Thursday, September 2, 2010

Seatuck Set Up

The entire family went over to Seatuck today to check out all the art that came in-- I teared up when I saw all of the bird drawings that flew in from all over the country and all over the world. It was so fun to hang drawings from people of all ages and abilities-- from the crayon to the photograph, it's clear that many talented artists are out there and thinking about birds. James and Seatuck director Enrico Nardone ironed out some of the postcard sales arrangements-- keeping the show up until three before dismantling so people can enjoy it in its totality. Olivia immediately busied herself hanging the postcards, looking at all the notes and considering how she wanted to group them, while enjoyed looking at a handmade book Olivia received from artist Lori Gillen and her art group. In the meantime, Jackson snuck around the estate, a lovely slate roofed piece of architecture that has been restored to pristine condition after a terrible bout with vandalism several years ago. Newsday's Jennifer Maloney is covering Saturday's event, with a photographer snapping shots of the scene.
When we got home, we were delighted to see another artistic package from a bird lover in Alabama. What a wonderful wrapping of collectable stickers, which we saved quite carefully, and inside were two breathtaking pieces of art incorporating collectable stamps into the image.
Needless to say, snail mail still brings a palpable excitement in its arrival.


Cordelia said...

Every time I see a note or an update about Olivia and the impact she has made I tear up with joy.

Kathryn said...

So excited about your show and the photo with all the work, including the one I sent! Good Wishes for a great day!

Susan Campisi said...

Wow. I'm so happy to read about this project and to learn about Seatuck. I grew up in Babylon but haven't lived there since 1990. But I still have family on Long Island and still love it. It warms my heart to know that people are working to save the environment, and it's great to see such creativity going into it. I wish I could be there for the show. Good luck!

Nadine @ BDG said...

Thanks for all of your comments! Thankfully the storm missed us, so we are hopeful for a sunny day so people can hike and birdwatch, too.