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:  Mary Jane van Zeijts

Mary Jane van Zeijts received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where her concentration was in drawing and printmaking. She earned a Master of Arts in Education with honors from New York University and has taught both publicly and privately while exhibiting widely.

A professional artist with experience in several media, she is at present exploring pastel as a means to express her feelings through the subject matter that movers her. Going into nature for inspiration and ideas, Mary Jane lays the foundation for her work outdoors and finishes each piece in the studio.

In December 2015, she opened STUDIO 268 in Setauket, New York where she teaches and shows her work, as well as the works of local artists.

Mary Jane’s award-winning work is in both public and private collections.

See a selection of Mary Jane’s work on display in the Visitors Center through June 30, 2018.