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A Summer Exhibition at Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood


Communications & Marketing, LIU,

Trees“Trees,” a summer exhibition at Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood on the LIU Post campus, will run from June 2 to July 11. This original exhibition features nearly 30 works by renowned local artists including watercolors, hanging sculptures, and paintings on canvas.

Artists featured in the exhibit include, among others:
Nancy Kirk, a Sea Cliff, N.Y.-based artist, exhibits a site-specific painting featuring a path defined by trees and leaves.

John Day contributes a site-specific sculpture, created from more than 500 branches collected from Leeds Pond Preserve near Port Washington, N.Y., and the LIU Post forest.

Jane Ingram Allen, contributes cast-paper sculptures based on Sitka spruce trees of the American Northwest. 

Robert Bunkin features his large scale paintings that focus on close-up views of the trunks of trees in his neighborhood in Staten Island, N.Y., that are reminiscent of figure painting.

Elizabeth Kolligs, inspired by the changing season of Shu Swamp on the North Shore of Long Island in Mill Neck, N.Y., is showing large scale paintings focused on changing seasons.

Peg Kolmar, who works with watercolors and favors Sumi-e (Asian painting) style, gives the sense of trees in a landscape through her pieces.

Katherine Hiscox approaches trees turned roots-up with her watercolor paintings of marshes.

Dawn Lee contributes paintings from her series “Forest Floor,” which are abstracted from the landscape and personal experience of it.

“This exhibition brings the outdoors in,” said Barbara Applegate, director, Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, LIU Post. “Summer provides an opportunity to turn our attention toward nature.”

The exhibit runs Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from June 2 to July 11. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Sunday, June 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. In addition, a Children’s Story Hour and Project, “Miss Twiggley’s Tree,” with Dorothea Warren Fox, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 7. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 516-299-4073, or visit

Posted 06/03/2014

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