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Current Exhibits

April 17 - May 7, 2024

Thea Morse, 14 x 11, acrylic on board

The spring Eastern Campus Student Fine Arts Exhibit is a lively show highlighting exceptional art work created by students on Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus. The spring student exhibit displays works created in fine art disciplines, including Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, Color Theory, and Art Appreciation. There will be works on view in a variety of media and sizes. Community members and prospective students are welcomed to attend the exhibit to see the high proficiency attained by the students enrolled in Suffolk’s Eastern Campus Art Department.

Opening reception: Thursday, April 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Past Exhibits

Works of art created by Suffolk County Community College art faculty and staff members were on exhibit from February 1 through March 2 at the campus’ Lyceum Gallery in Riverhead. An artists’ reception open to the public will be held on Thursday, February 8, from 4 – 6 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

  • Chris Bor, Agent Orange 2, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 14
  • Andrea Cote, Large Doppelganger, cyanotype, 20x16, 2023
  • Margery Gosnell-Qua, Guards Resting, 60 x 66, oil on canvas
  • Chris Vivas, Minaxious, ceramics, 16 x 8.5 x 4.5

Exhibiting artists and their works include:

  • Professor John Stefanik of Center Moriches, who teaches 2D Design and History of Photography, shows his black and white photographs of Long Island’s East End
  • Professor Beth Giles of North Haven, who teaches Drawing and Art History, exhibits handmade paper reliefs
  • Professor Chris Bors of Brooklyn, who teaches Drawing, Painting and Digital Illustration, shows his acrylic paintings on canvas
  • Principal Library Clerk Jeannette Fischer of Center Moriches, exhibits oil paintings on canvas.
  • Professor Margery Gosnell-Qua of Remsenburg, who teaches Drawing and Art History, shows her large oil paintings on canvas
  • Professor Ralph Masullo of Howard Beach who teaches Photography, exhibits color photographs
  • Professor Chris Vivas of Patchogue, who teaches 3D Design, presents ceramic sculptures
  • Professor Ruth Makofski of Wading River, who teaches Drawing, presents her acrylic paintings.
  • Professor Annemarie Waugh, of East Setauket, who teaches 3D Design and Digital Illustration exhibits her collages
  • Professor Kathryn Odell-Hamilton, of Hampton Bays, who teaches Digital Illustration exhibits her oil paintings on paper
  • Professor Andrea Cote, of East Quogue, showa her printmaking works on paper

A student art exhibit highlighting the exceptional work created by Suffolk County Community College students in the college’s applied arts programs opens on November 8 on Suffolk’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead and will run through December 12. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Image Credit: Tom Colleran
  • Image Credit: Chris Dempsey
  • Image Credit: Madeline Sexton
  • Image Credit: Chloe Vargas

More than 60 student works will be on display in a variety of media and sizes created in Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Digital Arts and Animation courses. The exhibit provides prospective students with a unique opportunity to see the high proficiency attained by students in Suffolk’s Eastern Campus Art Department.

Scott Sandell: Measures of Instability, an exhibit of large-scale collages will be on view at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery on the Eastern Campus from August 30 through October 31, 2023. A reception will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Scott Sandell is a printmaker, collage artist, and papermaker. Layering natural motifs into abstract compositions that harken to otherworldly forests, Sandell creates atmospheric tapestries that envelope the viewer in sizes up to 7 feet high.  Sandell hand-etches compositional elements that he prints onto handmade paper using an etching press with lithography inks, super saturated with pigment creating delicate tonal nuances. The works in the exhibition hang without frames adding a sense of physical lightness to Sandell’s perceptually weightless compositions. Most are sewn together, which is a process the artist brought from sailmaking. Sandell is also an avid sailor.  Sandell speaks about his work:

The seams create another type of line that directs your eye through the work, and one of my hopes is that the viewer will think about the thin thread that holds their world, their clothes, their family, and their relationships together. Here, the thread becomes a considered gesture in an image made by an artist.

Scott Sandell grew up in Minnesota, lived in Oregon, and settled in Sag Harbor where he has resided for over 40 years.  Receiving his education at the University of Minnesota, Sandell studied printmaking with Universal Limited Art Editions' master printer Zigmunds Priede, then printed his work at Robert Blackburn's Printmakers Workshop in New York City, until founding his own press, Deepwater Editions.  Sandell received a Pollock Krasner grant in 2015 to create an expansive body of work entitled “The Shipwrecked Voices.” His work has appeared in films and television shows, and on the CD covers of composer John Adams, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and jazz pianist Jacques Loussier. Sandell’s art has wrapped two Hampton Jitneys, and appears on the wine labels of Long Island’s Roanoke Vineyards. The artist’s largest works include a 26’ x 52’ piece in the Pittsburgh Penguin’s arena, and sixty large scale 3D works that hang from the walls and ceilings of the Internal Revenue Service’s main campus in Kansas City. 

Scott Sandell’s work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center;  the Brooklyn Museum; the Nelson-Atkins Museum; the Frederick Weisman Museum; The Plains Museum; the Minneapolis Institute of Art; the Chrysler Museum; the U.S. State Department in Havana, Cuba; the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela; Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace, the Ritz Carlton in Doha, Qatar, and hundreds of private and corporate collections.  Sandell is represented by James Gallery in Pittsburgh PA.

Visit Scott Sandell's Deep Water Projects for more information.

The spring Eastern Campus Student Fine Arts Exhibit, a lively show highlighting artwork created by students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College will be presented at the Lyceum Gallery in the Montaukett Learning Resource Center from April 9 - May 5.  An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-6 p.m.

  • Javiera Rivera, pastel, charcoal, newspaper, Drawing 2
  • Erika Reyes, Symmetrical Balance, charcoal, pencil, Drawing 2
  • Rafael Navarro, Squirrel on a Tree, acrylic paint, 2D Design
  • Lilliana Garces, The Fish Bowl, acrylic paint, ColorTheory

The spring student exhibit displays works created in fine art disciplines including Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, Color Theory, and Art Appreciation.  There will be more than 50 works on view in a variety of media and sizes. 

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Lyceum Gallery presented Plastyka, an exhibit of artwork by Marta Baumiller at the Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus. The exhibit ran from March 3 through April 1, 2023. There was a reception for the artist on Thursday, March 9 from 4 – 6 PM. 

Photo of Marta Baumiller and her Artwork

Baumiller “upcycles” everyday consumer plastics into monumental works of art. In Plastyka, the artist confronts the devastating effects of plastics on our environment.  Often using packaging from grocery products the artist herself has used, Baumiller spares the plastics from the landfill and incorporates them into beautiful clothing, tapestries, collages, and video projected sculptures. On view was an over life-sized kimono with matching boots, a type of royal robe that Baumiller created by ironing plastic packaging together into a fabric which she then sewed into a kimono.  Also on view was her 5-foot, floral tapestries which she also created from pressed plastics, and a 16-foot weaving the artist designed especially for this exhibit.  Baumiller’s lyrical videos of meadows teeming with life are projected onto a sculptural canopy she crafted, which serves to sooth while also accentuating the environmental injury we’ve caused.

Originally from Poland and now living in Aquebogue, Baumiller’s remarkable artistic dexterity with non-traditional media is borne from her diverse backgrounds. The artist has worked as a costume and fashion designer, a milliner, a lighting designer, and a product designer. Baumiller received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and Maryland College of Art and completed her MFA at Stony Brook University. Baumiller’s work can be found in galleries, hotels, and stores around the globe from The Straw Hat Restaurant in Anguilla to Salesforce offices in Silicon Valley and Westin Hotels worldwide. Her work has also been published in the New York Times, Wallpaper, and Interior Design Magazineamong others. She has exhibited her work at the East End Arts Council, the AOS Gallery, the Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook’s Staller Center for the Arts, the Serendip Gallery in Kobe Japan, ArtsWestchester, the SUNY Chancellors Gallery in Albany, Farmingdale State College, and Portal: GI, Governor’s Island, NYC. For more information about the artist visit or visit her news blog at:

Hector Leonardi: Light Passages, an exhibit of paintings was on display at the Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus’ Lyceum Gallery.  The exhibit ran from January 23 through February 25, 2023.  

Hector Leonardi Portrait

About The Artist

Leonardi is a master of color. In his light filled Bridgehampton studio, he recounted the teaching of his Yale University mentor, Josef Albers, “Albers would point to a color area in my work and ask ’What is this doing?’” Questions like this would lead Leonardi to discover a myriad of color phenomena throughout his 60-year painting career.

Hector Leonardi’s 5 ft. high textured canvases contain lush cobalt blues or reds that create painterly filigrees that allow soft yellows and oranges to peek through. His color passages are structured in stripes, floating shapes, and atmospheric compositions in weightless color fields. Horizontals beckon one to enter these hallowed environments that harken to the natural world. In them, one can see influences of Gustav Klimt’s forests, Seurat’s optical mixing, and Klee’s abstractions.  

Leonardi described the open-ended process that leads to his ethereal, colorist works. He paints an initial layer on his canvas, and then he adheres patterned paint swatches that he creates previously from built up paint layers.  As Leonardi experiments by adding color elements, a visual dialogue takes place, in a back-and-forth conversation over time a finished work emerges. 

Hector Leonardi was born in 1930 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 1955 after earning a Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Rhode Island School of Design. Leonardi worked for Industrial Designer, Russell Wright for 7 years before gaining a professorship at Parsons School of Design where he taught for 25 years. Leonardi was awarded a McDowell Fellowship in 1964.  In the early 1970s, Leonardi moved to Bridgehampton where he has devoted himself to his experimental studio practice.  Leonardi has exhibited his work in NYC, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Connecticut and internationally in Japan, Paris, and Venice.  For more information about Hector Leonardi’s work, please contact the artist at 631 537-7450.

Ruby Jackson: Delicious Inspiration, an exhibit of sculptures will be on view on-line at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery on the Eastern Campus.

Ruby Jackson, of Sag Harbor, has created a large and distinctive body of work in wood, ceramic, paper, pen and ink, and polymer clay.  Her imagery is inspired by natural forms which she abstracts and explores.  In them, one can see her love of the east end, and particularly her interest in underwater sea environments.  On view are Jackson’s miniature sculptures of food and under water seascapes created in multi-media.

Jackson’s work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, Long Island, and Sarasota, Florida.  Jackson was featured in “Takeover,” at the Southampton Art Center in 2019 where she shared her artistic process along with her work.  Jackson is a two time recipient of the “Best Sculpture” award at the Guild Hall Members’ Show (East Hampton, 2017, 1996). Her work has appeared in a number of reviews and publications including Newsday “Tiny Food Made of Clay by Sag Harbor Artist,” by Kay Blough, (4/16/16) and, (TAKEOVER! Artists In Residence – Curated By Amy Kirwin Debuts At Southampton Arts Center - ).

Jackson grew up in Queens, New York and developed a variety of sculpture techniques while living in NYC.   After moving to the East End of Long Island, Jackson earned a degree in Art Education from Long Island University.  For more than a decade, she served as Assistant to the Director of the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York.  Jackson is passionate about teaching art to children and has conducted workshops in the public schools, as well as for the Nature Conservancy, The South Fork Natural History Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the East End. Below is a link to a 2016 talk that Jackson gave about her work at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY

Watch this video to see how Ruby creates her artwork.

The Student Fine Arts exhibit is a lively display of work created by students studying Drawing, 2D Design, and 3D Design. Due to the pandemic students have been creating art remotely. The Lyceum Gallery is celebrating their accomplishments in an on-line exhibit. Prospective students are encouraged to view the exhibit to see the high proficiency attained by students in Suffolk’s Eastern Campus Art Department.

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery presents Elaine Grove: Welded Steel and Paint, an on-line exhibit of sculpture and painting.  Grove, working with steel and cast iron, creates an aesthetic play of found objects.  The artist speaks about her work from her East Hampton studio, leading viewers on a tour of her War Wagon, Line, and Block series, along with her paintings on metal.

Grove’s War Wagons are outdoor, welded steel works that roll on wheels and range up to 12 feet wide.

“War Wagons were Pre-Renaissance Italian wagons sent out to announce war on neighboring towns.  I consider the different types of war, such as political, class, race, gender, and by extension, types of war wagons possible for today,” Grove said.

Grove brings us inside her studio showing viewers her Line series.  Food Chain is a welded steel, linear progression of objects that relate to each other in an anthropomorphic interaction. 

In Grove’s Block series she incorporates the paint splashed wooden blocks that her late husband used to prop his canvases on while working, incorporating memory and personal history into her work.

Originally from Oklahoma, Grove moved to New York City in 1969 after earning a BA/BFA in art, with concentrations in world literature and philosophy.  In New York City, Grove worked as an actress, model, set designer, and illustrator.   She learned to weld at the Sculpture Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  This began her 30-year sculpting career.  She and her husband, abstract expressionist Dan Christensen, moved to East Hampton in 1983 joining the vibrant artist community of the east end.

Grove has exhibited her work in Chicago, Illinois and throughout the east coast of the United States, including New York, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Grove’s work was included in the Telfair Museum, Jepson Center exhibit, Sculptures from the Permanent Collection in Savannah, Georgia (2014, 2007), The Heckscher Museum Biennial in Huntington (2014), and solo exhibitions in a number of galleries in New York City and the east end of Long Island. Elaine Grove was a featured artist in 100 Artists from the Mid Atlantic by Ashely Rooney, 2011. 

For more information about Elaine Grove visit:


Journey: Travels North, an on-line exhibit of black and white photography by Christine Morro will be presented by Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery. The exhibit includes images from Morro’s experiences in four northern regions: North Jutland, Denmark; The Isle of Lewis, Scotland; Faroe Islands, Denmark and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Describing herself as a “Creative Ritualist,” Morro’s artistic process is a form of meditation. Each year Morro travels north on a pilgrimage, connecting to the land for a spiritual grounding.  Morro encounters unfolding imagery, discovering sacred qualities in what some might consider ordinary. 

Walking. Sensing. Exploring.
Listening to an inner compass, the artist is drawn to light on water, rock formations, and textures of sand and grasses.  Working in photography and poetry, Morro has narrated her virtual exhibit with her original writing. With an emphasis in the artistic process, Journey: Travels North is the physical evidence of Morro’s creative ritual. 

Morro describes her artistic process:

“The 17th century poet Matsuo Basho wrote Narrow Road to the Deep North. It is a book I turn to again and again. In the Narrow Road fragments of prose and haiku trace Basho’s last journey, a kind of pilgrimage. Bearing witness, the traveler and poet draws on the tradition of diary and travel writing. This style became known as Haibun, braiding external images observed enroute and the internal images that move through the traveler’s mind. I have tried to honor the same tradition in Journey: Travels North.”

Originally from Northport, Morro lived in Sag Harbor for the past 11 years and currently resides on Nantucket Island in the village of Sconset. 

Morro earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Design and International Marketing with a minor in Spanish from the Fashion Institute of Technology and studied painting at the Art Students League (1987 – 1991) where she worked under renowned figurative painter, Harvey Dinnerstein.  Morro was awarded a four-week painting fellowship at the Vermont Studio School in 1998.

Morro’s photographs, paintings, and monoprints are in collections in the United States, Denmark, England, and Spain and she has exhibited her work throughout the east end of Long Island, in New York City and at the Cheekwood Fine Arts Center in Nashville. 

Morro teaches a writing workshop which she calls, Creating As Ritual and has taught at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School and at Hunter College High School. 

For more information about Christine Morro’s work visit:

Morro’s writing and other works:

  • Morro is currently working on a book of poetry, Earth’s Vespers.  Morro’s poetry appeared in the spring 2020 publication of the Corbel Stone Press

The Lyceum Gallery presents the Eastern Campus 2020 Student Applied Arts Exhibit. All works were created by students who live locally in areas surrounding the Eastern campus.

The Lyceum Gallery presents, SPLASH, an on-line exhibit of abstract photography by Meryl Spiegel. SPLASH is a visual commentary on Climate Change with photographic abstractions that are rich with colors and motion. The artist depicts a celebration of nature and the wonders of creation, while expressing a lament for the losses in our natural world due to man’s inability to protect our environment. Images engage the viewer’s imagination with a hint of recognizable imagery that alludes to speed, heat, and sound, harkening to extreme weather patterns. The artist narrates the exhibit with her original writing.

Spiegel works with digital and medium-format cameras to create images that look more like paintings than photographs. Spiegel studied at the International Center of Photography and the Center for Media Studies in Manhattan as well as the Image - Ouverte School of Photography in the South of France. A former freelance journalist for The New York Times, she is also a writer with a Master of Fine Arts in English & Writing.

Spiegel has exhibited her work widely on Long Island at venues that include The Parrish Art Museum, Art Sites, Ille Arts, The Westhampton Performing Arts Gallery, The Islip Museum, St. Joseph’s College, Ashawagh Hall, The Southampton Cultural Center, The Remsenburg Academy, The Quogue Library, and The East End Arts Council (EEAC).

in 2019, Spiegel was invited to exhibit her photography at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Her photograph, Fountain Play, received an Honorable Mention from the Julia Margaret Cameron GALA Awards. In 2016, her series, PHANTOMS and SPLASH, were awarded as nominees by the Fine Art Photography Awards. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Mark09 professional development participant and a recipient of two NYFA Special Opportunities Stipend awards (2011, 2006). Spiegel’s photography received a Best In Show at the EEAC Annual Photography Exhibit (2008). Spiegel’s photography was featured in the Stony Brook University Literary Journal, The Southampton Review (2012).

For more information about Meryl Spiegel visit

Meryl Spiegel teaches photography workshops that were sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts in 2019 and 2017. She also writes a Blog called, “An Evolving Life,” for the The Hummingbird Post.

Howard Kanovitz is perhaps the most poetic of the group of New Realists who began to forge novel expressive truths from the camera’s photographic image in the Sixties.

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Howard Kanovitz: Visible Difference

This volume offers the first overview of American photorealist and Pop painter Howard Kanovitz (1929–2009), dubbed by Barbara Rose the grandfather of photorealism. Kanovitz's landmark 1966 Jewish Museum solo exhibition is widely deemed to have launched the genre.


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