We went to the Staten Island Museum last Saturday to see the Juried Art Show. We had been to the opening which was very crowded and wanted to see the work without a party going on. Both Colman and I have pieces in the show. Here he is with a print of one of his graphite drawings, this one is Light Terraces.
A shot of me with my paper tapestry Buddha’s feet.
Here are some shots of the room. It’s not complete. There are about 30 pieces in the show in all media including painting, photography, ceramics and collage.
Two of our favorites in the show are this etching by Bill Murphy
And this painting by Milton Black.
After seeing the show we went downstairs and visited part of the permanent collection. It’s a wonderful sort of old fashioned museum, mostly a natural history collection like a victorian cabinet of curiosities. Everything from mineral specimens and fossil fish to shells, stuffed birds and pickled (local ) snakes.
The Museum also has exhibits on Staten Island History with a number of interesting artifacts and models. They sponsor events on the island year round. You can find out more by visiting their:
This is a very nice collection of cone, cowrie and textile shells.
I like this large mottled shell, there’s more green in it when you see it in person.
Not the sort of pickles you’d find in your pantry.
This is probably the strangest piece of furniture anyone could own.
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