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Hamptons League of Women Voters Hosts “Arts-Centric Tour of Springs”
May 30 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm$45
HAMPTONS LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HOSTS “ARTS-CENTRIC TOUR OF SPRINGS”
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 11:30-4:30
Following up on its previous years’ tours of historic and arts sites in many other hamlets on the North and South Forks, the Special Events committee of the Hamptons League of Women Voters has planned an “Arts-Centric Tour of Springs” for Thursday, May 30, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., where the public is invited to sign up and drive/carpool in their cars.
“We wanted to highlight the art-centric nature of Springs, the historic hamlet of fisherman and farmers that later became home to the two foremost American abstract expressionist painters—Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning—who drew so many other creatives to the area,” said the League.
After a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. at The Clubhouse at East Hampton Indoor Tennis (EHIT), 174 Daniel’s Hole Road, stops will include:
• the fabulous Leiber Collection museum, 446 Old Stone Highway, where director/curator Ann Fristoe Stewart will give a tour of the current exhibit “The Marriage of Two Minds Remembered,” which honors the memory of Judith Leiber with her famous fanciful handbags and Gerson Leiber with his beautiful paintings;
•Green River Cemetery, where entertaining East Hampton historian Hugh King will lead a tour of the final resting place of 47 artists including Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Elaine de Kooning, as well as many writers and local residents;
• The Springs Historic District, where life-long Springs resident Deanna Tikkanen will talk about the Springs General Store, Ashawagh Hall, Library, Blacksmith Shop, and Presbyterian Church;
• Maidstone Park, for afternoon refreshments, and enjoyment of a Springs beach;
• Duck Creek Farm Historic Site and John Little Barn, where director Jess Frost will talk about the formation of this historic site and distribute a handout on the free summer concerts, art exhibits and lectures there. At Duck Creek, tour-goers will see the art exhibit by Hiroyuki Hamada and be able to meet some present-day Springs artists, sculptors, writers and filmmakers.
Reservations, requested by May 27, can be made by sending a check for $45 (which includes both the luncheon and afternoon refreshments), made out to LWVH, to LWV Hamptons, P.O. Box 2253, East Hampton, NY 11937. For questions, email email@example.com or call 631-324-6713. Those who provide their email address will receive an itinerary and map.