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What They're Wearing: 'La Placita' Opening Reception

Victoria Booth of Brooklyn wears American Apparel tights

Victoria Booth of Brooklyn wears American Apparel tights and shoes from a market in India to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

There's still time to visit the Islip Art Museum to see "La Placita," which refers to a place where people congregate to celebrate food, music and art. The survey of New York artists originally from the Caribbean or inspired by its culture continues through Feb. 17 at the East Islip exhibition space.

Kathy Curran of Bayport wears a handmade Rowan
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Kathy Curran of Bayport wears a handmade Rowan sweater to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Beth Giacummo of Patchogue, the Islip Art Museum's
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Beth Giacummo of Patchogue, the Islip Art Museum's exhibition director, wears a dress by Lane Bryant to their opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Lealand Richard of Bellport wears a coat by
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Lealand Richard of Bellport wears a coat by Tulle to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Loretta Corbisiero of Islip Terrace, co-curator, wears a
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Loretta Corbisiero of Islip Terrace, co-curator, wears a dress by XSCape to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

MaryLou Cohalan of Bayport wears her mother's vintage
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MaryLou Cohalan of Bayport wears her mother's vintage mink vest and a Sherry Pryor necklace to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Milton Adams of Manhattan wears a leather Calvin
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Milton Adams of Manhattan wears a leather Calvin Klein jacket to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

David Antonio Cruz of Brooklyn, one of the
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David Antonio Cruz of Brooklyn, one of the artists in "La Placita", an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, wearing Ralph Lauren, stands in front of one of his paintings at the opening. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Francisco Alvarado-Juarez of Manhattan, one of the artists
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Francisco Alvarado-Juarez of Manhattan, one of the artists in "La Placita", an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, stands in front of his installation at the opening. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Lynda Moran of Islip, executive director, Islip Arts
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Lynda Moran of Islip, executive director, Islip Arts Council, wears a coat by Coldwater Creek, to the opening "La Placita", an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

BenMarie Giacummo of East Patchogue dresses Caribbean style
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

BenMarie Giacummo of East Patchogue dresses Caribbean style to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Felicitas Wetter of Coram wears a blouse by
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Felicitas Wetter of Coram wears a blouse by NY & Co to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Maria Dominguez from Brooklyn, one of the artists
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Maria Dominguez from Brooklyn, one of the artists in "La Placita", an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, stands in front of one of her paintings at the opening. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Becky Franco of Port Washington, one of the
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Becky Franco of Port Washington, one of the artists in "La Placita", an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, wearing DKNY, stands in front of one of her paintings at the opening. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Robert Mitrea of Jericho, musician, wears a Joseph
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Robert Mitrea of Jericho, musician, wears a Joseph Abboud jacket to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Jose Vidal of Manhattan wears Polo by Ralph
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Jose Vidal of Manhattan wears Polo by Ralph Lauren to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Victoria Booth of Brooklyn wears American Apparel tights
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Victoria Booth of Brooklyn wears American Apparel tights and shoes from a market in India to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Veronique Leriche-Fischetti of Medford, one of the artists
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Veronique Leriche-Fischetti of Medford, one of the artists in "La Placita", an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, stands in front of her art at the opening. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Doris Fins of Oceanside wears a Jones of
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Doris Fins of Oceanside wears a Jones of New York jacket, Chico's pants and a Coach bag to the opening of "La Placita," an exhibit of Caribbean artists at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. (Dec. 16, 2012)

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