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Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. L-R, Dr. HARVEY MANES and GARY BARAT discuss large outdoor dragon Animodules at Animodules at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by Gary Barat and Chandri Barat at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. Manes, who spearheaded the exhibit.

Farewell to Animodules, Agents of Peace, at Manes Center

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
October 11, 2019

When my daughter Laurie and I attended the ANIMODULES Farewell Reception and Founders Talk at the Nassau County Museum of Art last month, I was revisiting the sculptures, and she was seeing the artistic Agents of Peace for the first time.

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Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. LAURIE GRAB poses in front of large butterfly Animodules at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by GARY BARAT and CHANDRI BARAT, at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. HARVEY MANES, who was in attendance and spearheaded the exhibit. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Roslyn, NY, U.S. Sept.13, 2019. LAURIE GRAB poses in front of large butterfly Animodules at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk at Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com) [ RELATED IMAGE

GARY BARAT and CHANDRI BARAT, the founders of the non-profit Barat Foundation, each spoke .

Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. L-R, Dr. HARVEY MANES and GARY BARAT are at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by Gary Barat and Chandri Barat, at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. Manes, who spearheaded the exhibit. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, NY, U.S. Sept. 13, 2019. L-R, Dr. HARVEY MANES and GARY BARAT are at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk, at Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com) [ RELATED IMAGE ]

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Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. CHANDRI BARAT speaks at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by Gary Barat and Chandri Barat, at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. HARVEY MANES, who was in attendance and spearheaded the exhibit. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Roslyn, NY, U.S. Sept. 13, 2019. CHANDRI BARAT speaks at ANIMODULES exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk at Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com) [ RELATED IMAGE ]

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Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. GARY BARAT speaks at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by Gary Barat and Chandri Barat, at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. HARVEY MANES, who was in attendance and spearheaded the exhibit. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, NY, U.S. Sept. 13, 2019. GARY BARAT speaks at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk, at Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com) [ RELATED IMAGE ]

The Manes Art & Education Center is named for Dr. HARVEY MANES, who spearheaded the exhibit and also spoke at the event.  

Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. L-R, GARY BARAT and Dr. HARVEY MANES discuss large outdoor dragon Animodules at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by Gary Barat and Chandri Barat at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. Manes, who spearheaded the exhibit. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, NY, U.S. Sept. 13, 2019. L-R, GARY BARAT and Dr. HARVEY MANES discuss large outdoor dragon Animodules at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk at Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com) [ RELATED IMAGE ]

In 2013, Mayor Cory Booker issued a Proclamation declaring the Barat Foundation Animodules as the the official Peace Ambassador of the City of Newark, as they represent a powerful vision of community unity and peace.  

Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. Dr. HARVEY MANES is at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by Garty Barat and Chandri Barat, at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. Manes, who spearheaded the exhibit. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, NY, U.S. Sept. 13, 2019. Dr. HARVEY MANES is at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ talk, at Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com) [ RELATED IMAGE ]

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While passing a studio on my way out, I saw MERYL FEUER with an ethereal crown of paper cranes, a symbol of peace. The dozens of small birds formed the airy mobile suspended from the ceiling above her.

Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. Visitor is at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders' talk by Gary Barat and Chandri Barat, at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. Harvey Manes, who was in attendance and spearheaded the exhibit. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, NY, U.S. Sept. 13, 2019. MERYL FEUER attends ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk at Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art. (© Ann Parry/AnnParry.com) [ DIFFERENT VERSION ]


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. L-R, Dr. HARVEY MANES and GARY BARAT discuss dragon Animodule sculpture during ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk at the Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art.


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Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. “Would That I Wish For (Tall Totem)” 26-foot-tall sculpture was created, and installed in front of the Arnold and Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building, by artist Marko Remec, at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which commissioned the work. 

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From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
July 16, 2019

Deciding to take advantage of the nice-in-the-shade weather the first weekend in July, my friend Bob and I went to the Nassau County Museum of Art on Sunday, the last day of its “That 80s Show” exhibit. I also looked forward to seeing Animodules at the Manes Center, and new outdoor sculptures by conceptual artist Marko Remec

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. [NOTE: YELLOW filter added to image]  “Vertebrate Progression (Field Totem)” outdoor sculpture of domed mirrors was created and installed by artist Marko Remec near the Manes Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which commissioned the work. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. [yellow filter added to image]  “Vertebrate Progression (Field Totem)” outdoor sculpture of domed mirrors was created and installed by artist Marko Remec near the Manes Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which commissioned the work. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

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After parking, we walked up the path leading to the Saltzman Fine Art Building, when I saw Pamela, a friend and fellow photographer, a few yards away from us, chatting with someone as they headed toward the parking lot. 

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. PAMELA WALDROUP poses next to bronze sculpture

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. PAMELA WALDROUP poses next to bronze sculpture “Girl on a Bicycle “(1964) by Bruno Lucchesi, on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island. (© 2019 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

After getting Pamela’s attention, we laughed… for ever since the exhibit opened, we’d planned to see it, but weather and scheduling conflicts got in our way. Now, serendipity had landed us at the same space at the same time, so we could at least capture a few photos by the “Girl on a Bicycle” (1964) sculpture by Bruno Lucchesi.

That 80s Show

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7 2019. During last day of

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7 2019. During last day of “That 80s Show” exhibit at Nassau County Museum of Art, visitors are in gallery, with paintings from left to right: “Toward the Brightest Light,” 1986, by Julian Schnabel (b. 1951); (at center) “Southern Comfort, “1984, by Sandro Chia (b. 1946); “The Human Comedy, 1987, by Annette Lemieux (b. 1957); (above mantel) “Easter Painting,” 1982, by Gregory Amenoff (b. 1948). (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After renewing my membership, I entered a spacious gallery hung with five huge paintings and a few smaller, though not small, ones.  [See above photo]

Since the gallery was part of the “That 80s Show” exhibit, it wasn’t chance the artists and I shared birthdays within about ten years of each other.

Two of the artists died at tragically young ages, and, as I feared, it was of tragically times-related causes. Jean-Michel Basquiat was only 27 when he died in 1984 of a heroin overdose. Tseng Kwong Chil was only 40 when he died in 1990 of an AIDS-related illness – which, near the same time, stole my much missed, musically gifted brother in his thirties. 

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. Visitor looks at artwork from Men in the Cities series by Robert Longo (b. 1953). From L-R, the first 3 are Untitled, analog silver gelatin prints, 20 x 16 inches; at extreme right is “Men in the Cities: Eric,” (1983), lithograph on rag paper, 71 1/2 x 35 7/8 inches. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. Visitor looks at artwork from Men in the Cities series by Robert Longo (b. 1953). From L-R, the first 3 are Untitled, analog silver gelatin prints, 20 x 16 inches; at extreme right is “Men in the Cities: Eric,” (1983), lithograph on rag paper, 71 1/2 x 35 7/8 inches. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

More than once, I was struck how visitors looking at artwork impacted, even transformed, the experience. The above photo of a man looking at works from the “Men in the Cities” series by Robert Longo is one example, and a different man near a different lithograph by Robert Longo is another.

Animodules

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. The Wolf Animodule is on display at the exhibition of Animodules, an urban artform of nonviolent superheroes, at the Manes Center at Nassau County Museum of Art, on Gold Coast of Long Island. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. The Wolf Animodule is on display at the exhibition of Animodules, an urban art form of nonviolent superheroes, at the Manes Center at Nassau County Museum of Art on Long Island. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Animodules – an original urban art form of nonviolent super heroes – were on display both inside and outside the Manes Center. They filled the large room with a positive, vibrant energy.

These Agents of Peace were first created at the Barat Foundation, a non profit in Newark, New Jersey.

Animodules Mission: “Transforming lives and communities through collaborative public art to promote peace, social justice, diversity, and beautification of public space.” 

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. Commissioned Artist Animodules - 13 inches, handp-painted on aluminum by artists of the Bridge Art Gallery - are inside display case at the exhibition of Animodules, an urban artform, at the Manes Center at Nassau County Museum of Art, on Long Island. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. Commissioned Artist Animodules – 13 inches, hand-painted on aluminum by artists of the Bridge Art Gallery – are inside display case at the exhibition of Animodules, an urban art form, at the Manes Center at Nassau County Museum of Art, on Long Island. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

This is the first museum exhibition for Animodules, and it runs through to September 15, 2019. 

Final Reflections

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. “Vertebrate Progression (Field Totem)” outdoor sculpture of domed mirrors was created and installed by artist Marko Remec near the Manes Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which commissioned the work. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. “Vertebrate Progression (Field Totem)” outdoor sculpture of domed mirrors was created and installed by artist Marko Remec near the Manes Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which commissioned the work. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Perhaps in part because I’m fond of (literally) shiny things, I’m a fan of Marko Remec’s three outdoor sculptures commissioned by the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Remec’s “The Vertebrate Progression (Field Totem)” was a short make-your-own-path walk from the Manes Center, and typically would be viewed from the road, where one wouldn’t notice a couple of dome mirrors were damaged and some were removed from the end.

The convex dome mirrors of the other two sculptures – the 26-foot-tall “Would That I Wish For (Tall Totem)” [see feature photo at top of this post] and the horizontal “NYET” – were fine off the ground on well-beaten paths.

Even if the sweaty-in-the-open-field weather didn’t stop me from spending quite as much time as I’d like to capture far and close up views of the Field Totem, I’d want to return with my Nikon during each of the seasons.

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. Close up of part of “Vertebrate Progression (Field Totem)” outdoor sculpture of dome mirrors, which was created and installed by artist Marko Remec near the Manes Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. Close up of part of “Vertebrate Progression (Field Totem)” outdoor sculpture of dome mirrors, created and installed by artist Marko Remec near the Manes Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)


Feature Photo at top of post Roslyn, New York, U.S. July 7, 2019. “Would That I Wish For (Tall Totem)” 26-foot-tall sculpture was created, and installed in front of the Arnold and Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building, by artist Marko Remec, at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which commissioned the work.


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