Image: Yosemite from Inspiration Point, Summer, ca. 1936: Courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, ©2014 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Ansel Adams: Early Works
Works from the beginning of landscape photography giant and environmentalist Ansel Adams’ career will be on display in The Long Island Museum much of the summer. Most are familiar with his photos as what the Long Island Museum calls “heroic, high-gloss, high-contrast prints,” produced to order and sold in retail galleries. But what will be shown in Stony Brook are Adams’ smaller, “intimate prints, rich in the middle tones that Adams crafted earlier in
his career.” Produced from the 1920s into the 1950s, these include a rare print of “Moonrise, Hernandez (New Mexico)” and the earliest known print of “Clearing Winter Storm” snapped from Inspiration Point, Adams’ most revered Yosemite vantage.

Ansel Adams: Early Works will be showing until Aug 2 at The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook. (631) 751-0066,

Hunted- pam hawkes- 40 x 23 Oil, beeswax and metal leaf on Board_copy

Image: Hunted, Pam Hawkes

Skin Deep
What is the significance of skin? A roster of artists at the RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor will present their answers to this question in June’s Skin Deep. The gallery’s ambition is to “explore distinct, individual visions of ‘beauty’” through the works of a variety of artists. On display will be contemporary realism from Tracey Harris, the masked faces of Pam Hawkes and challenging imagery from Phillip Thomas.

Skin Deep will be on exhibit until June 21 at RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor. (631) 725-1161,

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Michael Isenbek, Associate Editor, dabbles in both fiction and nonfiction writing, coordinates the Pulse event listings and writes the text for "Zoom," among other editorial tasks. He has a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Journalism from SUNY Empire State College.