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Our 10 Best Arts Stories of 2010

A look back at some of Three Village's most artistic moments.

Three Villagers have a deep-rooted connection with the arts, from film, theater, and dance to music, literature, and visual art. Here's a look back at 10 of the arts stories we covered in 2010.

Stony Brook Film Festival a Hit Once Again

With  and rave reviews, the 15th annual Stony Brook Film Festival was a success this past July. From  to , people flocked from all over Long Island and New York City to see what the Staller Center had to offer.

The Nutcracker Delights Audiences at Staller

Stony Brook's Staller Center was again the area's premier venue for holiday cheer, as Seiskaya Ballet presented The Nutcracker in December. Patch went behind the scenes to get  at how the production was put together.

Ward Melville High School Presents Phantom of the Opera

It was among the first amateur productions of Phantom, and it was pretty much epic. Ward Melville's theater arts and music programs collaborated on Phantom in December, . Check out our behind-the-scenes footage .

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Makes its Mark on the Arts Scene

It's safe to say has established itself as a tastemaker when it comes to the local music scene. Not only does the organization delight audiences regularly at its Grounds & Sounds coffeehouse – past notable performances have included and – but it also recently debuted the and Le Petit Salon classical music series.

Catching Up with Ryan Star...

He's now a major recording artist, but he hasn't forgotten his roots.  travels all over the country, but he was born in Three Village and was raised on Long Island.

...and Mick Foley, Too

Another Three Village celebrity had an eventful year. Not only did wrestler Mick Foley  and announce plans for a movie, but he also debuted a .

Setauket Artists Exhibition Celebrates 30 Years

One of the most prolific art events in Three Village marked its 30th anniversary in November, where the  was featured at the Setauket Neighborhood House.

Gallery North Undergoes Leadership Transition

Gallery North has long been recognized as an important anchor of the Three Village arts scene, with , and classes all year long. Longtime director Colleen Hanson , and the gallery welcomed its new director, Judity Levy, shortly thereafter.

Long Island Museum Remains a Cultural Institution in Three Village

The Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages in Three Village. The institution was this year for its tradition of service and education in the community.

Hotel Lobby Transformed into Art Gallery to Benefit Children's Hospital

Businessman and philanthropist John Tsunis, owner of the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook, envisioned an art gallery which would support not only local artists but also the push to raise $80 million for Stony Brook Children's Hospital. In October, that's.

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