OUR ART SHOW
with Raisy Derzie
Wednesday, May 19 at 2 pm EDT
Registration Status: Just Click the Zoom Link
Join Raisy Derzie as she proudly introduces her
covid painters and their work. We learned via Zoom, perhaps not the best teaching venue, but we learned
a lot. Come see how we explored, progressed and
took great joy in the art of painting.
The art show will take place at 2:oo pm EDT on
Wednesday, May 19, 2021. It will last about 1 hour, maybe a little longer.
This is the Zoom link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 3923 4435
The Art Show will open at 1:45 pm EDT on May 19, 2021.
“Sad Violinist” a watercolor by Raisy Derzie
Asian lady by Giulie Monteleone
Portrait by Jeanie Connor
Indian Chief by Mary Greene.
Born and raised in Lebanon and after teaching for few years French and art I came to New York
in the late 60’s with my husband.
I studied at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan but when we relocated to Long Island I started painting again and met some wonderful and talented artists who became
my long time friends!
I was also introduced to printmaking and worked at the Ruth Leef Studio in Douglaston. There I produced many prints. Two of them, “The Kurdish Family” and “The Protest” were reproduced in the NY Times with a great article by Phillis Braff.
I was also a long time member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington where I had numerous solo show including the display of nine panels that constituted the decor for an off off Broadway play, “Rewriting Her Life” by Barbara Masry.
Three years ago, I discovered a program on the IPad called “Brushes,” and I started experimenting and producing numerous large pieces printed on archival paper. This is the method that David Hockney employed and thereby legitimized this new art form. One of my large works is “Tea time with cousin Berty” and also appeared in the NY Times.
Owner, Host, & Director
In 2008, the seed of Artful Journeys was planted in her brain, when Joan brought together all of her life's passions, her love of music, an affinity for the beautiful things in life with an ability to organize events to give birth to Artful Journeys, a program of art education trips for the soul.
Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was the efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.