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Outdoor Murals & Mosaics

Publicly accessible exterior murals or mosaics NOT sponsored or owned by the Town of Huntington, including unique, artist-designed murals with a commercial intent, are documented in this section of the Public Art Inventory. 

Title:  Adam's Cyclery Mural

Artist(s):  Hans Gabali

Year of Creation:  1998

Medium:  Paint on cement

Description:  Bicyclists populate this sunny, dense, painterly, Impressionist-style mural which employs sponge application texture and visible brushstroke in a playful manner reminiscent of Bemelman.             

Hamlet:  East Northport

Street/Site Location:  Adam's Cyclery, 270 Larkfield Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  Adam's Cyclery

 

Title:  B.C. Communications Mural

Artist(s):  Leo Hogan

Year of Creation:  1986

Medium:  Paint on cement

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  120 x 720 in.

Description:  A communications time-line:  from cave painting through newspapers, newsreels, television, computers, rocketships, and culminating with the B.C. Communications minivan - all done in a narrative illustration style. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  B.C. Communications, 211 Depot Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  B.C. Communications

 

Title:  Canterbury Ales Mural

Artist(s):  Phillip Jordan & Celia Kimbal

Year of Creation:  1980

Medium:  Paint on cement

Description:  Entire side of building painted to create the illusion of an English pub, including faux Tudor wood beams, faux stained glass windows, and medieval scenes.  The brickwork and all but two of the upper story windows are "trompe l'oeil" elements of the mural.  (NOTE:  Canterbury Ales Pub no longer occupies this building and thus how long this mural will continue to exist is unknown.)

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Canterbury Ales, 314 New York Ave.

Owner/Administrator:  Frank Pavone

 

Title:  Finnegan's Restaurant Mural

Artist(s):  Phillip Jordan

Year of Creation:  1978 (restored by the artist in 2012)

Medium:  Paint on brick

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  192 x 720 in. 

Description:  A busy scene of a working restaurant filled with young, attractive customers and staff painted in a detailed, comptemporary, illustrative style.  (Top image:  mural prior to restoration; Bottom image:  mural after 2012 restoration)

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Finnegan's Restaurant (alleyway), 5 Wall St.

Owner/Administrator:  Finnegan's Restaurant

 

 

Title:  Fred's Carpet Mural

Artist(s):  Hans Gabali

Year of Creation:  1994

Medium:  Paint on cement

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  136 x 660 in.

Description:  On the far left of this imaginary landscape, a white Fred's Carpet minivan is shown driving into a tunnel adjacent to this sprawling, utopian environment.  A Camelot-like Fred's Carpet banner waves in the foreground. 

Hamlet:  East Northport

Street/Site Location:  Fred's Carpet, 318 Larkfield Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  Fred's Carpet

 

Title:  Pool Doctor Mural

Artist(s):  Hans Gabali

Year of Creation:  1994

Medium:  Paint on cement

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  240 x 576 in.

Description:  Idyllic, utopian landscape spotted with gazebo structures, swans, waterfalls, fountains, and, of course, swimming pools done in lush, painterly, impressioninst-style reminiscent of Bemelman. 

Hamlet:  East Northport

Street/Site Location:  Pool Doctor, 217 Larkfield Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  Pool Doctor

 

Title:  Sweetser Pools Mural

Artist(s):  Leo Hogan

Year of Creation:  1993

Medium:  Paint on cement

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  120 x 540 in.

Description:  A depiction of an 1890s seaside scene in horizontal format - men, women, and children in period swimming costumes, reminiscent of Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jette. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Former Sweetser Pool Store, New York Ave. at Union Pl.

Owner/Administrator:  Mr. Sausage

 

Title:  Wellness Center Mural

Artist(s):  A "Splash Art Design"

Year of Creation:  2002

Medium:  Paint on brick

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  Front:  98 x 373 in.; Side:  98 x 256 in.

Description:  Imagery based on the owner's travels in Costa Rica covers the entire building, both inside & out. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Chiropractic Wellness Center, 22 Wall St.

Owner/Administrator:  Chiropratic Wellness Center

 

Title:  L&L Camera Mural

Artist(s):  Erich Preis

Year of Creation:  Circa 2007-2009

Medium:  Paint on cement

Description:  A two-part mural working around an existing sign on the side of this retail building.  the first part in the upper left corner depicts a representational view of a Huntington Village street scene circa 1900.  The second part in the lower right corner depicts the same street scene, from a slightly different viewpoint, in 2007.  Both elements of the mural are monochromatic black & white images, probably executed from period photographs. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  L&L Camera, 267 New York Ave.

Owner/Administrator:  L&L Camera 

 

Title:  Spirit of Huntington

Artist(s):  Erich Preis

Year of Creation:  2009

Medium:  Paint on cement

Description:  One of two side-by-side murals in this location, this left-hand mural presents a representational depiction of the April 24, 1943 launching at the Walter E. Abrams Shipyard (now known at Knutson Marine) in Halesite of the Spirit of Huntington, one of three submarine chasers financed by the citizens of Huntington during World War II.  Executed in a largely monochromatic palate with only sparse touches of color, this mural was most likely painted based on a black & white photo from the period. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  On a plaque to the left of the mural:  SPIRIT OF HUNTINGTON, Sponsored and Made Possible By The War Bonds Purchased By The People of Huntington Township, April 24, 1943, By Local Artist Erich Preis

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Save-on Hardware, 169 New York Ave. (north facing exterior wall in rear of building)

Owner/Administrator:  Save-on Hardware

Title:  Beached Whale

Artist(s):  Erich Preis

Year of Creation:  2009

Medium:  Paint on cement

Description:  One of two side-by-side murals in this location, this right-hand mural presents a representational depiction of the stranding of a whale on the shore in Halesite in 1947.  Executed in a largely monochromatic palate with only sparse touches of color, this mural was most likely painted based on a black & white photo from the period. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  On a plaque to the left of the mural:  BEACHED WHALE, 1947, Citizens of Huntington Gather in Halesite Park, By Local Artist Erich Preis

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Save-on Hardware, 169 New York Ave. (north facing exterior wall in rear of building)

Owner/Administrator:  Save-on Hardware

 

Title:  Gateway Gardens Mural

Artist(s):  Lucienne Pereira (Designer), executed with the assistance of Susan Gaber and more than 70 community volunteers

Year of Creation:  2011

Medium:  Paint on plywood panels

Description:  Simple, bold, colorful images of garden vegetables help illustrate various themes of the vegetable garden ecosystem such as pollination, germination, and the planting calendar.   

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Gateway Community Gardens Park, corner of Lowndes Ave. & New York Ave.

Owner/Administrator:  Long Island Community Agriculture Network (LICAN)

Title:  Huntington Station Enrichment Center Mural

Artist(s):  Lucienne Pereira (Designer), executed with the assistance of community volunteers from the Tri-Community Youth Agency

Year of Creation:  2013-2014

Medium:  Paint on panels

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  9 x 25 ft.

Description:  Using a wide variety of bold colors, this mural presents a montage of people in silhouette engaged in various jobs along with elements of their surrounding workplace environments.    

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Huntington Station Enrichment Center, 1264 New York Ave. (north facing exterior wall)

Owner/Administrator:  Huntington Station Enrichment Center 

 

Title:  Huntington Harbor - Gold Coast Lobster

Artist(s):  Erich Preis, Jane Spalholz

Year of Creation:  Circa 2010-2011

Medium:  Paint on cement

Description:  This mural presents a representational view of Huntington Harbor, including the Huntington Lighthouse with Coindre Hall and its boathouse visible on the shore behind it and several different boats in the foreground.

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Gold Coast Lobster, 30 Stewart Ave.

Owner/Administrator:  Gold Coast Lobster

 

Title:  For My Grandfather Noye Pride, a Locomotive Engineer

Artist(s):  Joe Zucker

Year of Creation:  1998

Medium:  Faceted glass in windscreen

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  2 x 130 ft.

Description:  Joe Zucker's 130-foot fantasy train chugs animatedly down the platform while serving as a windscreen.  Each faceted glass panel shows a cartoon-like flatcar hauling Long Island wares and sights, one to a car.  We see an oversized lobster, giant duck, jumbo potatoes, and a big bluefish.  Other images are the Montauk lighthouse and a sailboat.  Zucker's fanciful images - the bluefish is green, the potato is blue - are rendered in faceted glass, equally powerful day and night. Says Zucker; "I hope that this piece brings travelers enjoyment, that it gives them memories and of Long Island and moments of pleasure."  As the title indicates, members of the artist's family were employed on the railroad: "It is in memory of my grandfather and uncles who served as engineers and firemen on the trains of a distant past."

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  LIRR Station (North platform)

Owner/Administrator:  MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design

 

 

Title:  Unknown

Artist(s):  Phetus

Year of Creation:  2013

Medium:  Painted mural on building façade

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  TBD

Description:  Created as part of the Huntington Arts Council's SPARKBOOM program presenting opportunities for emerging Long Island artists, this mural consists of a series of brightly colored, rectangular cartoon-like faces that cover the rear façade of the building in a grid-like pattern.  

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  213 Main Street, (larger north façade in rear of Huntington Arts Council building

Owner/Administrator:  Huntington Arts Council

 
Title:  Unknown

Artist(s):  MasPaz (a/k/a/ Frederico Frum)

Year of Creation:  2013

Medium:  Painted mural on building façade

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  TBD

Description:  Created as part of the Huntington Arts Council's SPARKBOOM program presenting opportunities for emerging Long Island artists, this monochromatic mural covers the west façade in the rear of the Arts Council building with fluid masses of interlocking forms.  

Executed entirely in black and greys on a white ground,  the lower two-thirds of the façade consists of a series of interlocking forms heavily outlined in black.  Although some forms appear to be identifiable as representational  (e.g. a peace sign, stylized leaves, an open palm, a butterfly), the kaleidoscopic nature of the composition blends these forms together in such a manner that the viewer immediately questions whether such representational associations are indeed accurate.  The upper third of the façade consists of more calligraphic forms executed in slightly more muted grey tones. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  213 Main Street, (west façade in rear of Huntington Arts Council building)

Owner/Administrator:  Huntington Arts Council

 

 

 Title:  Unknown

Artist(s):  Sonic Bad (a/k/a Jesse Rodriguez)

Year of Creation:  2013

Medium:  Painted mural on building façade

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  TBD

Description:  Created as part of the Huntington Arts Council's SPARKBOOM program presenting opportunities for emerging Long Island artists, this mural covers the smaller north façade in the rear of the Arts Council building.  

In contrast to the adjacent monochromatic mural on the west façade, this smaller north-facing façade hosts a brightly colored mural featuring a robot-like figure clothed in blue shorts and an orange T-shirt (bearing the slogan "ART MATTERS") and with eyeballs drooping pendulously from its face.  Orange and red calligraphic forms surround the figure to the left and below. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  213 Main Street, (small north façade in rear of Huntington Arts Council building)

Owner/Administrator:  Huntington Arts Council