Islip Town Supervisor Nolan Congratulates Aviation Art Show Exhibitors
At Long Island MacArthur Airport as Judges Ponder Winners
Ronkonkoma, NY (October 26, 2009) – Welcoming artists who work in a broad range of mediums to capture the magic of aviation, Long Island MacArthur Airport is proud of its role in hosting an art show that has been on display at the airport since Thanksgiving of last year, presenting aviation themes in photography, watercolor, and oil.
Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan explained, “We have long recognized the unique love affair between Long Island and aviation, but, until now, there has never been a formal art show that allowed our local artists to celebrate that connection. We couldn’t think of a better place than Long Island MacArthur Airport to host this kind of display and a three month long gallery exhibition has allowed some half a million people to see the world of aviation through the eyes of our local artists.”
“We remain extremely excited by this unprecedented effort to showcase Long Island artists who have captured the glory of aviation,” stated Long Island MacArthur Airport Commissioner Teresa Rizzuto. “We are already considering hosting a similar program during the 2010 holiday season because it is clear this has been a great success.”
Among those who are being asked to judge the work of local aviation artists is Andrew Parton, executive director of the Cradle of Aviation, William McShane of the Long Island Business Aviation Association, Ernie Canadeo of The EGC Group, Inc., Michael Geiger, director of Republic Airport, Dianne Baumert-Moyik, Communications manager of Northrop-Grumman, Commissioner Rizzuto and Rob Suarez from Bethpage Federal Credit Union, sponsors of the Jones Beach Memorial Day holiday air show.
Among the participating photo artists is Dan Goodrich, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who stated, “It is nothing short of amazing to see what gifted and talented artists have been placed on display during this exhibition. I know I speak for all of us when I thank the Town of Islip, the airport and Supervisor Nolan for creating this venue and inviting us to return in the future.”
Judges will be awarding in a number of categories, including: Best Historical Rendition, Best Rendering of Aviation Technology, Best Recognition of Humanity within Aviation, Best Use of Image Technology, Best Interpretation of Aviation, Best Jet image, Best Propeller Image, Best Military Aircraft, Best General Aviation Aircraft and, of course, Best in Show.