Janet Culbertson’s ‘Paving the Planet.’
The work of Shelter Island artist Janet Culbertson is included in a new climate-themed group show on view at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York. Human influence on the planet is so profound that scientists have coined our time on Earth the Anthropocene — the age of humans. The exhibit, entitled “Anthropocene,” features work by 24 eco artists. (more…)
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To the Editor:
On October 23 I suffered a severe leg injury and would like to thank Highway Department employee Robbie Brewer at the Recycling Center, Police Officer Andrew Graffignino, Police Officer Jack Thilberg, EMS personnel Annmarie Sedio and Jim Preston. (more…)
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A speedy recovery
To the Editor:
Robbie Gorcoff was at work last Wednesday. Nothing unusual. He’s worked for the Shelter Island Highway Department for a long time. You’d recognize his face, if not his name. He’s done the cleaning, paving, plowing, fixing and whatever else our roads require. Roads, by the way, that are spectacular compared to the metropolis up Island — Manhattan. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Sunset from the Sunset Beach Hotel.
I visited Island artist and senior citizen Janet Culbertson on Sunday morning. Janet was on the artist studio tour last weekend along with several other artists.
Laurie Fanelli suggested I go to take a photo of one of Janet’s new works because of its subject matter. (more…)
‘Tortoise’ by Janet Culbertson, 60″ x 40”, ink and charcoal, c. 1975
Shelter Island artist Janet Culbertson has been raising awareness about endangered animals and their shrinking habitat for more than 40 years. Ms. Culbertson creates drawings and paintings that revolve around the devastating effects of widespread pollution and human encroachment on the environment. (more…)