Posted by: David Lerner Family Foundation | Posted on: April 28th, 2012 | 0 Comments
As seen on PBS, HBO, and Nickelodeon, the Flexitoon Puppets recently performed their new adaption of Hamlin, the classic ‘telling-the-truth” tale about the Pied Piper of Hamlin. The story is told with comedy and positive messages by a colorful troupe of puppets, marionettes, scenery, shadows, and special effects. This is perfect entertainment for the whole family.
The performance is part of the Nassau County Museum of Art’s programs dedicated to involving the community and the younger generation, exposing and interesting them in the arts. The Lois and David Lerner Family Foundation is proud to be a supporter of their programs.
Posted by: David Lerner Family Foundation | Posted on: April 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments
On Tuesday, May 15, the George W. Bush Presidential Center holds a special event to celebrate the brave efforts of dissidents and activists around the world in their fight to be free. Joined by leading voices of liberty, President Bush will deliver major remarks on the fight for freedom being waged across the globe. The event will also highlight the newly unveiled Freedom Collection – a living repository containing inspirational stories from the most important freedom movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, told by the brave men and women who fought, and continue to fight, against repressive regimes.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center inspires ideas, innovation,, and action for a freer and better world. The Bush Center is being constructed on a prominent 24-acre site on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas. Located in the heartland of America, this urban location will enable a vibrant partnership with a distinguished national university. The Lois and David Lerner Family Foundation proudly supports the Bush Center and their programs.
Posted by: David Lerner Family Foundation | Posted on: April 25th, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Greater Long Island Running Club and David Lerner Associates partner each year for the Police Appreciation 5K Run. All proceeds go to the Police Crisis Fund to aid law enforcement officers and their families in emergencies. The Run is scheduled for June 14th this year and will take place at East Meadow, NY.
“It’s always good to be able to help when there’s a legitimate need for help,” said David Lerner. Over the years David Lerner Associates has invested more than $250,000 in support of the Long Island Police Appreciation Run Program and the Long Island Police Crisis Fund.
Posted by: David Lerner Family Foundation | Posted on: April 24th, 2012 | 0 Comments
“My art is site-specific for Facebook,” says Steven Salzman. And he has a whole wall to prove it — both the “wall” on his Facebook page and a literal one in the Contemporary Collectors Gallery of the Nassau County Museum of Art.
“Steven Salzman: Facebook Formatted (and other works)” opened last month with about 50 images displayed much as they’ve appeared on his Facebook wall along with 10 small constructions he created by gluing colored straws in patterns and three large “interference pigment” paintings, reflecting different colors when seen from different angles, bearing such titles as “The Conceit of Knowledge.”
Many of Salzman’s digital wall images reflect his fascination with advanced physics and cosmology – “String Theory,” for instance, and “The History of the Universe: From Big-Bang to Ellsworth Kelly.” There’s also “When Particles Collide” and its corollary, “The Large Hadron Collider.”
How did science become an inspiration for an art major? “About 10 years ago, I decided I should have better reading material. I subscribed to Scientific American. Also, when I work, I like to have the TV or radio on. So I found myself watching ‘NOVA’ or the Science Channel. What could be more challenging than the origins of the universe? My approach is whimsical,” he adds. “I’m no scientist. But maybe someone who sees my work will look up ‘big bang’ or ‘string theory.’ “
Salzman began creating digital triptychs or multiples of three, which suited Facebook’s format at the time. But last fall, Facebook changed its formatting for images. So Salzman began posting his work as a timeline. “It’s part of my willingness to think inside the box,” Salzman says with a laugh.
“Social media is a ready place to put up art,” he adds, “and I almost always get comment.”
The Lois and David Lerner Family Foundation is a great supporter of The Nassau County Museum of Art and its educational programs.
Posted by: David Lerner Family Foundation | Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 | 0 Comments
In 2011, the Norton Museum of Art commissioned a large-scale glass construction to be created by contemporary artist Beth Lipman. Lipman was inspired by the Museum’s collection of Old Master still life paintings, and the piece is currently installed in the center of the Museum’s European galleries on the third floor. In her extravagant blown glass sculptures, Lipman re-interprets the historical preoccupations with death and decay, over-consumption, and the sumptuousness of life as represented in 17th and 18th century European still-life paintings. The commissioned work is displayed within the context of Old Master works by artists such as Daniel Seghers, Jan Fyt, and Juan de Arellano that Lipman selected as well as some contemporary works.
The Norton Museum of Art is located in West Palm Beach and collections consist of 7,000 works of art, concentrated in the following departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography. The Lois and David Lerner Family Foundation is a supporter of The Norton Museum and its education programs.