Village Connection Magazine Huntington Edition - May 2014

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Cover Artist

Demerise Perricone Demerise Perricone has always been moved by the beauty of the colors in nature - whether skies, water, or landscape - she enjoys painting the world around her and she has found that the Huntington area has no shortage of things to paint. Painting got to be a serious matter for her in high school became her major at Hofstra University. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Painting, studying under Perle Fine who is considered to be among the most prominent female artists associated with abstract expressionism. Her graduate degree is from Queens College where she studied with the renowned watercolor artist Barse Miller.

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Demerise taught art for 32 years, mostly in Port Washington. She had a solo exhibit during the summer of ’99 in a local gallery, had a painting in the Northport Historical Society’s juried exhibit “Artist’s Vision of Northport” and she is currently a member of the Firefly Artist’s, a cooperative gallery featuring local artists located in Northport Village. She has been a Northport resident for almost 40 years. Showcase Exhibit: May 1-30 Artist Reception: Friday, May 9 6-8pm Firefly Artists 127 Main Street • Northport Village 631) 974-2508