'Tony Hannon Unveiled' At Beach Gallery
The Beach Gallery at Sunlites Stain - ed Glass Studio held an opening reception on Saturday, November 21 for an exhibit of paintings and sculptural jewel ry created by Tony Hannon of Rock away Park. Local stained glass artist Patrick Clark, proprietor of the Beach Gallery, says Hannon's art is difficult to categorize, but describes it loosely as "intensified semi-abstract forms created by simplification, modification and distortion, and with a vitality of color." Clark praised Han - non's works as "treasures hidden in our midst."
Hannon has lived in Rockaway with his wife, Margaret, for more than 50 years. He began his art studies while serving in the U.S. Air Force and since the 1950s, has studied painting at the Newfoundland Art Center; drawing at The Art Students League; and painting and color at The New School for Social Research. He also earned a bachelor's in fine art from Pratt In - stitute and a master's in fine art from Brooklyn College. Although Han non has been painting for decades here in Rockaway, this is the first time his work has been exhibited locally and offered for sale to the general public.