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

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Artists Group Keeping it on Long Island

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

LIAA Names Theresa Statz-Smith new Executive Director

LIAA Names Theresa Statz-Smith

new Executive Director

Theresa Statz-Smith, Senior Producer for WLIW21 television, will become LIAA’s new Director this summer. Her appointment was announced at the 2010 Scholar-Artist Gala by LIAA Chair, Jack Bransfield. Theresa brings years of not-for-profit programming and production experience to LIAA. New members of the LIAA Board have also been announced. They are Dr. Judith Chen, Diana Cherryholmes, Marian Conway, Kirk Kordeleski, Sharon Maier-Kennelly, and John Racanelli.

Theresa Statz-Smith (center) with LIAA Board member Maggie

Martinez Malito, and LIAA Chairman, Jack Bransfield at the 2010 Scholar-Artist Gala.

Long Island Arts Alliance


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dance Visions' "Dreamscape"

For Immediate Release        Contact - Beth Jucovy
                                                   516 -482 2621

Dance Visions' "Dreamscape" is a new multi-media dance theater work created by Beth Jucovy specifically for the  "Night Journeys" exhibit at the Long Island  Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue in Garden City, NY . Performances will be  on July 27, 28, 31 and Aug. 3 at 1:30 in the Museum Theater. Workshops for families on the creation of Dreamscape will be on July 29 and 30, also at 1:30 
in the theater. For both Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $8 theater only.  Info: 516 224-5800

A preview of excerpts from "Dreamscape" will be performed at Heckscher Park on Sunday, July 18 at 8:30 along with programs of other Long Island dance companies. Free event, 
Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington. Located on Main St. in Huntington Village. This unique dance/theater performance depicts glimpses into the dream-state the sublime as well as the ridiculous. It is a light-hearted and exciting look into the bizarre world of dreams. Gymnastics, classical dance, modern dance,  hip-hop, and even tap are fused into this delightful and creative "Night's Journey".

The program includes nine Dance Visions dancers, narrator Shirley Romaine, two children actor/dancers and eclectic musical selections including original 
compositions by Paul Joseph and Adrienne Ramm.
Contact - Beth Jucovy

On Sunday, July 18 at 8:30 see a preview of excerpts from the program:
"The Alice Series" at the 45th annual Huntington Arts Festival 2010,
Chapin Rainbow Stage at  Heckscher Park, Huntington 
This  free program is promoted by the Town of Huntington, produced by the
Huntington Arts council, Inc.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Alumnus of the Month feature Hofstra University

Alumnus of the Month feature Hofstra University

Robert Harrison ’75

After graduating with a Diploma of Advanced Studies (D.A.S.), Robert Harrison ’75 became a successful communications manager, published poet, cartoonist, newspaper and documentation photographer, children’s book writer, historian, play writer, baseball history re-enactor, docent, and staff writer for two magazines, as well as a sought-after guest speaker on radio and television and at various events.
Before that, he already had been a U.S. Air Force photographer, a parking lot attendant, a hot walker, a bouncer, a special education teacher and a transportation dispatcher.
Along the way, Robert has garnered a few awards for his efforts, including a group Grammy nomination, two Nassau County Re-Grant awards, 55 juried photography citations, a Pall Corporation Award for artistic achievement, a lifetime pass to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and letters of appreciation from the Town of Hempstead, the African-American Museum and the Office of the Nassau County Executive.
Robert has had a longstanding relationship with Hofstra University. In the 1990s, he started a continuous photo exhibit in the Hofstra University School of Law atrium that lasted for 10 years.  In 1995 he was invited to be on Hofstra’s Babe Ruth Conference Committee. This was followed by reading his poetry at the Moby-Dick Conference, and presenting his own paper at the Millennial Shakespeare Conference in 1999. At the Frank Sinatra Conference, Robert was selected to read the last poem on Sinatra in the poetry section. Robert has donated photographs to the Hofstra University School of Law and the Hofstra Bird Sanctuary Web sites. When Robert completed an 18-month odyssey of photographing every place of worship in Nassau County, it was Hofstra’s Long Island Studies Institute that acquired this collection, which was on display at the Axinn Library in 2004. A year later, Robert supplied photographs once again for the Hofstra University Museum’s From the Market to the Mall exhibit.

In fall 2005 Robert was asked by Hofstra’s Assistant Dean for Special Collections Geri E. Solomon to photograph every September 11 memorial site in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This photo ensemble was presented at the Hofstra University Museum as part of its Voiceless in the Presence of Realities in 2006. This has been an ongoing project for Robert and, so far, 161 sites have been located and photographed, and the images have been secured by Hofstra’s Long Island Studies Institute.
Robert has also written a play titled Confessions of a Shakespeare Addict, in which Hofstra alumnus and Hofstra Entertainment Executive Producer Bob Spiotto has played the role of Henry Clay Folger on a recurring basis since 2008. One of Robert’s fondest memories of Hofstra University was when he was awarded the Hofstra George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award. After receiving this esteemed honor, Robert became president-elect, and then president, of this longtime Hofstra alumni group. In 2010 Robert had photographs accepted by the Huntington Arts Council and the Long Island Arts Council in Freeport, and his photo-tiles exhibit will be on display at the East Meadow, Wantagh, Jericho and Merrick public libraries.