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FEBRUARY 2

WORLD FIRE CIDER DAY

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS


CULINARY CULTURE SERIES:

“Celebrating World Fire Cider Day”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis

FEBRUARY

“TO THE MOON AND BACK:

The Lunar New Year”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis

JANUARY 25

THE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

NLS ALMANAC

JANUARY QUOTE FROM BEN FRANKLIN

Publisher of the original, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1733

(Relative of Jon H. Davis)

Contemplating: The Deep Subject of Time

JANUARY 10

CELEBRATING BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS


Culinary Culture Series:

“Bittersweet Chocolate Day”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis

JANUARY 2020

All text and photographs © Iris Brooks & Jon H. Davis

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FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day

FEBRUARY QUOTE FROM TRUMAN CAPOTE

Contemplating: Love

Photo by Iris Brooks

This photograph was taken in southern Portugal in a “Deep Sky” designated area, with little light pollution.

FEBRUARY 21

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

“Languages Without Borders”

By Iris Brooks

Photos by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

JANUARY 1, 2020

CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR & NEW DECADE

PHOTOGRAPH AND NLS CARD


“Winter Forest” - View From NORTHERN LIGHTS STUDIO

Photograph by Jon H. Davis

MARCH

NLS ALMANAC

MARCH QUOTE BY CHARLES DICKENS

Contemplating: Seasonal Changes

NLS Image and Design by Jon H. Davis & Iris Brooks

MARCH 19

SPRING EQUINOX

ARTICLE AND ART

“Spring Equinox:

The Return of the Sun Serpent

and the Swallow”

Article by Iris Brooks

Mandala Art by Jon H. Davis

MARCH 25

INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

CULINARY CULTURE SERIES:

“International Waffle Day on March 25”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

APRIL

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

“The Healing Well: Digging Deep In Times of Stress”

By Iris Brooks

Photos by Jon H. Davis

APRIL 5

PALM SUNDAY

MANDALA ART

“Palmistry”

Mandala Art by Jon H. Davis

APRIL 19

NATIONAL GARLIC DAY

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

CULINARY CULTURE SERIES:

“National Garlic Day”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis

NLS ALMANAC

APRIL QUOTE BY HAFIZ

Reflecting on Stillness

NLS Image and Design by Jon H. Davis & Iris Brooks

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APRIL 22

EARTH DAY

PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDE SHOW

“NORTHERN LIGHTS STUDIO Celebrates

50 Years of Earth Day”

With 50 NLS Images by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

All Photos © Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks,

were captured in the following locations:


BORNEO, CALIFORNIA, CANARY ISLANDS, ECUADOR, FUERTEVENTURA, GOZO, GRAN CANARIA, JAPAN, KUMEJIMA, LA GOMERA, LANZAROTE, MADEIRA, MALAWI, MALTA, MOROCCO, NEW  MEXICO, NEW YORK, OKINAWA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, TANZANIA, AND YAKUSHIMA.

MAY 7

NLS ALMANAC

MAY QUOTE BY TAGORE


Reflecting on Wisdom

In Honor of Tagore’s Birthday

NLS Image and Design by Jon H. Davis & Iris Brooks

MAY 10

MOTHER’S DAY

ARTICLE AND CARD

“Mother’s Day Musings:

Celebrating Common Humanity & The Female Spirit”

By Iris Brooks

Card Design by Jon H. Davis

MAY 15

National Endangered Species Day

Article and Photographs


OUR FRAGILE WORLD:

Celebrating National Endangered Species Day”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

All Text and Images © Iris Brooks & Jon H. Davis

TO CONTINUE READING THE ARTICLE, CLICK HEREOur_Fragile_World.html

JUNE

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS


“CELEBRATIONS”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis

FILM


CELEBRATE! Festivals Around the World

Written, Produced, and Directed by

Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Now Available for Viewing on Vimeo

LINK TO VIMEO - https://vimeo.com/430780445




https://vimeo.com/430780445

JUNE 19

ART


“EQUILIBRIUM”

Mandala Art by Jon H. Davis

A Curated Virtual Gallery

Selected by ARAS as Featured Work of the Day

For “Art in a Time of Global Crisis:

Interconnection and Companionship”

   EQUILIBRIUM                                                                                   © JON H. DAVIS

https://aras.org/special-feature

CULINARY CULTURE SERIES:

“Tea Tastings on International Tea Day”

By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

MAY

MAY 21

INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

JULY

July is filled with holidays: Canada Day, Independence Day in the US,

Nelson Mandela International Day, World Chess Day, and World UFO Day.

Don’t forget National Ice Cream Day on July 19th and also remember

July is National Ice Cream Month.


If you want to partake in other virtual celebrations and global travel,

watch our short film, CELEBRATE! Festivals Around the World.

Click on the film link below.


https://vimeo.com/430780445

National Ice Cream Month

AUGUST

AUGUST 19

WORLD PHOTO DAY

PHOTO MONTAGE

“World Performers Take Center Stage”

Photos and Montage by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

The first online photo gallery honoring World Photography Day took place in 2010. Since then, this annual event, held on August 19–celebrating the art, craft, science, and history of photography–has been aimed at inspiring photographers around the globe. NLS has created a photographic montage featuring performers we have met in our travels. Those spotlighted here are musicians, dancers, actors, puppeteers, paraders, and even a snake charmer! This montage honors them along with the 10th anniversary of World Photo Day 2020.

Performers are from Bhutan, Borneo, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Japan, Morocco, New York, Norway, and Reunion Island.

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”

-Steve McCurry

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact,

touches the heart and leaves the viewer

a changed person for having seen it.”

-Irving Penn

SEPTEMBER

FILM SCREENING

SEPTEMBER 8


“A Virtual Tour Into the World of Art: Six Tri-State Artists”

Introducing the Sculptural Work of  Eric David Laxman

with the film,  Magic in Metal and Stone: Eric David Laxman

Written and Directed By Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

The Learning Collaborative

Sponsors a 6-Part Zoom Class Over 6 Weeks

With Artists Presenting Their Work

The September 8, on-line class features an overview of the work and philosophy of 
Eric David Laxman, an artist who has exhibited nationwide. This session includes a screening of Magic in Metal and Stone, a film by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks.

Learn more about Eric David Laxman and his art on www.ericdavidlaxman.comhttp://www.ericdavidlaxman.com

OCTOBER

CELEBRATION: FIRST PEOPLES WEEK

OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 10

Presented by The Greene Space

with New York Public Radio

This week celebrates North American Indigenous Communities through their history, culture, and wisdom for the future. Many of their events are available through live streaming. Or watch videos at www.thegreenespace.org/watch

“All dreams spin out from the same web.”

-Hopi

One of the videos was created in collaboration with the Museum of Food and Drink, presenting a program, “Food For Thought,” exploring the heritage of food and music in Black and Latinx cultures in “Culinary Lyricism.” Among the Live Streaming events is “Telling Our Own Story” on Oct. 8. This involves Madeline Sayet speaking with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Native American Art curator, Patricia Marroquin Norby on the topic of incorporating native narratives into a variety of mainstream culture.

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.

It is the little shadow, which runs across the grass

and loses itself in the sunset.”

-Blackfoot

NORTHERN LIGHTS STUDIO shares their photos by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks with a focus on North American Indigenous cultures including cuisine, crafts, and the arts.

North American Indigenous Cuisine at The Acoma Pueblo

Decorative Shell Art by The Yurok Tribe in California

Basketry and Pottery photographed in New Mexico

“Everything the power does,

it does in a circle.”

-Lakota

Faces are Captured in Traditional North American Native Arts from Drums and Masks to Totems

“With all things and in all things,

we are relatives.”

-Sioux

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

“WORLD ORIGAMI DAYS: A TIME FOR FOLDING”

OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 11

Article By Iris Brooks

Photographs By Jon H. Davis

NOVEMBER

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS

“WORLD KINDNESS DAY: CREATING A KINDER PLANET”

NOVEMBER 13

Article By Iris Brooks

Photographs by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING

PHOTO ANTHOLOGY

“POST-THANKSGIVING MIX OF SPOONS”

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Spoons may be eating utensils, serving implements, rhythmic percussion instruments, fishing lures, measurements for medicine, or travel souvenirs. Here is a sampling of our spoon collection in silver, pewter, wood, coconut shell, bone, porcelain, and horn from around the world, often displayed on indigenous textiles. These images are from Cyprus, Denmark, Japan, Wales,

Zanzibar, Thailand, Canada, Bali, South Africa, China, America, and Holland.

“I have measured out my life

with coffee spoons.”

-T.S. Eliot,

From the Love Songs of J. Alfred Prufrock