The next time you’re looking for something interesting to do, pop into in Cedarhurst, which displays one of the largest collections of artwork in the Five Towns.
The gallery carries original paintings, signed limited-edition prints, lithographs, three-dimensional constructions and bronze sculptures by more than 100 leading international and national artists, with new pieces continually coming in.
Check out this month’s featured artist, Laurie Brussel, a nationally recognized painter and Long Island native. The gallery is currently displaying more than a dozen of her colorful patio and landscape scenes, created in her signature natural realism style.
Scheduled events include exhibitions and cocktail receptions for visiting artists and book signings. One such event featured Joyce Randolph of the “Honeymooners,” along with famed 3-D artist Charles Fazzino, celebrating his latest work, which was inspired by the iconic TV show. That piece and many of Fazzino’s other eye-catching modern works are currently on display at the gallery.
If you decide to make a purchase, let Central Gallery custom frame it for you with either a contemporary or traditional frame that not only beautifies it, but also protects it with archival preservation materials and techniques. You can also have a montage created out of your favorite keepsakes and collector’s items. One of its most unique services yet is its flat-screen framing, for people who really want to jazz up the look of their TV.
You can also check out the gallery’s coffee table books — anthologies of artists’ most famous works. If you’re into contemporary art, the store carries several of these books on renowned artist Thomas McKnight.
Do you have a piece of art and always wondered what it’s worth? Gallery experts can appraise it for you. This service also comes in handy for insurance purposes. If you have a painting that has seen better days, take it in for restoration. Skilled restorers can bring it back to like-new condition.
Owner Jeff Beja has been in the business of buying and selling art for over 30 years. He says that his prices are among the most competitive in the area, thanks to his “long-standing relationship with the artists since before they hit it big.”
Besides the gallery’s extensive hours, management tries to accommodate people with tight schedules by allowing after-hours appointments.