Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve

Good New Years wishes to ALL

Stay safe - New Years Eve RIDES

Free taxi rides are being offered this holiday season - 

to avoid the dangers of drunk driving. 

 In Nassau: 516-326-9090 

In Suffolk: 631-265-2727 

(Lindy's Taxi)


New Years Eve

New Years Eve at Cinema Arts Centre

Film, Light Refreshments & Champagne at Midnight!

Friday, December 31
$20 Members / $25 Public / No Refunds
Refreshments: 6pm - Midnight

Watch exciting new films!
(The King’s Speech, Black Swan, Rabbit Hole)

Enjoy tasty light refreshments in the Sky Room Cafe,
& share a Champagne Toast while we all watch the big ball in 
Times Square drop at midnight on the Cinema giant TV screen!
Enjoy a Champagne Toast While We Watch the Ball Drop at Midnight!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010



CONTACT:  Mark Segal
                  631-283-2118, ext 22


SOUTHAMPTON, NY 12/22/10—The Parrish Art Museum announces the appointment of Andrea Grover as Associate Curator.  A native of Long Island, Ms. Grover will begin her position in January 2011.
          Holding more than ten years of experience in media arts curating, Andrea Grover is well known for her innovative media arts exhibitions and pop-up cinema events produced as founder of the nonprofit cinema, Auora Picture Show, in Houston, Texas.  In her new role at the Parrish Art Museum, Ms. Grover will initiate a series of associative public programs designed to stimulate a new kind of engagement with the museum. She will work extensively with Cara Conklin-Wingfield, Deputy Director, Education, Alicia Longwell, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, and Mark Segal, Director of Adult Programs, to integrate curation, education, and local culture via workshops, readings, performances, and screenings. A major focus of her work will be to translate the Museum’s East End Stories online database into live events that will further illuminate the history and status of the region as an art colony.
          “We are enormously pleased to welcome Andrea to the Parrish curatorial team,” Parrish Director Terrie Sultan said. “Andrea brings a depth and breadth of creative thinking, and a wealth of ideas on how to fully integrate special exhibitions, our East End Stories digital archive, and our world-class permanent collection within the context of a broader cultural engagement. She will make a wonderful addition to the Museum’s team.”
          “As a native of Long Island, I have long admired the Parrish and am delighted to be returning to the region to serve this historic institution. It is particularly auspicious to be joining the creative staff at a moment of transformation, during the construction of the new building,” Ms. Grover said.
          In addition to bringing extensive experience in media arts curating to the Parrish, Ms. Grover has extensive experience working at the intersection of art, technology, and social practice. She curated the first exhibition exploring the phenomenon of crowdsourcing in art (Phantom Captain, apexart, New York, 2006), and, with artist Jon Rubin, organized an exhibit in which worldwide participants created a photo-sharing album of their imaginings on Tehran (Never Been to Tehran, Parkingallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008). She has programmed an evening of films for Dia Art Foundation at The Hispanic Society of America, New York (Lessons in the Sky, 2009), and inaugurated a new semiannual screening series, From the Menil Film Archive, with The Menil Collection. In 2009 she curated an exhibition that continued her research into cooperation and distributed thinking across disciplines (29 Chains to the Moon, Carnegie Mellon University, Miller Gallery). She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Syracuse University and was a Core Fellow in residence at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Ms. Grover is presently a Warhol Curatorial Fellow with the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

About the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum is an American art museum located in Southampton, New York. Founded in 1897, the museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End, one of America’s most vital creative centers. Since the mid 1950s the Museum has grown from a small village art gallery into an important art museum with a collection of more than 2,600 works of art from the nineteenth century to the present. It includes such contemporary painters and sculptors as John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Elizabeth Peyton, as well as such masters as Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning. The Parrish houses among of the world’s most important collections of works by the preeminent American Impressionist William Merritt Chase and by the groundbreaking post-war American realist painter Fairfield Porter. A vital cultural resource serving a diverse audience, the Parrish organizes and presents changing exhibitions and offers a dynamic schedule of creative and engaging public programs including lectures, films, performances, concerts, and studio classes for all ages. On July 19, 2010, the Parrish broke ground on a new building designed by internationally acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron. The 34,500-square-foot facility will triple the Museum’s current exhibition space and allow for the simultaneous presentation of loan exhibitions and installations drawn from the permanent collection.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Three Wise Animals


News Release on Receipt
For Information
Walter E. Harris, III
Allbook Books
PO Box 562
Selden, N.Y. 11784
Phone: 631-716-1385
          Just published is “The Three Wise Animals,” a Christmas- Epiphany read-aloud story in verse about Enrico the Screech Owl (“who does not screech, but trills softly),” Blue Scream the Blue Jay and Ferris the Red Fox who also follow The Star like the Three Wise Men in the Bible story.
          Author is Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr., of Freeport, first Poet Laureate of Nassau County. Illustrator is Alice Melzer of Hicksville, instructor for the Professional Studies Program of Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Continuing Education Program for Hofstra Univesrsity. With her sketches she follows the caricatured animals “mountain after mountain/ valley after valley/ icy brook after icy brook.” Always “The Star higher in the sky” and  "farther away”  until Bethlehem.
          The story is published as a chapbook, a small book of poetry. Epiphany, the last day of Christmas, is when the Three Wise Men” arrive in Bethlehem to welcome the newborn Child.
The chapbook is printed on recycled paper, processed without chlorine.
          The book is available, $10 plus $2 shipping from the publisher 
Allbook Books, PO Box 562, Selden, NY, 11784.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Three Wise Animals

Sea Cliff, New York,
Join us December 12, 2010 at Olives by the Sea 304 Sea Cliff Avenue in Sea Cliff, NY, for a Saturday afternoon Book Signing - Nassau County People's Laureate will make a personal appearance.

Published by Allbook Books - Http:// - 

This is also, an opportunity to purchase original art, donated by Long Island's top visual artists. Proceeds to benefit wildlife affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Brought to you by Long Island Artworks & The Artists Group.
In time for this Christmas!!!! 
The Three Wise Animals
By Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. ~ Illustrated by Alice Melzer. 
 Published by Allbook Books for copies contact -
E-mail: or
$10.00 per copy, plus shipping and handling.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Celebration to Honor


An Evening of Celebration to Honor

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Doing Our Part Saving Our Gulf - PART 2


New Art Licensing Community is released


Posted by Tara Reed on Nov 16, 2010 in Art Licensing

Inner Circle Artists…

… want to know HOW to license their art. What steps to 
take to get from thinking about it to actually doing it.
… want to better understand what manufacturers are looking for.
… want to learn how to create licensable art and how to connect 
with the companies and license their art.
… want regular resources and advice that is specific to the art 
licensing industry today.


Monday, November 8, 2010

NCMA Names New Director of Education

For Immediate Release 
Media Contact: Doris Meadows
(516) 609-9696

NCMA Names New Director of Education

Laura Lynch Named Director of Education at Nassau County Museum of Art Karl E. Willers, Ph.D., Director of Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA), announced that Laura Lynch has been appointed the museum¹s Director of Education. She begins her new position at the Museum on November 8, 2010. Lynch brings extensive experience in art education and administration to her new responsibilities at NCMA. For 10 years she served Queens Museum of Art (QMA) in a variety of roles, including and most recently as the senior manager of school, youth and family programs. At QMA, she created and implemented programs for children, schools, educators, and family groups and also was responsible for a program of encouraging English language proficiency in ESL students using visual literacy. At NCMA Lynch will oversee all public educational programming for adults, children and school groups and all aspects of the museum¹s educational outreach to the community, including the development of the museum¹s new Art Space for Children. She will also oversee the training of the museum¹s approximately 50 docents. Lynch said: "I look forward to joining the fine staff of Nassau County Museum of Art. It is my goal to continue the outstanding work that occurs at the museum on a daily basis while providing additional opportunities for creative enrichment utilizing the museum's outstanding resources." Laura Lynch, a resident of Merrick, NY, holds an undergraduate degree in art education and painting from SUNY-New Paltz and a graduate degree in secondary art education from Queens College. She was recognized by the Queens Teens Program with the President¹s Office on Arts and Humanities 2008 Coming Up Taller award.

Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and museum. A privately elected board of trustees is responsible for its governance. The museum is
funded through income derived from admissions, parking, membership, special events and private and corporate donations as well as federal and state grants.

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at 1 Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, New York just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road. 

For information call (516) 484-9337


Fractured Atlas Blog : A Non-Profit Journalism Success Story

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Amid all the sturm und drang about the dying American newspaper business, there’s been a slow build-up of enthusiasm for the notion of non-profit journalism. While there’s some naïveté in the idea that non-profit status can magically fix a broken business model, I can’t help but be attracted to the idea of journalism as public service. Of all the various biases that commercial media outlets get accused of - liberal, conservative, etc. - none is more problematic than the bias that stems inherently from the profit motive.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sustainable Long Island



Sustainable Long Island

While Sustainable Long Island's website is Under Construction - Social Media communities are the best way to find up-to-the-minute information on all things Sustainable Long Island.

10/10/10 is a day to celebrate climate solutions internationally. Here at Sustainable Long Island, we work with communities everyday to a...dvance economic development that protects the environment and increases opportunity for all Long Islanders. 

Consider supporting us today by donating $10 or more on 10/10/10 to help us continue our work!

Please support Sustainable Long Island on 10/10/10 by donating $10 to celebrate climate solutions across our region.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Evening of Indigenous Music and Discussion in Honor of Mother Earth

An Evening of Indigenous Music and 
Discussion in Honor of Mother Earth 
October 9 - 6-9PM

Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050

Tickets are on sale 
Kathleen Donnely
Paumanok Poems and Pictures of Long Island


To reserve your seat go to 
      General seating. 7:00PM- 9:00PM  Doors open at 6:30PM
      For more information please contact

Terri Heiman
Natural Forces Studio at 516-457-3885
    Phone: 516-457-3885
    Price: $30 

Thursday, September 30, 2010


CONTACT:  Mark Segal
                  631-283-2118, ext 22


SOUTHAMPTON, NY  9/28/2010 — American Still Life: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, an exhibition of more than forty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from 1871 to the present, will be on view at the Parrish from October 10 through November 28, 2010. Organized by Alicia Longwell, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, American Still Life is the third in a series of exhibitions drawn exclusively from the Museum’s permanent collection, following in the wake of American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum and Fairfield Porter: Raw—The Creative Process of an American Master.
          American Still Life explores the historical precedent and the evolution of the practice in the work of thirty-one artists in the Parrish’s permanent collection: Nell Blaine, Barbara Bloom, Warren Brandt, John Button, William Merritt Chase, Nicolai Cikovsky, Michael Combs, George Constant, Jim Dine, Jane Freilicher, William Glackens, Philip Guston, Robert Kulicke, Robert Lazzarini, Li-lan, Roy Lichtenstein, Sheridan Lord, Henry Muhrman, Robert De Niro, Fairfield Porter, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Dan Rizzie, James Rosenquist, Casimir Rutkowski, Raphael Soyer, Donald Sultan, William Aiken Walker, Fred Wilson, Jane Wilson, and Joe Zucker.
          “Still life painting has traditionally been regarded as a ‘lesser art’ when compared to the loftier subjects of religious and history painting, landscape, and portraiture,” according to Alicia Longwell. It was not until the sixteenth century in Holland that the trappings of everyday life became seen as worthy subjects for artists, and the resulting paintings became valued objects.
          Once it was established as a viable interest, the still life became an important feature in American colonial painting. In 1871, a youthful William Merritt Chase chose a still life subject to demonstrate his prodigious technique. Still Life with Fruit (1871) acknowledges European models but has “a rustic simplicity that is purely American,” according to Longwell. Still Life with Cockatoo was painted ten years later and reflects Chase’s study at Munich’s Royal Academy and exposure to the virtuoso brushwork of European Old Masters.
          For those mid-twentieth-century artists associated with realism—including Jane Freilicher, Fairfield Porter, Robert De Niro, and Nell Blaine—the still life offered abundant opportunities to depict the concrete world in visual terms. A number of artists have chosen their own studios as subjects: Fairfield Porter in Painting Materials (ca. 1949), Philip Guston in The Visitors (1975), Jane Freilicher in Bottles of Linseed Oil (1967), and Jim Dine in Little Blue Palette (1963). For James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein, all of whom are represented in the exhibition, the object, no matter how ordinary, was of primary importance.     
          Among contemporary artists, Joe Zucker, Dan Rizzie, and Donald Sultan have redefined the still life, bringing an active engagement with surface and texture to the forefront and affirming the ongoing future of the genre.
          An opening reception will take place Saturday, October 9. Alicia Longwell and Joe Zucker will discuss still life painting, past and present, at 6 pm in the Museum’s concert hall. A reception will follow at 7 pm. Admission is free for Parrish members, $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are required for the panel discussion and may be secured by telephoning 631-283-2118, ext. 41.
Roy Lichtenstein. Apple with Brushstrokes, ca. 1984. Collage on paper. 29 1/2 x 26 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Gift of Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein.

William Merritt Chase. Still Life with Fruit, 1871. Oil on panel. 30 1/2 x 25 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Littlejohn Collection.

Jane Freilicher. Bottles of Linseed Oil, 1967. Oil on canvas. 20 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Gift of Larry Rivers.

The presentation of American Still Life: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum and its accompanying programs are made possible, in part, with generous underwriting support from the Corcoran Real Estate Group.

Major support is provided by Barbara Slifka and Helene B. Stevens.
Additional funding is provided by Brenda Earl and Allison Morrow.

The Museum's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

About the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum is an American art museum located in Southampton, New York. Founded in 1897, the museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End, one of America’s most vital creative centers. Since the mid 1950s the Museum has grown from a small village art gallery into an important art museum with a collection of more than 2,600 works of art from the nineteenth century to the present. It includes such contemporary painters and sculptors as John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Elizabeth Peyton, as well as such masters as Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning. The Parrish houses among of the world’s most important collections of works by the preeminent American Impressionist William Merritt Chase and by the groundbreaking post-war American realist painter Fairfield Porter. A vital cultural resource serving a diverse audience, the Parrish organizes and presents changing exhibitions and offers a dynamic schedule of creative and engaging public programs including lectures, films, performances, concerts, and studio classes for all ages. On July 19, 2010, the Parrish broke ground on a new building designed by internationally acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron. The 34,500-square-foot facility will triple the Museum’s current exhibition space and allow for the simultaneous presentation of loan exhibitions and installations drawn from the permanent collection.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trapani Fine Art in Manhasset

1st Annual Small Works Show 2010

Trapani Fine Art in Manhasset, New York 
Sponsoring its First Annual Small Works Show 2010

Artists are invited to submit up to three original, 2D images for consideration in any media with maximum framed dimensions of 16 X 16 inches. Work must be properly framed and wired for hanging. Gallery wrap is acceptable. All work must be available for sale and priced no greater than $500. The artist will receive 60% of any of their work sold at the close of the show. 

Works must be available for the duration of the show from 
November 15, 2010 through January 5, 2011

Download the prospectus at:  WWW.TRAPANIFINEART.COM  or mail a self addressed stamped envelope to: Trapani Fine Art, Small Works 2010, 447 Plandome Road,Manhasset, New York 11030. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Long Islnd Fringe Festival at Tilles Center


Hosted by Tilles Center fro the Performing Arts

Presented by The Artists Group

Single tickets start at $7 or buy a bundle

FRIDAY Evening Show Opening Reception included $32


Monday, September 13, 2010

Art Under Glass helps open Tilles Center 30th Season

 Art Under Glass helps open 
Tilles Center 30th Season
“NITE OUT” by Jerelyn Hanrahan

Brookville – New York - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in the 30th year of presenting the finest in world class entertainment on Long Island, The Artists Group and Elliott Sroka, Executive Director and are proud to present “NITE OUT” – by Jerelyn Hanrahan. Making it’s public debut for Dianna Ross and the world on September 14 at 8PM. The “Art Under Glass” program is in the 7th year of presenting unusual, cutting edge, displays exhibited in the open, blank canvas space, that is the Atrium of Tilles Center.

Jerelyn Hanrahan is an internationally accomplished artist, professor and curator. She was recently listed by Long Island Pulse magazine as a VIP artist for 2010. Her two and three-dimensional, public sculpture, museum and gallery installations, video and digital work are exhibited, published and awarded throughout North America and Europe.

Currently her public works are on view on Governors Island, Adelphi University,  the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and upcoming venue’s include Pearl’s of Community in the hamlet of Oyster Bay.

Her professional studio, Atelier, Studio / Fine Arts resides in the hamlet of Oyster Bay, which functions as the artists studio, as well as a contemporary art space, exhibiting an international and local spectrum of artists.

Contact Tilles Box Office, by phone for more information about this and the other unusual programs brought to you by The Artists Group in collaboration with Tilles Center - 516-299-3100 and online at and

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Art Newspaper - September 2 - 2010

Archaeo­logists attack 

BP’s drilling plans

Damage feared to underwater sites off the coast of Libya, after Gulf disaster
By Emily Sharpe | From issue 216, September 2010
Published online 2 Sep 10 (News)
london. From Greek and Roman shipwrecks to 20th-century warships; from ancient streets with intact buildings and mosaics to am­phorae and ingots, the Mediter­ranean is a subaqueous treasure trove. So BP’s plans to drill exploratory oil wells off Libya has raised serious concerns among archaeologists, historians and heritage preservation organisations.
The global energy giant says that it will begin the $900m project to drill five exploratory wells in the Gulf of Sirte “before the end of this year” despite the fact that the cause of the blowout of its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico has yet to be determined. The Libyan wells will be 200 metres deeper than the Macondo.
“An oil spill off the coast of Libya would be a complete disaster,” said Claude Sintes, the director of the subaquatic team of the French archaeological mission to Libya and director of the Museum of Ancient Arles, France. According to Sintes, there are two archaeologically rich areas along the Libyan coast—Cyrenaica and Tripoli­tania. Within Cyrenaica lies Apollonia, an ancient harbour submerged five metres under the water. “It’s a complete town under the sea with streets, walls and houses. Slow tectonic movement caused it to sink,” said Sintes.
Tripolitania, which extends from Tripoli to the Tunisian border, includes two important ancient sites on the shore: Leptis Magna, a once powerful Roman city and harbour, and Sabratha which has the remains of a theatre and a Roman bath with spectacular mosaics. Both are Unesco World Heritage sites. “These sites are archaeologically significant because they allow us to understand the complete evolution of this part of the world from Greek colonisation in the seventh century BC to the Arab invasion in the seventh century AD,” said Sines.
James Delgado, the president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, stressed the archaeological importance of the Mediterranean as a highway for ideas, trade and settlement, noting that thousands of wrecks from various historical periods lie within in its depth. “There is a complete record of thousands of years of history on the bottom of the Mediterranean,” said Delgado. Both Sines and Delgado said that although the area is still largely yet unexplored, given its significant history they expect significant finds in the future.
In the wake of the Macondo blowout, teams of scientists are in the process of analysing water samples in the Gulf and monitoring the 22-mile oil plume floating 3,500 ft. under the sea. According to BP spokesman Robert Wine: “So far no notable volumes of oil have been found on the seabed,” but added that “studies will continue.”
The biggest concern is that oil could congeal on the seabed, coating wood, stone and metal artefacts, hindering the recovery of traces of organics, pollens, DNA and “timbers so fragile that when excavated they have the consistency of ricotta cheese”, said Delgado. Sites such as Sabratha are so close to the shore that large waves often cover portions of the ruins. Oily waves could harm Sabratha’s delicate mosaics.
“I don’t think drilling should be allowed until sufficient studies are completed to ascertain the effects of oil movement in the water and the risks to historic shipwrecks and other underwater cultural heritage sites,” said Steven Anthony, the president of the Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society.
According to Delgado advance seismic surveys are the key to protecting these sites: “The [oil] industry already does this, especially in the Gulf. The other safety measures I would like to see are, I am sure, ones the oil and gas industry would also like to see” he said, adding that many of these measures are already being applied. “The Gulf spill was not beneficial to BP on many fronts, albeit it was a rare accident. I cannot believe they want to see a repetition.”
Robert Wine stressed that BP has conducted archaeological and seismic surveys off the coast of Libya and that its “oil spill plans for Libya have been reviewed in light of the Gulf of Mexico incident”. He also said they intend to drill many miles offshore, “well beyond any possible ancient sites”.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CALL for ENTRIES: Article 19 & Expression

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Freedom of Expression is a right held sacred by every artist I know–like breathing, eating…being.  Without the right to express oneself politically, creatively, and personally,  the world becomes a scary, dark place.  Many of us take this basic freedom for granted.
This Call for Entries from Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art (BECA) for work inspired by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, gives you the perfect opportunity to revisit precisely how fortunate you are to have the option to create artwork that expresses your viewpoint–any viewpoint.  Express yourself!

Article 19 & The Freedom of Expression

Friday, August 13, 2010

Two Poets Review Each Other in August LI Pulse

In its August issue Long Island Pulse Magazine is carrying two pages about books by Long Island authors. One page is devoted to poets Alan Semerdjian and George Wallace reviewing each other’s books. Says Wallace of Semerdjian in The Architecture of Bone, “his aimto delve deep into the architecture of his people’s experience. This involved the Armenian genocide unleashed by the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Wallace says it is the ”tension between the hidden trauma and the surface calm that is the real power of Semerdjian’s poetry.”
            Semerdjian says in his book, Poppin’ Johnny, “Wallace is quintessentially and unabashedly American, stealing capitals from proper nouns and undressing run-on sentences, bitten by and finally surrendering completely to the magical beast that is poetry. You may recognize some of the players. Tinsel town is here. So are Pittsburgh, Forth Worth and the BQE. Conversations with the nightshift guy and the baseball fanatic turn surreal in stream-of-consciousness list poems.”            
            Kathy Donnelly’s monumental Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island makes it into the center of the other LI books page. “Her unique display of Long Island is a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of our lives and relax once a day, with some food for thought and striking images of our natural surroundings.”
            Other books reported are Hideous Exuberance by Stephen C. Bird, Last Tango in Jacksonville by William Rue, Looking for Closure by Maria Stewart, Siren by Tricia Rayburn and The 1800 Club by Robert P. McAuley.
            Also, Long Island Pulse Magazine is running a top to bottom announcement about the Summer Gazebo Readings at 7 PM Monday evenings at Schoolhouse Green, Foxhurst Road, Oceanside.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Celebrate Living - Olives by the Sea

 Olives by the Sea 
 Open Mic nights and more

Bring your family and friends, and we hope to see there

 Olives by the Sea 304 Sea Cliff Avenue, NY
(location of Once Upon a Moose)

516-671-OLIV (6548)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

JLOC Collective

JLOC Collective has been offered a summer residency 
spot with The Field at their FAR Space Studios in Chelsea

JLOC Collective is a modern dance company whose goal is to create.  It is formed by members whose concepts and creative processes vary, but when brought together, make for a collaborative effort that is exploratory, inventive, and inviting. When producing new works, they each take inspiration from the strengths and abilities of each other.  Always interested in the creative process, members are encouraged to submit proposals for review and possible performance.   JLOC Collective does not believe in one choreographic mind, but many, so that the information and movement being presented on stage to an audience is still invigorating piece after piece. 

JLOC Collective also hosts workshops throughout Long Island and Queens.  It is our belief that all people, no matter the age, should be given the opportunity to express themselves through dance.  We are here to nurture and guide the youth, as well as the experienced, to help them find their inner dancer and achieve whatever goals they have set for themselves.

JLOC Collective performs on Long Island, Queens, New York City, New Jersey, and California and we hope to be ever expanding. 
JLOC introduces new members that will be performing with JLOC Collective.
Bryn Cohen, Brittany Antle, Lauren Kime

Contact us at 

Inside the Embrace - Poems by Gayl Teller

Inside the Embrace 
 Poems by Gayl Teller

 The poems of Gayl Teller’s Inside the Embrace move deftly and briskly through their subject, gathering all aspects of the world into their warm embrace.

Praise for Inside the Embrace
Gayl Teller’s poems are like ‘Learning the Facts,’ showing us both harsh truths and ways we can cope with them. Together, they bring us Inside the Embrace of an important American poet.”—David B. Axelrod

“In Teller’s new collection we are offered gritty, inventive, and compassionate poems that celebrate private and public worlds. The 9/11 calamity of an attack on the Pentagon is set against Maxine’s mandolin whose music sends out herbal scents. The heady joy of a grandchild effervesces in a series of deftly made triads. Sharply focused, loneliness takes the field as the poet eavesdrops on drifting cell phone chatter. Elsewhere, a history of the horse weaves into a rich and intricate narrative. One grows out of breath with admiration for this wise and touching poet whose vibrant language reverberates in memory.”—Colette Inez  
“Gayl Teller’s poetry shows a real sense of commitment to language and its possibilities within a poem. Her deep humanity is as apparent as her careful craftsmanship. Her work is intelligent, sensitive, and open. One comes away with a true feeling of being engaged in her world, her vision, and her themes. She conjures up, to quote Dylan Thomas, ‘the colour of saying’ in poems that really add to one’s own existence and experience.”—Peter Thabit Jones  
“At their best, as in ‘Silently and Ceaselessly’ and ‘Jasmine,’ Gayl Teller’s passionate, densely layered, and often tender poems register the always difficult, sometimes awkward or comic, and frequently turbulent events that mark our lifelong journey from the airy lightness and innocence of childhood to the darker and heavier world of adult responsibility, disillusionment, and regret.  Inside the Embrace is like a fine-tuned seismograph that registers the small changes and large-scale upheavals of the human condition.”—Charles Ades Fishman.

Ordering Information
Order Inside the Embrace from
ISBN 9781934999998, 100 pages, $18.00, paper,
Mail order please add $5.00 for S and H
Questions? Email Lori at