Celebrating the Summer of 2018! On Monday August 6th the William Ris Gallery will install works by CHARLES WILDBANK at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. The exhibit will hang through mid-September. Stay tuned for more upcoming collaborations and exhibits at WHBPAC.
Thank you to new executive director Gram Slaton for your enthusiasm and support! #visualarts #performingarts #williamrisgallery • #whbpac • #charleswildbank #northforkli #thehamptons
“Modern man thinks he loses something—time—when he does not do things quickly; yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains—except kill it.”
Here in London the mornings have been slow. Thanks to the time difference, NYC is still asleep when I wake. I’ve been using that time to read, write, reflect, and think—to sink into the quietness and solitude and be open to what comes from it.
Image from my visit to the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs, NY, last week. Words from Erich Fromm‘s book, The Art of Loving.
#amreading #wisdom #leekrasner #jacksonpollock #springsny
Yesterday’s yard sale find, Springs, New York, $3.00 purchase price. “creatively” altered fiber glass table by Marc Berthier for Prisunic. Of course I did not know the maker when I purchased it (google searched when got it home) although another shopper thought it might be an original by another name designer. Now how to repair Revamp Refurbish Anyone with ideas about how best to remove paint from fiberglass without removing the enamel finish swipe to see the black table offered on 1st dibs for over $1000. haha … #yardsale #marcberthier #fiberglass #vintage #prisunic #70s #refreshing #refinishing #frenchdesigner #springsny #springs #eastend #buywhatyoulike
TODAY & TOMORROW
Art Groove in Springs
The eighth annual Art Groove is bringing its signature mixture of music, performance, and visual art to Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday and Sunday. A reception with live music by the King Bees will take place on Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m., and a tea dance will happen on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5.
Participating artists are Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Charles Waller, David Geiser, Phyllis Hammond, Geralyne Lewandowski, Anahi DeCanio, Michael McDowell, Joyce Riamondo, Laura Benjamin, Rosalind Brenner, Michael Cardacino, Gerry Giliberti, Barbara Bilotta, Frank Latorre, Beth Barry, Ingrid Torjesen, Greta Watson, and Mark Zimmerman.
http://www.artgroove.info/ #easthampton #hamptons #hamptonslife #ashawaghhall #fineart #hansvandebovenkamp @hansvandebovenkamp #artgroove #springsny
Back to the Hamptons: The historic 1712 windmill at the Stony Brook Southampton Campus was once the residence of Tennessee Williams. Williams lived in the windmill (sometimes known as the Mill Hill Windmill, The Claflin Windmill and the College Windmill), in 1957 while writing his play "The Day On Which A Man Dies" about the death of his friend Jackson Pollock (a resident of nearby Springs, NY).
The windmill was originally located on Hill Street in Southampton and was moved to its current location, in Shinnecock Hills, in 1890, when the property was the Claflin Estate. After World War II it became the Tucker Mill Inn, and was rented out to people, including Williams. While it was the Claflin estate, it served as the childhood playhouse of Beatrice Claflin, who supposedly fell down the steps of the windmill and died inside it. A prominent ghost story is that she haunts the windmill to this day.
Southampton College opened on the estate in 1963, and the windmill was used as a student meeting place and dorm for prominent guests. The school became part of Long Island University and in 2007, Stony Brook University took it over.
Also, ignore that I took that photo with a no parking sign in the way. I think I was running from security at the time. #Southampton #SouthamptonNY #ShinnecockHills #Shinnecock #NewYork #LongIsland #Suffolk #SuffolkNY #SuffolkCounty #history #windmill #tennesseewilliams #jacksonpollock #college #university #LIU #StonyBrookUniversity #SBU #LongIslandUniversity #SouthamptonCollege #SpringsNY #Hamptons #thehamptons #estate #historichotel