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Reboli Center for Arts and History

By Cayla Rosenhagen

Cayla Rosenhagen

It’s springtime, and there is no better place to immerse yourself in the season’s beauty and hopeful spirit than in Stony Brook Village. Like an idyllic landscape painting, vibrant flowers are blooming across town, and the trees are budding in an energizing chartreuse. In the village, this break in the weather and the new growth are perfect causes to celebrate, and the Reboli Center for Art and History aims to do just that with its new exhibition: BLOOM. 

BLOOM is a mixed-media exhibit featuring spring-themed works by the gallery’s namesake, Joseph Reboli, as well as works by Mireille Belajonas, Kyle Blumenthal, Joan Branca, Bill Buchholz, Casey Chalem Anderson, Pamela duLong Williams, Pamela Herbst, Melissa Imossi, Rosanne Kaloustian, Linda Davison Mathues, Angela Stratton, Ty Stroudsurg, Chris Wagner, Nancy Wernersbach, and Charles Wildbank. The exhibit spans multiple rooms and features exquisitely vibrant and uplifting landscapes and still lifes, each capturing the floral splendor spring offers. Each piece masterfully radiates the qualities of spring- light, optimism, beauty, and wonder.

Explore the exhibit and admire the works by talented West Sayville native, Chris Wagner, the Center’s Artisan of the Month. His detailed wood carvings of birds are created using a chainsaw! 

The Three Village Garden Club is also featured in a sub-exhibit in the History Room, with floral arrangements, more artwork, and artifacts. Additionally, check out the gift shop, stocked with unique art-adorned merchandise, jewelry, and watches, perfect for Fathers’ Day gifts. 

The Reboli Center was opened to the public in 2016 and named after internationally recognized local realist painter Joseph Reboli, (1945-2004). Situated at 64 Main Street in Stony Brook, the gallery overlooks the Stony Brook Creek as well as the historic village. It offers rotating and featured exhibits showcasing local artists and the history of the area. 

Please visit the Center’s website at rebolicenter.org for more information regarding upcoming and current exhibitions or call 631-751-7707.

Visit BLOOM on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until July 10. BLOOM is a must-see on your next outing in Stony Brook Village!

Cayla Rosenhagen is a local high school student who enjoys capturing the unique charm of the community through photography and journalism. She serves on the board of directors for the Four Harbors Audubon Society and Brookhaven’s Youth Board, and is the founder and coordinator of Beach Bucket Brigade, a community outreach program dedicated to environmental awareness, engagement, and education. She is also an avid birder, hiker, and artist who is concurrently enrolled in college.

Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta 1949 LM Winner (Red 22)

Since he was a child, Marshall Buck has been fascinated with miniatures, especially cars. His special focus is in the creation of small scale models of classic, exotic automobiles.  This interest was nurtured by family friends who would visit while driving the latest models of Aston Martin, Lancia, Rolls Royce, etc.

Marshall Buck working on one his models.

“Marshall’s miniature models bring another dimension to the Reboli’s current exhibit, “Shifting Gears,” which highlights automobiles, by showcasing his precise and exceptionally detailed works of art to our visitors,” said Lois Reboli, a founder of The Reboli Center. “The artistry and functionality of his models are amazing,” she added.

Marshall founded CMA Models in 1982 with the goal of providing serious collectors a combination of services at one venue. He offers the finest detailed custom built-to-order models in various scales, which he personally builds or are built by another highly trained craftsmen under his direction. CMA Models produces its own line of extremely limited edition of hand built model cars and kits. Marshall represents other similar artisans and serves as a broker and seller for one-of-a kind models. In addition, he has curated model shows for museums.

Ferrari 166 MM Rolling Chassis (Black)

According to Marshall, “I am passionate about automobiles and the work that I do; and this work is certainly as demanding, and sometimes more so than a complete restoration of any full-size car.” A wide variety of his models is on display at the Reboli Center throughout the month of July.

The Reboli Center for Art & History is located at 64 Main Street in Stony Brook. The gallery is open Tuesday  to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more informationt, call 631- 751-7707 or visit www.rebolicenter.org.

Photos courtesy of the Reboli Center.