Adjuster Ring, May 12, 10 AM - PM
Make a ring with moving parts with knuckle adjuster ring kit. Fee: $130, includes ring kit.

Members working in any media are invited to participate. Email for more detailed descriptions, tools, registration form, etc.



Note to Members
While we invite anyone to bring a door prize or snack to any of our meetings, the list below is the media group responsible for refreshments/door prizes for each meeting:
January: Paper
March: Glass
May: Fiber
September: Metal
November: Clay





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