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For Immediate Release
August 11, 2014

Resplendent Water by JoAnne Dumas at Eastern Campus Sept. 2 – Oct. 24

Joanne Dumas is a photographer inspired by the tantalizing qualities of water. 


Dumas’ expansive works contain up to 10 continuous panels of dancing reflections, a panorama of color, pattern, and form, or contain undulating surfaces representing the rhythmic motion of water.  Others are made of translucent rice paper which hang in front of a light source, or away from a lit wall allowing light to bounce through.  Ms. Dumas works with metallic pigments and diamond dust creating a pearlescent surface akin to the shimmering surfaces of water.  The end result is impressionist photography that at times harkens to Monet’s Water Lilies.


The Lyceum Gallery, located on the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, is pleased to present JoAnne Dumas: Resplendent Water from September 2 through October 24, 2014.  


A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.


Dumas, of Wading River, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Dumas has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and her work is featured in a number of private and corporate collections. Dumas is the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA): SOS 2008, SOS 2010, MARK 2009 Professional Training Grant and the 2010 NYFA Artist Consultant Grant. She participated in the FGM New York Art Symposium and International Artist Exchange Program in 2013 and teaches Visual Arts at Suffolk County Community College.   For more information about the artist, please visit her website at

For directions please call 631-548-2536. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays.