The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will present the digital and spoken word event, Lemons Brook Farm: Lens, Pen and Place, on May 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the farmhouse where its New York office is based, at 120 Segar and Rosenberg Road, Kauneonga Lake, New York.
The event is free and open to the public; advance registration is not required.
“Lemons Brook Farm: Lens, Pen and Place” will feature the work of photographer and writer, Sandy Long, who spent the month of November 2015 as Artist-in-Residence at the 119-acre property.
A digital exposition of images will be available throughout the afternoon, and Long will briefly discuss her work at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will be a guided walk on the woodland trail at 2:30 p.m.
While in residence at the farm, Long explored the lichen-labeled stone walls, the bird-and-bug-friendly herb garden, the wildlife that is supported there, the shady forest trail littered with thought-provoking evidence of human activity and the neighboring cows quietly grooming the fields leased by a local farmer.
The beautiful property is well loved by its owner, Lou Barr and his family. Barr’s reverence for his childhood home led him to work with the Conservancy to protect it for the future.
As a result, the pristine woodlands, fields and wetlands will continue to provide essential habitat for plants, animals, insects, fungi and other life forms. "I have tremendous devotion to what's wild," says Barr.
Long’s photographic experience of the property was deepened on the page, in a process she employs when engaging with a place.
“I am looking, listening, opening my senses to what this place is saying,” she wrote during the residency. “We form our bonds in such conversations. Deepening relationships to the places we love can impel us to work on their behalf. The camera provides me a portal for greater awareness.”
Long previously enjoyed a two-week exploration of Shenandoah National Park during fall 2014 as its first artist-in-residence, and has for many years done similar work in the Upper Delaware River region as a resident of Pike County.
Visit SandyLongPhotos.com for a sneak peek at a gallery of images from her Lemons Brook Farm residency.
Long is co-founder of the content marketing firm, Heron’s Eye Communications, which shares images of wonder-awakening aspects of the natural world through its social media series #Wonder Watch.
More information is available on the Lemons Brook Farm: Lens, Pen and Place webpage.For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy website. Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy.