Islip Arts Council



The Islip Arts Council through its School of Cultural Arts, offers fine art, music and theatre classes for adults and children. All classes are taught by professionals in their fields.

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Islip Arts Council Free Concert Series
Bayard Cutting Arboretum 2015 Winter Series
Upper Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Sundays at 2 PM
Sponsored by Islip Arts Council
with support from Natural Heritage Trust
Limited seating, free tickets issued at 12:30pm

March 1 – Seba Ali, pianist
– Egyptian Pianist Seba Ali made her debut at age 6 at the Cairo Opera House. She is the winner of the 2009 Ars Flores Concerto Competition, 2010 Lynn Concerto Competition and 2011 Artist Series of Sarasota Piano competition. Seba has been a soloist with Redlands, Symphony Orchestra, Lynn Philharmonia, Bibliotheca Alexandria Chamber Orchestra, Cairo Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. She is a highly experienced accompanist and piano instructor and a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

March 8 – Di.Vi.Sion
Trio, piano, violin, cello
Formed in New York City in 2001, the piano trio is now in its eleventh season. The trio is: Kurt Briggs, Violin; Matt Goeke, Cello; and Renée Cometa Briggs, Piano. Its repertoire ranges from Haydn and De Fesch to Shostakovich and Ravel. They have also commissioned new works that incorporate the compositional technique of division, including Constance Cooper’s Play Within a Play; and Douglas Anderson’s Chamber Symphony No. 4 which was premiered in its tenth anniversary season. 

March 15 – Bradley Burgess
, piano South African pianist Bradley Burgess is a versatile and accomplished musician. Recent awards include the Pick ‘n Pay/Fine Music Radio Music Awards, the National Arts Council of South Africa and Oppenheimer Memorial Trust. He has appeared in recital, both solo and collaboratively, in New York, New Jersey, Idaho, United Kingdom, and Finland as well as major venues in South Africa. Bradley received his Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music. Also an organist, Bradley is currently the Director of Music & Organist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Islip, NY.

cross island and friends
March 22 – Cross Island & Friends Join perennial IAC favorites CROSS ISLAND - Suzanne Mueller, cello, and Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano - and guests violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma and clarinetist Sandy Tepper for an afternoon of duets, trios, and quartets spanning centuries and styles with music by Isaac Albeniz, Ludwig von Beethoven, Max Bruch, Frederic Chopin, Kevin Holland, Steven Kreamer, Federico Mompou, Franz Neruda, Paul Schoenfield, Steven Serpa, and Rick Sowash.

March 29 – Chris Gotzen-Berg, classical guitar
– For nearly 20 years, Savage Classical Guitar Sponsored Artist Christopher Gotzen-Berg has shared his passion for the guitar through his performances, teaching, and original compositions. His concert programs include classical masterpieces, original compositions, and flamenco transcriptions. The Times Union newspaper (Albany, NY) complemented Christopher for his “sparkling original compositions”.

Islip Arts Council & MacArthur Airport 
Art in the Airport 
Long EYEland 
Photographic Images by Holly Gordon 
February 18 - March 25, 2015

holly gordon

Long Island artist, resident and world-traveler Holly Gordon shares her impressions of the diverse natural splendor of Long Island at the MacArthur Airport Gallery that has been arranged by the Islip Arts Council.
Every time Holly touches down on her home-turf... frequently at  MacArthur Airport, she is wowed by the visual bounty that Long Island has to offer at every turn.
This exhibition provides insight, from landscape to macro, into her life-long creative relationship with her Long Island home.
...and you, the viewer, have the opportunity to identify the locations of the images as a list of places is part of the exhibition. You may even make a note of some new spots to visit on our bountiful Long Island!


Historical Exhibits
History Exhibit Room, Brookwood Hall

Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council
50 Irish Lane, East Islip
Thurs-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm

"East Islip- America's Main Street"
December 1 – March 29
presented by East Islip Historical Society
Exhibit featuring photos and memoirs of East Islip Main Street throughout the decades.

For more information call (631) 224-5420


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Islip Art Museum Exhibits
50 Irish Lane, East Islip
Thursday and Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM
Suggested Donation $5


Pieces That Invite a Closer Look
A Review of 'Shock-U-Mentaries' at the Islip Art Museum

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The Art of Long Island
Lynda Moran expands the reach of art in Islip
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Remembering Things Past features foreign-born artists working in America. The artists in this exhibition all came to America at different stages in their lives and incorporate past interests, memories, and experiences of their home country into their artwork. The variety of their forms and subject matter reflect the uniqueness of their experiences. Remembering Things Past is an expansion of an exhibition perviously on display at the Patchogue Arts Gallery.