Tag Archives: Coney Island

September 2017, Johnny Lowe

Here we go—another great Coney Island artist—the amazing Johnny Lowe. He emailed me through this website and when I saw his work, I was just floored. It seems the ghosts are talking to him too.   In his own words: “I love Coney Island. I’m not a native, but I have the sand in my … Continue reading →

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July, 2017, AJ Bernstein

World adventurer AJ Bernstein captures the excitement of this summer’s Mermaid Parade in all its exhibitionist glory. -As AJ herself says: “At Burning Man, Left Coast artists get to suffer in the sand, co-opted by the 1%; in Coney Island, the Mermaid Parade celebrates the spirit of pure creative joy.” For more about AJ’s work, … Continue reading →

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June, 2017, Philomena Marano

Please welcome the fabulous Philomena Marano. I don’t think anyone has contributed more to Coney Island signage, design, and murals over the years. And her cut paper paintings are nothing short of amazing. As she puts it “It’s like drawing with an x-acto knife.” I’ve been a great admirer of hers for years. I love the … Continue reading →

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May, 2017, Ilene Isseks

There are so many great Coney Island artists it’s hard to pick one each month. This month I’d like to introduce you to the wonderful paintings of Ilene Isseks. I first saw Ilene’s painting, The Atlantis Bar—a bar I fictionalized in my novel—on one of the We Grew Up in Brighton Beach Facebook pages and … Continue reading →

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April, 2017, Jim Blythe

April’s exhibition stars a great photographer named Jim Blythe. Full disclosure—he’s my darling husband. He took these photographs October 25, 2014, a beautiful fall day, shortly before Halloween—hence the adorable little girls in costumes. Jim would like me to point out, for some reason, that it was Trotsky’s birthday. To see more of Jim’s work … Continue reading →

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