Opening Reception Anita Samuels: A Life’s Work
Anita Samuels, Cutchogue resident, has created an extensive body of oil, watercolor, and collage media throughout her 60 years of studio practice. Largely self-taught, her watercolor paintings and oil landscapes exhibit a sophisticated understanding of color and a dynamic sense of composition. Her depictions of the North Fork have a degree of abstraction that render them feeling familiar, yet often unspecific. Anita’s studio practice was extensive and diverse as she experimented with techniques such as mushroom spore printing and collage. Her work was shown at many Long Island venues including the Parrish Art Museum and the Guild Hall, where she took first prize for oil painting in 1973 – 50 years ago!
Also exhibited will be architectonic clay sculptures by her son, Tom Samuels. Tom Samuels is a prolific and respected architect who is a co-founder of Samuels and Steelman Architects in Cutchogue.
The exhibition runs daily from 11 March through 27 May. Entry is free and the exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.