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Ginger Balizer-Hendler is a Long Island Based artist and writer, whose colorful primitive work is based on her love for storytelling.
In 2013, Ginger received an artist residency at The Vermont Studio center, where she completed a 17 1/2’ canvas,The Adventures of Gingerella, based on a recent journey to India. In 2014, The Adventures of Gingerella and the Peaceful Planet Project , an art installation,was featured as part of The East End Arts Council’s JumpstART program to revitalize downtown Riverhead, New York. The multi-media installation featured her love for Indian miniatures and the Buddhist concept of ahimsa( sanskrit for non-injury), inviting viewers to participate through poetry and performance. Her recent book, The Adventures of Gingerella was published in November, 2015. She created and produced a musical based on this book.Several of our Ethical members made their debut in this original work, which had its Long Island Premiere in 2018. In 2019, The Adventures of Gingerella, was produced at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood.
Ginger received an Award of Merit for Mother Earth’s Party Dress, a mixed media piece she entered in the 2012 Long Island Biennial. She was featured in the 2014 July/ August issue of Long Island Pulse Magazine and is a former contributing writer for Art Times. Most recently, Ginger was interviewed for My Long Island TV by Waldo Cabrera, featuring her innovative mixed media art dresses.
Ginger’s original monologue was shown as part of One House Productions Monologue Project focused on the Corona Virus.
She formerly taught at The Progressive School of Long Island in Merrick. Since retirement from teaching she is continuing to live her dream. Her world travels include Africa, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Cuba, Morocco, France, England, Spain, Italy, Alaska and most of the Caribbean.
Currently, she is enjoying some quiet time with her husband and dog in Glen Head, NY.
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