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East Meadow artist a finalist in Long Island Museum competition


East Meadow artist Karen L. Kirshner was chosen as a finalist in the Long Island Museum’s juried art competition “Animal Kingdom: From Tame to Wild” recently.

The Stony Brook museum invited amateur and professional artists from across Long Island to submit up to three works for its annual competition and exhibition. Lynne’s acrylic painting “Elephant Crush” is one of 75 finalists chosen for the exhibition. A panel of museum staff members selected the finalists from a pool of 300 submitted works. On Sept. 14, two judges, Seung Lee, professor of art and director of fine arts and graduate studies at Long Island University Post, and Christina Mossaides Strassfield, museum director and chief curator at Guild Hall will select the winners.

The Long Island Museum will host an artists’ reception on Friday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. where the winners will be announced.  The reception is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The exhibition will remain on display through Oct. 22 in the Visitors Center.  For more information call (631) 751-0066, visit, or find LIMuseum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.