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Library Hosts Eighth Annual Senior Art Show

Paintings were on display Sunday in honor of Older Americans Month.

The West Islip Public Library held it's eighth annual Senior Art Show on Sunday afternoon.  Local seniors created beautiful, professionally made artwork that was displayed in the halls for all to enjoy.

"We do this every May in honor of Older Americans Month," said Donna MacGilvray, Senior Outreach Librarian.  "We're always so happy to see our seniors create such wonderful artwork, and then have them come down here with family and friends to see their work on display." 

One of the artists at the event was Bonnie Agalbato, who created paintings of flowers and then ducklings.  "Natural beauty inspires me most...as does my art teacher who encouraged me to push myself," said Agalbato about her art experience.  

Another artist was Emily Andreas, who painted a farmhouse and flowers.  "Something catches my eye and then nature sends out her call...come and see, I love roses, spring and flowers," she said.

Other paintings at the display included a mother and child, forest, ocean and water, fish and various landscapes.  Food, refreshments and music were also provided in the reception hall.

Carolyn Agenjo June 02, 2011 at 09:08 PM
With their music, Tom Palminteri and Bonnie McAlvin added a very special touch to this event.

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