Art League Shuts Temporarily Because of Rain Damage

The Art League of Long Island has had to temporarily shut down because of damage from the heavy rains that pounded the area on Sept. 29, the league said on Wednesday.

All exhibitions, programs, and classes, for an estimated four weeks or more, Executive Director Marianne Della Croce, said. Damage occurred in the gallery, studios, hallways and offices, including floors and walls.

The league said that two wall murals created through its resident artists’ prgram were only slightly damaged.

The Art League hired ServePro to clean up, and it will next start reconstruction of its facility, “presenting a unique opportunity to deliver a fresh and enhanced Art League experience to the vibrant community of Long Island upon reopening,”  Della Croce said.

The Art League is also working with other local nonprofits and community partners to temporarily host some  events and classes. The executive director and Education Program Manager, Ersule Metelus, have spent the last week visiting these alternate sites to determine what works beset.

The Long Island Craft Guild, originally scheduled to host a month-long exhibition at the Art League titled “Seeing the Other,”  had to cancel its opening reception, which was originally planned for the day after the storm.

The Latin Heritage Month Celebration, co-hosted by the Art League and Colored Colors,  has been rescheduled for  Nov. 4.

Their Ceramics Department fundraiser, “Made with Mud, Kissed by Fire” which was scheduled for Oct. 21st, has been postponed to Jan. 27.

Update: More Rain, Gusty Winds for Huntington


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