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dieFirma, an artist-run platform anchored in New York’s Cooper Square, announces a return to its Shelter Island outpost this summer, featuring an event and exhibition series in an intimate and wild woodland garden.

Highlighting returning artist Bill Miller and sculptures by the late Gloria Kisch, dieFirma will host a full calendar of art events including site tours, workshops, creative demonstrations, and a series of artist talks from July 21 – August 8th.

Bill Miller: In the Garden opens July 21st. The show features Miller’s latest body of work, where he cuts and collages vintage linoleum, transforming the material into complex arrangements while highlighting its nostalgic legacy.

Adjacent to Miller’s work will be an installation of sculptures made in her North Fork studio by the late Gloria Kisch. The Bells, a series of large scale mobile-like sculptures, evoke religious totems, modernist sculptures, and the visual language of industrial manufacturing in equal measure. With Flowers, Kisch rendered natural forms whimsically using colorfully painted steel. Most are designed to be mounted on the wall, appearing like paintings growing out towards the viewer.

A highlight of dieFirma’s summer offerings is a series of hands-on workshops with Miller. Participants will be led in the artist’s signature style of collage. Each attendee will explore the artist’s archive of material and create their custom assemblage to take home.

Summer programming includes a series of talks between Miller and members from the creative community, including Andrea Grover, Richard McGeehan, Christina Strassfield, and Almond Zigmund; in addition to on-site Q&A’s with Miller, creative workshops, and viewings of the exhibition where the artist will be present to guide guests through the exhibit and his process.

Tickets are free and open to the public. For event reminders, join dieFirma’s mailing list at