The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, photographs, and mixed media by professional artists (including faculty) and students of the Visual Arts Department. Lectures and discussions with the exhibiting artists are scheduled in conjunction with the opening of shows in the Gallery.
Located in the College's Campus Center, the Gallery’s three levels, connected by ramps, feature nearly three thousand square feet of exhibit space, plus track lighting that can be adjusted to highlight the displays. The center level opens onto an outdoor sculpture court that can be used to house outdoor displays. The entire facility is supported by two adjacent rooms for preparation and storage of exhibit materials.
"Trees Also Speak"
The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery presents "Trees also Speak," an exhibition curated by Dr. Catherine Bernard that features the work of six Native artists from the United States, including two artists from Long Island. The works cover a diversity of mediums: film, video and photography and mixed media installation. The artists in Trees Also Speak act as storytellers who create narratives that examine the colonial and neo-colonial practices that govern the exploitation of indigenous lands, whether it is tourism, mineral extraction, water contamination, and underline the need for sustainable and shared strategies for land use. In many ways their work is about recovering a collective memory and environmental responsibility. They look for alternative models of thinking that stress and honor our interdependence and connectedness with the lands that we rely upon and on which we stand.
- Artist Talk: Courtney Leonard, April 5, 4:30pm
- David Martine: Curatorial Research Fellow, American Indian Artists Inc. April 11, 4 – 5 pm
- Artist Talk: Desert Art Lab: April 23, 4 – 5 pm
- Mondays and Fridays: 12 pm – 5 pm
- Tuesdays through Thursdays: 12 pm – 7 pm
The Gallery was formally dedicated to Amelie A. Wallace of Garden City on May 22, 1979. The late Mrs. Wallace, a member of the Old Westbury College Council from 1974 to 1980, was honored for her unflagging interest in the College and the State University as well as support of the arts at Old Westbury.