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Great Hollow Artists Invitational 

  September 18 – October 28, 2020


Virtual Presentation on Street Photography by Neil Zobler, Oct 14, 7pm

Virtual Presentation on "Conifer Paradise in Sherman" by Jeff Ginsburg, Oct 22, 7pm



The Sherman Library is pleased to announce a group show by the Great Hollow Artists.  The featured artists were part of the Great Hollow Juried Virtual Painting and Photography Show (May 15 – June 30, 2020) sponsored by the Great Hollow Photographers Club.  The winners, honorable mentions, artists who sold and committee members and jurors have been invited to participate and share their love of nature depicting wildlife, the seasons and quiet time in the woods. The exhibit will be on display at the Sherman Library from September 18 – October 28, 2020 both at the Library and on their website,


The twenty-one artists included in the show are:  John Charles, Carolyn Cohen, Jeff Ginsburg, Justin Goodhart, Kelly Goodhart, Janet Greco, Jane Haslam, Linda Hubbard, Kathy L’Hommedieu, Dennis Larkin, Lu Li, Basha Maryanska, Mary Jane Magoon, Annie McAward, Adele Moros, Masumi O’Donnell, Eve Papa, Susan Rostenberg, Judith Secco, Jim Stasiak, and Neil Zobler.


These artists plus the other artists in the Great Hollow Virtual Juried Art Show 2020 raised over $1300 for the Great Hollow Nature Preserve. The funds raised came from the artists' participation fees and the customers that purchased paintings and photographs.  The Great Hollow Photographers Club presented a check to Chad Seewagen, Executive Director of Great Hollow, on July 31, 2020.  Great Hollow Nature Preserve and Ecological Research Center, 255 State Road 37, New Fairfield, Connecticut is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to land and wildlife conservation, applied ecological research, experiential environmental education, and outdoor recreational opportunities for the public enjoyment of nature.



For more information about the Great Hollow Photographers Club, visit the Great Hollow Photographers Facebook page.


For more information about the show, how to register for the virtual presentation and the Sherman Library, visit:


Click on the images below to see the whole image and information about the artist and the artwork.


Virtual Presentation on "Conifer Paradise in Sherman" by Jeff Ginsberg, Thursday Oct 22, 7pm


As part of the Great Hollow Invitational Art Show at the Sherman Library, Jeff Ginsburg  is presenting a virtual talk on “Conifer Paradise in Sherman”.  Ginsburg, a noted local photographer, shares his experiences in one of the country’s most poetic private tree gardens, located in Sherman.  The “Peter’s Opus” conifer garden was designed and maintained by Dr Peter Rostenberg and his wife Susan, whose Conifer Photo “Reproduction” is part of the Great Hollow Invitational Art Show.  The paintings and photographs in the art show will be on display at the Sherman Library from September 18 – October 28, 2020.  The Virtual talk is Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7pm.  Contact to register for the talk.

The conifer trees, all cone bearing, are an arboreal sculpture park created four decades ago by Dr. Peter Rostenberg, who practiced Internal Medicine in New Fairfield, CT for over 40 years, retiring March 2020.  Using clippers, chainsaws, shovels and more, he has created a garden that is like a world class symphony.  As he and his wife Susan prepare to leave their special place, they offered Ginsburg a rare opportunity to photograph and video their amazing property.


Through Ginsburg’s eye see how the trees’ personalities meld to create a symphony in a gentle landscape like no other. See why the American Conifer Society has frequently featured Rostenberg’s creation. Hear about its creation involving four chainsaws, a retired Swedish landscape architect, and more. 


Ginsburg grew up in Danbury , has a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering at Duke University and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Washington University St. Louis and then worked in Boston as a biomedical engineer in research and development. Later he moved to Manhattan to create a reporting system at Morgan Stanley. But his love has always been photography. “ I believe every photo must have an emotional impact” says Ginsburg when asked what his guiding principle has been throughout his years of photography especially capturing nature.

Virtual Presentation on Street Photography by Neil Zobler, Oct 14, 7pm


In addition to the artwork, there will also be a virtual presentation by one of the participants, Neil Zobler, an accomplished local photographer.  He will be presenting a virtual talk and slide show on Street Photography On Wednesday October 14 at 7 PM.  Zobler, a resident of New Fairfield and Manhattan, is an experienced world traveler, speaks multiple languages, loves people and usually is not afraid to talk to them. 


His photos of chance encounters and random incidents within public places capture people and sometimes traces left by humanity that say something about life.  In the street, he is always looking for patterns, designs and reflections, interesting street people, unusual places and views, environmental portraits, and of course, humor.  During the presentation, he will give tips on how he does this and what you should look for in doing your own photography.

Registration for the presentation is required.  Please contact the Sherman Library.

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Come Visit the Library and See the Show!   Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 4pm.
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