From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
February 9, 2020
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 juried 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. This popular exhibit had over 200 entries, and Elderfields has room to display about 65 pictures.
“The Three Graces” is part of a multi-year photographic series I captured 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 Silberstein for 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.
Originally built as a one-room house, circa 1675, this historic building exemplifies “everything old is new again.” (© 2019 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company: SITE
Old Westbury Gardens: SITE
- FYI fLI: Check out the 1974 song “Everything Old is New Again” written by Peter Allen and Carole Sager