Monday, December 4, 2017

Book Signing and Shop for the Cinema

Please join me this Saturday, December 9th between 2:00 and 4:00 pm for a book signing and a 'Sip and Shop' for the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. Annette Hinkle, author of Sag Harbor: 100 Years of Film in the Village, will be signing copies of her book and J. McLaughlin, our host, will be offering 15% of store sales to the Cinema rebuilding fund. A signed copy of Annette's wonderful book would be the perfect gift for anyone who loves movies, history and the Hamptons.
Annette Hinkle 
This event is coming together thanks to Valerie Cox, the manager of J.McLaughlin, Southampton. Val is one of those people that naturally inspires. She is always bubbling with enthusiasm about local happenings and people. Val is also an artist, so we naturally fall into talking about arty things. Of course, while chatting, I am shopping. (I even wrote about it here) Recently, Val suggested an event for the Cinema, possibly a 'sip and shop' or book signing. This is when the giant light bulb appeared over both of our heads. Sipping? Shopping? BOOKS!? I know JUST the book! Luckily, Annette Hinkle and her publisher, Pauline Neuwirth both said, 'yes'. This is going to be a great event. Please stop by and say hello! 
Picture Annette here signing books!
J. McLaughin has some lovely things for the holidays. I am sure that I will not be leaving empty handed.
The store stocks both women's and men't wear.
Swim trunks still available for those heading south or dreaming of summer.
See you Saturday!
2 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
631-204-0183
I took this photo December 18, 2016. It's been nearly a year since the fire.
Thank you so much for all of your help and encouragement.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Golden Eagle Art | Studio 144

Golden Eagle Artist Supply is now fully ensconced in its new home at 144 North Main Street in East Hampton. The studio easels on the broad front porch bid you welcome. Inside, the rooms of this cozy shingled home have been transformed. Walls knocked out, light brought in. 100% of the space is devoted to artistic pursuit. 
An art destination to be reckoned with, Golden Eagle is designed for artists by artists. Art has truly found its home here.
The main floor.
Golden Eagle also offers unique creations by local artists. The curved pieces of wood stacked front and center are hand crafted swing seats to hang from your backyard tree. They also carry Hamptons Handpoured candles and are awaiting the arrival of their own signature scent. So much to inspire. I am the proverbial kid in a candy shop here.
A wide range of professional grade art-supplies.
Golden Eagle's new home is able to accommodate more of everything including room to display work by an Artist of the Month. This month's artist is SC Butler
Painting by SC Butler displayed above the brick mantle.
Plenty of ideas and supplies for getting crafty.
The second floor is devoted to young artists.
A bright classroom holds classes year round.
A separate studio occupies the back of the property.
A former garage/barn has been transformed into a year round art studio.
Stay tuned for some exciting collaborations in the big studio.
An expanse of lawn with sculptures scattered among the trees contribute to property's serenity.
I am honored and pleased to announce Golden Eagle is now offering my shell collection studio pouches as well as the Peconic clutch and Peconic tote. Perfect gifts for the holidays. Please stop in and buy one so they ask me back! Thank you xo
Shell Collection Studio Pouch
Exclusively available at Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle is on North Main Street heading towards Springs between Nick & Toni's and the Empire Service Station.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Odd Beauty and the Steampunk Abbess

I was fortunate to meet artist Paige Gardner, steampunk costume designer, at the Southampton Arts Center show. 
Paige was modeling a creation entitled Abbey.
Paige creates wearable works of art by repurposing found and salvaged material. In this costume, elements were salvaged from the ruins of the Birmingham, Alabama hurricane. The "stained glass" in her head gear, mask and shoulder epaulets are composed of pages from a coloring book. She creates freehand, assembling each costume sans machine, with scissors, glue, safety pins and tape. 

You are drawn in by the costume's drama and beauty. Closer examination reveals a subtext of menace and power. "Odd Beauty" indeed, Paige is the perfect Mistress of Ceremonies for this show.

Curated by Art Donovan
Presented by Amy Kerwin
Photo by Amy Kerwin
"Beginning with the re-imagined, visual language of the 19th Century Victorian Era, Steampunk now counts its inspirations as far back as the mechanical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the bold, streamlined locomotives of Raymond  Lowey. But what gives this art form its singular identity is the artists' visual and cultural fascination with mechanical, gear-driven technologies of the past. This exhibition presents works from the most notable Steampunk artist and designers in the field and features visual art, technologies, and contraptions extraordinaire, all of which richly illustrate the need for a messy vitality which allows the imagination to soar." Art Donovan, Curator Odd Beauty: The Techo-Eccentric World of Steampunk
The gallery is filled with intricate curiosities, beautiful and unique. The works are so interesting, I especially loved the Steampunk Cicada. More photos of the show are HERE
Hellhound by Stephen J. Smith
Steampunk Butterfly by Daniel Proulx
Steampunk Cicada by Daniel Proulx
Sculpture by Todd Sloane

Southampton Arts Center
Through November 12,  2017

Artists include Tom Banwell, David Barnett, Mike Cochran, Ian Crichton, Art Donovan, Dave Duros, Steve Erenberg, Cameron Forrest, Paige Gardner, Eric Freitas, Vianney Halter, Steve La Riccia, Vincent Mattina, Clayton Orehek, Daniel Proulx, Saxon Reynolds, Filip Sawczuk, Todd Sloane, Stephan J. Smith, and Sam van Olffen.
Costume: “Abbey” by Paige Gardner 

The headpiece lights up!