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Old Westbury, NY, U.S., Sept. 1, 2019. "Athlete 1 - Over the Hurdle" seen silhouetted by sky at upper right, is one of 33 outdoor sculptures by Jerzy Kedziora (Jotka), b. 1947 in Poland, and his Balance in Nature art is on view at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island, until October 13, 2019.

Balance in Nature at Old Westbury Gardens

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
September 9, 2019

Eager to visit Old Westbury Gardens during its “Balance in Nature” exhibit of outdoor sculptures by JERZY “JOTKA” KĘDZIORA, I went Sunday, September 1st, when it brought kind summer weather and the bonus of “Fidos After Five” night.

NOTE: Exhibit has been extended until Sunday, October 20, 2019

DEFYING GRAVITY

Strolling through the estate grounds with my friend Bob, who played guide with the crucial help of the exhibit map handed out at the entrance booth, I saw about a dozen of the 33 outdoor life-size, bronze resin balancing sculptures by Jerzy “Jotka” Kędziora, born 1947, in Czestochowa, Poland. 

Old Westbury, New York, U.S., September 1, 2019. "Athlete III - Deep Plunge" is one of 33 outdoor sculptures by Jerzy Kędziora (Jotka), b. 1947 in Poland,, and his Balance in Nature art is on view at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island, until October 20, 2019. Seen at dusk, the life-size, bronze resin balancing sculpture, dressed in blue swimwear, appears about to dive into the lawn. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S., Sept. 1, 2019. “Athlete III – Deep Plunge” is an outdoor sculpture by Jerzy Kędziora (Jotka), b. 1947 in Poland, and his Balance in Nature art is on view at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island, until October 20, 2019. Seen at dusk, the life-size, bronze resin balancing sculpture, dressed in blue swimwear, appears about to dive into the lawn. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Athlete III – Deep Plunge” [see above photo] is an arresting sculpture of an athletically lean, muscled man dressed in a blue swimsuit and swim cap, with just his finger tips touching the lawn he appears about to dive into. 

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Old Westbury, New York, U.S., September 1, 2019. "The Last Show False Tone" is one of 33 outdoor sculptures by Jerzy Kędziora (Jotka), b. 1947 in Poland, and his Balance in Nature art is on view at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island, until October 20, 2019. Seen almost silhouetted by the sky, the life-size, bronze resin balancing sculpture, high on a wire suspended between trees, is of a musician holding three mallets to hit notes on 8 bars. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S., Sept. 1, 2019. “The Last Show False Tone” is one of 33 outdoor sculptures by Jerzy Kędziora (Jotka), b. 1947 in Poland, and his Balance in Nature art is on view at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island, until October 20, 2019. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

The Last Show False Tone” [see above photo] is seen almost silhouetted by the sky, the life-size, bronze resin balancing sculpture, high on a wire suspended between trees, is of a musician holding three mallets to hit notes on 8 bars. 

FIDOS AFTER FIVE

During the final weekend of each month, from May through October, Old Westbury Gardens has “Fidos After Five,” when visitors may walk their leashed dogs in designated garden areas – which do not include the Walled Garden – from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It was such a joy to meet, and at times photograph, the dogs, large and small – all looking happy to be out in the gardens with their families.

Old Westbury, New York, U.S. September 1, 2019. L-R, Rosie the Yorkshire Terrier appears to be looking at the dried leaf on Heidi the Mini Schnauzer during “Fidos after Five” when leashed dogs are permitted in designated garden areas, from 5:00PM - 8:00 PM at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S. Sept. 1, 2019. L-R, Rosie the Yorkshire Terrier appears to be looking at the dried leaf on Heidi the Mini Schnauzer during “Fidos after Five” when leashed dogs are permitted in designated garden areas, from 5:00PM – 8:00 PM at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

[See above photo] Rosie the Yorkshire Terrier appears mesmerized by a dried leaf dangling from Heidi the Mini Schnauzer’s face during “Fidos after Five.”

WORTH A REVISIT, NATURE-ALLY

In the late summer – early autumn weeks ahead, I look forward to revisiting Old Westbury Gardens to see more of its “Balance in Nature” exhibit, which has been extended until October 20, 2019.


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post [detail] Old Westbury, NY, U.S., Sept. 1, 2019. “Athlete 1 – Over the Hurdle” seen silhouetted by sky at upper right, is one of 33 outdoor sculptures by Jerzy Kedziora (Jotka), b. 1947 in Poland, and his Balance in Nature art is on view at historic Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island, until October 20, 2019.


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Old Westbury, New York, USA. June 2, 2019. A red Chevrolet Master Deluxe antique car drives by the trophy table, and ALTHEA TRAVIS, standing at left, dressed in vintage-style white and red nurse's costume, hands out trophies at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region (NYGR) of the Antique Car Club of America (AACA), at Old Westbury Gardens . © 2019 Ann Parry, FromLongIsland.com

Antique Car Show at Old Westbury Gardens 2019

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
June 15, 2019

The fields were blooming with antique vehicles and family members of all ages at the 2019 Antique Car Show at Old Westbury Gardens. Just as long as you stayed hydrated, that Sunday, June 6th, was a lovely spring day for the 53rd Annual Spring Meet of the Greater New York Region chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Old Westbury, New York, USA. June 2, 2019. A 1925 Model T Ford, owned by Scott Gramlich, of Baldwin, won two awards - Oldest Car and Best Model T - at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, at Old Westbury Gardens. (Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, New York, USA. June 2, 2019. A 1925 Model T Ford, owned by Scott Gramlich, of Baldwin, won two awards – Oldest Car and Best Model T – at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, at Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

As I arrived at the show, awards were being announced, and the first winners I captured turned out to be brothers: SCOTT GRAMLICH of Baldwin, won two Memorial Awards for his 1925 Model T Ford [see photo above], and KEITH GRAMLICH, won a Memorial Award for his 1928 Studebaker Dictator, Club Sedan [click photo below].

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Old Westbury, New York, USA. June 2, 2019. L-R, SCOTT GRAMLICH, of Baldwin, holds 2 award plaques his 1925 Model T Ford won, and KEITH GRAMLICH, holds the award plaque his 1928 Studebaker Dictator, Club Sedan won at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region (NYGR) of the Antique Automobile Club of America, at Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, USA. June 2, 2019. L-R, SCOTT GRAMLICH, of Baldwin, holds 2 award plaques his 1925 Model T Ford won, and KEITH GRAMLICH, holds the award plaque his 1928 Studebaker Dictator, Club Sedan won at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region chapter of AACA, at Old Westbury Garden. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

SAMMY, a 14-year-old Bichon Poo, who was very woolly and very cute, enjoyed the Spring Meet with his family.

Old Westbury, New York, USA. June 2, 2019. SAMMY, a 14-year-old Bichon Poo, a Bichon Poodle cross (Bichapoo), with white wooly hair blowing in the wind, wears a blue harness and is on a leash held by'mom' Debbie Dugan, of Glen Head, as he looks around at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show. Dugan entered her 1951 Chevy pickup truck in the show. Event was sponsored by the Greater NY Region (NYGR) of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), at Old Westbury Gardens, a Long Island Gold Coast estate. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, USA. June 2, 2019. SAMMY, a 14-year-old Bichon Poo, is on a leash held by ‘mom’ Debbie Dugan, of Glen Head, as he looks around at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region chapter of AACA.  Dugan entered her 1951 Chevy pickup truck in the show. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

DEBBIE DUGAN, safely holding Sammy’s leash, watched the Awards Ceremony with RUSTY BECKER, all three from Glen Head.

Old Westbury, New York, USA. June 2, 2019. L-R, RUSTY BECKER and DEBBIE DUGAN, both of Glen Head, and SAMMY, a 14-year-old Bichon Poo, a Bichon Poodle cross (Bichapoo), are at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show. Dugan entered her 1951 Chevy pickup truck in the show. Event was sponsored by the Greater NY Region (NYGR) of the Antique Automobile Club of Americaa (AACA), at Old Westbury Gardens, a Long Island Gold Coast estate. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, USA. June 2, 2019. L-R, RUSTY BECKER and DEBBIE DUGAN, both of Glen Head, and SAMMY, a 14-year-old Bichon Poo, a Bichon Poodle cross (Bichapoo), are at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show. Dugan entered her 1951 Chevy pickup truck in the show. Event was sponsored by the Greater NY Region chapter of the AACA at Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Dugan entered her blue 1951 Chevy pickup truck in the show, and when I asked where it was parked, she pointed behind her, explaining it was back several rows.

Old Westbury, New York, USA. June 2, 2019. The antique 1951 blue Chevrolet pickup truck, owned by Debbie Dugan of Glen Head, is an entry at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, at Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, USA. June 2, 2019. Antique 1951 blue Chevrolet pickup truck, owned by Debbie Dugan of Glen Head, is an entry at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region of the AACA, at Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

I’m a long-time 1950’s Chevy fan, so later during the show, I walked to the back rows and found Duggan’s truck, with its beautiful blue body and chrome grill gleaming in the sun.

And before we drive away, let’s enjoy one last beautiful antique, a Model A Ford, whose owner is a member of the Long Island Model A Ford Club.

Old Westbury, NY, USA. June 2, 2019. The black Model A Ford sports a blue grill emblem: Long Island Est. 1959, Model A Ford Club, at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show at Old Westbury Gardens. (Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, N, USA. June 2, 2019. The black Model A Ford sports a blue grill emblem: “Long Island Est. 1959, Model A Ford Club” at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region chapter of the AACA, at Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)


Feature Photo at top of post: Old Westbury, NY, USA. June 2, 2019. A red Chevrolet Master Deluxe antique car drives by trophy table, and ALTHEA TRAVIS, standing at left, dressed in vintage-style nurse’s costume, hands out trophies at the 53rd Annual Spring Meet Antique Car Show, sponsored by the Greater NY Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, at Old Westbury Gardens.


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