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Buzz Aldrin at Cradle of Aviation Museum 2015

About Face: The Portrait at The Art Guild

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 31, 2019

UPDATE Sept. 8, 2019: 1st PLACE! – That’s what my Buzz Aldrin portrait won in The Art Guild’s “About Face: The Portrait” exhibit! To say I’m honored & thrilled is an understatement. 

I’m honored The Art Guild accepted my portrait of NASA’s Apollo 11 astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN in its juried exhibition “ABOUT FACE: The PortraIt” – on view August 31 through Sept. 29, at Elderfields Preserve in Manhasset.

Garden City, New York, U.S. October 23, 2015. Former NASA astronaut Edwin BUZZ ALDRIN is in conversation about his experiences in space and his new Children's Middle Grade book Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet. After the talk at the jetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum, Aldrin signed copies of his new book. On the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin was the second person to walk on the Moon, and his first trip to space was the 1966 Gemini 12. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Garden City, New York, U.S. October 23, 2015. NASA astronaut Edwin BUZZ ALDRIN is in conversation about his experiences in space and his new children’s book ‘Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet.’ On the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin was the second person to ever walk on the Moon, and his first trip to space was the 1966 Gemini 12. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Based on the number of entries, about 200, from across the country, this is The Art Guild’s most popular exhibit ever.

I captured the portrait of ‘The Real Buzz’ – the second person to walk on the Moon – during his talk at the jetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium in the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, on October 23, 2015.

  • NOTE: As is my practice with any exhibit I’m in, info on judge appears in post only after opening reception.

Juror ROBERT SILVERMAN,  a member of the Portrait Society of America,  has been honored in its Members Competition, and his techniques have been featured in its publication The Art of the Portrait, and in the American Artist Workshop Magazine. Silverman has conducted classes and workshops in the tri-state area, including at The Art Guild.

EXHIBIT – “About Face: The Portrait” 

TAG’s exhibit on view:  August 31Sept. 29, 2019.

Opening Reception:  Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, from 3-5 pm – free and open to the public  

UPDATE 9/8/2019: See photo below from Opening Reception

Manhasset, New York, U.S., September 8, 2019. Photographer Ann Parry poses by her Buzz Aldrin portrait, 1st Place winner of The Art Guild Portrait exhibit and competition. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Manhasset, New York, U.S., September 8, 2019. Photographer Ann Parry poses by her Buzz Aldrin portrait, 1st Place winner of The Art Guild About Face: The Portrait exhibit and competition, at Elderfields Preserve. (© 2019 Bob Stuhmer, Face-inating.com)


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Roslyn, New York, U.S. August 4, 2019. Aurorae, 2019, by Miya Ando (b. 1978), painted fabric, aluminum, 138 x 120 x 120 inches, is at Energy: The Power of Art Exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Aurora Borealis at Nassau County Museum of Art

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 10, 2019

Last week I had an aurora borealis time during my first visit to the “Energy: The Power of Art” exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art on the Gold Coast of Long Island.

  • VIDEO:   “Aurorae” by Miya Ando  [music: “53 Mirrors” by Jeff Oster]

Above video has photos & video of “Aurorae” (2019) by Miya Ando (1978).

As soon as I arrived, I watched an hour PBS documentary about aurora borealis.

Then I lingered long in the Mrs. Vincent de Roulet Gallery with artist MIYA ANDO‘s atmospheric “Aurorae” – her aurora borealis installation commissioned by the Nassau County Museum of Art.  

“Aurorae” – an imposing  238 x 120 x 120 inches – is delicate hand painted fabric hanging from a spiral of aluminum suspended from the high ceiling.

Such haunting Northern Lights on Long Island’s North Shore.


  • fyi fLI: Lorinda “Linda” de Roulet (b. 1931/32), née Payson, of Manhasset, is Mrs. Vincent de Roulet. The “New York Times” called her “First Lady of the Mets” when she bought the baseball franchise in 1978.

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