11/13/18 6:16pm

It’s hard to go out anywhere on the North Fork these days without admiring the work of chalk artist Kara Hoblin. The founder of the North Fork Art Collective has designed signs and menu boards for many restaurants and wineries that are certain to capture your attention when you’re in their presence. (more…)

08/14/18 6:10am

Diners enjoy the North Fork Art Collective’s second Palette to Palate dinner at Bruce & Son in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s a rare dinner party where I get to indulge in my two favorite things: food and art (well, three if you count the wine, but that’s a bit of a given here on the North Fork, isn’t it?). That’s exactly what transpired at the recent Palette to Palate dinner, organized by Kara Hoblin, founder of the North Fork Art Collective and curator of the event.  (more…)

04/25/17 6:03am
Some of the images on display in the show. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Some of the images on display in the show. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

It’s part art exhibit and part call to action.

A new show focused on building a community committed to protecting our marine environment is coming to the East End.

Sea Something, Save Something will open at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue on Saturday, April 29. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)

02/09/17 6:01am

In a second-floor loft overlooking Main Street in Greenport, Alexa Suess creates magic with a blowtorch and a pair of pliers.

It’s there that the Greenport native, a graphic designer and silversmith, makes jewelry and other wearable pieces that infuse elements of nature with brass, silver and gold. (more…)

02/29/16 7:14am
Artist Kara Hoblin (from left), Poetry at Poquatuck organizer Yvonne Lieblein and poet Vivian Eyre hold up Hoblin's painting "Whale," which will be part of Saturday's event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Artist Kara Hoblin (from left), Poetry at Poquatuck organizer Yvonne Lieblein and poet Vivian Eyre hold up Hoblin’s painting “Whale,” which will be part of Saturday’s event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The old maxim “a picture is worth a thousand words” comes to mind when describing what happens at the annual Poetry at Poquatuck benefit in Orient.

Eleven local visual artists are paired with writers — most from the North Fork, some published and some not — to create poetry inspired by the artists’ paintings and images.

“Some poetry, just like some paintings, you just feel something by looking at it,” said organizer and participating poet Yvonne Lieblein, who began pairing writers and artists together for the event three years ago. (more…)