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:  Eleanor Meier

Still life tableaux in watercolor within the Realist tradition are my primary method of expression. On a surface saturated with color I endeavor to create a world of memory and tradition using objects that have passed from generation to generation.  Objects that possess the potential for significance because of past associations; the objects may be grand or humble, glistening or tarnished, clear or opaque.  I also include things associated with life; plants, flowers, fruit, eggs.  Solid forms reflecting shifting nuances of color, webs of shadows, transparencies, patterned fabrics or lace animate the surface breathing energy and vigor into the compositions.

After retiring as a high school art teacher, I began to paint full time. I volunteered with several art organizations and exhibited on Long Island at the Nassau Museum, Gallery North, the Elaine Benson Gallery, the Heckscher Museum, and the Long Island Museum; in New York City at the Kourus Gallery, the National Arts Club, and the Salmagundi Club. My work has been included in the US Artists in Embassies Program at the US Embassy in Papua, New Guinea. Several of my watercolors have been published in Splash 8: Watercolor Discoveries, the North Light Magazine: the Artist of the Month and New Art International: Volume IV.  I recently moved from Setauket to Centerport.

~ Eleanor Meier

See a selection of Eleanor’s work in the Visitors Center through the month of August.