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North Shore Towers held its ninth annual Artists and Artisans Show on Sunday, August 24 at Towers on the Green, displaying the works of many talented members of the community.
This year, 45 artists displayed their works, including several new people who had not previously participated in the Towers show. They represented a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry making, ceramics, clay, glass and needlework.
“The creative muse at North Shore Towers is alive and well,” said Blossom Stone, who organized the event.
Fellow organizer Harriet Lane said of the exhibition, “I thought it was very good. Everything was really up to excellent standards.”
Dorothy Weissman, a lifelong painter who went to a high school for music and art and Parsons, was at the show for the first time this year with her paintings. For about the last four years, she has been painting in the art studio in the arcade of the Towers while she is in New York during the summer.
“It’s very convenient,” she said. “Being able to do it here is wonderful. That’s one of the wonderful things about this community.”
This also marked the first year that 3-D artist Sheldon Tischenkel displayed his works in the show. A year and a half ago, he started taking a class for such art in Florida and fell in love with the form. He lives on the same floor as Stone, who he said encouraged him to participate in the Towers show.
Throughout the day Stone said that there were steady streams of people coming to view the show and that at times you could hardly walk through the room.
“It was so well received,” Lane said.
“We were very, very happy with the results,” Stone said. “I thought it was a really classy show.”
Greenthal sponsored having wine and cheese at the event. Stone said that every year maintenance and management pitch in to help, which adds to making the show a success. Stone and Lane extended their thanks to Greenthal, Gus from Towers on the Green, the many residents and other individuals who made the show possible. Lane also thanked Charlotte Korn for her assistance in transporting the paintings.

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