Throughout October, artists from AHRC’s Levittown Hub Site will have 48 original, mixed-media pieces on display at the Garden City Library, 60 7th St, Garden City, NY 11530. The exhibit is open to the public during library hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 9:30 – 5:00 p.m.
All the pieces are available for sale with proceeds being donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Helen Keller Foundation, and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, all three notable nonprofit organizations supported by the artists.
One of the largest contributions came from artist Mary Jo Lewerre, a diamond art enthusiast who created the show’s statement piece.
Her 30’ x 13’ “Safari Sunset” diamond art creation shows a dynamic line up of animals against a warm orange sunset.
“I am excited for many people to view my artwork as I worked very hard on it. I want to show my housemates my accomplishment, so it can inspire them to do the same. I hope it brings a smile on their faces as it did for me,” shared Mary Jo.
The idea for the show came together about a year ago. Direct Support Professional (DSP) Sophia Blackett, was visiting the library with a couple of the people supported at the hub site and noticed artwork on display.
Knowing the passion the people at the AHRC Levittown Hub Site have for art, Sophia asked the library staff if there might be an opportunity to show a few pieces. They welcomed her idea and agreed on an October 2023 showing. This gave the hub site artists plenty of time to brainstorm and generate several works for their show.
The artists spearheaded their creations, with staff lending a helping hand to gather materials and see their vision come to life.
Sophia is an artist by trade and was very happy to assist the artists with whatever they needed. The show pieces range in price, size, and material, featuring diamond art, button work, pressed flowers, and resin.
The Levittown Mixed Media Show will be on display at the Garden City Public Library until October 31 with work from:
Mary Jo Lowerre