11/27/17 9:39am

Inside the Ann Currie-Bell House. (Credit: David Benthal)

White Flower Farmhouse owner Lori Guyer has transformed the Southold Historical Society’s Ann Currie-Bell House for the organization’s first Home for the Holidays Show House fundraiser.

Built in 1901, the late Victorian-style house served as the childhood home to Ann Currie-Bell, the historical society’s founder. She later moved back into the home with her husband, Tom, and lived there until her death in 1964. The home is now owned by the Southold Historical Society.

Guyer has infused her signature style and numerous decorations from her personal collection into the space with historically accurate holiday decorations.

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We sent photographer David Benthal inside to capture that holiday magic.

The tour will continue on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Entry is $10 per person for adults and free for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting the Southold Historical Society office. (more…)

11/15/17 6:01am
Ann Currie-Bell

Lori Guyer inside the Ann Currie-Bell house. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

While visiting a furniture sale held by the Southold Historical Society this past summer, an antique wooden cabinet caught the eye of interior designer Lori Guyer.

When Guyer, the owner of White Flower Farmhouse in Southold, inquired about the price of the cabinet, she was told she could have it for free on one condition: She had to agree to decorate the Ann Currie-Bell House for the historical society’s first Home for the Holidays Show House fundraiser.

“We have always decorated the house for the candlelight tour the day after Thanksgiving,” explained Karen Lund-Rooney, executive director of Southold Historical Society. “We thought this year — since Lori is decorating it for the very first time and she’s well known for her good eye for decorating — we would open it up as a show house for the general public and have an opportunity for people to see the decorations and hear a little bit about the history of the house.” (more…)

10/13/17 6:01am

One of the pieces in artist Sherri Wolfgang’s exhibit Nick.e.lo.de.on.

The William Ris Gallery in Jamesport will showcase painter Sherri Wolfgang’s series Nick.e.lo.de.on, 11 life-size paintings that explore youth, dance, strength and the male form.

Wolfgang, who lives in Westport, Conn., is a contemporary renaissance artist known for her figurative works. She worked in illustration for 20 years and has been showing her work in galleries for the past 10 years.

“We’re known for variety and diversity,” said Mary Cantone, owner and director of the gallery. “It’s totally different from what I’ve done. I think this is going to work well.” (more…)

10/12/17 6:00am

From left: ‘PALE MALE: A Pilgrimage’ by Roz Dimon, ‘Where Is Home’ by Han Qin and ‘Composition with Windmill’ by Colin Goldberg.

The latest exhibit at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue connects the digital world to traditional artistic mediums in unexpected ways. The show, entitled “Hybrid,” will debut Saturday, Oct. 14, featuring works by artists Roz Dimon, Colin Goldberg and Qin Han.

Goldberg, whose work focuses on the intersection of digital and traditional mediums and has exhibited alongside Ferrone at other galleries, was the inspiration for the exhibit, said Ferrone, who opened the gallery in 2013. Dimon and Qin were also natural fits. (more…)

09/08/17 5:43pm

Did we see you last night at the North Fork TV Festival northforker-sponsored after party at Noah’s?

Check out our photos from the event below.

The second-annual festival continues today and Saturday, Sept. 8 with screenings, panels and more parties. Actor Chris Noth is set to receive the first “Canopy Award” during tonight’s festivities. Visit northfork.tv to see the full schedule.
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08/09/17 6:04am

Room 41 by Holly Hunt is included in the “Abandoned Beauties” show at Clovis Point.

Photographer Holly Hunt first entered the world of the deserted four years ago, when she crawled into a hole in the ground four and “ended up in a basement somewhere.”

She was on a mission to capture images and, camera in hand, she’s been shooting abandoned prisons, hospitals, factories and residences ever since.

Now Hunt is presenting her first solo show, “Abandoned Beauties,” at Clovis Point in Jamesport. It includes close-ups of discarded dolls and toy trucks, images from a closed psychiatric facility, photos of defunct and debris-ridden factories and more. (more…)