May 6, 2014

Acrobats, Arts, and Tulips

On Sunday afternoon, I drove over to Heckscher Park in Huntington for the annual Tulip Festival. As this Spring has been mostly chilly so far, I was a bit disappointed to find that many of the tulips were not yet in bloom, though the event was still well-attended and emanated a fun atmosphere. Among the booths of vendors, there were children singing karaoke and doing artwork and crafts, various sports activities, as well as a few spring plant giveaways. On the park band shell, I was lucky to catch a performance by the a troupe called the Chinese Acrobats. It was a very lively, impressive exhibition of physical skill and balance that included the use of unicycles, spinning plates, and hoops. Very much enjoyed.

The festival also offered free admission into the Heckscher Art Museum. The gallery is currently showing an exhibit called "Rhythm & Repetition in 20th-Century Art" which focuses on recurring shapes within works. These are a few of my favorites:

Friedenreich Hundertwasser
"Street for Survivors"

Esphyr Slobodkina
"Vortex #2"

Risaburo Kimura

Robert Richenburg
"Circles 1"

"For with thee is the fountain of life:
in thy light shall we see light."

~Psalm 36:9