Artful variety

Published 8:38 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Suffolk Art League executive director Linda Bunch hangs a work by Penny Duke in the Suffolk Art Gallery on Wednesday.

The Suffolk Art League’s Open Members’ Show is back this month.

The show gives any art league member a chance to exhibit up to two works in any medium. It attracts a wide variety of artists and art, according to Linda Bunch, executive director of the Suffolk Art League.

“We do have students and we do have professionals, all hanging in the same space,” Bunch said. “We get some folks experimenting. People who typically enter paintings enter photography. It’s fun to see the variety of things people are doing instead of what they’re known for.”

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The show features 119 pieces by 64 artists. The work runs the gamut of media, featuring pieces in mixed media, sculptures, paintings, photography, charcoal and more.

Among the more unique pieces are a painted surfboard by Kelly Maus and a 6 ½-by-6 foot depiction of a train by J.P. Yancey.

“This is our show that just gives all of our members that want to exhibit the opportunity to exhibit,” Bunch said.

In addition, a number of the people who teach various classes for the Suffolk Art League will be exhibiting their work, Bunch said.

The show opens on Tuesday with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave. It will be on display through July 22.

The Suffolk Art Gallery (formerly the Suffolk Museum) is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the art league office at 925-0448 or the art gallery office at 514-7284.