The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce “Portrait of an Artist”, Dan Christoffel; Juror. The Opening Reception is Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6 -8 pm at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743. This is a free event. The exhibit is on display from July 20 through August 12, 2017.
“As you create a self-portrait, or a portrait of an artist you much admire, you belong to the Grand continuum of it all – the drive to create, which unites us all. When we create a self-portrait we enter through a portal experiencing a change of self. The “Portrait of an Artist Show” lends itself for a self-portrait or just as exciting, a portrait of an artist who has inspired you along your creative journey. We, artists are made of stuff that drives us to a force we hold onto as we search the truths of our own creative process” These are the words of juror Dan Christoffel used to inspire artists responding to the call for “Portrait of an Artist” show.
Congratulations to all of the artists chosen to exhibit in this show; Lawrence Aarons, Linda Adelstein Watson, Shain Bard, John Bell, Renee Blank, Louise Cassano, Elizabeth Cassidy, Beth Costello, Grainne de Buitlear, Vicki Dollin, Arielle Dugue, Paul Edelson, Elizabeth Ehrlichman, Bill Farran, Jim Finlayson, Peter Galasso, Phyllis Gildston, Lisa Golub, Jan Guarino, Ashlin Hanley Gerry Hirschstein, Kristie Hirten, David Jaycox Jr., Michelle Lesser, Sharon Lobo, Terence McManus, Emily Nykolyn, Michelle Palatnik, Sharon Pearsall, Alice Riordan, Meryl Shapiro, Neill Slaughter, Angela Stratton, Shawn Sullivan, Susan Tango, Katherine Trunk, Lisa Warren, Michael Wilkerson and Donald Wilson.
“Judging this show was a true delight. The quality and diversity of the work is outstanding. The concepts and originality will make the exhibit a memorable experience for all.” Dan said after judging the submissions. “I want to congratulate all the artists on their dedication and talent. It is the ARTS that keep the world sane, and make each creative experience life enriching. As artists search for their own voices they give to the world themselves.”
Dan Christoffel is a national and international exhibiting artist with fifty-six years teaching experience. Teaching both undergraduate and graduate arts classes at LIU Post, Dan is committed to excellence in Education. Expertise in oil painting, drawing, terra cotta, stone, steel sculpture, and print making, Dan is an accomplished portrait artist, guest lecturer at Metropolitan Museum of Art and past president of the Long Island Art Teachers Association.