Heart of the East End – June 9th, 2022

Alexander Polzin, Thoughtful Thursday

German sculptor Alexander Polzin joins Gianna Volpe on-air to discuss his work ahead of tonight’s lecture at Longhouse Reserve. The lecture will be paired with a musical piece made by Greek composer Konstantia Gourzi in honor of one of Polzin’s pieces, performed by the American quartet Hammermusik. Polzin specializes in Bronze-cast sculptures initially made with wood. The piece of his at Longhouse is entitled “Parthenope” in honor of a siren who, in Greek mythology, drowns herself after failing to entice Odysseus. Polzin believes Parthenope’s suicide is the result of her attempt to end the “Devil’s circle” inherent to the sirens’ objective: attracting sailors with song before ultimately drowning them. For more information, visit longhouse.org and alexanderpolzin.com.

Bill Donahue, HOTsounds Underwritten by William RIS Gallery

Honor Flight Long Island board member Bill Donahue joins Gianna to talk about the most recent visit down to Washington D.C. with nearly 40 Long Island veterans, and the upcoming fundraiser aimed at funding future trips to the country’s capital. The fundraiser will take place at the Sagaponack Distillery on July 16. For more info and tickets to this July’s fundraiser for Honor Flight Long Island, visit listentothewindhfli.org.

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