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Huntington Arts Center

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Stephen Martin

 
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The Huntington Art Center provides quality custom picture framing, with creative designs and exceptional craftsmanship.  Our gallery walls include local and national artists' works for sale.  Additional services include art hanging, digital printing on different substrates, photo and art restoration, paintings and photography for sale, custom mirrors, readymade photo frames and much more!

 
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"Bringing Out the Cat in Things"

I am a Long Island transplant, born originally upstate in Glens Falls,
NY and growing up in Poughkeepsie. I went to SUNY/Oneonta majoring in
Theatre Arts. I moved to Long Island in the early 80’s where I worked as an
Industrial Designer for 34 years.
My art is primarily focused on cats. I tend to see cats in everything. I
work in all media and work with found objects to “Bring out the Cat” in
them in a folksy, whimsical way. Other critters, can sometimes sneak in.
Since 2012, my larger sculptures, such Catographer and Kaleidocat,
have been featured in the Public Outside Art event – Cat-N-Around Catskill
(www.cat-n-around.com) in Catskill, NY, where they have received awards
each year.
Why Cats?
Got first cat – a Seal Point Siamese – when 7 years old.
Have had at least one cat except for two days when I moved to Long Island.
Two days after setting up my apartment I adopted a Blue Persian.
Moved up to two cats when I took in the family Cream Persian.
Expanded to three cats when we took in a stray kitten from the private
airport I fly out of. Fourth came in the form of a feral cat from where I
worked. Four was a good number . . . . . But . . . . . . . . . . . .
Currently have 9! ! !
All Feral Rescues, including two Foster Cats from Superstorm Sandy, who
are now permanent members of our family.
Other things to know:
I am currently an Art Teaching Assistant for Special Needs Kids
I collect and write children’s books (primarily featuring cats, naturally).
I own and fly antique aircraft.