Fri 6/22/07 Art Auction: Peter Josyph

The Green Party of Suffolk annual Fundraiser at the Setauket Neighborhood House on Friday, June 22, 2007

from the artist Peter Josyph:

I chose a nice abstract (one of a few post-9/11 works) that happens to be on the best paper made in the world: extremely heavy handmade paper from a mill somewhere in France, paper I’ve only seen in Paris and have had to carry back with me. It’s also of a series that enables me to double-sign it: once vertically, once horizontally: very user-friendly for accommodating wallspace!

The series is called Jardin du Luxembourg. I never date my work and the series is not numbered, so that’s the title. Media: acrylic, oil, and wax-oil crayon on handmade French paper.”

Josyph also donated a copy of his book Liberty Street: Encounters at Ground Zero: ” I personalized the signing for that with a tiny illustration done in pen and then obscured with wax-oil crayon, so that one can say that the book has been what I call originalized, by hand, not simply signed.”

Other artists who will have a piece on auction:

The Silent Auction will also include a number of autographed books, some of them by the artists whose art is also represented. Amityville scholar/poet Pat Falk has also donated a copy of her most recent book It Happens As We Speak:A Feminist Poetics and a book of her poetry.

More examples of the artwork being auctioned and two submissions to the poster contest can be found at

The Green Party of Suffolk will be holding its 3rd Annual Fundraiser on Friday, June 22nd from 7pm to 10pm at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main Street, Setauket. (Main Street is north of 25A and 6/10th of a mile west of Nichols Road) The evening will include a performance by the music group “Blacklisted and the Banned.” There will also be a potluck dinner, an art auction, and the award ceremony for the Green Party of Suffolk’s “Bring Home Our Troops” poster contest.

Vegetarian and vegan dishes will be served. Admission is $15 (with a dish) and $20 (without a dish). Children are welcome. There will be a silent auction of work by local artists.

Blacklisted & The Banned will perform their unique style of original, political music. Blacklisted features local musicians Sonny Meadows, Bob Westcott, Jon Foreman, Bob Campbell and Robert Langley. The Banned has a new CD out: “I Never Thought I’d Miss Richard Nixon.” You can purchase the CD at

The Green Party is an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans. The Green Party’s values can be described by the four pillars of: Nonviolence; Grassroots Democracy; Ecological Wisdom; and Social and Economic Justice.

Donations and/or requests for advance tickets can be sent to: Green Party of Suffolk, 14 Robin Drive, Huntington, NY 11743. Please note that political donations are not tax-deductible. For more information call Roger at (631) 351-5763 or go to

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