Take a step back in time to the 1920s during a virtual tour of a Long Island Gold Coast mansion (think Jay Gatsby’s home in “The Great Gatsby”) with St. Joseph’s College’s Council for the Arts (CFA).
Students, faculty and staff, and really anyone who is interested, can join SJC Long Island’s CFA Monday, Sept. 27, during Common Hour on Facebook Live for a special exhibition of American artist Everett Shinn’s work on display at the Planting Fields estate in Oyster Bay.
“We are so excited to share this very special experience with the SJC community,” Anna Malzone, director of SJC Long Island’s CFA, said. “What’s unique about this exhibition is it will allow us to see Shinn’s art in some of the spaces it was created for.”
The tour will include a look at paintings, drawings, decorative murals, furnishings, objects and musical instruments created by Shinn. Curator Meredith Brown will lead the tour to share information about the artist and the particular pieces on display.
“We will have the added bonus of seeing the architecture and gardens of Coe Hall at the same time,” Malzone said. “Additionally, we will have access to some spaces that are usually off limits to the public. I am personally interested in seeing the works that are on public display for the first time.”
The CFA also sponsors a current exhibition at SJC Long Island of artwork done by faculty members.
Visit the Board Room Gallery now through Oct. 7 to see paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, digital designs and photography from the talented instructors who teach in these disciplines. Art faculty Sarah Banker, Michael Berrell, John Cino, Juan Espantaleon, Dawn Lee and Chris Vivas have work on display.