Beyond The Sound is an Invitational Show featuring the work of Grainne de Buitlear, Jean Cohn and Michael Ricigliano. Opening Reception on Friday, September 21, 2018 is at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington NY, from 6-8pm. This is a free event, all are welcome to attend. The Exhibit runs through October 13, 2018.
Grainne de Buitlear – A graduate of Ireland’s National College of Art and Design, Grainne de Buitlear’s work is inspired by the vibrancy of her surroundings, from majestic urban structures to nature’s understated beauty. With the imagery and poetry of her Irish heritage always present, she seeks to evoke the atmosphere and energy of the moment through use of texture and mark-making with pastel and paint.
Jean Cohn grew up in Bellmore and currently lives in East Meadow with her family. Jean graduated from the School of Visual Arts and designed books for children until having her own children. Jean decided to attend Queens College where she earned her Masters in Teaching. She became an art teacher and currently teaches art to children in PK through sixth grade in Yonkers. Jean creates many samples of artwork in order to encourage her students to explore various painting techniques. Last year, Jean started using these samples to create textured watercolor weavings which will be on exhibit in the Fall of 2018.
Michael Ricigliano successfully balances several careers at once. In recent years he developed a career as an artist, writer, and film producer, while also still practicing law in Long Island, New York. He wrote and produced the feature length film, The Brooklyn Banker, directed by Federico Castelluccio, it stars Paul Sorvino, David Proval and Troy Garity. The Brooklyn Banker was released theatrically in 2016. Michael’s play A Queen for a Day, directed by John Gould Rubin, had a very successful run on the New York stage at the Theater at Saint Clements on West 46th Street. Michael’s art was recently on exhibit at the Lilac Gallery in Manhattan.