12/01/17 6:00am

Jonathan Weiskopf and Dena Zemsky set up the gallery on Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

VSOP Projects art gallery in Greenport will be hosting its first “Winter Salon” exhibition, featuring the work of 24 artists from across the East End.

Co-curated by VSOP Projects owner Jonathan Weiskopf and Greenport artist Dena Zemsky, this is the gallery’s first “salon-style exhibit” since it opened in May.

“This show in particular gives collectors an unusual opportunity to see all of these artists in one place,” Weiskopf said. (more…)

11/30/17 6:00am

The new section of Sprout Natural parenting in Greenport has been dubbed Sprout Natural Lifestyle. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The philosophy behind Sprout Natural Parenting store is taking further root in Greenport.

Store owner Laura Tancredi has nearly doubled the size of the Bootleg Alley shop — increasing its footprint from about 450 square feet to 800 — and has expanded its offerings to include athletic, running and other health-related products. The new portion will be called Sprout Natural Lifestyle, while the original portion will retain the name Sprout Natural Parenting. The new section opened on Black Friday. (more…)

11/08/17 6:00am

Hannah Fox and Lucia Davis, co-founders of The Art Bus Project. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Art Bus Project, the Greenport-based non-profit mobile gallery which aims to bring art to the masses, will host its first North Fork exhibit during a fundraiser later this month.

The event, dubbed “Chew on This,” will feature the chewing gum portraits (works made from actual used chewing gum) of Bronx-based artist Dan Cruz, drinks, firepits, a photo booth, giveaways and raffles. (more…)

11/06/17 6:02am

Victoria Collett and Nick Nicolino inside their store, The ClearingHouse in Greenport. The pair announced that they will soon close the business. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The ClearingHouse consignment store in Greenport is closing, and all Italian Bombay chests and English-style wormwood bookcases must go.

The First Street store, known for its high-end secondhand home furnishings at rock bottom prices, will close sometime by the end of the year, according to its owners, Nick Nicolino and Victoria Collett. The pair announced the closure in September, but have yet to set a final day.

Collett and Nicolino opened a Greenport location, an offshoot of their business which was located in Southampton at the time, on Main Street in 2006. They quickly outgrew that space and soon moved to their current 7,000-square-foot, two-story storefront, garnering a loyal following on the East End along the way.

“We are a very unusual store,” Nicolino said. “It blew people’s minds to come here and see all this stuff.” (more…)