Suffolk County Marathon and Freedom Fest

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Join VFW Members from around the County as we support the 2017 Suffolk County Marathon and Freedom Fest.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Ballone, the Suffolk County Legislature, Catholic Health Services, the Village of Patchogue and the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 2017 Marathon and Half Marathon to Support Our Veterans this Oct 29th, 2017. With 1.5 million people and 90,000 veterans residing in Suffolk County we are proud to host this event and hope you can join us in honoring our local heroes. Last year the event drew more than 5,000 people including 2,600 runners from 28 states and four countries. This year’s event begins and ends in the Village of Patchogue and will be followed by the Taste of Long Island Festival with all net registration proceeds going to support veterans services. To learn more please visit http://www.suffolkmarathon.com

The Taste of Long Island Festival is a showcase of the rich and diverse collection of food and beverage options available across Suffolk County. The event is organized by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce. The Taste of Long Island Festival is a wonderful opportunity for your business to reach new customers, build overall brand awareness, and drive repeat visitations to Suffolk County.

There is a $100 vendor fee for a 10’x10’ lease with additional adjacent vendor spaces available for lease. Food Trucks are charged a flat fee of $250. All net proceeds support veterans’ services. If you are interested in participating in the third annual Taste of Long Island Festival, click on the link below or contact David Kennedy at (631) 207-1000 or at info@Patchogue.com. We look forward to your participation!

 

Published by daves-studio

I truely believe that "Even ordinary life can be immortilized through art". I have always been awed by the mystery of how people are connected and for most of my life as an artist I have looked for new ways to express what was inside of me, what I was feeling and how I wanted people to view and understand what I wanted to say. This caused me to restrict my art to forms that others could understand. I was speaking to the masses, but I was not using my own voice. Over time I realized that it was not so important weather people truly understood what I was saying but rather that I was speaking so I started to look for the way to think out loud and be heard and have found that voice in papercutting. My work is a mixture of Eastern and Western Art that I started after a visit to China in 2004. while there I discovered the ancient and demanding art of Chinese paper cutting and line drawing. On my return from China I began to make connections between the craft of paper cutting and my years as a soldier. The results of this unusual connection have been beautiful two and three dimentional metaphors of the importance of time and the fragility of life and democracy. Paper cutting itself can be found in many cultures and just like in China those cultures for the most part have thought of it as a decorative or folk art, few artists have explored the idea of using this form of art in a more substantive way. It is part of what has attracted me to papercutting in the first place. While the beauty of paper cutting was appealing, more appealing was the idea of using this fragile material to represent serious and even realistic ideas. The process that I use for my paper structures is the same as found in traditional Chinese paper cutting. What is different is the paper, the way it is displayed and the topics talked about in the art. It is these differences in the works that make them stand out from other forms of paper cutting and structures. Instead of using traditional types of paper for papercutting I have made the cuttings out of aluminum or mirror paper. The paper was chosen for its reflective properties, not just for making the art brighter but for the ability of the viewer to see reflections of themselves in the art, showing a connection between the viewers and the subjects in the work. While most paper cutting are laid flat on the board these works are placed between two pieces of glass in the front of the frame allowing the light to cast shadows on the background, making these papercutting sculptures of art. The other aspect of this work that is different from traditional paper cutting is that each piece is individually designed and not mass produced. This is an important aspect of my work as it is about keeping the appeal of POP art while reducing the images to singular forms. My hope for the future is to continue to explore ways to bridge the techniques and styles of paper cutting and western ideals of art. Not just as a way for me to produce my art but as a way to communicate western ideas in Asia and Asian ideas in the West. For art is the only true international language that all people no matter where they come from can appreciate, and it is through art that we can learn about other cultures beyond mere words.

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