Huntington Station is about to get a new splash of color and creativity.
Craig Barrack and his wife, Lily, are opening Silverpoint Studios at 330 Nassau Road on Sunday. The gallery will provide displays of art and classes for those interested in photography, watercolors, silk-screening and oils.
Barrack, a Manhattan native who now lives in Huntington, works as a conductor on various lines of the Long Island Rail Road but his roots in art run deep.
He has studied at both School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League. And he has put on a one-man show at the OK Harris gallery in SoHo.
Then the couple discovered Huntington.
"I got a job with the Long Island Rail Road and we were entranced with Huntington, the village, the Book Revue, the diversity, and so on," he said.
The art gallery "has been a dream for a long time," he said. "We're doing it on a shoestring budget. We're also trying to take action and want to contribute to the area, to bring what I can."
While the doors will open at noon, there will be an artists' reception from 2 until 5 p.m., featuring the landscapes of such artists as John Redlich, Jeff Pullen, Larry Frank and John Gummere.
After the landscape show ends on Nov. 11, the gallery will next offer a display of cityscapes or nightscapes.
The studio has already begun scheduling art classes, including drawing and design, introduction to pastel, and watercolors.