Our 2nd ANNUAL MIDWEEK ART AT ASHAWAGH HALL will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24th & 25th. It’s still a few months away, and this post will serve as an official web page, of sorts, for our upcoming event.
In addition to myself, the show will be highlighting the work of Cynthia Loewen, Jerry Schwabe, Lynn Martell, Peter Spacek and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull. There’s a an impressive degree of talent and experience in this group, and with three painters, a cartoonist, a sculptor and a photographer, there’s a nice diversity. Most of us have displayed widely in the area, so hopefully our combined audiences will result in a good turnout.
The show will run from noon until 9 pm on Wednesday and 10 am and 5 pm on Thursday. A reception will take place on Wednesday evening (July 24th) from 5pm until 9:00 pm–please stop by if you’re in this neck of the woods. There is free admission and, as always, kids are welcome.
I’ll be displaying many of my new black and whites and abstractions at the show, along with a group of my more familiar landscapes (including the image up above). Let me give you some details and links for the rest of the group:
Cynthia Loewen is a realist painter from East Hampton, and the current chairperson of the art committee for the Springs Improvement Society. Her specialty is local landscapes and seascapes which she’ll be displaying as acrylics and watercolors. Cynthia has a talent for evoking a sense of place (a technique no doubt informed by her family’s long history in the area). At the show she’ll be showing new underwater paintings.
Jerry Schwabe is a painter and sculptor. He has studied at various schools, including, the National Academy of Fine Arts, New School University, School of Visual Arts, and the Art Students League. His award-winning work has been displayed at many solo shows in East Hampton. He won the President’s Award for a sculpture displayed at the American Artist’s Professional League. Jerry paints for “the eyes and the soul” and his soft muted colors in many of his beach scenes reflect a sense of calmness and serenity. Contrastingly, many of his new paintings are full of vibrant bursts of unexpected color pairings.
Lynn Martell is a gifted watercolorist and oil painter who studied at the Art Students League in Manhattan and who has displayed extensively in East Hampton– including many shows at Ashawagh Hall. Lynn’s work has also been shown in Greenport. She will have much recent work at the show, including seascapes as well as new landscapes.
Peter Spacek is a professional illustrator most well-known for his weekly cartoons in the East Hampton Star. Peter also runs “Ditch Ink” an online business where his designs are available on books, apparel and notecards. At the show he’ll be displaying his extraordinary surfboard scrimshaw, along with many original sketches and prints from his published work.
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull is a very talented ceramist and sculptor from Bridgehampton whose figurative pieces and vessels reflect a Japanese aesthetic and what might best be described as an artistic affinity for the human condition and imagination. She has shown her work this year at the Lear Gallery in Sag Harbor, and has been a frequent exhibitor at the Celadon Gallery in Water Mill. This is my first show with Sarah, so I’m excited to see her creations.
Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs-Fireplace Road in the historic area of Springs. From the hall, it’s just a short walk to Accabonac Harbor, The Springs General Store and the Pollock-Krasner House.
I’m really looking forward to this one, and I’ll be updating show info at this post as we get closer to July. Email me if you’ve got any questions.