The worlds of literature and art meet in the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery this summer. Meet the authors and listen as each one describes the creative process behind writing their books—about fashion, art history and even a Long Island whodunit. There will also be an opportunity to purchase books and get them signed.
Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m.
Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour and the Birth of a Fashion Legend with author Kathryn Livingston
Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Mouse Muse with author
Thursday, August 13, at 7 p.m.
Red Like Wine with author Joseph Finora.
The first in a series of three book talks and signings is on June 13
at 2 p.m. Author Kathryn Livingston discusses her book Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend. Fashion fans will be entertained by Livingston’s study of the icon whose fashion style and life style has broken boundaries over the past 50 years. Livingston will share details of Lilly Pulitzer’s glamorous and sometimes scandalous life as a member of high society and her successful fashion brand that endures to this day.
Also at the event, enjoy a refreshing iced tea tasting by Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison of Gaia’s Essence, a local wellness lifestyle brand that provides quality products for natural & organic living.
On July 9 at 7 p.m., Lorna Owen, author of Mouse Muse, traces the influence of the humble creature on major works of art throughout history. With more than 80 rarely reproduced works, including paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Gustav Klimt, a silkscreen by Andy Warhol, a print by Hokusai, a photograph by André Kertész, a sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, a video installation by Bruce Nauman, a performance by Joseph Beuys and many more, Lorna Owen has created an engaging presentation of an
extraordinary range. The pieces that represent every period of
visual art are accompanied by Owen’s intriguing text about the story behind each work.
Closing out the summer book series on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. is Joseph Finora’s whodunit Red Like Wine. In Finora’s first nonfiction book, the murder mystery set on the North Fork of Long Island follows two intrepid crime solvers as they investigate the untimely death of a winemaker who was found fermenting in a vat of juice.