Thursday, June 14, 2012

Painting Drop-Off at Staten Island Museum

Outside Staten Island Museum
We went to Staten Island Museum last Tuesday to drop off my painting for the Juried Art Exhibition 2012. We had never been in that area before so it was a new adventure for us. After taking care of the drop off, we strolled around at the museum. The museum was really neat and a perfect size for me to have a chance to see everything there without feeling rushed. The first floor includes an exhibit about the Staten Island Ferry, and exhibits about natural science like plants, insects, birds, shells, archaeology, and mineralogy. The ground floor exhibit is "Lenape: The First Staten Islanders."  The second floor was closed at that time for installation of the juried exhibition I am honored to be part of.

Juried Art Flyer outside the Museum
Artifacts from Lenape Collection Exhibition

The Miss New York  (with little people!)
The Diver Man (Mark 5)
A Victorian Shadow Box
Eggs of the great blue heron (left), common loon (middle), and American crow (right)

minerals glowing under UV light
Imperial volute (top), argus cowrie (middle) and spiny murex (bottom)
Green turban (top), episcopal miter (middle), and red-mouthed olive (bottom), and spider conch (right)
Sunrise Tellin
Pearly Top Shell
Helmet Shell with Cameo Carved into Surface

Staten Island Borough Hall
On leaving the museum, we asked the woman at the front desk where else she thought might be interesting to walk to nearby, and she recommended for us to see some recently restored murals at the Staten Island Borough Hall.

Hello, Ben Franklin :-)
Frederick Charles Stahr - Conference at Billop House, Tottenville, 1776
Frederick Charles Stahr - Fight at St. Andrew's Church, 1776
Frederick Charles Stahr - British Troops Evacuate Staten Island: December 5, 1783
Frederick Charles Stahr - First Railroad, Clifton to Tottenville, 1860
Frederick Charles Stahr - Bayonne Bridge Under Construction, 1928-1931
Frederick Charles Stahr - Henry Hudson Anchors off "Staaten Eylandt," 1609
Frederick Charles Stahr - Cornelius Melyn Trades With the Indians
Frederick Charles Stahr - Huguenot Settlement on Staten Island
View of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

We ended our day by making a stop at this Mexican restaurant Taqueria El Gallo Azteca, This place wasn't one of those hip places to hang out, but their foods were so good. Everything tasted so fresh and was properly spiced. The best part was the price - so cheap:)  Saying goodbye to Staten Island with our full tummies and bracing ourselves for the cruel traffic.

Various tacos (pastor, lengua, pollo, and Azteca) with yummy salsa verde at Taqueria El Gallo Azteca

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