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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern New Jersey, New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * TORNADOES: Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

B. J. Spoke Gallery Exhibition - Paperworks 2011

On the very back wall, a series of candy-colored cardboard tubes and cutouts spiral, wheel, and interlock to form three aptly-named sculptures: "Twilight", "Dreamtime", and "Mindplay". The sculptures, created by artist Elaine Greene from Guttenberg, ...

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On the very back wall, a series of candy-colored cardboard tubes and cutouts spiral, wheel, and interlock to form three aptly-named sculptures: "Twilight", "Dreamtime", and "Mindplay". The sculptures, created by artist Elaine Greene from Guttenberg, New Jersey, are part of the forty-nine pieces on display as winners of the 2011 Juried Show Paperworks, held by the B.J. Spoke Gallery. The other artworks on display are no less unique. On the wall to the left of the sculptures hangs a piece from Kathleen Thompson of Sebastopol, California, an abstract work of bright blue jagged checker squares sprawled atop a cardinal yellow background—made from egg tempera. Juxtaposed with the seeming simplicity of "Checkers", on the opposite wall, three pieces hang entitled "Bacteriophage Ballet", "Origins of Species", and "Complex Fluid, A Novel Surfactancy". The artist, Regina Valluzzi from Arlington, Massachusetts, uses tiny strokes of ink on paper to depict the abstract swirls of beauty hidden beneath a microscope, opening to viewers the alien world of the miniscule in staticky pinwheels of black and white. While Valluzi takes a monochromatic approach on her subject, artist Kurt Markgraf from Dumont, NJ, also employs a technique reminiscent of pointillism, but saturates his work in colors. Titling his pieces with names such as "Backyard" and "Telephone Pole", Markgraf zooms in on mundane scenes and transforms them into striking works of art, compelling in the motion and aesthetics created by a scribbling pen-stroke and colors that border on toxic in brightness. Other artists took the theme of "Paperworks" in another direction and created works using self-made paper, such as Georgie Cunningham, whose pieces are completely handcrafted. Weaving together homemade strips of colored paper, Cunningham created paper textiles reminiscent of indigenous artworks, which are properly given earthy titles such as "Awakening Sky", "Summer Solstice", "A Small Candle Glows", and "Earth Chant". Artist Freda Fairchild from Paducah, Kentucky, created a delicate paper dress with homemade paper printed using intaglio techniques, entitling the ingenuous garment "The Chosen Skin". The winner of the show, Donna A. Hoyle from Carroliton, Georgia, used foam board with acrylic to create a miniature piano nostalgically titled "Reminiscing", appropriate with its mottled surface and old-time parlor-perfect look. Spreading from the opposite ceiling corner, the fluttering sculpture "Multiplication" blossoms from above, created by artist Michelle Muzyka from Burlington, New Jersey. Made from pieces of handcrafted paper with beeswax, the piece glows from the light behind it, and seems to pour out from its corner in beautifully fragile leaves. The Paperworks show, running through August 2011, is a display of the winners from the 2011 Paperworks National Art Competition, run by B.J. Spoke Gallery and juried by Gene McHugh, a Kress Fellow and member of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The competition required artists to use paper as the primary medium, and sought for innovation when judging the pieces. The spirit of creativity that the winners so well exemplify is an inherent part of the gallery itself. Seeking to foster innovation and to provide a venue for emerging local artists, B.J. Spoke is a non-profit run and supported by its twenty-eight members through a system unconventional for an art gallery. "It’s a democracy here", says manager Marilyn Lavi. "The members decide how we run things." B.J. Spoke Gallery is located on 299 Main Street in Huntington. Its next national juried competition is entitled Expo 31 and will be juried by Margot Norton, Assistant Curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The deadline is October 25, 2011, and winners will by exhibited at B.J. Spoke in March, 2012. After the August exhibition, visitors may look forwards to displays of member artworks, local crafts, and a special showing of pottery made in the Japanese Raku style. For those who plan on visiting, make sure to ask for a peek at the secret wooden submarine, made by the Long Island Woodworkers Association, hidden in the back. B.J. Spoke Gallery, incorporated and not-for-profit, is an artist-owned and run gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media. Visit their website, or call (631) 549-5106 for more information. "Bacteriophage Ballet" image by Regina Valluzzi'