Joseph G. Murphy of Shelter Island died at home surrounded by his family on Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2019, after a two year struggle with salivary melanoma. He was 92 years old. He was honored the next day (Veterans Day) at Legion Hall with the flag lowered to half-staff. He was the oldest living WW II veteran on Shelter Island at the time of his passing. (more…)
Virginia Claire Freese of Shelter Island died on Friday, July 12, 2019. She was 95 years old. (more…)
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Sculptor Mary Anne Moy and her African parrots Ito and Faust.
As I sat soaking up the sun last week at Shell Beach, I heard some rustling around the wrapping on my sandwich. Some small pooch was trying to have a snack. Before I could complain, the dog’s owner came by and apologized. I rose from my beach chair and noticed that she was camped out some 100 feet from me with two parrots.
PHOTO COURTESY OF HUNTER COLLEGE | A view of Robert Longo’s ‘American Bridge Project’ at Hunter College. Curated by Shelter Island’s Jill Brienza, the exhibit runs through December 17.
Shelter Island resident Jill Brienza is a curator of a site-specific political work by conceptual artist Robert Longo installed on Hunter College’s iconic sky bridges. The installation, “American Bridge Project,” comprises the artist’s largest public artwork to date.
The work features reproductions on vinyl of two of Mr. Longo’s recent charcoal on mounted paper drawings. The pieces coat the windows of Hunter’s third and seventh floor sky bridges, resulting in an immersive experience for viewers crossing over the bridges as well as a powerful billboard-sized statement visible from Lexington Avenue, both north and south of 68th Street. (more…)
Katherine Hammond’s ‘Ying and Yang.’
Shelter Island artist Katherine Hammond will be among 10 artists featured in “Mostly Abstract V,” an art exhibition running over Columbus Day weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, East Hampton. (more…)