Over The Moon About Warhol, This Flower Show & Protecting Wildlife

Inspiration, Featured

 

Here is another installment in my “Over the Moon About” blog series, which highlights three different things that have caught my eye this month. And if the Morgan Library docent or security guard who encountered me trying to document the Warhol exhibit below, is reading this, again, I’m sorry.

voice for wildlife

World Wildlife Day

I made this 15 second video in support of World Wildlife Day this month. I used my favorite book about elephants as a backdrop, “Earth To Sky” by National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols. Plus I have a few of my MakerBot 3D elephants thrown in too.

It’s never too late to support this important cause and put an end to needless poaching.

  • Empowers Africa empowers people, fosters education, protects wildlife and conserves land. I love the fact they are supporting the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) in the Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa. Read about Empowers Africa here.
  • Wildlife Conservation Society is credited with doing effective and groundbreaking work in Africa.
  • “When the buying stops, the killing can too”. Wild Aid‘s mission it to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes.
  • Also, watch the documentary film Warlords of Ivory and follow how journalist Bryan Christy exposes the ivory trade in Africa.
World Wildlife Day at the UN

UN World Wildlife Day at the UN this year

 

andy warhol

Andy Warhol By The Book

I had an early look at a remarkable visual exploration of Andy Warhol’s lifelong love affair with book design and publishing. Lucky for those New York area residents and those visiting the Big Apple, this exhibit runs through May 15 at The Morgan Library & Museum just a short walk from Grand Central Terminal. Some of my favorite exhibit photos follow. I grabbed these shots before I was told to put my camera away. Go see this for yourself and take a look at their website for all things Warhol.

Warhol at the Morgan
Warhol at the Morgan
Warhol at the Morgan

 

this flower show

Macy’s Flower Show

Do you have a Macys Department store near you? Stores are located in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco. Between March 20-April 3 the Macy’s Flowers Show takes over the store and offers activities … for free. You can shop and smell the roses at the same time. Activities and events for Macy’s Flower Show events listed here.

 

Macy's flower show

Macy’s Flower Show

 

Flower show

Flower Show

 

Dahlia

Dahlia

 

All photographs are taken by me, unless I have noted otherwise in the caption. I use my iPhone 6plus and Canon 5D III.

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  • Janet Chin-See

    Wonderful pictures as usual Nancy. I always look forward to reading your blogs. I’ve learned a lot from them.

    • I’m so happy you read the posts and especially that you “learn a lot from them”, that is a big WOW!

  • Thanks Nancy!
    Beautiful work!
    I love Warhol. I will check out the exhibit.
    I notice a lot of museums and art galleries don’t allow photographers.
    Very strange in this blogging world we live in.
    Keep up the great work.
    Ellen

    • I know, it’s really nutty they don’t encourage photo taking. I can see no flash. Oh well. I managed 🙂 Thanks Prada xxxxx

  • PBSisabargain

    The Warhol exhibit looks fascinating!

    Saw the Macy’s Flower Show in Chicago last year with friends, and we all found it disappointing.

    • WARHOL is the best, I never knew this side of him. I had such a good experience at the NYC show, in fact a few photos taken of their flowers actually sold, go figure. Maybe it was the florists they used.

    • gaytheist

      Funny story, a friend in Chicago sent me a signed and numbered Warhol print of McJagger. I was familiar with the fact that Warhol was some famous artist and got online to research it out. That led me to an exhibit that was currently going on in New York. There was a number for the curator so I gave him a call and told him about it. I was concerned about how to get it framed so that it is archivally preserved (or whatever the proper term is for that sort of thing). While we were chatting, I asked him why it was signed twice, and that led to him asking me a series of questions about it. Once he asked for the measurements of the print, which was 17″ X 13″, instead of 3′ X 3′, he then realized what I probably had was a page from a book of Art that someone had cut out, and then they had Warhol sign it, which was why there were two signatures…LOL. Although it was dissapointing that I didn’t have an authentic numbered print, I was at the same time quite relieved. I’ve never had a piece of art that expensive before.

  • Jimmy

    This is awesome Nancy! Great photos and video, love all the colors.
    -Jimmy

    • Hey Jimmy, thanks for stopping by 🙂 Appreciate the nice comment! Yes, I’m all about the color. And tiny videos a weekly thing now.

  • Nancy

    Your work sucks me in.
    Every time.