The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
In the exhibition, Diversity in Our Lives, on display from May 25 through June 9, the Art League of Long Island hopes to encourage understanding of each other and move beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. There will be a reception on Sunday, June 9, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., with juror Thomas Germano, professor of art and art history at Farmingdale State College.
The Art League of Long Island, located in Dix Hills, is a not-for-profit visual arts organization that offers classes and workshops for children and adults, from beginner to advanced levels. Their art gallery hosts a dozen exhibits per year, featuring contemporary works by many local artists. For information about classes, exhibits, and events call 631-462-5400 or visit www.artleagueli.org.