Founding History Feb. 2, 2008 – April 10, 2010 POWERED BY 100% VOLUNTEERS
Group of community members meet for breakfast to discuss possibility of forming an arts organization and organizing an art exhibit at the home of Kelleen and Karl Guyer.
2008_Mar_05, 08 & 26
Group of community members meet to participate in a Mission Statement workshop. Mission Statement: The Patchogue Arts Council is dedicated to serving the community by encouraging, promoting and supporting the arts.
2008_Apr_05, 09, 12, 16, & 23
2008_May_01, 10, 18, 22, 24,
Group of community members meet again.
The Patchogue Arts Council becomes a NY State Non-Profit Corporation
2008_Jun_14, 21, 23
Meeting with arts councils at Brookhaven Hall about Google Calendars, create Patchogue Arts and Suffolk Arts Google Calendars.
Friends of Patchogue Arts hold fundraiser “Frida’s Birthday Celebration” held in the yard of Carol and Charlie Butler over $4000.
The Patchogue Arts Council Receives Employer Identification Number
Patchogue Arts Council has display booth at Alive After Five® Street Fair Concerts July 18th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th and August 15th to announce formation and membership drive beginning August 1st.
Membership Drive begins
1st Open General Meeting in Shand’s Loft at the Brickhouse Brewery. Trustees meet at 8am and the General Meeting starts at 10 am to welcome supporters and new members and review all the initiatives currently on-going or underdevelopment.
Oktoberfest Arts Mixer/Fundraiser – Beer, Brats, Fun at the beautiful home of Ms. Paula Murphy
The Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts and The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. has partnered to Present the “Patchogue Theatre Lobby Art Gallery”. Patchogue Arts Council Inc. Presented “The River’s Edge” Recent Painting and Drawings by Dawn Lee Sept. 21 – Nov. 16. Artist’s Reception, Thursday, Oct 23, 6-8 pm.
2008_Nov_08 & 13
2008_Dec 13, 15 & 29
The Patchogue Arts Council is recognized as 501c3 non-profit organization
1st Walking Arts Tour beginning December 15th 2008 through March 15th 2009. A vast spectrum of artists were invited to display their work in a number of Patchogue locations, storefronts, restaurants, and open spaces.
2009_Jan_01, 08, 17 & 31
The Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts and The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. have partnered to Present the “Patchogue Theatre Lobby Art Gallery”. Patchogue Arts Council Inc. Presented “LACE MILL: Images and Artifacts” featuring photograph by Leonardo Liguori Nov. 18 – Jan. 18, 2009. Artist’s Reception Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 6-8 pm.
Patchogue’s Winter Arts Festival – Hundreds of people enjoy the “Texture, Fire, Color” ceramic platters of Bill Shillalies exhibited in the Patchogue Theater Art Gallery and then the Walking Arts Tour and met/viewed over 40 artist’s work. Poetry filled the afternoon.
2009_Feb_12, 21, 28
Patchogue Art Council’s General Meeting at Briarcliffe College. Guest Speaker Mayor Pontieri and Village Trustee Gerry Crean updated the board, trustee and members on the Art Space Lofts Project, slated to break ground September of 2009, the Four Corner Renovation, new construction to start shortly and the preservation and move of the Carnegie Library across the street to Village Property and hopeful will become a home for the Patchogue Arts Council and other community organizations.
The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. receives 501c3 status of the Internal Revenue Code
The Patchogue Arts Council, Briarcliffe College, and Magnum Photos are pleased to sponsor an exhibition of legendary Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths’ finest work from five decades on the frontlines of history.
2009_Mar_26, 27, 28
Artist Reception at the Patchogue Theatre Lobby Gallery was held for Robert Mielenhausen whose work will be exhibited March 21 – May 15. Patchogue Arts Council is proud to present the paintings of Robert Mielenhausen which will be on display in the Gallery at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts. Mielenhausen turns his gaze on an intimate slice of life in lower Manhattan depicting neighborhood streets, doorways and bicycles.
2009_Jun_11, 13, 15, 27,
Artist Reception at the Patchogue Theatre Lobby Gallery for Jason Paradis’s, mixed media drawing exhibit is named “Face north” and will be up for viewing May 29 – July 24. A reception for the artist was be held on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm. Continuing a tradition of combining local arts and dining, the reception will be catered by Patchogue’s own ‘Once and For All’.
Patchogue Arts Council has display booth at four Alive After Five® Street Fair Concerts
The Patchogue Arts Council’s 2nd Annual Summer Party “What a Party for the Arts” honoring the Artists of the WPA, held Sunday, July 12 at the beautiful home of Carol and Charlie Butler was a great success. Over $2000 was raised for the Patchogue Arts Council.
2009_Jul_15, 16, 18, 29
Mix and Mingle, Membership
At the Patchogue Arts Council’s last general meeting August 12 an update was given and it was revealed that the Patchogue Arts Biennial is a GO! The Patchogue Arts Biennial is Long Island’s largest Arts Exhibit of its kind and will be held Oct. 3-24 in 12,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall at Briarcliffe College. The goal of the event is to expand the communities view as to the trends, function and purposes of art in the 21st century. Sponsorship of the event has been overwhelming with Gold Sponsors like Briarcliffe College and St. Joseph’s College immediately stepping up to make this event happen.
Janell O’Rourke “Nature Spirits” Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 an artist reception for Janell O’Rourke “Nature Spirits” was held at the Patchogue Theater Lobby. Ms. O’Rourke recent work is an intimate portrayal of animals, finding inspiration for her works through current events, book and films. The Lobby Gallery will feature her work until September 24. More of Ms. O’Rourke’s work can be seen at the up-coming Patchogue Arts Biennial, October 3rd – 24th, she will be one of the 44 artists exhibiting at 225 W. Main Street, Patchogue in Briarcliffe College’s 12,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall.
2009_Oct_3 – 2009_Oct_24
The Patchogue Arts Biennial – Celebrating the Creative Spirit of 44+ artists. CONSTRUCTION – INSTALLATION of ART – ARTIST RECEPTION
Meeting & Holiday Mix and Mingle
The Patchogue Arts Council presents “Paintings” by John Day, Artist Reception at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby Gallery.
ArtSpace Lofts Project Groundbreaking ceremony took place Friday, January 22. The Project will include a five story building with two commercial units on the ground floor and 45 units of affordable live/work housing for artists and their families. The project is scheduled for completion in December of 2010.
1st General Meeting for 2010, this is a Annual Meeting where membership will be asked to vote and accept new Nine Member Board of the Patchogue Arts Council.
Thank you to all you wonderfully, talented folks who volunteered and worked so hard to get the Patchogue Arts Council off the ground. Here is a history from my datebook. Whew, amazing what a few folk can do! Congrats to you all and the best of luck to those who continue the work, and are dedicated to serving the community by encouraging, promoting and supporting the Arts. – Kelleen Guyer