Art Gallery and Art Committee
The Art Committee
A different public exhibit is displayed in the Shelter Rock Art Gallery every month.
Some exhibits are collections are of an individual artist’s works, and some are collections of multiple artists based upon a theme. Some artists are members of the congregation, and some are artists referred to the Art Committee for consideration. All exhibits are intended to foster artistic appreciation and to support local artists.
The Art Gallery is a “mixed-use space.” Please call Elaine at 516-627-6560 for best viewing hours. Thank you.
Images in Color, an exhibit by artists Cynthia Pascal and Steven Vando
Originally from New York City, Steven began painting, drawing and creating art at a young age. His art education, though mainly self-taught through life experiences and observation, included studying at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. His adult career has led him through many different creative and business endeavors, while always thinking of returning to his artistic roots. In 2016, Steven began painting, creating and selling his latest original watercolors.
"My current work in watercolor is a blend of impressionism and lyrical abstract painting. I enjoy working with shape, texture, line and color, experimenting with spontaneous and controlled interactions of paint and water producing compositions that are fluid and vibrant. I enhance my imagery by lifting paint or layering colors to create texture and depth. My art is strongly influenced and representative of nature, water, florals, trees and leaves."
Thanks to Katy Schall, courtesy of Paul Kopelow
We are pleased to honor Katy for her amazing talent and steadfast commitment to beauty in our lives! Thank you, Katy!
“From 3 Perspectives” exhibit featuring artworks by Diane Bares, Shelley Holtzman, and Ilene Silberstein was on view at the Shelter Rock Art Gallery at UUCSR from April 22–May 23, 2023.
The three artists have shared studio space since 2018 at The Art Guild located at Elderfields Preserve in Manhasset, NY. They each have their own unique style and approach to painting. Diane captures the atmospheric mood of landscapes, Shelley uses a graphic approach to her bold colorful florals, and Ilene uses brush strokes to portray the light of her classical still lifes. Despite having different styles, they encourage each other’s artistic pursuits.
Primary Colors: Drawings and Paintings of Nathaniel LaNasa
On Exhibit: March 18–April 18, 2023
About Mary Valentino Schneider’s Art, by Tinna and Paul Kopelow
Mary Valentino Schneider's show, Luminescence, will be on display February 11 through March 14, 2023. An Artist's Reception for the public will be held 1-3 PM on Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Alan RIchard's Art Exhibit
My work may be classified as photomontage. It uses multiple photographic images, segments of images, drawings, vectors, or clips that are fused to create a single composite image. The images may be playful, satirical, or of a more serious nature. I try to tell a story with each image. My artwork represents the human condition. It reflects how I view events and the interaction between people and the world.
My work is primarily based on photographic images. I either take the images myself or I use found/vintage or other images combined with my images. The images are often supplemented by drawings to bring the various elements into a single image.