Old Mastic House

April 13 marks the birth of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). He was a Founding Father, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the owner of Monticello, a southern plantation worked by slaves. There are, of course, many other aspects of his life that have made him a complex historical figure. Up north, thereContinue reading “Old Mastic House”

Attic Clock

Don’t forget that on March 8, all the clocks will “spring forward” for daylight saving time. The time will move ahead by one hour and we’ll lose an hour of sleep. But we’ll gain extra sunlight and the pleasure of knowing that spring is near – it arrives on March 19 to be exact. TheContinue reading “Attic Clock”

The Other Side: Pompey

February is Black History Month and this photograph was one of the prints on display during solo exhibitions I had at New York City’s African Burial Ground National Monument and other venues. The burial ground, located in Mastic Beach, Long Island, is believed to be the site where some of William Floyd’s slaves are buried.Continue reading “The Other Side: Pompey”

From the William Floyd Collection

The Other Side I present this photograph in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Civil Rights Day in Arizona and New Hampshire, all of which fall on January 20. This image is from the first photographic collection centering on the burial ground of the forgotten slaves from the William Floyd Estate in Mastic,Continue reading “From the William Floyd Collection”

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Memorializes a Founding Father’s Slaves

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Women’s Rights National Historical Park presents the solo exhibition The Other Side – Charles, Caesar, Harry, Sam, Pompey, Lon, and Isaac, a series of photographs by New York artist Xiomáro.  The 12 large prints will be on view from July 1 to August 31, 2019 at the Visitor Center’s gallery on the second floor. TheContinue reading “Women’s Rights National Historical Park Memorializes a Founding Father’s Slaves”

William Floyd Rediscovered at Mastics – Moriches – Shirley Community Library

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact An exclusive slideshow and talk, William Floyd Rediscovered, will be presented by Long Island artist Xiomáro at Mastics – Moriches – Shirley Community Library on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  The one-night only free event includes entry to win a print from the fine art photographic series on whichContinue reading “William Floyd Rediscovered at Mastics – Moriches – Shirley Community Library”

Harlem’s “Courage and Creativity” Exhibit Features Photographs From Xiomáro

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Me Photographs created by New York artist Xiomáro (pronounced SEE-oh-MAH-ro) will be included in the LeRoy Neiman Art Center’s exhibit Courage and Creativity from June 2 to July 12, 2014 in Harlem, New York City. The exhibit showcases works inspired by an observation attributed to the renowned artist, Henri Matisse:  “creativity takes courage.”  InContinue reading “Harlem’s “Courage and Creativity” Exhibit Features Photographs From Xiomáro”