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:  Kelynn Z. Alder

A Visual Essayist with a Wanderlust

Kelynn Z. Alder, featured in the book, 100 New York Painters, by Cynthia Maris Dantzic, is an accomplished artist whose portraits have been commissioned by notable publications such as The New YorkerTime Magazine and Australian Geographic as well as many private collectors. She is also internationally recognized for documenting indigenous people and their artifacts, especially the Lacandon Maya of Chiapas, Mexico and Aboriginal elders of Australia.

Kelynn is of Mexican American heritage and grew up with a family that lived in several countries and traveled extensively. At a young age, she learned to appreciate a wide range of the world’s living cultures and became fascinated by peoples’ diverse backgrounds.

Defined as a “Visual Essayist with a Wanderlust,” Kelynn has followed traditional expeditionary methods of painting in the field, combined with work in the studio. Portraits of everyday people, from Coney Island to Mexico remain her favorite subject matter.

She currently resides on the north shore of Long Island with her husband, two children and two nearly-human Australian Shepherds.

Visit Kelynn’s website at www.kelynnalder.com and see a sample of her work in the LIM’s Visitors Center through the Month of November.