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Women's Art Exhibit Opens

Women And Portraiture In Loved and Observed

 

Hersh Fine Art, of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, is holding a group exhibition of portraits by 23 artists, curated by Diana Corvelle and Manu Saluja, called Loved and Observed. The exhibit will be on view from June 21 until Aug. 12.  The artists will be present for an opening on Saturday, June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.  

 

Artists Corvelle and Saluja bring together a dynamic collection of classically trained women whose approach to portraiture ranges from delicate to bold, traditional to nonconformist. A majority of the portraits included in the exhibition are of women.  In 2009, artist Alia El-Bermani co-founded the online resource “Women Painting Women” expressly to promote contemporary figurative work of and by women.  The intimacy apparent in El-Bermani’s tranquil "CaryAnn" hints at the depth and appeal of portraying female friendship. "Leah" by Elizabeth Adams-Jones and "Diana and the Beast" by Shauna Finn both stem
from friendships with fellow exhibiting artists (Leah Lopez and Diana Corvelle, respectively).  Depicting women also offers female artists the opportunity to view themselves in a new light.  Kay Ruane populates her intricate graphite and gouache interiors with predominantly solitary women beside panoramic picture windows, often as a way to indirectly explore her own identity and relationship to the world. 

 

Another prevailing theme of Loved and Observed is the purposeful blend of traditional skill and contemporary aesthetic.  As artist Nanci France-Vaz explains of her narrative portraits, “my paintings combine the lighting techniques of a cinematographer with the methods of the old masters.” 

 

Women’s portraiture has long outgrown expected stereotypes, and the result is as unique as the artist/subject pairings themselves.  Maria Teicher’s deftly rendered self-portrait, entitled "This Personal Pinnacle," shows a close-up of her face half covered in plastic wrap.  The image may remind the viewer uncomfortably of suffocation and mortality, but as allegory it also recalls the broader and more relatable feeling of being trapped or overwhelmed. Clarity Haynes notes that her ongoing series "The Breast Portrait Project" is “a subversion of traditional purposes of portraiture.”  Haynes’s striking, unidealized torsos of ordinary women honor the lives and experiences of her subjects, while also offering women an alternative standard of beauty and strength.  

Hersh Fine Art is at 14 Glen St., Glen Cove. For details please contact Rebecca Forster at 516-590-4324 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


News

James (Jim) S. Adams of Rye, NH and Jupiter, FL, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Jim was loved dearly by his family and many friends.  

 

Born on May 17, 1926, to Soterios and Helen Adams, Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Jarvis) Adams, sister Mary Yiannacopoulos, sons and their wives Robert and Allyn, Jim and Christine and John and Mary Lou, and their grandchildren Christopher and his wife Dana, Jim, Bill, Michael, Matthew, Kathleen, Lauren, Ryan and Kelly as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mathnasium is now open on School Street in Glen Cove for students of all ages to improve upon their math skills.

 

Brijesh Parekh, owner of the Glen Cove franchise, first became interested in working for Mathnasium after learning about their curriculum at another franchise on Long Island.

 

“When I came across Mathnasium, it interested me the way they taught the kids,” Parekh said. “Math was always up my ally.”


Sports

Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.

Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and  Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.


Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing. 

 

Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players who have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.


Calendar

Ribbon Cutting - July 24

Downtown Sounds - July 25

St. Rocco's Feast - July 29


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