May 2023 General Meeting

Artist Lian Brehm
Thursday, May 25  6:00-8:45 pm
Syosset Library (Downstairs)
225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

Lian Brehm is a New England artist working primarily in handmade paper sculpture. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally; most recently at the 2021 International Paper Biennale in Shanghai, China. She is the recipient of several awards, including from the Blanche E. Colman Foundation, the Freeman Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. She recently completed a winter studio residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and will exhibit work from this residency in an upcoming solo show in Vermont.

Lian received her MFA from RI School of Design in 1984, her BFA from Alfred University’s College of Ceramics in 1980, and was included in the European Honors Program in Ceramics at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in England. Lian maintains her studio practice in South Walden, Vermont. Lian is the daughter of Peter and Emelyn Garofolo, who were past co-presidents of LICG.

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2023 Exhibits

Opportunity for Fine Craft Artists
“Seeing the Other”
A juried exhibit of fine craft
September 30 to October 27, 2023
At the Art League of Long Island,

107 East Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills
Juror: Jerelyn Hanrahan, artist, professor and curator
Deadline for entries: August 12

The Long Island Craft Guild is pleased to present an opportunity for fine craft artists in the tri-state area to exhibit their work in the prestigious Jeannie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island. Artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal-jewelry, paper, wood or mixed media are invited to apply.

For this exhibit, make your entry more than just an object. Decide on your subject by forging a connection to something outside you–be it another human, an inanimate object, an animal or a foreign culture–to use your creativity to dive beneath the surface in order to feel its essence. Consider a medium or subject you have never explored. Stretch yourself by leaving off a step, adding a process, blending in a new element or turning your subject upside down, so you can see something new in it, its “other-ness”. Click here to read the complete exhibit statement.

Click here to print/view the prospectus. Deadline August 12 for images and application online or via mail; instructions in prospectus. Click here to apply online (online membership available there). Memberships issued in August 2023 valid through September 2024.