by Arline Goldstein, Art Director, Studio 455
Studio 455 “Celebrates the Arts in St. James “October 8th from 10-5, in Burke Park on Lake Avenue. The event will celebrate the arts with several events; local artists exhibiting their work, a painting event for youngsters, sponsored by Meg and Charlie Shutka of Head of the Harbor. Canvases with pails of colors, red, yellow and blue and paint brushes, will be set up. Kids can paint “whatever they want “. The completed canvases will be exhibited on the white wall of Ed’s Power Tools, on Lake Avenue, across from St James Elementary for all to see. “Surprise celebrities” who live or were raised in St. James, and are accomplished in a variety of areas will talk and inspire adults and youngsters and sign autographs. The tableaux, “Whistler’s Mother” will be on display with a human portraying Whistler’s mother….and for the most adorable photo op, Jackie Rudman’s 5 year old St. Bernard show dog “Dina, “will be posing for photos with visitors! Lots going on for a day with the “ARTS “on Lake.
Studio 455 is inviting aspiring artists in all age categories to enter a themed contest, “Celebrate St. James, past, present and future”. Creative spirit and imagination in all media and 3 dimensional art is encouraged. Prizes will be awarded, and the art will be judged by visitors to “Art in the Park”. Age categories are 5-11 year olds, 12- 18, 19-62, and 63 plus. For inspiration, look around town, the business community, the landscape, the harbor, local architecture, our history, and the people. Entries should be submitted the day of the event from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., with your name, age and phone number on the back of the work. You must register to participate in the contest by calling 631-862-6198.
For munching throughout the event, “Joel the snack vendor” will be on hand to fill the need for “something sweet”
Studio 455’s Gallery will be open to visitors where you can view the work of photographer Jack Ader and the various works of local artists Donna Gabusi, Arline Goldstein, Richard Merkel and Maryann Vetter Rivers and there will be an Art Scavenger Hunt at Uniquely Natalie where prizes will be awarded.
For additional information or to participate kindly call 631-862-6198.