Rachel Banai

Puffin Camera Club 20th Anniversary Show Celebrates the Reopening of TCC

Event Date and Time: May 7, 2023 4:00 pm
Cost: $0
Location: 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07660
Tickets and Reservations

From Rachel Banai, curator and educator:

“In 2001, Perry Rosenstein recruited an eclectic group of environmentalists, artists, and educators to rescue a small parcel of land in the southernmost portion of Teaneck. Once a staging ground for the construction of the intersection of Routes 80 & 95, the land had been an unofficial dumpsite for nearly half a century. Refrigerators and old tires lie half-buried under mountains of broken concrete and asphalt. In 2006, Teaneck Creek Park emerged with over 1.3 miles of groomed trails, an outdoor classroom, and ecological art exhibits that makes this oasis unlike any other. During the period of 2020-23, the Park went through a major environmental and structural uplifting, the results of which have just been made available to the public.

The Puffin Camera Club, supported by the Puffin Foundation, has recorded the development of the park artistically for all these years, under the leadership of Rachel Banai, a world-renowned photographer. Explore the culmination of the Puffin Camera Club’s artistic expressions over the last 20 years. It displays images of various natural subjects: flowers and shrubs, animals and birds, water and ice, as well as man-made artifacts reflecting the layered history of the Creek. There are a number of photographic techniques used. We hope you enjoy this collection capturing, celebrating and bearing witness to nature’s endless capacity for renewal and rebirth.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Puffin Foundation and Ms. Gladys Miller-Rosenstein and Mr. Neal Rosenstein for providing the economic and social canvases for our show; and, specifically, Ms. Melissa Lynam, Asst. Director of the Puffin Cultural Forum; and Mr. Andrew Lee, Director of the Puffin Cultural Forum, without whom the exhibition could not have happened.”

Reservations Recommended
via phone 201-836-3499

• This event is open to a limited audience up to 70 persons
• Properly fitting KN95 or N95 masks are required
• Please review all our Covid and General policies here before attending




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