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Embracing the goal to enhance and support the rich artistic talent on Long Island, LIM has created a special membership opportunity for visual artists, LIMarts: a collaborative arts group.  Designed for artists dedicated to creating a new forum within our cultural community, LIMarts offers space for the exhibition and sale of artwork, varied programming events, lectures and opportunities for social gathering with other artists and the public.  For information about becoming an LIMarts members, e-mail Alexandria D’Auria.

Artist of the Month:  Renee Caine

I have drawn, painted and created some form of art my entire life. I received a BFA from Dowling with a major in art education and my MALS with a major in art from Stony Brook University.  I taught art grades K-12 in several districts with the last 18 years of my career in the Three Village School District.  With my formal art education I have explored all types of medium including; gouache, watercolor, oil,  acrylic, chalk pastel, oil pastel, pottery, print making, clay sculpture, soap stone carving and bronze casting.   My medium of choice in the last couple years has been oil.

My paintings are a visual diary of where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. When I paint, my desire is to draw others into my “ah” moment.   I am showing the viewer what I see; color, light, shadow, contrast and textures in everything around us.  My paintings are calm, restful, peaceful and I invite the viewer to step into my world and escape for a while.

I have shown and sold my work around the Island for the last 20 years.

I retired from teaching two years ago. I now have the time to focus on my personal art and immerse myself fully into the art community.

Art is not something I do; it is who I am.

See samples of Renee’s work on display in the Visitors Center for the month of January.