Westbury Arts in collaboration with Westbury Memorial Library Presents Nature; In All Its Glory – A Photographic Exhibition. Local artists have been selected to have their photos prominently exhibited behind the Westbury Memorial Library check-out desk (445 Jefferson St, Westbury, NY).
Tehomilic – Feed Me
This photo, “Feed Me”, was quite unexpected. Ironically, I was at another local library and as I left, I had parked my car in front of a Butterfly Bush and noticed 6 or more Monarch butterflies feeding on the beautiful periwinkle flowers. I am never without camera and quickly grabbed it from the car and started shooting, challenged by snapping that perfect moment telling the story of the magnificent Monarch’s feeding frenzy!
Amy Frushour Kelly
“Rise” was shot a few years ago at a farm in upstate New York. At the time, I was doing studies in depth of focus. I leaned up against a tree, camera resting on the trunk, and began to pan upward toward a branch when the bark caught my attention. It reminded me of an old person—wrinkled, yet strong and beautiful, the sum of all their experiences—and I needed to capture its character, shadows and all, crowned by its branches splayed out in the sky.
This photo was taken one moist and misty morning in Cape May, NJ, February, 2018.
Dr. Keith Rossein
Haystack Rock, a famous landmark at Cannon Beach along the Oregon coast, is often seen in TV commercials and print media. This photograph was taken looking down from a cliff in Ecola State park. Haystack Rock, formed millions of years ago from lava flows, is seen here in the background, rising 235 feet above the water.
A beautiful, non-contrived array of seashells from Long Island’s North Fork, capturing random and attractive patterns and colors.
A kind of otherworldly feel from a random arrangement of a now common vegetable at the grocery – sometimes beauty is right in front of us – reminds me of a Thelonious Monk tune called, “Ugly Beauty.” Sometimes they co-exist.
The photos will remain on display for six months. This exhibit was made possible by The Westbury Memorial Public Library and Westbury Arts. Special thanks to Colleen McCrea, Library Director, the Library staff and Arthur Dobrin, Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University, Leader Emeritus, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island.
For all inquiries, contact Patty Eljaiek.