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East End Arts & Good Ground Yoga Present New Event Series on Creativity (posted March 15, 2017)

East End Arts & Good Ground Yoga Present New Event Series on Creativity (posted March 15, 2017)

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East End Arts & Good Ground Yoga Present
New Event Series on Creativity
"One Painting – One Artist – And The Creative Mind"
April 1 Featuring Series Creator Jonathan Pearlman
with Artist Margery Gosnell-Qua of Remsenburg

(RIVERHEAD, NY, March 15, 2017) –– East End Arts in collaboration with Good Ground Yoga is pleased to announce the next event in a new series on creativity at Good Ground Yoga in Hampton Bays on a monthly basis. Each month, this art talk will be a conversation between writer and found object sculptor Jonathan Pearlman and a featured artist. The next installment in the series on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM will be a conversation with artist Margery Gosnell-Qua of Remsenburg, NY. Their conversation will be inspired by the examination of “Salt Marsh 2”, one of Margery's paintings. Hence the title for the series: “One Painting – One Artist and The Creative Mind.” The public is invited to attend this free event. Good Ground Yoga is located at 107-5 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, NY.

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Series host Jonathan Pearlman shares: "Consider – what happens before paint meets canvas? Was the painting first a vision, a thought, a color or a vague idea of something waiting to be discovered? And when paint finally does meet canvas, what then? Art is often an expression of ideas as well as images, and how an artist approaches this challenge can offer a blueprint for navigating the complexities of daily life."

Jonathan Pearlman began his professional career as a theatrical agent with the William Morris Agency; later to become founding partner in the New York based film production company Document Studio. The partners went on to form Media Ink, an animation company specializing in political cartooning. He is the author of the Simon & Shuster published novel Two To Tango. Pearlman has spent the last eight years pursing his fascination with what he calls “amusements” sculptures, created from found and collected objects. His work has received considerable attention, including several awards. Jonathan Pearlman’s work can be viewed at

Margery Gosnell-Qua is a gestural painter who works between representation and abstraction. She received an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in 1996, where she traveled abroad to study painting in Tuscany and art history in Venice, Italy. Gosnell-Qua's work is represented by Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton, NY; Fitzgerald Gallery in Westhampton Beach, NY; The George Billis Gallery in New York City; and the Birnam Wood Gallery in East Hampton, NY (from 2011 – 2015), where the artist's paintings were promoted at art fairs throughout the US including: Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Silicon Valley. Ms. Gosnell-Qua is a recipient of the NYFA Special Opportunity Stipend (2010) and is a NYFA Mark 09 participant. She received the Long Island Artist Award at the Heckscher Art Museum in Huntington (2001), and her work was chosen for an "Award of Excellence" in 2009 at The Art League of Long Island in Deer Park by juror Andrew Arnot of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. Ms. Gosnell-Qua is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, NY, where she teaches 2D Design, Art Appreciation, Color, Renaissance to Impressionism, and Drawing. She is also the Curator of the Lyceum Art Gallery at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead, NY.

Good Ground Yoga, at 107-5 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, NY, is located in the Hamlet Green just east of the movie theatre. For more information, visit or call 631-594-5050. East End Arts is located at 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY. For more information, visit or call 631-727-0900.
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 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.