Huntington Arts Council, Main Street Gallery is proud to present the next of our Invitational Gallery Shows “Two Roads Diverged in a Wood”. This show features the work of Kenneth Ng, Howard Pohl and Joan Weiss. The Opening Reception is Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6-8pm and the exhibit will be on display through July 15 at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington.
The Invitational Gallery Shows are a Huntington Arts Council opportunity for small groups of artists to participate in a shared exhibit in our Main Street Gallery. This group of talented artists each has their own approach and inspiration to photography. Please join us at the opening, all are welcome to attend.
Kenneth Ng uses the word simplicity to describe his approach to photography. His images are captured during his travels and everyday life. Communicating his ideas with a minimum number of elements, concentrating on shape, texture, tone, and contrast to create abstract images. Although he describes himself as an amateur photographer, photography has been a part of his life for over 29 years. Kenneth completed the New York Institute of Photography course in 1991, a B&W darkroom printing class at the Maine Photographic Workshops, and a workshop in platinum and palladium contact printing. He has participated in the 2016 exhibit at the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, the East End Arts’ 5th Annual National Show, the Heckscher Biennial, the Huntington Arts Council Exhibit on the Human Condition, and the Art League of Long Island’s 58th Exhibit.
Howard Pohl uses traditional photographic techniques, such as black-and-white film and a home darkroom. After a long hiatus beginning in 2002, he has pursued his craft, beginning to look toward exhibiting his work in galleries and in publications. In the last two years, his works have won three display competitions, including the Long Island Artists Exhibition at the Jeanne Tengelsen Gallery in Dix Hills, the Earth, Air and Water: A Celebration of Tri-State Wildlife and Nature display at Huntington’s Main Street Gallery, and the Long Island Life in Dix Hills. In his spare time, he creates the Long Island TRIO Newsletter for transplant recipients, worships the New York Mets, attends opera, classical music, jazz and alternative rock concerts with his wife Ruth, and spoils hisgranddaughter at every opportunity.
When Joan Weiss realized she “might not have an artists hand” she recognized that she did have a good eye for photography. Joan first studied photography at Cornell University and then at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, followed by private training. As Joan’s passion and skill grew, particularly in digital photography she pursued opportunities to exhibit her work. Joan has successfully had numerous solo exhibits in Long Island Galleries and received the Award of Excellence by the Art League of Long Island for the photograph, Happy 100 to Nathan’s Famous. She has also been elected to the Board of Directors of the Art League of Long Island. Joan “strives to go beyond a subject’s appearance to uncover a deeper, more elusive truth…”
The Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm.