Bayside Arts is proud to present “David Estey : A Life in Art,” a retrospective exhibit of the Belfast painter’s work over 68 years, at the Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road in Northport.
The exhibit will open with a reception, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, August 8, and run Thursday through Sunday, August 9 to 12 and August 16 to 19, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. On Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 pm, the artist will offer a related PowerPoint presentation of his life’s work at the Community Hall. The exhibit and presentation are free.
Estey taught himself to draw and paint before graduating from Crosby High School in Belfast in 1960 and went on to study at the Rhode Island school of Design. He also studied for a year in Rome, illustrated for the army, and managed public affairs for the IRS. He lived, worked, taught and exhibited in the Mid-Atlantic States and North Carolina, then returned to Belfast in 2002. His work is in many in collections in the US and around the world. This 48-piece exhibit showcases his development from local portraits and landscapes to total abstractions.