Lucille Khornak Gallery Featured in KDHamptons

Lucille Khornak’s Gallery was featured in a KDHamptons article for being the first to host Eric Demarchelier’s work in the Hamptons.

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KDHamptons features Lucille Khornak Gallery for showing Eric Demarchelier’s work in the Hamptons

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A Taste of Color 2016 – Lucille Khornak Southampton Gallery

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The cover of the exhibition invite for ‘A Taste of Color 2016,’ showing at the Lucille Khornak Southampton Gallery, features the work of artists who will be a part of the show.

Looking for something fun to do next weekend? Already have things to do but want to add another event to your list? Then stop by the Lucille Khornak Gallery in Southampton to check out some amazing art! This will be our first big group show of the season and our second annual “Taste of Color” themed display. It will feature beautiful works by the following artists: Andre Costa, Stephen Caliguiri, Joe Chierchio, Patrick Duffy, Greg Hildebrandt, Anatoli Monov, Nancy Olivier, and Donna Sved. The colorful and engaging pieces all possess similarly playful tones, whether abstract or representational. Come see for yourself the vision of these many talented artists Saturday August, 20th from 5:00 to 7:00PM – We promise, you’ll be glad you did. 

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‘A Taste of Color 2016,’ will be open at the Lucille Khornak Southampton Gallery, for a limited time only!!!

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‘WOW’ by Joe Chierchio will be on exhibit at the Lucille Khornak Southampton Gallery

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‘Love at First Sight’ by Greg Hildebrandt

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‘Relapse’ by Nancy Olivier is on exhibit at the Lucille Khornak Southampton Gallery

 

 

The Answer To Mother’s Day

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A mother is the most important lady in our life. Many of us consider the woman from whom we were borne as our mother first and foremost, and as the person with whom we share the strongest bond in our life. This connection is the beginning of a relationship that is unique from any other, and special to each and every one of us. A mother is a person who has committed her life to taking care of her children; seeing that their needs are met, inspiring and loving them unconditionally. Patient and forgiving, she is someone who is always there for them. Husbands will also cherish these qualities in their wives. For many of us, we find this caregiving quality in the woman who brought us into this world, but even still, some of us will find motherly connections in grandmothers, non-biological mothers, aunts, older sisters, teachers, and other women close to us. These women are defined by their grace and unconditional love.

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Out of curiosity, I asked the guys in our office how they feel about their mothers. Eternal love was one description along with admiration of her strength, independence, and constant source of inspiration. Another likened his mother to the steadfast light that guides one through the storms of life. “She always has good intentions, no matter what, she always wants the best for me,” said John. During our conversation, us women brought up the thoughtful ways in which our mothers say I love you. Little notes in a lunchbox or a letter in your suitcase before flying abroad are some examples we shared.

In adulthood, there may be times when these connections feel distant, maybe because you live in different locations, or even across the world from each other. Ups and downs come in the natural progression of any relationship, especially so with our mothers as we continue to grow and choose new experiences. Nevertheless, the love of a mother is always with you.

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So whomever your lady may be, know that her unconditional love is something to celebrate. Mother’s Day is when we express our gratitude to the mothers and wives in our lives. Common gifts to our mothers have often included flowers, dinner, and (of course) chocolates. It’s a day we set aside each year to honor our mothers, and treat them to the great comfort, or luxury, they have so lovingly given us our entire lives. I truly believe that a mother should be treated like the queen she is, and that means giving her nothing less than the absolute best.

“What is the answer to Mother’s Day?” you may be wondering. The answer is simple: A gift of Love, A gift of Meaning. Give the mother in your life the tangible gift that encapsulates the intangible, a professional photography session with me. In my sessions, I am driven by the quest to capture the essence of the relationship and the true character and personalities of each individual. I do not settle for the typical posed shots we have all seen before. It is the energetic, soulful, and whimsical qualities of the moments I photograph that set my sessions apart from others. Present your mother with a gift that is both priceless and timeless… one she can enjoy now and in the future. Whether you are shopping for your spouse or your mother, a professional family photography session with Lucille Khornak is a gift that will truly last forever.

Call or email us for your gift certificate today!

(888) 858-1827

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7 Historical Destinations on Long Island

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If you’re a Long Island native, you know that Long Island has much more to offer than solely it’s scenic, sandy beaches. There are many beautiful and interesting historical destinations on the island, especially out east. If you’re in the mood to explore your surroundings, head to any of these places listed below and discover the array of different adventures Long Island has to offer. Bring the whole family for a fun and educational new experience together while staying local! You may be pleasantly surprised at what you discover!

  1. The Pollack Krasner House and Study Center – Located in East Hampton, the Pollack-Krasner House was once the home of abstract-expressionist Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner, who was also an artist. Built in 1879, the house still maintains the same appearance as it did at the time of Pollack’s death, including the original furnishings, his favorite possessions, and his personal library. The property is considered a national landmark and attracts people from all over the world. You can even schedule a tour of the house and outdoor studio, where Pollack created some of his most famous artworks in his signature style.
  2. The East Hampton Windmill – The ‘Hook Windmill’, located at Old Hook Mill in East Hampton, was constructed in 1806 and operated until 1908. The well-known landmark, found on North Main street, is included in the National Register of Historical Places. This location is open daily for visitors.
  3. Fairview Farm – Located in Bridgehampton, Fairview Farm is a family-run business. The farm features a vast array of fresh meats, vegetables, fruits, herbs, fresh-cut flowers, and honey. Visitors from all over Long Island flock to Fairview for its delicious produce and historical nature.
  4. Gosman’s Dock – Founded in 1943 by Robert and Mary Gosman, the Montauk location started as a small chowder stand specializing in lobster rolls. The restaurant now serves a variety of delicious dishes that attract tourists from across the state. Gosman’s Dock features a beautiful beach-front atmosphere coupled with clothing and gourmet food shops.
  5. Deep Hollow Ranch – Run by Patrick and Cate Keogh, Deep Hollow Ranch is known as the ‘birthplace of the American cowboy’ and the oldest working ranch in the United States. The location includes preserved areas of coastal land and welcomes travelers from all over the world to learn more about America’s rich history while enjoying trail rides through the beautiful Montauk landscape.
  6. Camp Hero State Park – Consisting of 415 acres of gorgeous beachfront terrain in Montauk, Camp Hero State Park offers winding trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding through the beautiful forest and freshwater wetlands.
  7. Montauk Lighthouse – ‘Montauk Point Light’ is the lighthouse located near Montauk Point State Park and marks the easternmost part of Long Island. Montauk Lighthouse stands as the first lighthouse to be constructed in New York and is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the United States. This location features a museum, areas for fishing, picnicking and surfing. For only 10$ per adult and $4 per child, you can enter the lighthouse and climb its spiral staircase – truly a walk through history.

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Why Collect Art?

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Buying or collecting works of art is about much more than purchasing things we find to be aesthetically pleasing from time to time. It’s about actively supporting the arts and playing an important part in the art world. It’s about acquiring a uniquely personal collection of works that reflects one’s own perspectives, ideas, interests or desires and the thrill of the hunt that comes with it. By purchasing a work of art, you are supporting the artist in their creative efforts and acknowledging the time, skill and thought that went into completing the piece. By collecting artwork, you are helping the artist to spread their influence and, in return, are able to own a special piece of art history, safely preserving it from the damaging effects of time. You are also helping to support galleries, which work with artists to help them display their works for the public to observe and enjoy.

There are quite a few additional benefits that come with collecting artwork. For one, you get to own a beautiful collection of meaningful works. Buying artwork is also a wonderful investment since original pieces that are kept in good condition have the potential to grow in value exponentially. Who knows which new artist will become the next Jeff Koons, Chuck Close or Jasper Johns? As a collector, you are playing a part in the history of art. Without the patronage of collectors, the art world could not exist. Think of what the history of art would be like without those who collected and preserved the works of Picasso, van Gogh or Pollack? By supporting artists whose work you cherish, you are taking on a very important role. You are also creating something yourself – personal collections of works of art can begin to tell the unique story of the collector’s ever-evolving tastes and mirror aspects of their lives, personal experiences, and innermost dreams. These distinctive and customized collections can add visual interest and character to the interior of the home. They can also be passed down for generations, serving as part of one’s legacy, forever telling the story of one’s passion and dedication towards the arts. Are you interested in collecting artwork and beginning your own personal collection of pieces?

It begins with browsing galleries and brushing up on your knowledge of art. You can choose to concentrate on a particular artist, style or period, as many collectors do, or you can simply search for pieces that spark something inside you. Finding works that represent your own ideas or perspectives on the world can be viewed as a treasure hunt, an opportunity for growth and an enjoyable challenge! Collecting artwork is – above all things – a passion, a mission, and an adventure!

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Halloween Art

Community, Art, Children, a great combination.

Yesterday I was photographing a client in Rye, New York. I stopped in the town for a hot chocolate as it was a very cold day for October.

I was amazed to see all the great artwork done by the children that live in the area. Each painting was the same size and it was on the outside of all the store windows. Children could draw and paint as they please.

Good to see the town promoting art and especially the budding artists while nurturing community spirit.

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Here are some examples.

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Express Yourself to Better Health!

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Do you make time for creative self-expression? In today’s world, busy work schedules, daily obligations and the general hustle and bustle of the everyday leave most of us unable to find time to engage in the creative activities we love. Though many can recognize the great impact of self- expression throughout human history and the influence of the arts on our culture, not enough find time to participate themselves. Recently, however, scientists are discovering the many health benefits of creative self-expression, which includes writing, painting, dance, photography, drawing, playing music, ceramics, sculpture and anything in between. Read on and you may decide to join the many individuals who are now making time in their schedules for some fun, artistic endeavors.

In an article published by the American Journal of Public Health in 2010, entitled The Connection Between Art, Healing and Public Health, one hundred different scientific studies were reexamined to further understand the impact of creative self-expression on ones mental and physical well-being. Each of the one hundred studies chosen included 30 participants who suffered from chronic illness and cancer. The results of these studies showed that visual arts activities impacted the psychological and physical health of participants in the following ways:

  • ‘Art filled occupational voids and distracted from thoughts of illness’
  • ‘Improved medical outcomes and decreased depression’
  • ‘Improved well-being by decreasing negative emotions and increasing positive ones’
  • ‘Reduced stress and anxiety’
  • ‘Improved flow and spontaneity, expression of positive identity and social networks’
  •  ‘Improved immune system by strengthening the body’s defenses on the cellular level’

Many recent studies further validate that exercising our creativity is good for us. Such findings have lead to the emergence of art therapy, which utilizes the process of creating art to facilitate healing, increase positive coping behaviors and improve an individual’s health status. Studies have found that activities like painting and drawing aid in healing by externalizing stress and trauma. Singing, on the other hand, releases chemicals in the brain that serve as natural pain-killers and increases the ‘bonding hormone’, which makes us feel a sense of trust. Expressive writing can lead to a more positive mood and fewer illnesses while dancing can decrease stress, increase energy and improve sleep quality.

It is amazing to think that all these benefits can be reaped by simply picking up a pencil or paint brush and putting it to paper. By finding even just a few hours a week to express yourself in an artistic manner, you can nurture both your body and mind – now and in the future. The best part? There are so many easy and fun ways to create, all of which can be done alone or with friends and family. Because there are so many different types of art, there is something for everyone. It is important to remember that you don’t need to be a professional to express yourself creatively – the health benefits of art are for everyone! Worry less about the finished product and more about the process. Expressing yourself creatively to benefit your health should be viewed as an enjoyable, stress-free, therapeutic activity, so don’t worry about your level of skill or achieving perfect results. You don’t need to be good at art for it to be good for you. So pick up that pencil and make something! Be creative! Your body will thank you.

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