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Artists Reception at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery:
Sunday, February 26, 3 – 5 PM
Featuring Artists Steve Alpert & James Slezak
Presented by East End Arts
(RIVERHEAD, NY, February 8, 2017) –– East End Arts is pleased to announce the Artists Reception for the new art show at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, at the Jamesport Manor Inn (located at 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport, NY) featuring East End Arts members: landscape paintings by Steve Alpert and photographs by James Slezak. The Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Local wines and artisanal cheeses will be served. The public is invited to this free event. Additionally, the Jamesport Manor Inn offers a Prix Fixe dinner the night of the reception from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at a cost of $27.95 per person. The show opened on Friday, February 3, 2017 and will be up for viewing until May 3, 2017; hours are during restaurant lunch and dinner service hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM.
For more information, visit http://www.eastendarts.org/gallery/off-site/rosalie-dimon.html.
A native New Yorker, Steve Alpert has been painting for more than forty years. Fine art galleries all over the U.S. represent Mr. Alpert’s work. Alpert also makes American Military Contemporary paintings that honor the men and women who serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Services. His triptych, “Portrait of a Woman” was on exhibition at the home of the Vice-President during the 2015 holiday season before being unveiled at the Women in Military Service for America Museum at Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Alpert’s military paintings are part of the permanent collections of The United States Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico VA, The Pentagon, and the Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover AFB, Dover, DE. In addition to his work as a painter, Alpert is also an author, theatrical producer, and teacher. A partial list of galleries includes: George Billis’s Art Essex of Essex, CT; DFS of Manhattan, NY; Beacon Fine Art of Red Bank, NJ; Chandler Gallery of Jupiter, FL; Dean Day Gallery of Houston, TX; Kirchmann Gallery of Johnson City, TX; Ocean Reef Gallery of North Key Largo, FL; Sottil Studios Key West, FL; Petris Fine Art of Sausalito, CA; Rich Timmons Gallery of Doylestown, PA; Royal Street Gallery, Aspen, CO. Steve Alpert is married to Dorothy Devlin, CEO of Devlinhair Productions in New York City. Steve Alpert maintains working studios in Manhattan, NY, and in Quogue, NY.
Photographer James Slezak's images in the Rosalie Dimon Gallery exhibit show some of the range of what interests this award-winning photographic artist. Some of these photos show the power and beauty of wind, ocean and light. Other images have been more extensively post-capture processed such as a sailboat silhouette against a warm hint of sunshine, a haunting multi-layered image of trees, dark waters and an over-sized moon and a selection of ghost-like, semi-transparent trees. The images were shot in Hawaii, Arizona and home territory, Hampton Bays. Slezak's images have been in shows at the East End Arts Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Suffolk County Historical Museum, Remsenburg Academy, Guild Hall, Southampton Cultural Center, Gallery North, Maryland Art Federation and Heckscher Art Museum; and have been published in the Riverhead News-Review, Attencion (a newspaper in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), The Wine Press, The New York Times, The Sag Harbor Express, The Southampton Review, and The Sun magazine. "I have never thought of myself as an artist," comments Slezak. "I was trained as a scientist in a PhD program in experimental psychology many years ago. I left the program but do think of myself as having a scientific approach to most matters. I am comfortable with most things that are technical and worked in information technology for two decades. For me the practice of photography is frequently a flow experience and I am very tuned in to my visual surroundings. Images that have a meditative quality are often the outcome. Some of my images freeze fleeting movements and shadows while other photos find the beauty in ordinary objects. Sometimes the final version of an image is quite a departure from what was caught originally on the camera sensor."
More Information about the Rosalie Dimon Gallery
Exhibits at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery are a joint effort by East End Arts and the Jamesport Manor Inn to introduce exceptional artists and their work to the East End communities. East End Arts members who wish to be considered for exhibits at the Jamesport Manor Inn should have updated representations of work in the East End Arts Artist Registry at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY. The artists selected for East End Arts’ off-site gallery shows are chosen by committee.
For more information, contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eastendarts.org. Exhibit is open for viewing during the Jamesport Manor Inn’s open hours. For more information call 631-722-0500 or visit www.JamesportManorInn.com.
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.