10/01/14 2:19pm
(Credit: Bev Walz)

Artist Kia Pederson at her new Bridge Street studio. (Credit: Bev Walz)

On a recent visit to Shelter Island you might have noticed a new art studio above Redding’s Market on Bridge Street. That space, known as Bird House Studio, belongs to longtime Island summer resident Kia Pederson.

Here are five interesting facts about Pederson, her studio and the inspiration Shelter Island has provided her: (more…)
10/01/14 11:00am
Sal St. George. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Sal St. George. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

“There are combinations of very simple natural objects that have the power of thus affecting us.” — Edgar Allan Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Sal St. George of Medford, the creative mind behind Riverhead’s first Edgar Allan Poe festival, hopes that line rings true when the event kicks off Friday, Oct. 31.  (more…)

09/30/14 5:00pm
Arlene McLoughlin of Massapequa fire hydrant on the southeast corner of East Main and Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Arlene McLoughlin of Massapequa painted this fire hydrant on the southeast corner of East Main and Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Fire hydrants reimagined as brightly colored works of art have begun popping up on Riverhead’s Main Street for the “All Fired Up on Main” contest sponsored by Riverhead Town and East End Arts. (more…)