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Richard Aardsma, Fantasy Diner

Photomontage, archival pigment print

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An Anniversary Celebration…

Alex Ferrone Gallery is celebrating a decade of presenting contemporary art to the North Fork and East End communities this year and opened their tenth season with “Unframed”, an exhibition that features 80 works on paper, canvas and wood and runs through May 1st.  Next up is the sixth edition of their “Spring into Collecting” exhibition of framed and sculptural works that opens with a public reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, May 7th.  Both group exhibitions present an eclectic selection of art that includes photography, painting, mixed media, and sculptural works by thirty-one local, regional, national, and international artists.

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Frank Olt, September in the Adirondacks (view of Little Moose Lake)

Glaze and gold luster on ceramic

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The lineup for “Unframed” and “Spring into Collecting” includes New York artists Patricia Beary, Ennid Berger, John Cino, Hector deCordova, Lucy Dewitt, Laura Dodson, Colin Goldberg, Jan Guarino, Linda Hacker, Glen Hansen, Seung Lee, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Scott McIntire, Robert Mielenhausen, Frank Olt, Wendy Prellwitz, Winn Rea, Blair Seagram, Adam Straus, Pamela Waldroup, Dan Welden, and Constance Sloggatt Wolf.  The national and international list of artists adds Richard Aardsma (MI), Christine Blair (PA), Dani Jeffries (NM), Stephen Perloff (PA), Jim Sabiston (PA), and Marisa S White (CO), as well as Jennifer Pazienza (New Brunswick, CA) and David Magee (London, UK).

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Carolyn Conrad, Abandoned Acres

Archival pigment print

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Gallery owner and Director, Alex Ferrone states, “This is an exciting year for us, and we have much planned to celebrate our anniversary with artists who have been exhibiting with us from the very beginning, as well as those who are new to the Gallery. Over the summer, we’ll be presenting three wonderful artists from Sag Harbor. Carolyn Conrad, who has been exhibiting with us from year one, will be presenting a decade’s progression of photographs and paintings from three related series; master printmaker and painter Dan Welden will be exhibiting a selection of mixed media works from his color series, “Aesop’s Fables”; and artist Roy Nicholson will present Solarplate etchings from his ongoing series, “Toxic Gardens.”

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Dan Welden, Aesop’s Birth

Mixed media on paper

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Ferrone continues, “Opening the fall season will be Frank Olt from Oyster Bay, Long Island and Elise Wagner from Portland, Oregon, who are both new to the Gallery – each with ceramic and encaustic paintings, respectively.  We will close the year with one more exhibit as well as our Tenth Annual National Juried Small Works Exhibition.”

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Alex Ferrone Gallery – white exhibition space

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Ten years of change…

Ferrone, along with partner Richard Abatelli (of real estate fame) have implemented many beautification changes and renovations to the historic property over the years that include a new terrace in the yard repurposed from a previous walkway to be used for an art salon program, “Talks on the Terrace.”  Renovation of an outbuilding affectionately referred to as, “The Barn”, has been years in the making literally from the dirt ground up and finally opens with a ribbon-cutting on May 7th at the “Spring into Collecting” exhibition reception. “The Barn” is slated for workshops, art talks, and additional exhibition space, and works by the owner herself will be the inaugural exhibit.

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Alex Ferrone Gallery – grey space

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The Barn at Alex Ferrone Gallery

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The first Talk in The Barn slated for late spring will be “Charles Riley Presents”featuring a lively art discussion with the Director of the Nassau County Museum of Art in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, “Impressionism: A World View”. Workshops slated for the year include photography, painting, printmaking, and Photoshop among others. Regional artist studio tours are also on the books and include afternoon visits with Adam Straus, Carolyn Conrad, Glen Hansen, Seung Lee, and Katherine Liepe-Levinson, among others.

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Alex Ferrone Gallery – Front

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Thankfulness…

Expressing their gratitude for the past decade, Ferrone says, “We are very fortunate to have worked with so many wonderful artists over the years and look forward to developing relations with new creatives in the future. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our patrons, who visit time and time again in support of art and our artists, many who have become our friends and family. Big thanks go out to the North Fork community who has welcomed our creative programming, and we are also grateful for our regional media who has been continually supportive of the Gallery from the start.”

Alex Ferrone Gallery is at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue. Spring hours are 12-5pm Friday through Sunday, or by appointment other days. Visit AlexFerroneGallery.com for more info or call 631-734-8545.

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Press Release provided by Alex Ferrone Gallery.

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Alex Ferrone Gallery

25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, New York 11935

631-734-8545

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