Saddle Rock Teacher Featured In Solo Exhibition

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Artist Rosemary Sloggatt and her sister
Artist Rosemary Sloggatt and her sister

Rosemary Sloggatt, longtime art teacher at Saddle Rock School, will have a one-person art show at the East Islip Public Library Gallery through Nov. 30. The exhibit “Growing Up” will feature nearly 40 works, including paintings, prints and shadow boxes, based on personal family photographs from Sloggatt’s childhood.

“The exhibit will be layered with memory and age, reflecting both the photographic processes available at the time and the subsequent aging of the photograph,” a library spokesperson said. “While the casual viewer may only see depictions of Polaroid or instamatic photographs, upon closer look, the photo-technical references are a filter for Sloggatt’s childhood memories.”

The artist’s self-portrait
The artist’s self-portrait

Of her exhibit, Sloggatt said, “It is my hope that the images in my works will create varied experiences for the viewer. On a subject as close and tender as family, the experience between viewer and work of art can be filled with meaning, memory and, most of all, emotion. Viewers may find their engagement with the images to be, perhaps, the recapturing of a forgotten moment or the creation of a new one. In addition, I am planning to record a video tour of the exhibit to share with my third- and fourth-grade students who will be creating artworks this year based on their own family photographs and special memories.”

The exhibit’s opening reception will be on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Moccio, East Islip Library art coordinator, at 631-581-9200, ext. 27.

Sloggatt will also be featured as “Artist of the Month” for November on the Long Island Arts Alliance Arts Alive website at www.artsaliveli.org.

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