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My name is Danielle, a Long Island based assemblage/ mixed media artist, born and raised on Long Island. I was blessed with a mind that has an urge to constantly create, a body that can not sit still and a soul that is always open to new and exciting things. Most of my ideas are inspired by music, movies, the mind of a child and other artists. I became fascinated with mixed media art ten years ago by accident when I ran out of paint. I love the challenge of creating something out of nothing. I’m a little odd and so is my art.
Each piece I have created is different and beautiful in its own way.
I hope you enjoy my artwork as much as I love making them!
Throughout his years in the Village, he has been involved in many local civic groups and activities. When his children were young, he coached in the Babylon Little League, he was a founding member of the Babylon Schools Friends of the Arts, and served as the Treasurer for the Babylon Boosters for a number of years. He is currently on the Steering Committee for Conklin House.
Al's love of photography has grown during his retirement years, as has his love of travel. Many of his pieces were taken on vacations and trips both in the U.S. and abroad.He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Today, Stephanie is determined to be more active in the industry that she loves. She is appearing at many art festivals, applying to various opportunities and has her art available online. Stephanie is an active member of several local art councils and organizations, and is planning a solo exhibition in the near future.
To list a few: retired science teacher; explored hundreds of outdoor areas; worked as a ranger at Fire Island National Seashore; helped to establish the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference; directed the Cold Spring Harbor Nature Study Summer Program; won the literary award from the New York State Outdoor Education Association; as well as a host of other things.
He has published two books; THE NISSEQUOGUE RIVER: A JOURNEY and HIDDEN AGENDA; A POETRY JOURNEY. He has also published many essays and poems in such journals as the Long Island Forum; The Long Islander; as well as various anthologies, and newsletters.
Steve’s hobby has blossomed into a fulfilling passion during retirement. He has had many solo art exhibits at places such as Barnes Gallery in Garden City South and Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Gallery in Northport. In addition, Steve has exhibited in numerous library galleries which include the Huntington Public Library, Farmingdale Public Library, Bethpage Public Library, Smithtown Library, etc. Since October 1st 2022 Steve was invited to become a premier member artist at the Firefly Artist Gallery in Northport Village where his art has found a new home.
Steve is also a civic- minded individual who grew up in Long Beach and currently resides in East Northport. After retiring from the corporate world, where he worked as a Corporate Accountant and an Enterprise Technology Account Executive, Steve joined a nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Long Island, as a volunteer. After starting out as a Home Visitor, then Outreach Coordinator, he became a Board Director and is currently helping the organization run as Vice President. The charity utilizes volunteers to provide free safety repairs to homeowners who are financially and physically unable to maintain their homes. Clients are low-income seniors, veterans, families and those with physical limitations.
Recently, my photography has mainly involved New York and New England landscapes with other travel shots and event photos (airshows and fireworks) mixed in. Previously, I focused almost exclusively on birds, and still seek out Snowy Owls and Bald Eagles when they’re around.
I studied history at Oxford University and then, after a spell in financial jobs in London, came to the US to pursue a doctorate in American History at Columbia.
But, I guess, craft was in my genes and not to be denied. I took a pottery course at Riverside Church across the road from Columbia and haven't stopped since!