by Sara Reres , Museum Director
The Sea Cliff Village Museum will open with Sea Cliff Through the Artist’s Eye on Friday night, November 3 from 6 - 8pm. The new exhibit features colorful, unusual and controversial works of art from artists past and present.
Sea Cliff Village has been the subject and inspiration for countless artists depicting this picturesque North Shore town for many years. Our new exhibit will show some unique interpretations of the water, architecture, beaches, terrain and people of Sea Cliff.
Original Works of artists from Sea Cliff’s past such as Cyril A. Lewis, Ward and Dickie Bell, Duncan Dodd, Jim Aiello, Frank Braynard, Robert Gaston Herbert and Henry Otto Korten are on display.
Delicate carved birds by Ward Bell, who created his work from “found wood” stand alongside his daughter Barbara Bell’s beautifully imaginative drawings and paintings. Growing up in the village, Barbara was inspired by all that was around her, including old family photos that traced the campground history of Sea Cliff.
Our contemporary artists, with painting and sculpture, have depicted the beauty of the harbor, the architecture, the music and musicians who make the music, the bookstore and thrift shop, in unique and beautiful works of art.
Everyone is invited to our opening reception party on November 3. Free wine and light fare will be served. Visit us at seacliffmuseum.org for updates. Call our new number 801-3401 and leave a message for further information. Our address is 95 10th Avenue, Sea Cliff, N.Y.
Photo credit: Hempstead Harbor by Barbara Bell