Photographer Joan Weiss Exhibits Otherworldly ‘Illusions & Impressions’ In Manhasset

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The way Joan Weiss sees it, there’s always more than meets the eye.Her images really reside in the mind. Whether she’s honing in on details others might easily overlook, or capturing layers of meaning hidden in plain sight in a landscape vista, this acclaimed Long Island photographer brings an artistic aesthetic to her work that makes a lasting impression.Not bad for someone who could neither draw nor paint as a kid growing up in Brooklyn—and never saw her artwork stuck on the refrigerator door by her parents. But she did borrow her family’s trusty old Brownie, and that passion for photography—though it took some significant detours over the years as she pursued a high-pressure career as a medical writer and editor—stayed with her.After she retired a couple of years ago, this Jericho resident devoted herself to becoming a full-time art photographer. What she’s accomplished since 2015 is impressive: She’s been elected to the Board of Directors of the Art League of Long Island and had four solo shows on Long Island, with more to come.This Sunday marks another milestone in her photographic odyssey that has taken Weiss from Coney Island to Vietnam, when her exhibit, “Illusions & Impressions,” opens at the Shelter Rock Art Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset. On display from March 25 through April 24, it’s fitting that the largest show yet of her work takes place at a gallery considered by many professional photographers as the best venue on Long Island aside from museums.“I will be showing 40 photographs, a few of them on the ‘gigantic’ side,” Weiss told the Press, adding that some are five-feet wide. “That will be new for that gallery, but I think it shows those particular photographs to their best advantage.”Admittedly, her work is edgy, impressionistic and even surreal—and at their best breathtakingly beautiful.In her photography, she says, “I see textures, and layers, and the way objects interact in geometric patterns to form other creations. I see shadows and reflections, and the blur of human motion, and sometimes an incongruous fusion of these elements.”Her formal training began at Cornell University when she amazed her friends by signing up for early Saturday morning photography classes. After graduating with a B.S., she went to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she would often be the one wielding the camera instead of the reporter’s notepad. The year was 1968.“It was a turning point in my life,” recalled Weiss, who was known as Joan Solomon back in those days. “I had become sort of the unofficial class photographer,” she said. In April that year, Columbia students protesting the Vietnam War began a nonviolent occupation of campus buildings and subsequently classes were suspended.“So we just wandered around the campus during the day looking for where the action was,” Weiss said. “We would often hear in the middle of the night that there were riots on campus and the police were going after students. So we, of course, got up to join the action. We were all in our 20s then and had no fear. If the police caught you, they either crushed your skull with their batons or arrested you. One night my shoe fell off and I fell down. I was terrified. A couple of my friends got me up and dragged me off campus.”Interestingly, her next big solo exhibit, “Vietnam Now,” will be shown at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills from May 3 to May 31, featuring about 30 photographs she took during her trip through that war-torn south Asian country last January.But it would be wrong to draw the conclusion that her work is overtly, or even covertly, political. It’s more profound than that, and harder to categorize.“I sometimes feel like I’m in a dream, where things are not what they seem but serve as clues to a deeper, more elusive truth,” Weiss explained. “That truth is revealed to me more vividly through the camera lens than through the naked eye.”As Weiss gained confidence in her art, she began to realize that she doesn’t see the world as others do—and she has grown to appreciate the difference. “When I travel and members of my group look in one direction to snap a photo, I invariably aim my camera in the other,” she said. “I find interest and beauty where others might see the mundane. I see glitz where others might see grandeur.”To create a compelling image, she says she takes “a practical approach” that she’s willing to share: “Go out in atrocious weather. Get into impossible positions. Ruin your clothes.”And so she does—willingly. But what she brings back with her camera makes it all so worthwhile.Joan Weiss’ photography show, “Illusions & Impressions,” runs from March 25 through April 24, with an opening reception on March 26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset. Call 516-472-2933 for more information.last_img read more

Nigerian Oil Major, Aiteo Group, is New Title Sponsor of CAF…

first_imgThis partnership further deepens the participation of Aiteo in football. Already, the company is the Official Optimum Partner of the Nigerian Football Federation, and the sponsor of the country’s Federation Cup, which has now been renamed, “The Aiteo Cup.”Speaking on the commitment of Aiteo to the advancement of football in Africa, its Executive Vice President, Mr. Benedict Peters said: “This sponsorship shows that there is a clear momentum behind Aiteo’s involvement in the game. Buoyed by the success of our corporate social commitment in Nigeria that has resulted in our emergence as the first African nation to qualify for the World Cup, we are encouraged to advance our investment in the game to a continental level.“Our aim is to bolster the profile of African players globally, and encourage budding talents to put in their best.”“CAF Awards shares our values in relation to creating opportunities, healthy competition and recognition for hard work. We plan on using this partnership to truly enrich the fan experience for millions of Africans.” Benedict Peters added.Reacting to the development, CAF President Ahmad, said: “We are very glad to welcome Aiteo on board this partnership. Aiteo is distinguished for its commitment to excellence and this sponsorship is a demonstration of its confidence in CAF’s renowned value proposition as a veritable platform for brand extension across Africa. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”The sponsorship agreement between the Aiteo Group and CAF was signed in Lagos on 15, October 2017 at the corporate head office of Aiteo.Apart from the CAF President, CAF Vice Presidents, Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Selemani; CAF Emergency Committee members Amaju Pinnick and Souleman Waberi were present at the signing ceremony.Aiteo was represented by the Group Executive Director Legal, Andrew Onyearu; and the Snr. Vice President Commercial & Gas, Victor Okoronkwo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s foremost energy solutions company, Aiteo Group, has signed a partnership agreement with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on the sponsorship of its annual award event, the CAF Awards.Dating back to the 1970s, the yearly awards event is organised to honour footballers and individuals who have excelled in various departments of the game. It brings together those who have made meaningful contribution to the development of football on the African continent.last_img read more

Helen – and eight others – are Chasing Their Dream

first_imgThe nine qualifiers (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) are:Helen Durrant of Parkstone, DorsetKeeley Clarke of Torquay, DevonDi Clark of Bedale, YorkshireHannah Golding of Brocton Hall, StaffordshireLinda Ellen Carr of Dean Wood, LancashireCharlotte Topping of Mannings Heath, SussexAimee Sawyer of Mendip, SomersetWendy Plummer of Brookmans Park, HertfordshirePenny Hartley of Shipley, Yorkshire Dorset’s Helen Durrant chased her golfing dream today to become England’s female handicap golfer of the year – and to keep alive her hopes of playing with a European Tour Star.Helen won the women’s final of the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy at England Golf Week at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.Now, she and the next eight players go forward to play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire.They’ll make up teams with the top nine players from the men’s Chase Your Dream final, which takes place tomorrow. The winning trio at Luton Hoo will book a place in the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, and will play with a leading European Tour player.The players joining Helen at Luton Hoo include Hannah Golding, 15, who was one of last year’s overall winners and teed up at the British Masters alongside Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts – and met Sergio Garcia and Charley Hull. 16 Aug 2018 Helen – and eight others – are Chasing Their Dream Tags: Bridgestone, Luton Hoo Helen, who took up golf just two years ago, topped the leaderboard with her net score of three-under par 70 on the Red course, playing off a handicap of 24.“It really is an absolute dream,” she said. “I took up golf two years ago – my husband and son are both single figure handicappers – and I have been absolutely bitten by the bug. I love golf. I am obsessed by golf.“It’s lovely to win things but to play well, to play on a national level and to actually do ok is fantastic, it really is a dream.”She arrived at Frilford hoping to be among the top nine, but nerves got to her over the opening holes. “My front nine was terrible, awful, I was all over the place, but then I went on a par spree”What changed? “I told myself I had no chance of getting in the top nine and I was just going to relax and have fun with my playing partners, who were lovely. I just relaxed and enjoyed my round and all of a sudden I birdied the 13th and I started parring everything.”Helen was playing in the last group and her score broke a log jam at the top of the leaderboard where three players were tied on one-under.The Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy is run by England Golf and all the finalists were all club winners who had come through a regional qualifier.England Golf Week is a five-day festival of handicap golf, featuring the finals of team and individual championships.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgThe Alberta meet is one of many the Dragons will attend this season — others are in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton. The paddling season stretches from April to September, with three teams.  There are two competitive teams which practice at 5:30-7 p.m. – one team practices Monday and Wednesday, the other team Tuesday. and Thursday. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons as Team of the Week.The Lethbridge contingent includes, Marg Lozinski, Barb Couch, Louise Andrew, Dawn Jacobsen, Jill Jacobsen, Janet Stephensen, Carla Klein, Sophie Goodwin, Marlene Pozin Hoda Ghamrawy, Lorna Maxwell, Judy Bourne, Cath Little, Linda Hoffman, Diane Tulloch (Steers); coach Puleng Kathy Manson, Mary Walters, Willa Horsfall and Deb Smith. The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons were back on the water recently, blazing a trail during a meet held recently in Lethbridge.last_img read more

Excitement builds at Redwood Acres

first_imgRacing returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend, with at least two of the six divisions about as close as it gets this year and shaping up to be exciting battles all season.After three rounds of racing, the Humboldt Hydroponics Mini Stock championship is neck-and-neck between Eugene Palmer and Brian Murrell Sr.Palmer has won two main events and currently holds a five-point lead over second-placed Murrell Sr., with Trevor Eacret in third, 24 points back.Scott Taylor and Gary …last_img

Steve Jobs’ New Yacht And Other Secret Projects Revealed

first_imgTags:#Apple#Steve Jobs adam popescu Apple’s HeadquartersAnother dream of Jobs was to create a futuristic spaceship like Cupertino facility on the grounds of the old Hewlett-Packard headquarters. Jobs made his last public appearance (against his doctor’s wishes) to pitch this idea to the Cupertino city council.The plan calls for a giant new Apple complex on the site of HP’s old space where Jobs worked part-time at the age of 13. A 2.8-million-square-foot building that resembled a metallic dome with natural light, the design put 12,000 people in one building, taking the idea of an office park to a whole new level. The Cupertino city council approved the project while trying to strongarm him to open an Apple Store in the city, which Jobs coyly declined. The project is supposed to be completed in 2015.  Here is Jobs presenting to the Cupertino city council in June of 2011:  Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat. But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.“Steve Jobs on the then-uncompleted yacht in his biography by Walter Isaccson.  Like Tupac’s hologram at the Coachella music festival, and the CGI generated likeness of Elvis appearing in Coca-Cola commercials, the ghosts of past giants still walk among us. Perhaps none more than Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple. When Jobs passed away in October 2011 he left a slew of unfinished secret projects that never saw the light of day. Now, a year after his death, one of his most personal visions has been completed.It’s called the Venus, and it’s a 260-foot yacht, a minimalist design that Jobs conceived and that his biographer Walter Isaacson described as an “obsession” for the Apple co-founder.True to his singular vision, the Venus is a floating Apple device, with seven 27-inch iMacs on board, sleek like a floating piece of hardware, a vertiable Air Force One for the tech giant, albeit one he never got to play with. The vessel is made of lightweight aluminum and a special glass conceived by Apple engineers. The ship was built by a Dutch manufacturer with the interior done by renowned designer Philippe Starck.As a token of appreciation for the completed project, yesterday Jobs’s widow and three of their children were on hand for the yacht’s formal launch in the Netherlands. As a token of appreciation, Jobs’s family gave custom iPods and wrote personal thank you notes to everyone who worked on the yacht (see what I mean here). Details about the vessel’s price or what the family plans to do with it are as yet unknown.  Here’s a video look at the Venus’s launch via the Dutch blog One More Thing: Secret ProjectsJobs’s yacht wasn’t the only secret project he was working on. Another project was Apple University, an executive training program to mold employees into thinking like the enigmatic Jobs. In 2008, Jobs accelerated his vision after his second medical leave and hired Joel Podolny, the dean of Yale University’s School of Management who left that post suddenly to lead the push in Cupertino.The project was closely guarded and said to mirror in structure Jobs’s other company Pixar, which developed a Pixar University training program. The basic idea behind Apple U was to impart Jobs’s thinking to Apple’s worker bees so they could keep his vision alive after he was gone.  Jobs even developed university level courses to teach the business principles that helped him lead the tech behemoth.  It’s unclear where the project is now, but it appears Podolny is still with Apple as of this July and an “Inside Apple Recruitment” video. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Photo courtesy of Bas van der Ploeg  Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Riots spread to Birmingham, Team India safe

first_imgThe violence that rocked London and spread across major England cities did raise concerns over the third Test between India and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham, but according to reports necessary security precautions by police has ensured that the match will be on course on Wednesday.Headlines Today spoke to Team India manager Anirudh Chaudhary in Birmingham. “All players are safe and are inside their rooms,” said Chaudhary and added, “The team management continues to monitor the situation”.Chaudhary added “A few players had gone out for dinner but they were called back and now everybody is in the hotel”.The Team India management had issued an advisory to all the players, asking them not to step out and return to their hotel. “We were told by the Board to remain where we were last night with instructions to restrict our movement,” said Choudhry.In an email, he later said, “all the members of the Indian touring squad are safe and accounted for…the team management is keeping a close watch on the situation.”The Indian team is staying in a central city hotel as is the England team, a part of the town which was the centre of riots.Over 200 people have been arrested so far as the police continued to grapple with trouble spreading to newer areas in London. The violence started after a person was killed allegedly in police firing.Meanwhile England players were also confined to their hotel rooms.Players took to Twitter to show their concern. India batsman Suresh Raina tweeted, “Every thing safe here guys don’t worry thanks for your concern….focus on 3 Test can’t wait to wait for the match. Good nite, every thing safe here miss you mom can’t wait to see u.”advertisementEngland batsman Kevin Pietersen wrote: “They have just locked our hotel in Birmingham. Riots just started here. Insane!””Just seen the rioters in Birmingham fleeing down the main street followed by a load of police in the full get up. What’s going on?” questioned England paceman Tim Bresnan. Stuart Broad’s tweet too provided a picture into the situation. “Police vans all around Birmingham where we are right now,” he tweeted.last_img read more

a month agoRodgers hails Leicester supporters after Spurs win

first_imgRodgers hails Leicester supporters after Spurs winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers hailed the supporters for the atmosphere they created during Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium.The Foxes fell behind on 29 minutes when Harry Kane converted, despite Wilfred Ndidi having a goal disallowed by VAR early on.Serge Aurier also had a strike ruled out in the second period, and that provided City with the boost they needed, as Ricardo Pereira levelled on 69 minutes.Inspired by the equaliser, James Maddison went on to score a stunning winner to send the Foxes second in the Premier League standings.“It was a great game,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “There was real emotion in the stadium and when I think of Leicester, that’s the type of game I think about – that intensity, that aggression.“The crowd was amazing for us and I thought we played very, very well and deserved the three points. [It was] action-packed, but it was a very, very good team performance.“We needed to start the game with that intensity, and I think the crowd then sense our appetite and our aggression in the game. Then, of course, different things happen in the game.“We had a goal disallowed and they then get in front. I thought the players then, in the second half, showed a really good resilience and focus and of course, they had a goal then disallowed as well.“But our reaction to get back into the game… we changed system in the game to try and be even more aggressive in attack, and it worked well for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State, Notre Dame Set To Meet In Fiesta Bowl

first_imgAn Ohio State player tackling a Notre Dame player.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Wide receiver Chris Brown #2 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs with the football against safety Vonn Bell #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (back) and cornerback Eli Apple #13 (front) during the third quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Neither Ohio State nor Notre Dame will have a chance to play for a national title this year, but the Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish did still qualify for a New Year’s Six bowl game. Sunday afternoon, ESPN announced that OSU and ND, the No. 7 and No. 8 ranked teams in the country, will play in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. The Big Ten’s Rose Bowl bid went to Iowa – the nation’s fifth-ranked team – instead of Ohio State.Regardless, it should be a fantastic contest between two historic programs. In fact, it may be the most intriguing matchup outside the playoff.The Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish are headed to the @BattleFrogUS #FiestaBowl! @OhioStAthletics @NDFootball— Fiesta Bowl (@Fiesta_Bowl) December 6, 2015You can see the entire College Football Playoff rankings here.last_img read more