"Preserve-ing Nature" Art Show Debuts at Merrick Public Library


The Norman J. Levy Preserve is featured in the art show, "Preserve-ing Nature" by Theodora Zavala and Suzie Alvey.

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Angela Capone, Merrick Library; Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor; Theodora Zavala, artist; Suzie Alvey, artist and Gary Hudes, Councilman for the Town of Hempstead.

Merrick, NY - July 14th, 2015 - The reception by Suzie Alvey and Theodora Zavala for the art show, "Preserve-ing Nature" at the Merrick Public Library was successful. Visitors and friends stopped by to meet the artists and view the 29 oil paintings and watercolors they have on display. The paintings feature scenes they painted at the Norman J. Levy Preserve and Long Island landscapes. Several paintings were sold at the opening and more are available for sale during the show that can be viewed until Friday, July 31st.

Zavala and Alvey were honored when the Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Councilman Gary Hudes and Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney visited with them at the show. A special thanks goes to Angela Carpone of the Merrick Library for her helpful assistance.

Suzie Alvey and Theodora Zavala have been painting together for more than ten years. They are both accomplished artists with specialties in landscapes and portraits.

The show is at the Merrick Public Library, located at 2279 Merrick Avenue in Merrick. The show can be viewed during regular library hours in the Gallery (when there are no scheduled programs).

For further information, please contact:

Theodora Zavala


Suzie Alvey

The library phone number is 516-377-6112.



  • Erin King Sweeney, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman and Suzie Alvey, artist with Alvey's oil painting.

  • Andrew Tulley and John Hendrick, Norman J. Levy rangers take a selfie in front of their portrait by Theodora Zavala.