Huntington Arts Council Calendar
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Main Street Gallery Presents “Art in Marriage”
May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Sculptures by Art Bernstein and Afgans by Edith Bernstein
Friday May 1, 2015, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Afghan Demonstration by Edith Berstein
Saturday May 9, 1:30 pm
Edith Bernstein: I’ve been interested in art my entire life and my work has followed a long trajectory. I studied painting at Goucher College and at Columbia University School of Painting and Sculpture. For many years, I was active in a group called The Art Barn in Setauket. We taught painting, drawing and pottery. I later became interested in making sculpture, including basketry and macrame, using a variety of different fibers. From there my interest moved to crocheting. This led me to start a handmade sweater buisness, Wool Originals, which I ran for ten years.I designed sweaters and hats that were sold all over the country, and in particular at Henri Bendel and Bonwit Tellers in New York City. I nowmostly confine myself to designing and making afghans. Along with fiber art, I make and sell silver and beaded jewelry.
I’ve shown my work at the Gayle Wilson Gallery in Southampton as well as Galelry North in Setauket where I won several prizes.
For more information I can be reached at (631)751-6757
I’ve been sculpting for most of my life – initially on a part-time basis, more recently full-time. My interest in sculpture started when I lived in Schenectady where I studied with Robert Blood, who worked with welded steel, at the Schenectady Museum. It didn’t take me long to realize, however, that welding wasn’t a technique that was easliy adapted to home use, so I switched to marble, which could be obtained from quarries in Vermont, just a short ride from Schenectady.
My move to Long Island occasioned another switch, this time to wood and resin, since marble was no longer easily available. My wood pieces are carved from logs and are generally abstract. I primarily use balck walnut, which has a rich, warm color and is local to Long Island. The resin pieces are generally representational. I’ve studied with Robert White and Sheila Solomon at Stony Brook University, and with Kiril Tzotchev at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills. I’m a member of the Long Island Professional Artists Showcase, the Huntington Arts Council, and the Art League of Long Island.
I’ve been awarded both the Olivia Olsen Memorial Award and the Joseph Hartley Memorial Award at shows sponsored by the Salmagundi Club in New York, a Silver Medal of Honor at a show sponsored by the Allied Artists of America, also in New York, as well as awards at the Long Island Musuem and the Art League of Long Island. In addition I’ve shown my work at Gallery North in Setauket, the Open Gallery in Northport, the William Rogers Legislative Building in Hauppauge, the Mill Pond House Gallery in St. James, the Hutchins Gallery at C W Post College, the bj Spoke Gallery in Huntington, and the Gallery at Eldersfields in Manhasset.
For more information consult my website www.bernsteinart.com