Friday, September 29, 2023

Tripoli Gallery Exhibits: LAUREN WEST DOWN HERE: SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 29, 2023


Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 6 – 8 PM
TRIPOLI GALLERY 26 Ardsley Road, Wainscott, NY 11975
"Look, up at the sky. There is a light, a beauty up there, that no shadow can touch."
J.R.R. Tolkien

Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Down Here, by New York based artist Lauren West. Opening with a reception for the artist on Friday, September 29, from 6 – 8pm, the exhibition will remain on view through October 29, 2023, at Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott, NY. Lauren West participated in Tripoli Gallery’s fourth Artist-in-Residency, March 8 to April 30, 2023. It was during the residency that she made a new body of work which will be on view in this exhibition.
For Down Here, West made paintings placing the viewer on the ground, peering up. Not unlike the perspective perfected during the Italian Renaissance featured in cupola’s in Florence and Rome, this choice inserts those present into the work from the vantage point of looking up. In conversation with the artist, she revealed that in some of the works, she imagines coming upon a strange, abandoned battlefield, for an unspoken war. In Brief Moon (2023), spears are thrust upward, and doves are present, a symbol that the worst is over. West sees these works as visual serenity, the moment a quietude has befallen upon the landscape. The work has moments of anticipation and silence threaded throughout, and instead of bringing anxiety, they provide solace.  Blue Sighting (2023) has a similar point of view but the landscape is a forest or leafy field. A verdant palette, she’s added a dove wing in the upper right side of the canvas. One can imagine that the dove in Blue Sighting may have been part of the feathered group from Brief Moon, who left the battle in hopes of greener pastures. Entryways are the crux of these paintings, spaces for the viewer and the imagination. 
Working mostly on canvas, West also incorporates charcoal drawings (on paper and wood panel) providing another type of tactile energy to scratch the surface. There is a quality of magic realism in Down Here, found in landscapes that only the artist has the key to enter. The exhibition presents what could be seen as painted portals into a world that has gone through challenges and come out on top. 

Lauren West (b. 1989, Oxford, MS) is a visual artist from Oxford, Mississippi based in New York City. She received her MFA degree from The New York Academy of Art after obtaining a BFA from the University of Mississippi. West’s paintings often utilize anthropomorphism, references to the American South, peppered with humor, and existentialism. Perseverance in the face of difficulty, is an important element within her compositions, the conceptual force continuing onward despite an unpredictable mortality. Lauren West has exhibited in Mississippi at the University of Mississippi Museum in Oxford, and in New York at Right Behind the New Museum, ChaShaMa, and The New York Academy of Art, among others. She was the fourth Artist-in-residence at Tripoli Gallery, 2023. 

TRIPOLI GALLERY, founded in 2009, The Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art was located in Southampton for 10 years before moving to an expansive permanent, 2,400-square-foot space in Wainscott, New York in 2019. Since 2005, founder Tripoli Patterson has organized, produced, and curated contemporary art shows in various locations on the East End of Long Island, in New York City, and Byron Bay, Australia. The gallery has hosted an annual Thanksgiving Collective show for 18 years. Press mentions include Galerie Magazine, Hamptons Magazine, New York Times, Artforum and others.  

Above ImageLauren West, (studio view) Opening, 2023, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches (50.80  x 60.96 cm)

Image © Tripoli Gallery Inc. 2023 
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Hi all, You're invited to the Log Island NCGR meeting October 12th, 2023, 7:00- 9:00 PM, 2023, Hi all, You're invited to the Log Island NCGR meeting at The Eyes of Learning, LevittownHall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville . October 12th, 2023, 7:00- 9:00 PM, 2023 Topic: Aspects: what’s coming next? Saturn Stations Direct! Speaker: MaryAnn Dellinger

Hi all, You're invited to the Log Island NCGR meeting at The Eyes of Learning, LevittownHall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville .   

October 12th,  2023, 7:00- 9:00 PM, 2023
Aspects: what’s coming next? Saturn Stations Direct!
 Speaker: MaryAnn Dellinger 

Aspects: what’s coming next? Saturn Stations Direct November 4, 2023, at 8.26 hrs.  How are the energies of the aspects, and transitions may manifest generally. Bring your chart individual and general Questions will be answered at the end of the lecture. 

MaryAnn holds a Certificate of Achievement and Fellowship from the Fred MansBridge Metaphysical Healing Foundation for her study in psychic development in conjunction with New Life Awareness. The Reverend MaryAnn Dellinger is ordained in The Order of Melchizedek, and is an  Associate pastor of the Sanctuary of the Beloved, Inc. of the State of New York. In addition, she practices past life regression. MaryAnn studied with Dick and Tara Sutphen earning her Certificate in Psychic Phenomenon and Past Life Regression, and a Hypnosis certificate through Lavelle.

Her metaphysical studies include American Indian Medicine initially with Wallace Black Elk, and Twylah Nitsch of the Wolf Clan. She received her colors studying with Twylah. She is a certified Reiki practitioner of JIKIDEN REIKI, registered in Japan. She also holds Certificates of Completion from the Center for Applied Jungian Studies - The Jungian Mystery School and the Magnum Opus: Citrinitas. She is certified in End-of-Life Doula Intensive Training.  MaryAnn holds two black belts in two different Japanese Martial Arts Systems earning them in Japan. MaryAnn has traveled the world extensively in search of learning her metaphysical pursuits, and interests.

MaryAnn writes three columns monthly on Astrological predictions for the Long Island Publications GEM Magazine, The Village Connection, and Aces Magazine. Artistically she has been a ballet dancer and dances Yangi, which is an oriental dance. MaryAnn has been a backup singer and used to manage the band (John Kelvin, Solo Artist).She is the Treasurer of The Long Island Chapter of The National Council of Geocosmic Research; and as a qualified Astrologer for over 30 years utilizes the tools of the past, and present to practice her ancient Art as she gives classes and does her readings.

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Levittown Hall: Eyes Of Learning Location
Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Pkwy,
Hicksville, NY 11801
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Chapter meeting lecture is  $15 for members, $20 for non members.

November 13, 2023,  7-9 PM
Meet, and Greet! Let's talk Astrology. Join our discussion at Levittown & bring your chart, Levittown Hall.

December, 6, 2023, 7-9 PM
 Wednesday. Holiday meeting, Levittown Hall. 

Winter  2024, Date, and location to be announced. 
Dr. Jeanne D'Bandt

All Classes, and Extra Presentations Will Be offered by the Educational Committee at The Forest City Park. Thank you Grace Lopez, and MaryAnn Dellinger. 

Our LINCGR Educational committee offers dynamic learning opportunities for your personal  experience. 
 Please note  a three student minimum registration is required before we start our class with respect for our teachers. Any Questions contact:

MaryAnn Dellinger, text : 631 875 7235 , email
Grace Lopez, text 516 455 7815,

All Day Classes, and meetings 11:30-2:00 PM

MaryAnn Dellinger, New to Astrology. Let's Learn the Energies of the  Astrological  Basics, and a little bit more!
September, 11, 18th.
October: 16, 23, 30th

MaryAnn Dellinger: Lets talk: The Energies of the Transits
November: 13, 20 27th

Upcoming Speakers: 
Coming up: 
Date to be announced
Dr. Jeanne D'Bandt
Health Indicators in the Chart:  Inclusive of Planets, Patterns, Progressions, Returns, Transits, and more.
Location to be announced.

Join us for an analysis of the factors that contribute to health, longevity, and death in the natal chart and its movement through time and space. 
      Dr. Jeanne D'Brant has been a student and teacher of astrology for more than four decades. Jeanne has presented for  both NCGR-Long Island and for NCGR national. Voted LI’s Alternative Doctor of the Year 2009, Jeanne is a professor of biology, anatomy, and physiology and has been published in diverse fields.  She has studied Ayurveda in India, Homeopathy in Germany, and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China; her knowledge of medical astrology is a synthesis of her immersion in the influence of the planets and stars, her western medical training, and her experience of traditional healing systems. With a Sag midheaven and Jupiter in Sag in the 10th house, she has traveled in 66 countries on 6 continents and is the author of Global: A Traveler’s Tales ( 
 We look forward to seeing all members at Chapter Meetings, classes, and other presentations.  

At the door: Members $15, Non-members $20 & EventBrite registrations.
At the door: Members $15, Non-members $20 & EventBrite registrations.
Contact us: Jamie Forbes, President, Vice President, Sara Napuri-Moy, Secretary, Adrienne Mahoney, MaryAnn Dellinger, Treasurer, Grace Lopez, and Dr. Jeanne DeBrandt, advisors to the board.

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MM Fine Art exhibits: Spiritual Exercises Isadora Capraro and Lautaro Cuttica October 7 - October 22, 2023

Spiritual Exercises

Isadora Capraro and Lautaro Cuttica

October 7 - October 22, 2023
Isadora Capraro, Dukkha, 85 x 96 in, mixed media on canvas
Lautaro Cuttica, Scholar, 96 x 72 in, oil on canvas
Saturday, October 7
6 to 8 PM
4 North Main St., Southampton, NY 11968
Gallery Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 12 - 4 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

NYWIFT Announces New and Returning Board Members for 2023-2024

NYWIFT Announces New and Returning Board Members for 2023-2024

The accomplished group of documentary and narrative filmmakers, producers, and educators joins the non-profit’s dynamic leadership team


Clockwise from top left: NYWIFT Board Members Sirad Balducci, Christina Kiely,
Amenya Makuku, Kuye Youngblood, Joyce Pierpoline, and Neyda Martinez


New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the results of its 2023 Board of Directors elections. As a non-profit 501c3 public charity, NYWIFT is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. Board members serve on committees in the areas of Development, Membership, Communications, Programming, Special Events, and Advocacy and Education. Six spots on the board have been filled, with one new member and five returning members:


New Board Member:

Neyda Martinez: Neyda Martinez is a producer, strategist, writer, and a long-time cultural worker who explores the role of art in public life while centering social justice and cultural equity. Selected in 2023 as a Sundance Woman to Watch x Adobe Fellow, and a Faculty Fellow for the Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence, her current documentaries in production include Bartolo and A Chasm in Chinatown. Presently, Martinez is an Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies, Director of the Media Management Graduate Program, and Co-Director of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative at The New School.


Returning Board Members:

Sirad Balducci: Sirad Balducci is an independent feature film producer based in New York with over 25 years of experience. As one of the founders of the Give Film Foundation, Balducci strongly believes in the profound power of film to make a social impact. Her award-winning short film Generation Lockdown, which she wrote and directed, sheds light on the traumatic psychological effects experienced by children in the face of the gun epidemic.

Christina Kiely: Christina Kiely has been producing and directing documentaries for over 25 years. Most recently she has been executive producing #whereisPengShuai for Vice News Documentaries. Other credits include ABC News’ first digital documentary series, A Murder on Orchard Street, and the accompanying hit podcast; the ABC News documentary series NYPD 24/7 (Emmy nomination); In the Jury Room; ABC Primetime Mondays; the A&E Biography of Yo-Yo Ma; Code Blue (TLC); Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television (PBS); and documentaries for the U.N. International Labor Organization.

Amenya Makuku: Amenya Makuku is an independent producer and the Head of Development and Production for Courtney Lee-Mitchell’s 4th Power Films (FX’s Kindred), with previous tenures at Edward Norton’s Class 5 Films, where she worked from development through physical production on Thanks for Sharing, and FilmNation Entertainment, where she worked on Oscar-nominated Room and Arrival. She just wrapped production on Craig Webster’s Woman in the Cabinet.

Joyce Pierpoline: Joyce Pierpoline is an award-winning producer and founder of Pierpoline Films based in New York and Paris. Her most recent film, The Listener, starring Tessa Thompson and directed by Steve Buscemi, premiered at the Venice Film Festival this year; other films include The Transfiguration; Sundance award-winning cult favorite TeethHappy Tears; Angelica; and the award-winning In the Company of Men. She also serves on the board of BAFTA-North American, where she is Chair of the Film Committee, and she is the co-founder of the Producers Guild of America’s Women’s Impact Network.

Kuye Youngblood: Kuye Youngblood is an Emmy award-winning producer with experience in scripted, documentary, stand-up comedy, and concert captures with a focus on series, shorts, and features. Formerly the Head of Development and Production, she is currently the General Manager of the BRIC TV network. Her EP work has screened at Tribeca, Sundance, The Lower East Side Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, Hot Docs, ABFF, UrbanWorld, Bentonville, Bushwick Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival, among others.

“We are thrilled to have welcome back this powerhouse group of returning board members to the NYWIFT leadership team, bringing their energy, passion, and insight to drive forward NYWIFT’s mission of equity and inclusion. And we are so excited to welcome new board member Neyda Martinez, whose contributions to New York City’s educational and cultural institutions are unparalleled,” said NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

“We are thrilled to welcome back this powerhouse group of returning board members to the NYWIFT leadership team, bringing their energy, passion, and insight to drive forward NYWIFT’s mission of equity and inclusion. And we are so excited to welcome new board member and friend Neyda Martinez, whose contributions to New York City’s educational and cultural institutions are impressive and her creative spirit has been instrumental in helping filmmakers accomplish their goals,” said NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez. “The NYWIFT board made a commitment during a strategic plan more than seven years ago to diversify our board, and we are so proud that the board is now 65% diverse with creative talent from across the documentary, narrative, podcasting, and television industries.”

“This is a critical time in our industry as we face an important moment of reckoning and support our friends and colleagues who are striking for a better, safer, and more equitable working environment. This moment calls for a smart, strategic, and innovative group of industry leaders driving the conversation forward, and it’s exciting to have such dynamic group of NYWIFT Board Members on the team to listen to, guide, and support our members who are working toward positive change,” said NYWIFT Board President Leslie Fields-Cruz

Learn more about the NYWIFT Board of Directors at

Monday, September 25, 2023

Date Change: Holiday Arts on the Halifax River, FL., Decemebr 9-10, 20223


Holiday Arts on the Halifax River (FL)

We moved the date of the show to the next weekend because the City of Holly Hill has added more road closures for their Saturday, December 2nd Christmas parade which would impact our customer parking and attendance.

NEW DATE - DECEMBER 9-10, 2023

Rolling Jury


WHAT: Holiday Arts on the Halifax River

WHERE: Sunrise Park, Holly Hill, FL (LPGA & Riverside Drive)

DATES: December 9-10, 2023 NEW | Sat. 10-5pm | Sun. 10-4pm


  • Easy drive up for unloading/ loading
  • Booth space 12'x14'
  • Fine Art Awards $3,000
  • Free Artist Parking, Limited overnight parking available at the Marina
  • Friday Set up begins at 11am
  • Saturday Set up Permitted
  • Early morning coffee and bakery goods available both days
  • Professional security on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Booth sitting available both days by volunteers
  • Festival is free to public with plenty of free neighborhood parking as well as a shuttle service from Holly Hill City Hall to festival location
  • Enclosed restroom facilities on site
  • Food Trucks and Beverages
  • Jury Fee: $30
  • Booth Fee: Fine Artist $200 (all booth spaces are 12'x14')
  • Booth Fee: Creative Crafts or Noncompeting Artist $155


Rolling Jury

Artist Notification within one week of submission

Booth Fee Due: October 10, 2023

Contact: Pam Fieldus, Artist Contact at or call 702-524-0753 

To learn more visit:

For the past four years Pat and Pam, from Helping Hands Thru Arts, have been honored to present the Holly Hill Arts Festival. This year, we have decided to change things up. Instead of a spring festival for 2023, we have decided to host the HOLIDAY ARTS ON THE HALIFAX RIVER Festival the second weekend of December. This festival will be held at Sunrise Park with 100+ juried fine artists and juried creative crafters with $3,000 cash awards in Fine Arts. Sunrise Park is a beautiful, open, flat, and spacious waterfront park allowing for drive up access allowing plenty of room for artists and shoppers.


Holly Hill is a historic community, nestled between Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach. Sunrise Park is a short direct drive from I-95. The Holly Hill Arts Festival is specifically designed to raise money to benefit the music and arts programs at both the Holly Hill K-8 &The UBIC Academy schools.