‘Reflections’ artwork mirrors life

Member artists subconsciously connect spirit thematically

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The Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts is hosting an exhibit of member artists’ works at the Gillette House in Sayville throughout weekends in February from 1 to 4 p.m.

In the first member exhibit hosted by BAFFA, the theme was “Reflections,” which the organization defined for its artists as:

• Instance of reflecting, especially in the return of light or sound waves from a surface;

• Production of an image by a mirror;

• Action of bending or folding back;

• Effect produced by an influence;

• Thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation; and

• Consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose.

This member exhibition showcases 68 works by 40 visual artists from all over Long Island, New York, including paint, mixed media, photography, sculpture, wood, pottery, metal, glass, and digital art.

What subconsciously united the diverse media pieces throughout the curated show was a collective sense of self-love, or appreciation which is apt for the month it is being exhibited.

Artists seem to embrace the expression and reflection of their life through various experiences and emotions to create a representation of existence that has elements of beauty and dedication.