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Illustrations by Christina Sun will be on display at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. starting on Saturday. (Courtesy illustration)
Illustrations by Christina Sun will be on display at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. starting on Saturday. (Courtesy illustration)

Thirsty tasters visiting Greenport Harbor Brewing Company this upcoming spring season will have the added bonus of perusing maritime art on display from New York artist Christina Sun.

Ms. Sun, who works as a deck hand on some of New York Harbor’s largest working ships, has created the original pen and ink watercolors exhibit revolved around vessels — which she has named “Working Girls of New York Harbor” — as she insists “a ship is a she.” 

“Working Girls of New York Harbor: A Sketchbook of Tugs, Dredges and Ships” will be on display at the brewery from March 22 through May 31, and an opening reception will be held on Saturday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“You can’t work on a boat and not learn,” Ms. Sun said.  “I’ve worked on little, harbor workboats to huge, busy party cruisers, and it is the camaraderie of crew and the marine community that I love. Mariners tend to be quite proud of their vessels while they are working on them.”

Ms. Sun created many of her pieces while drawing outside beside to the ships, preferring vessels in full view, rather than working from photographs.

“I think ships are beautiful: from noble traditional sailing vessels to little workboats or ferries,” she said.

To learn more about Ms. Sun, visit www.bowsprite.com.

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