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Here, There, and Back Again: Photographs by Robert Sherman & Sculptures by Brian Norris at The Ocean Beach Historical Society

July 17 - August 1

Photograph by Robert Sherman

The most notable thing about coming to this island each time we step off the boat is that for the first time since we last left, our eyes are met with the vastness of uninterrupted space.

Gazing across the ocean and beyond we can open our minds to a sense of limitless possibilities, of countless destinations, until we start to let go of our mainland existence and see ourselves floating freely on the distant horizon.

Wherever our stories come from (found objects in the sand; a moment on a far flung street; a solitary cloud; a fragment of dance; a lyric from a love song; a hard truth; air, sleep, nothing at all), once we’ve stepped away from the other side we are free to find ourselves anywhere, everywhere, and nowhere all at the same time.

And something softens inside us, cradled as we are on both sides by open ocean and bay.

Perhaps that’s why, one way or another, we always have to come back —because in truth some part of us never leaves.

-Robert Sherman

Also exhibiting select sculptures and beach artifacts by Brian Norris

Opening wine & cheese reception Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Hours Thursday-Monday 10 a.m.- 2p.m. & 7 -10 p.m.

This event has been sponsored by the Ocean Beach Community Fund.

About the Author

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.


July 17
August 1
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Ocean Beach Historical Society
Ocean Beach Community House, Bat Walk
Ocean Beach, NY 11770


Ocean Beach Community Fund