Happy Day After Mother's Day!

Happy (Belated) Mothers Day!

4 Generations

4 Generations

In honor of Mothers Day having been this past weekend, I decided to share one of my favorite family pictures depicting my maternal lineage.  That fuzzy potato on my grandma Pauline's lap is me and on either side are my great grandma Pearl and my Mama.  I thank them for their lessons, patience, grace under challenging circumstances and funky style.

For the last couple of weeks, I've been visiting Mom and Dad on Long Island.  So, between the impossible array of events and get togethers that come up when one goes back home for any amount of time, I've managed to squeeze in a mini visit here and there of some of my old stomping grounds and discover new spots, as well.  Of course, several of these outings involved catching some great art exhibitions.

Here are some shots from my recent adventures. They include photos of downtown Huntington, the local tulip festival, an opening reception for Stanko's Happy Trails at the Ripe Gallery, an exhibition of Long Island's most talented high school artists at the Heckscher Museum, and both the Kenny Scharf exhibition and the Glamorous Graffiti exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Heckscher Pond , Huntington, New York

Heckscher Pond, Huntington, New York

Downtown Huntington

Downtown Huntington

Downtown Huntington   

Downtown Huntington  

Downtown Huntington

Downtown Huntington

16th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival

16th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival

Huntington Tulip Festival, Heckscher Park

Huntington Tulip Festival, Heckscher Park

Opening Reception, Stanko's  Happy Trails , Ripe Art Gallery

Opening Reception, Stanko's Happy Trails, Ripe Art Gallery

Heckscher Museum

Heckscher Museum

Long Island's Best Young Artists  at Heckscher Museum

Long Island's Best Young Artists at Heckscher Museum

Meagan McClinchey,  Inner Demons,  Digital Photograph

Meagan McClinchey, Inner Demons, Digital Photograph

Natalia Bermeo,  Pachamama,  Pastel

Natalia Bermeo, Pachamama, Pastel

Shaina Tabak,  Rock Paper Scissors,  Acrylic on canvas

Shaina Tabak, Rock Paper Scissors, Acrylic on canvas

Blair Rohan,  Family Dinner,  Digital photograph

Blair Rohan, Family Dinner, Digital photograph

Long Island's Best Alumni Exhibition,  Heckscher Museum

Long Island's Best Alumni Exhibition, Heckscher Museum

Grounds of Nassau County Museum of Art

Grounds of Nassau County Museum of Art

Grounds of Nassau County Museum of Art

Grounds of Nassau County Museum of Art

work by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

work by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

works by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

works by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

work by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

work by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

work by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

work by Kenny Scharf, Nassau County Museum of Art

Kenny Scharf,  Pop Renaissance , Nassau County Museum of Art

Kenny Scharf, Pop Renaissance, Nassau County Museum of Art

Kenny Scharf, close up of  Pop Renaissance , Nassau County Museum of Art

Kenny Scharf, close up of Pop Renaissance, Nassau County Museum of Art

Jean-Michel Basquiat,  Third Street,  1984

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Third Street, 1984

work by Lee Quiñones

work by Lee Quiñones

CRASH,  Graffiti Painting

CRASH, Graffiti Painting

Keith Haring,  Red and Black Painting,  1983

Keith Haring, Red and Black Painting, 1983

Futura, Untitled, 1986

Futura, Untitled, 1986

Futura,  Spiral Finish,  1984

Futura, Spiral Finish, 1984

School's back!

It's the first day of school around here. And, it got me to thinkin' that this is the perfect time for reminiscing over our recent vacation time on the Gaspé Peninsula. I hope everyone has a smooth summer to fall transition. I know I'm looking forward to to the changing of the leaves, crisp air and the return of quality programming/guilty pleasures on TV. 

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