The Journal News from White Plains, New York on September 15, 1985 · Page 68
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The Journal News from White Plains, New York · Page 68

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Sunday, September 15, 1985
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THE JOURNAL-NEWS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1985 -p EHiiSoDHSDOiTQ poizes awarded! 1.1.1 .Li. -U.. I ..-X lui,w , yNfl HI .LUl ,.l.l..Ul.,,..L,JII.UlJ.... . IP')) Stoff photo Art Sarno Michael Hard and Debbie Beller at work on another paper bag masterpiece at their Jones Point home. Art form 'in the bag' for Rockland couple By MICHAEL HITZIG Staff Writer having those brown paper bags from the supermarket checkout counter has paid off nicely for Debbie Beller and Michael Hard, a couple making their home at Jones Point, hard by the Hudson River near Stony Point. The pair has just won the $500 grand prize at the Second Annual Paper Grocery Bag Art Competition held in New York City. Their winning entry, "Victorian Mansion," is nothing less than a miniature scale architectural triumph. The project took them about four months to complete and was built during Hard's spare hours away from his duties as a deckhand and musician (pianist) on the "Commander," the picturesque excursion boat that plies the Hudson from its home base at Haverstraw. The winning entry was one of 100 culled from a field of 4,000 in the amateur art contest, spon sored by the American Paper Institute and National Alliance of Supermarket Shoppers. In the competition, Beller and Hard's "mansion" was competing against such entries as paper bag versions of the Statue of Liberty, a five-feet tall tree replete with birds, and a "bag lady" dressed in a brown paper ballgown. The "why" of such a competition would seem simple enough, though the stated reason is that it was "conceived in recognition of the versatility and reusability of the paper bag, and to mark the 102nd anniversary of this supermarket and household staple." More likely, the contest was spurred by the inroads being made by plastic bags at checkout counters everywhere. And the paper bag people are simply fighting back with some imaginative public relations, this being one of them. But, no matter. It's a pleasant thought to think of DaDer bags being used for 1 THE WINNER: 'VICTORIAN MANSION' ON THE SCENE more than a means of packaging ones garbage. The recycling of the paper bags sort of goes full circle, with its use as a medium for creative expression. We are even told that Picasso painted on paper bags! The exhibition is still under way and can be seen through Friday-the final day at the International Paper Plaza, 77 West 45 St., New York City. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. hafit4ymt-mmtm rih i -r-r"' .. Robert Pinart during installation of his specially designed glass panels in restaurant at the new Marriott Marquis. Art of glass a 'ne Rocklander eagerly awaiting the opening a week ago of the $450 million, 50-story Marriott Marquis near Times Square incidentally, on a site once occupied by the stately Helen Hayes Theater was stained glass artist Robert Pinart of Nyack. It was he who had been asked to design a series of large panels of an unusual architectual glass which were to be major components of the new hotel's poshest restaurant, known simply as JW's (so named for the first two initials of the hotel chain's recently deceased founder, J. Willard Marriott). Pinart, a French-born artist who has garnered a nation-wide reputation for his stained glass creations at such varied edifices as the Episcopal Cathedral in Washington, D.C., The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan, and Bronx Zoo, accepted the assignment because it was unlike anything else he had been asked to do before. The five 7-foot by 8-foot parterres three panels in the restaurant area and two in the cocktail lounge were to be so constructed as to conjure up in the minds of patrons "bright flowers in June." Imagine! Relishing the challenge, Pinart set about at both his Nyack studio and Berkshire (North Adams, Mass.) workshop to bring the concept to fruition. By sandblasting on tempered glass, he was able to create or, at least suggest fields of shimmering summer light, dewdrops, and flowers, as well as rivulets of water, on the frosted panes. Voila! JW's, by the way, is not to be confused with the new hotel's widely publicized three-story revolving rooftop lounge and restaurant. While both are star attractions under the Marriott Marquis roof, the former is strictly tres chic gourmet, while the latter is designed to be a touristy talking point, with good food to match. As for Robert Pinart, he can't wait to share with other JW patrons, one night soon, that ineffable feeling of contentment when all shall look up from their food to gaze upon his creations in glass, with, perhaps...just inspired thought: "Ah, bright flowers in June." By LIAN SAE More than 1000 items made or grown by Rockland's youngsters and adults were exhibited in the Cooperative Extension's display tent during the recent County Fair. They were competing for prize ribbons and money. Anyone interested in learning how to enter exhibits in next year's County Fair should contact Cooperative Extension in New City. The items entered by youngsters received premium prize money awarded by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets through Cooperative Extension 4-H as well as ribbons: Blue (excellent), Red (good) and White (worthy). The ribbon and premium . winners at the Fair were: From Monsey: Julianna Suh, Catherine Conrad Saydah, Jeremy and Rebecca Katz, Robert Liberace, Karen Luludis, Merrite and Suzanne Mellion, Jennifer Rhodes, Eric Richardson, Kerry and Stacy Rose, Michael Was-serman. From Nanuet: Ann, Matthew and Patrick Bowler, Maria Cupo, Jason Frishman, Ivy Garfinkel, Kevin Gottlieb, Susan Larkin, Ann Marie, James and Steven McCarthy. From New City: Lauren and Richard Abba-monte, Dara Bloom, Tricia Brady, John and Peter Costalas, Andy and Marc DiMario, Tammy Gitlin, David and Jeff Grossman, Ken Heskestad, Noreen Knips, Kristine Kolbinger, Beth and Grace Kopf, Jennifer Maloney, Kevin McKay, Allyson, Chris and Mikki Morena, Barbara Noble, Gina Pisacano, Alycia, Gabriel, Lorell and Johenne Pivawer, Jennifer Podgradski, Elise and Roberta Schroeder, Peter and Suzi Toomin, Cris Trout From Sloatsburg: Christia Fulmer, Jaime Progl, Liz Rush, Jennifer Segaloff, Liz Almond, Alison Bagnell, Samantha Elliott, Paul Fuchs, Diana Wood. From Spring Valley: Kim Amann, Sarah Arkin, Carol and Frank D'Amato, Amy Haupt-man, Heather Hill, Sarah Beth Horn, Stephanie Kaufman, Bari and John Lazar, Jennifer Leonard, Kara Newman, Jessica Rico, Daniel and Madeline Rosenthal, Sara Schwartz, Lorraine Sedlacek, Brain Waldbaum. From Suffern: Debra Acherman, Justin Beck, Michele Christian, Dana Ellner, David Ellison, Stephen Fehsal, Adam Newman, Mindy Spiegel, Jaclyn Trentacaste, Marie Van ROAMING ROCKLAND Treuren. Other youngsters winning were: Jackie DeDeo, Billy and Sally Magee of Bardonia; Heather Hollaham and Robert Roth of Blau-velt; David Alan Wagner, Laura Price, Diane, Karen and Linda Scheu of Congers; Jason Dilworth, Paul Nilsen and Germaine Richardson of Garnerville; Emily Green and Mary O'Brien of Haverstraw; Ilya Chalken of Hill-burn; Carrie Buhl, Donna Clark and Paul Dickson of Nyack; Sarah Ellestad, Renee Has-kew, Janice Schwartz and Jeffrey Toghetti of Pearl River; Jennifer and Michael Campos of Pomona; Donna Rotella, Bill and Jenny Meu-nier of Tallman; Ian Brady of Upper Nyack; Rofiah Holland of Valley Cottage; Kim and Michelle Carvajal, Lisa Schneit, Dawn, George, Jennifer and Kimberly Newsome of West Nyack. The adult's entries were judged and awarded ribbons. The following were winners: Elizabeth Bertuccio of Garnerville; Jo Ellen Saumier of Haverstraw; Ellen Keena, John Laurence, Ellen Liberace and Nancy Morris of Monsey; Leslie Alexander, Judith DiMario, Denise Giannotti, Erika Hughes and Inge Schroeder of New City; Annette DeMarzo of Pomona; Annette and Glovennia Thomas of Sparkill; Rita Judge, Jenny Kantor, Marlene Lazar, Mary Purvis, John Jr., Joyce, Mary and Nancy Mirabile of Spring Valley. Others included: James Bender, Michael Bertrand and Robert Bulson of Stony Point; Tolly Beck, Debra Halstead, Margaret Lutz and Sigmund Pinchuk of Suffern; Shaaron Lockyer of Tallman; Winifred Strakosch of Tappan; Erich Desch of West Haverstraw; Varda Corish and Linda O'Donnell of West Nyack. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all who were part of this hugh success. Chit-chat Frances, Robert and Karen O'Connell of New City just returned home from an interesting tour of Russia. They visited Leningrad, Tbilisi, Moscow and Kiev. While in Kiev they had a first time visit with their uncle and cousins from Rovno in the Ukraine. This was the first time the two families have been together in over 70 years, since Frances' parents left Russia. Star encounter While dining at The Saloon on Broadway across the street from Lincoln Center I spied the famous Danny Aiello sitting with friends. Eventually I was able to talk with him and asked him what happiness meant to him. He replied "working when you want, being healthy, having food on the table and be able to make the mortgage payments at the first of the month." His next role will be Detective Jaime Rose on the TV Show Lady Blue, Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. Good luck, Danny. Birthdaying Today Mary Claridadas has a birthday and wishes are sent from club members in Spring Valley. Monday Leslie Gardner celebrates and has birthday wishes from friends in West Nyack. Children's corner Do you wonder what the kids of Rockland County did during the summer? They were out there playing, working, volunteering and being an asset to our community. That's what! So, a great big thanks to the teens who lovingly devoted their time this summer to the residents of Rockland County Infirmary-Summit Park Hospital. They include: Christine Coole, Denise Sartorio, Meredith Moore, Laura Bonnici, Nir Barkan, Matthew Scott, Palma Descartes, Elisa Levine, Jolie Fink, Tami Strauss, Jeanne Lan, Doug Olsen, Danny Gu-bits, Faith Schwartz, Danny Scheiman, Bindu Matthew, Frank D'Amato, Sharon Shore, Eric Hymowitz, Sarah Schwall, Kathleen Boccardi and Joy White. Remember Mail news tips to Lian Sae, The Journal-News, 200 Route 303 North, West Nyack, N.Y. 10994. Print first and last name clearly, include a phone number, sign your letter and submit at least three weeks in advance. HOT STUFF Continued from Fl assistance in a showcase for themselves. Today's young women know who they are, what they are, where they want to go and how to get there. It's a personal showcase, a door-opener. And nobody twists their arm. We're accused of all sorts of things. Being a factory-this, body measurement-that. It's a hangover from the old days of the women's liberation movement who saw us as a gorgeous opportunity for publicity and they got it, bless their hearts. You sound a little defensive, Al. After as many years as I've been in this, you do get kind of defensive. I seem to attract trouble. You or your position? My position. No, I have a hide 4 inches thick. Look at the sequence of events. Bert Parks-this, the song-that, Vanessa Williams-the other thing. This year, who is Miss New Jersey? What else can happen? Atlantic City could sink into the sea. And me along with it. While we're on the subject, I talked to Bert Parks a few months ago, and he said you asked him to come back to the show. I didn't; an intermediary did ask him to consider being a part of the show. And I was thinking of bringing back the song. 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