Sunday, Aug. 26, 5 p.m.: ‘The Art of Pleasure,’ presented by Oysterponds Community Activities at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane, Orient. OCA Arts presents Steven Blier, artisitic director of the New York Festival of Song, with Maria Lacey, Amanda Bottoms, Phillipe L’Esperance and Jonathan McCullough performing songs from Bernstein, Rachmaninoff, Tom Lehrer and the Kinks. Proceeds benefit OCA and Poquatuck Hall. Tickets: $25, advance sales only. poquatuckhall.eventbrite.com or mail check payable to OCA to: Concert tickets, c/o Karen Haley, P.O. Box 114, Orient NY 11957.
Artist Kara Hoblin (from left), Poetry at Poquatuck organizer Yvonne Lieblein and poet Vivian Eyre hold up Hoblin’s painting “Whale,” which was presented at last year’s event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
For the 11th year, local artists and poets will team up to raise money for the historic Poquatuck Hall in Orient.
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…)