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“The Center Will Hold”: Art as a Message of Hope

Pictured Above: "The Garden," one of a series of prints from the book "The Garden," a series of richly colored prints and dreamlike stories. Mattituck-based artist and writer Anne Sherwood Pundyk has long been fascinated with how we define beauty, a subjective process that relies heavily on our cultural expectations. It’s a subject she’s explored often in her work for decades, especially after she read philosopher Emmanuel Kant’s Third Critique
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Duck Creek Arts Center Hosts ‘Airing of the Quilts’

The Arts Center at Duck Creek will hold its second annual Airing of Quilts on Saturday, April 20 (Rain date: Sunday, April 21). This all-day community event is organized by artists Louise Eastman and Erica-Lynn Huberty, and is expected to be a joyous celebration of community, creativity, and the arrival of spring. The Airing of the Quilts is a cherished spring Appalachian tradition marking the transition from winter to spring,
Kelynn Z. Alder’s “Immigrantes 2018"
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Celebrating Latin American Artists in Greenport

Pictured Above: Kelynn Z. Alder’s “Immigrantes 2018" The East End is home to artists from all over Central and South America, who each bring a unique artistic and cultural perspective to this place they now call home. Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library is celebrating these artists in a new exhibition, “Heritage and Home: Latin American Artists of the East End,” on view through May 12. Library Curator Sally Grant came up
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Re-envisioned Church Pews go to Auction at CAST

What do you do with 16 enormous, 125-year-old church pews that have outlived their usefulness?  Ask artists. “Resurrect them,” they say. The question faced the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST), which serves low income individuals and families in Southold, last year. When CAST needed more flexible space than their home in the former 19th Century Methodist Church could provide, they concluded that the handsome but cumbersome pews had
"Carnival" by Hector deCordova
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Celebrating Latin American Artists in Greenport

Pictured Above: "Carnival" by Hector deCordova Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport will host the opening of its spring 2024 exhibition "Heritage and Home: Latin American Artists of the East End / Hogar y herencia: Artistas latinoamericanos del East End," this Friday, March 22. The exhibit features more than a dozen East End artists of Latin American descent, and explores themes of social and cultural heritage and the idea of what we call home. Included artists range from the established nonagenarian Greenport
Quiet Inlet, Peconic Bay by Helen M. Kroeger, a prime example of the work of the original Peconic Bay Impressionists.
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Southold Historical Issues Call for Artists

Pictured Above: "Quiet Inlet, Peconic Bay" by Helen M. Kroeger, a prime example of the work of the original Peconic Bay Impressionists. “Ten Squared,” an annual fundraising exhibit and sale for Southold Historical Museum, is seeking entries for its 2024 exhibition, “After the Peconic Bay Impressionists.”  In this non-juried exhibition, artists are invited to submit pieces that are 10” x 10”. Each work will be sold for $100, half of
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Sylvester Manor Seeks Proposals from Artists

Pictured Above: The Sylvester Manor house circa 1870 This summer, Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, a significant site of North American history, will host Sculpture@Sylvester Manor, an inaugural outdoor exhibition of sculptures, installations and artistic expressions. Curated by Tom Cugliani, the exhibition is expected to engage a diverse spectrum of artists local to the East End from June 21 until Sept. 7, 2024. Local artists are invited to submit proposals
Sabina Streeter, Dressed Up for the Wrecking Ball (1888–2023). Charcoal on paper, 24" x 36".
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Art Inspires Greenport Historic Preservation Discussion

Pictured Above: Sabina Streeter, Dressed Up for the Wrecking Ball (1888–2023). Charcoal on paper, 24" x 36". In tandem with its current exhibition Port + Harbor: Preservation, Not Speculation by Sabina Streeter, Floyd Memorial Library will be holding a panel discussion on Historic Preservation on the East End (and where does new development fit in?), on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. Panelists include Maziar Behrooz, founding architect of mb_architecture, Sag Harbor and Manhattan, Tara
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New North Fork Arts Group Seeks Ideas for CAST’s Church Pews

CAST in Southold is teaming up with North Fork Contemporary to give new life to the wooden pews recently removed from the former Southold Methodist church that is now CAST’s headquarters, looking for artists who are interested in using them as works of art, architecture, landmarks, or follies. CAST recently renovated the former sanctuary of the church for use as a more versatile performance space, removing 18 pews ranging in
Mary Heilmann _Waves, Roads & Hallucinations_ Photographer Brett Jutkiewicz
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Seeing the World Through Mary Heilmann’s Eyes

Pictured Above: Mary Heilmann in her Bridgehampton studio. | Brett Jutkiewicz photo The arc of a human lifetime is the best of stories, encompassing formative moments, the quest for professional belonging, friendship and loss, success and periods of deep introspection. Director Matt Creed, a friend of the ever-innovating and celebrated 83-year-old painter and ceramicist Mary Heilmann, whose studio is in Bridgehampton, had unique access to interview the artist over the
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“James Brooks: A Painting is a Real Thing” Opens at The Parrish

This summer, the Parrish Art Museum presents “James Brooks: A Painting Is a Real Thing” — the first full-scale retrospective in 35 years of work by the Abstract Expressionist, a celebrated painter of the 1950s New York School, who embraced experimentation and risk throughout his seven-decade career.  On view Aug. 6 through Oct. 15, the exhibition comprises over 100 of the most important paintings, prints, and works on paper by