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New Exhibit At The Rosalie Dimon Gallery

Originally Posted: January 26, 2012

"Forsythia" by Bryan Gutman, oil on canvas. Courtesy Photo: Artist)

Riverhead - East End Arts is pleased to announce the exciting new art show at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, at the Jamesport Manor Inn (located at 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport). The exhibit features East End Arts members: Painter Bryan Gutman and Photographer Howard Stevens. The show opens on Friday, February 3 and will be up for viewing until May 2, 2012. A reception will be held on Sunday, March 4 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Local wines and artisan cheeses will be served. The public is welcome to this free event.

As a local East End artist, one of the subjects painter Gutman frequently returns to is the local landscape. Bryan's keen eye for color has always inspired him to paint Autumn scenes usually around tributaries, ponds or creeks. Since the foliage closest to the water changes the earliest, he starts as soon as mid-September visiting his favorite spots to monitor their autumnal changes. A local site like Munn's Pond in Hampton Bays, for example, only holds water for part of the year, making the pond view change constantly. Bryan completes most of his compositions in "plein air" or on location while surrounded by the sounds of nature and natural light. More fleeting beauty of bright reds, oranges and golden yellows are interpreted with exuberance in much of his work. Bryan has remained committed to painting since completing his MFA degree from Brooklyn College in 1984. He has a large studio next to his house in Patchogue, which he shares with his ceramicist wife Tina Folks, but most of his paintings are done on site.

"Saffron Dye Worker" photograph by Howard Stevens. (Courtesy Photo: Artist)

Photographer Stevens lives in Rocky Point and travels throughout the world capturing people and places with a special eye for composition and color. Natural lighting, environment, subject matter, and being at the right place at the right time all feed into the mix of creating his intriguing images. Not locked into any theme or form, his photographs bring new visions of ordinary subjects to the viewer. A long time resident of Long Island and retired Chairman of the Radio/TV Department at Suffolk County Community College, Howard presents a unique and artistic view of Long Island and the world in this exhibit.

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. East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, 631-727-0900. East End Arts off-site gallery shows are selected by committee.

For exhibit viewing times, contact the Jamesport Manor Inn at 631-722-0500 or go to www.JamesportManorInn.com.

East End Arts Council, established in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Proceeds of all events, sales, classes, donations and memberships benefit our mission of bringing the arts to everyone and inspiring our communities through service, advocacy and education.

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