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Featured Artist of the Month

 

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Adrienne Berka

Adrienne is an artist from San Francisco. After earning her fine arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, she returned to San Francisco for a Master's Degree in Illustration. She picked up and moved to Huntington a year ago to be closer to the booming publishing industry of New York. She has since found a position working here at Book Revue.
   

The inspiration for this show is the poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefeild, which is about longing for life on the seas. The expressive lines of the poem evoke an atmosphere and environment that still can be interpreted into creative illustration. Each painting illustrates a line from the poem, culminating in a full book that can be found at the front counter for perusal upon request. 


Sea Fever by John Masefield, 1902

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

 

Every month at Book Revue, we feature a local artist who we feel will interest or intrigue our customers.

Please visit the artist's work prominently featured in the Fiction corner of the store.

All of the artwork on display is available for purchase.

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If you're interested in having your art displayed at Book Revue, please call Loren at 631-271-1442 or email her at LorenBookRevue@gmail.com.

 
   
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