Coming Together In The Name Of Art
Written by Diana E. Vlavianos, Friday, 05 July 2013
The opening lines of “Yellow Submarine” wafted through the door of the Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery of Oyster Bay on Friday, June 21, inviting Beatles lovers from far and near into the gallery’s Come Together exhibition.
The gallery, which opened its doors in October of 2012 during the Oyster Festival, features many different art exhibitions in addition to selling framing. For the Come Together exhibition, the gallery displayed the Beatles-themed masterpieces of artists Eric Cash, Georgina Flood, and Kathy Joyce.
Gallery owner, Jim Perna, as well as gallery director, Karen Bunone, invited the artists to come to the VIP reception for the exhibit, where they mingled with fans of the Beatles. Artists Kathy Joyce and Georgina Flood were both present at the reception, and were eager to explain the inspiration for their Beatles art.
Kathy Joyce traveled from Boston to share her decoupage art with the Long Island community. Unique and psychedelic, Joyce’s art was inspired by her love for the Beatles, and was created during a period of time when she was sick. She immersed herself in the decoupage art world, and learned to seamlessly piece together images into stunning vases, jewelry boxes, platters, and jewelry, all centered upon the Beatles.
Georgina Flood flew in from Ireland to showcase her striking graphite portraits of the Beatles. Both artists are active in the Beatles memorabilia community, and donate much of their art to various charities.
The Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery enjoyed a wonderful turnout of Beatles fans from all over the Island, and Long Islanders truly did come together to admire the art of the Come Together exhibit and revel in good tunes, and good times.
Artist Kathy Joyce, Boston MA; Artist Georgina Flood, Ireland; Gallery Owner Jim Perna; Executive Gallery Director Karen Bunone.
Gallery Employee Matthew Raskin, from Merrick.