This year’s seemingly endless winter leaves us longing for something to lift our spirits. Some artistic inspiration may be the answer right now. The latest round of exhibits on the local scene offer divergent creative perspectives that look back on the past while reflecting thoroughly modern viewpoints.
‘Women of the World’
Local female artists are a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by the art and photography exhibition that will be unveiled at Nassau County’s Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building in Mineola on Feb. 26. “Women of the World,” the inspiration of Searingtown-based photojournalist Jill Rader Levine, who curates the exhibit, gathers 53 of Long Island’s best and brightest creative talents — who all happen to be women.
“As curator of “Women Of The World,” it was an amazing ‘artventure’ for me to set out on a quest to locate and invite outstanding women artists from every corner of Long Island to showcase their individual style,” Levine said. “The results of their creativity in expressing the theme of the feminine mystique are brilliant unique images that will leave a memorable impression on all.” The event, honoring the region’s many award-winning artists and photographers, kicks off Women’s History Month in March. After next week’s showcase, an expanded version of the exhibit — featuring over 100 works — moves to the Hutchins Gallery, located in LIU Post’s main library on its Brookville campus. It opens there March 4 and will run through the end of the month.
Meanwhile the contributing artists and photographers are gearing up for the exhibit’s premiere on Wednesday. Each artist will have one piece on display on opening night, when they will compete for awards. A distinguished panel of judges will evaluate each piece and award six prizes in two categories: Fine Art/Multimedia and Photography.