05/04/17 12:19pm
Giovanni Borghese and Kara Hoblin.

Giovanni Borghese and Kara Hoblin at the “Sea Something, Save Something” exhibition Saturday night. (Credit: Krysten Massa photos)

Castello di Borghese Vineyard will debut a new wine in collaboration with artist Kara Hoblin and Cornell Cooperative Extension, it was announced at the “Sea Something Save Something” reception at the Cutchogue winery on Saturday evening.

Named Rosé for the Bays, the wine ia a rosé made with cabernet franc and the label is designed by Hoblin. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension’s marine program.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with Cornell to help raise funds for the bays,” Giovanni Borghese said. “We’re very highly anticipating the release of this wine.” (more…)

08/12/16 9:37am
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Downtown Riverhead was filled with people last night on a hot, muggy night. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Despite the hot and muggy weather, Main Street in Riverhead was packed with smiling people Thursday evening as Riverhead hosted Alive on 25 and the East End Arts’ JumpstART 2016.

Public art installations were sprinkled from the East End Arts campus all the way down to Peconic Avenue and beyond. As folks enjoyed the Alive on 25 party, they also viewed paintings, sculptures and performance art. (more…)

07/01/16 2:00pm
Bird's nest chandeliers are just one of the pieces on display at Taffi Laing's Southold pop-up exhibit. (Credit: Taffi Laing photos)

Bird’s nest chandeliers are just some of the pieces on display at Taffi Laing’s Southold pop-up exhibit. (Credit: Taffi Laing photos)

Handcrafted headdresses, bird’s nest chandeliers and abstract paintings all comprise “Crowning Glory,” Greenport artist Taffi Laing’s unique pop-up exhibit at Rothman’s Gallery in Southold, where a reception will be held this weekend.  (more…)

09/01/15 6:00am
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Twelve local artists will exhibit and sell original work in this year’s ‘Barn Art’ event, taking place this weekend in Southold. Back row, from left: Tom Lulevitch, Julie Dickey, Patrick Lofthouse, Sally Gelling and Glenn Smith. Front row: Carol Halliburton, Rosemary Gabriel, Amy Worth and Marla Milne. Not pictured: Michael Croteau, Stephen Kelemen and Jason Smith. (Credit: Patrick Lofthouse)

Think of it as a garage sale for paintings and photos and you’ll have the general idea behind Barn Art, a four-day event taking place this weekend at the Southold property of painter Glenn Smith and his wife, Ellen Rosenbush, editor of Harper’s Magazine.

“We have very little organization,” said Smith, who has hosted the show intermittently since 2004 at the 100-year-old barn on the couple’s property. “It’s usually [artists] who participate and I just kind of make decisions like, ‘Well, put your stuff over here.’ It’s very free-form.” (more…)

10/01/14 2:19pm
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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…)