Long Island is a hot spot for the COVID-19 pandemic, so ADA CEA, a nurse at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, has been staying at a hotel to avoid exposing her parents to the novel coronavirus.
And based on a photo I saw captured on her birthday – when Ada saw Joey with his decorated truck and cheerful sign: “Happy Birthday ADA – Thank You for being our Hero!” at the front of her hotel, her smile matched the one on the sign.
FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Seaford, NY, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOE CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, stands next to his truck he decorated and sign he created, to celebrate his friend Ada Cea’s birthday. (full color version)
“Everything Old is New Again” atThe Art Guild: Exhibit: Feb. 1 – 23, 2020 • HOURS • MAP 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030
The Art Guild past & present (video with music, 2013-2020):
I got such happy news recently – my photograph “The Three Graces” won First Place in The Art Guild’s current Photography Exhibit: “Everything Old is New Again.”
TAG board members and the juror stressed how each photographer with work in the exhibit had reason to be proud, since there were over 200 entries, and Elderfields has room to display about 65 pictures.
“The Three Graces” is part of my multi-year photographic series of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company performing on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, an historic estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island.
I captured the photos used to create “The Three Graces” during a dance of the mythological trio at the South Allee, a vast evergreen-lined path unfurling from the rear of the mansion, and I completed the oval photo in 2020.
Expressing and unifying the dichotomy of the eternal and ephemeral, individual and group, past and present… helped inspire “The Three Graces.”
Big thanks to TAG member Steven Silbersteinfor capturing this photo during awards ceremony:
Juror HAROLD NAIDEAU is a photographer, artist, and educator. He teaches photography at several Long Island institutions, including Five Towns College and Stony Brook University. His photographic portraits include NYC inhabitants, and icons such as Andy Warhol, Kiss, and Robin Williams. Naideau’s book Women on the Wall: Graffiti’s Urban Mythology – Struggle, 2014, is a compilation of graffiti and poems about women.
FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Manhasset, NY, U.S., Dec.7, 2019. Guests enter house at Elderfields Preserve during The Art Guild’s annual 10×10 Silent Auction Fundraiser and Reception.