While on the topic of “strong” and the Statue of Liberty, it has been estimated that 40% of U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors who bravely boarded ship and passed by her before landing on Ellis Island. In their honor, here are a few that represent the breadth of talent they bore on their wings.
MAR 13, 2018 | BY: KATHLEEN WILLCOX
Peter Shrope makes ceramic glazes by crushing rock of the Adirondack Mountains into fine powder. He uses these glazes to color his masterful, handmade Adirondack Rockware pottery.
SEP 26, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
Photo Credit: Suarez Family Brewery Just over a year ago, spouses Dan Suarez and Taylor Cocalis-Suarez, opened the Suarez Family Brewery. They moved to Livingston, New York, found a disused, all-brick warehouse, and started the business together. But more than that, they put down roots and started a family, too. Dan Suarez and son Enzo. Photo Credit: Suarez Family Brewery Taylor Cocalis-Suarez. Photo Credit: Suarez Family Brewery The couple met in 2007. Taylor had moved to New York City after finishing a Food Culture and Communication masters program in Italy. She went for an interview at Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village. Dan, a...
AUG 25, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
Photo Credit: Donna Davis “Being an artist is like having a calling.” Alexandra Momin tells us. Momin is an NYC-based artist, a maker of powerful contemporary art, deeply inspired and moved by the cultural contour and history of her Harlem home. Expressed through the symbiosis of her chosen mediums, painting, photography and still video, along with a digitized layering technique, her colorful work brings 21st century influences to traditional on "urbanscape" art, for example with her use of aluminum instead of traditional canvas. She abstractly communicates the constant change, and movement, of cities, and how those kinetic factors affect the...
JUL 24, 2017 | BY: AMANDA DIROBELLA
Donald Rosenfeld on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Bridge in NYC. Photo Credit: David Salle Making movies isn’t like making most other things. Unlike making a chair, a necklace or even something as referential as an oil painting, the final product isn’t quite there in the same way. Sure, there’s the actual film reel or more likely today, the digitized images stored on a hard drive, but that’s not the movie. The reel has no utility in and of itself, it’s just the vehicle to what a movie really is. No, what a movie really is, is an experience. It...
JUL 20, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR