Artist Meet & Greet

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Sea Cliff Arts Council invites the community to celebrate and meet photographer, Vincent Gattorno, Sunday, March 6, at Sea Cliff Library, from 3 to 5 p.m. His photography will be on view at the library for March and April. Most works will be accompanied by the poetry of John C. Bartul. The artist reception will include an artist talk and a poetry reading. Refreshments will be served.

Gattorno shows his photographic skill by using his camera to help view things which occur in an instant, then no longer exist. Unusual angles, textures, and combinations of natural and manmade subjects join to delight the eye and even, at times, question exactly what we are seeing. Gattorno comes from a family of artists. His uncle, Antonio Gattorno, achieved international fame as one of the founders of Cuba’s Modernist Movement.

Gattorno_090415BBorn in Cuba in 1961, Gattorno settled with his family in Venezuela two years later, following the Bay of Pigs invasion by the U.S., to unseat Fidel Castro. A holiday visit to the U.S. with his parents at the age of 13 led to a quest to become an American citizen. This dream became a reality in 1993. Currently, he resides in Glen Cove.

Sea Cliff Arts Council works to share local art and music by organizing exhibits at Sea Cliff Library and Daniel Gale/ Sotheby’s of Sea Cliff, and events such as SpringFest, Warm Up, and Chill Out. The artist showcase nights invite artists to share their art, poetry, writing, or to perform music and plays. Help support the arts by becoming a member. Membership is $15 and checks can be sent to SC Arts Council, POB 56, Sea Cliff, NY, 11579. Email seacliffartscouncil@gmail.com if you’d like to exhibit.

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