Midnight Oils Exhibition, October 4 – November 1, 2008
This Halloween season, The Smithtown Township Arts Council will present Midnight Oils, a fine arts exhibition celebrating frightening subject matters cast in a philosophic, romantic, or humorous light. The exhibit will be on view at The Mills Pond House Gallery in St. James, October 4 – November 1, 2008. The public is invited to an opening reception Saturday, October 11, 5-7 pm to meet exhibiting artists and view their work.
The exhibition will include a gargantuan 7-foot-tall statue, as well as many other captivating works by local, national and international artists. Juror Alain Khadem, a Long Island-based artist, specializes in vantisa art, a form that marries well with the spirit of Halloween. He was recently featured in The New York Times as one of the national exhibitors in STAC’s Digital Long Island exhibition. In addition to receiving a recognition award from the Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, he also won the weathervane design contest for the EEAC Carriage House in the Town of Riverhead.
Midnight Oils will be part of The Full Moon Festival on The Mills Pond House grounds. During this month-long celebration of Halloween Lore, The Smithtown Township Arts Council will be sponsoring its highly popular House of Horrors October 10 – October 31, 2008. Khadem will be hosting Omnia Vanitas, a flash presentation focusing on the significance of iconic objects and symbols in vanitas art, and there will be a Ghoulish Gala, a costume contest (details and date to be announced soon).
For full schedule and calendar of events, please go to www.stacarts.org
All proceeds from the festival will go to support the St. James Fire Dept. Ambulance Co., and The Smithtown Township Arts Council with its wide range of music and art programs.
For more information, call the Smithtown Township Arts Council at 631-862-6575, or visit www.stacarts.org.
The Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization