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Exhibits and Events

The Post Library Association is devoted to planning many cultural and educational functions for the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. In the quarter century that the Post Library Association has been in existence it has contributed greatly to the cultural life on the LIU Post campus in general and in the Library specifically. The Hutchins Gallery has become a showcase of fine art with its wide variety of beautiful art exhibits that have been uniformly praised for their high quality. The PLA "Friday Night Programs", a dinner and lecture series, have attracted a wide array of nationally and internationally renowned scholars. Other events sponsored by the PLA include the annual book sale, various booktalks, poetry readings and special events, such as museum and opera trips.

Friday Night Programs

October 23, 2015 - New York Heroes: Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech
Dr. Daniel Marrone, lecture.
Local author Dr. Daniel Marrone will be here to discuss his recently published book, New York Heroes: Herkimer, Lincoln, TR & LaGuardia. New York Heroes consists of four in-depth biographical essays on Nicholas Herkimer, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Fiorello La Guardia as well as others. These individuals faced formidable obstacles and while their accomplishments differ, they all made an indelible mark of New York State history. His presentation will cover the chapter leading up to the Civil War, Lincoln's election of 1860, and Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech.

November 13, 2015 - Lost in Laughter with Laurel & Hardy
Keith J. Crocker, lecture and screening.
Keith J. Crocker returns to talk about this classic comedy team, who made the transition from silent to sound films. Long before Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy left audiences laughing in the aisles with their subtle yet sure brand of slapstick and tom foolery. In this loving tribute, we will see one of their classic comedy shorts, either The Music Box or a condensed version of Sons of the Desert. And, as always, a biographical overview and memorabilia show will round out the proceedings.

Programs in the library are free and open to the public. Programs begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Instructional Media Center (IMC) Computer Lab on the lower level of the library. Please call (516) 299-3572 or e-mail Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu.

Social hour and dinner before programs begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Hutchins Gallery and cost $42. Reservations are required for the dinner by the preceeding Monday. Call (516) 299-3572 or e-mail Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu.

Explanation of Charges:
  • Our charges per person cover only our out-of-pocket costs.
  • The PLA makes no profit but tries to avoid losses.
  • Members who cancel within 48 hours of the event remain responsible for payment as we must pay their costs.

Art Exhibits
Hutchins Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

November 24 - December 9, 2015 : An Evolution
Suyeon Lee, Solo Exhibition
Curated by H.O.V. Art
Artist's reception: Wednesday, December 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
       Hutchins Gallery, Lower Level

December 1 - December 5, 2015 : Shengqi Wan
Artist's reception: Wednesday, December 2, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

December 8 - December 12, 2015 : Digital Art and Design
LIU Post College of Arts, Communications & Design
Artists' reception: Wednesday, December 9, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

December 15, 2015 - January 28, 2016 : Advanced Visions
High School Artists of Excellence
Artists' reception: Wednesday, January 27
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

Past Exhibits:

November 16 - November 21, 2015 : Exposed
Stephanie Hart
Artist's reception: Thursday, November 19, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

November 10 - November 14, 2015 : Predicting Seasons
Nicole DiGiovanni, photographs
Artist's reception: Wednesday, November 11, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

November 09 - November 20, 2015 : KACAL 16 : 2015 Annual Exhibition
Korean American Contemporary Arts, Ltd.
Sponsored by The Korea Times
Artists' reception: Tuesday, November 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
       Hutchins Gallery, Lower Level

November 3 - November 7, 2015 : Into the Kingdom
Arielle Dugué
Artist's reception: Wednesday, November 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

October 26 - October 31 : Psychedelic Oceans
Stefanie Mosenson
Artist's Reception: Wednesday, October 28, 5:00-8:00
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

October 20 - October 24, 2015 : Remendando Memorias (Mending Memories)
Stitch Drawings by Amarilis Peņa-Singh
Reception: Wednesday, October 21, 5:00-8:00
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

October 13 - October 18, 2015 : Visual Chapters
Candice Licalzi
Reception: Friday, October 16
Artist Presentation: Friday, October 16, 11:00-12:15
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

October 6 - October 11, 2015 : LIU Post Alumni Show
College of Arts, Communications & Design
Artists' Reception: Thursday, October 8, 5:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

September 22 - October 4, 2015 : Intuitions
Chris Ann Ambery
Artist's Reception: Wednesday, September 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

September 1 - 30, 2015 : Gattorno: A View
Vincent Gattorno, photography
Artist's Reception: Saturday, September 12, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
       Hutchins Gallery, Lower Level

September 9 - 19, 2015 : Journal
Artist: Yuan.Yin
Instagram: Rylynnyin
Artist's reception: Wednesday, September 16, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

August 10 - 24, 2015 : Baekdu-san Arirang
Kie-soo Park Solo Exhibition
Korean artist, Kie-soo Park, is presenting his 28th Solo Exhibition on Baidu-san Mountain which is located on the border of China and the Korean Peninsula. The mountain was considered as the place of the ancestral origin and a sacred mountain in Korean culture. The artist expressed the tremendous power of the mountain and vital force of life with his rough and strong strokes, and its physical energy of this living volcanic mountain with natural colors.
     Sponsored by the LIU Post Korea Center and the Korea Culture and Heritage Society of New York
Artist's Reception: Thursday, August 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

May 12 - 29, 2015 : Replenished: The Drawing Room's 4th Exhibition
     Jin Cho
     Dong Kyu Kim
     Sueim Koo
     Stephanie S. Lee
Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2:00-4:00

April 29 - May 3, 2015 : School of Visual and Performing Arts
      Graphic Design
Douglas Lee
Eirik Strom
Gerard Gilmartin
Jared Wharton
Jun Gao
Kyler Nezin
Laura Sherman
Matthew Crosby
Michelle Ninivaggi
Nick Russo
Qiuyu An
Ryan Cantar
Tom Sherman
Yi-fan Chao
Alaina DiMaria
Elizabeth Santiago
Jacqueline Saccia
Jessica Peace
Kadijah Swann
Linda Russo
Nicole Blach
Nicole DiGiovanni
Artists' Reception: Wednesday, April 29, 5:00-7:00

April 20 - 27, 2015 : MA Graduate Thesis Art Show - School of Visual and Performing Arts
     Chuxiao Wang, Lost in the Starry Sky
     Ellen Leonard Connolly, Untitled
     Hsin Pin Tsai, Every Little Thing
     Jennifer LaCava, Dig Deeper
Artists' Reception: Wednesday, April 22, 5:00-8:00

Special Events

October 11, 2015 - Long Island, the Gold Coast, and Hollywood Lecture
Keith J. Crocker, lecture and screening.
As part of a special event for LIU's Homecoming Weekend, Keith J. Crocker will give a detailed account of the West Coast's view of the East Coast by utilizing clips from vintage Hollywood films. A Gold Coast mansion could either be the scene of a storm swept murder mystery or provide the perfect setting for a Marx Brothers comedy, but the beauty and wonder of Long Island will forever be captured by the heyday of tinsel town and the representations vary in interesting ways. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.
     Sunday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the Gold Coast Cinema, Hillwood Commons
     RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome!
     Contact Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu to RSVP or for more info.
Check out all the other events happening during LIU's 2015 Homecoming Weekend

December 4, 2015 - PLA Annual Holiday Dinner
Details to be announced.

Contact: Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu or (516) 299-3572 to reserve your place or for more information.


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