And East End Arts’ Artist-in-Residence Finale Presentation
(Long Island, NY) East End Arts is pleased to announce a series of free events taking place on the grounds of East End Arts on Saturday, August 18, from 3 PM to 6 PM, rain or shine, in an afternoon of live musical performances, engaging art exhibits, and an interactive art project. This event is a celebration of creative unity that will include collaboration between East End Arts, and local art collectives: the Long Island Creative Vortex and Emerge Art Long Island. This free event is open to the public and is perfect for families and children; audience participation will be highly encouraged. The musical showcase will feature a variety of up and coming local musicians. Additionally, East End Arts Artist-in-Residence, visual artist and arts educator Gena Griffiths, will be presenting her work as the finale event of her residency.
Multi-media visual artist and certified art teacher, East End Arts’ Artist-in-Residence, Gena Griffiths will give her finale presentation, highlighting the work she did during her residency, which began in July. Gena Griffiths has been working with children and teens through a variety of workshops, camps, and classes, focusing on visual art, and her project as Artist-in-Residence was to create a three-figure sculpture representing the purity of a child’s creative process. Gena will be presenting this work, as well as sharing her experiences as Artist-in-Resident at the event. For more information about Gena Griffiths, visit http://eastendarts.org/education/AIR2012-Griffiths.html.
The Long Island Creative Vortex will present their latest project, Creative Unity, which will launch at this event. From the very beginning, the Long Island Creative Vortex has been about uniting every genre of artist throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties that have found the inspiration to make what can be imagined a reality. The goal of this artist collective is to help strengthen the community of creative individuals across Long Island while helping to gain exposure for the amazing work they provide through interactive community minded projects working with both artists and collectives. It is within that spirit the Long Island Creative Vortex is proud to announce the launch of the brand new traveling project, the Creative Unity Project. The Creative Unity Project is based on working around a two-sided piece; raised off both sides will be the word ‘Unity’. The piece will travel to several locations across Nassau and Suffolk counties, where artists will be invited to come together and add to the theme of Unity. Artists (and really anyone) can paint anything on this piece constantly keeping the piece evolving and growing.
For more information, contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or visit www.eastendarts.org.
East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.