By Pamela Smythe Woods

American Soprano Alyson Cambridge star of Opera and Broadway, a hit in Rocktopia, joins fine art photographer Ted Barkhorn for the MILLENNIUM MAGAZINE closing night party for Modern Images of The Natural World at 263 Bowery, NOVO LOCALE gallery space in NYC.

Photo Linda Gerlach

Celebrating a mission of compassion Elizabeth Shafiroff, President and co-founder Global Strays, and Jean Shafiroff, author, philanthropist, treasurer and board member Global Strays, introduce Ted Barkhorn, Fine Art Photographer, who is generously donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of his work through Earth Day 2019. For a virtual gallery of these modern images of the natural world, go to https://tedbarkhorn.com/

Photo Sylvain-Gaboury-©Patrick-McMullan

Among the guests joining Ted Barkhorn to celebrate the opening of his first New York show, were Elizabeth Shafiroff, President & co-founder of Global Strays, Jean Shafirof, Treasurer & Board member, Lori Zelenko, Adele Nino, Flo Anthony, Catherine Marion, Designer and founder of Jemily Fine Jewelry, Warren Woodberry, Owner and Publisher Millennium Magazine, Martin Shafiroff, Board member Leyla Ligouri, Victor Martinez, Luis Alvarez, Ana Stone, Maria Estrany-Y-Gendre, Ken Fishel, Maria Fishel, Bradley Fishel, Lindsey Feinstein, Richard Ballard, Tony Bowles, Rosemary Ponzo, Lori Zelenko, Elena Ayot, John Lutri, Elizabeth Milstein, Sophia Bishop, Dawne Marie Grannum, Roberta Marroquin, and Dr. Steven Schuster.

The mission of Global Strays, Elizabeth Shafiroff explains is to “support and empower animal rescuers worldwide especially those with limited resources. We raise awareness on the topic of compassion as we strongly believe compassion is a driving force able to bring about positive change. If a person learns to be compassionate towards one being, then that person will learn to be compassionate towards all. This message, we believe, is beautifully communicated in the work of Ted Barkhorn so it was only natural that we would partner with him.”

Portal of The Living Water, the master work of Ted Barkhorn, Fine Art Photographer and the focal point of the recent exhibition at NOVO LOCALE. Available for purchase with a percentage going to Global Strays at https://tedbarkhorn.com/

For Ted Barkhorn, the alliance with Global Strays speaks to a mutual concern for the environment, “I believe that we share a passion for nature itself, respect for the earth, mindfulness of the world around us. Animals, humans, plants, trees…all need protection and that is our shared mission.” Ted Barkhorn is known as The Pareidolia Photographer as his work expresses a phenomenon which happens when we see a recognizable image, a dove, a face, a man, appearing in a rock, a cloud or in this case, a tree. “I am inspired by the mirroring technique of Da Vinci, the depth of Michelangelo and the unexpected colors of Van Gogh,” Barkhorn says. He reveals dimensional stories in his photographs of giant gnarled and twisted Redwood roots. Human or animal figures, sometime hidden in mosaic-like patterns, sometimes appearing in their natural form, are present in his compelling and often brilliantly-colored imagery.

Celestial Gate by Ted Barkhorn is an invitation to explore Heaven’s realms. The color palette was chosen by an unseen hand in Ted Barkhorn’s Leica, his camera of choice for shooting what he calls Ancient Redwood Roots. Read more about his philosophy on https://tedbarkhorn.com/

Guests at the opening and closing celebrations of Ted Barkhorn’s Fine Art Photography enjoyed cocktails made with Wodka, the “honest vodka” from Poland (https://wodkawodka.com/) with Q Mixers (https://qdrinks.com/) as well as TOST the celebratory non-alcoholic sparkler (https://www.tostbeverages.com/).

Photo Linda Gerlach

Find Ted Barkhorn on Instagram @thepareidoliaphotographer and online at tedbarkhorn.com.

Friends and family were on hand for Ted Barkhorn’s celebrations including famed hyper-realist painter Nick Sider, artist Irina-Rozovskaya, Madeline Barkhorn joined by husband fine art photographer, Ted Barkhorn.

Photo Linda Gerlach

The closing celebration for Ted Barkhorn’s fine art photography at NOVO LOCALE was hosted by MILLENNIUM MAGAZINE. Publisher and owner of MILLENNIUM Warren Woodberry was honored to entertain such notable guests as Alyson Cambridge (https://www.alysoncambridge.com/music) the American soprano who will continue to reprise her Broadway performance in ROCKTOPIA on the national tour of this rock meets classical musical powerhouse. Alyson is known to fans not only for her sublime operatic voice but her equal mastery of our favorite jazz standards.

Warren Woodberry, owner, publisher MILLENNIUM, closes out Ted Barkhorn’s show with JEMILY Fine Jewelry designer, Catherine Marion.

Photo Sylvain-Gaboury-©Patrick-McMullan

Ending a stellar evening surrounded by the glorious artwork of Ted Barkhorn! Remember if you missed the show, this fine art photography is available online at https://tedbarkhorn.com/