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Riverhead Town Hall Gallery

Still Life & Landscape Oil Paintings by Jean Arena-Barbieri
June 15 - August 31, 2018

Artist Reception:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
The reception is open to the public and is a special opportunity to meet the artist. Refreshments will be served


Jean Arena-Barbieri Artist Statement

At the Art Students League I was taught to “paint the light.” Once I was able to embody this concept in my work, it was as if the portraits, landscapes, flowers emerged more easily from the canvases.” Now living on the East End, surrounded by the landscape and lighting that has been a beacon for artists for centuries, I have turned toward combining plein air painting and people. I am inspired by people and their feelings and like to incorporate storytelling into my paintings. So I have started setting figures against the sunrises and sunsets and other natural phenomenon. And the stories remain, hoping to inspire viewers to envision their own tales of what lies on the canvas. You can view my work at:



The Riverhead Town Hall art exhibits are a collaborative effort on the part of East End Arts and the Township of Riverhead to support local artists and introduce their works to the community. The public is welcome; admission is free.

Always open to the public.

HOURS: Mondays - Fridays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, on the corner of Howell and East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
PHONE: 631-727-3200

For more information and to purchase artwork, contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or