08/23/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Elisabeth Heimann with artist Melora Grifis.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Elisabeth Heimann with artist Melora Grifis.

On August 18, people came from all over the Hamptons and the North Fork to participate in the 9th annual Artists of Shelter Island (ArtSI) Open Studio Tour. Fourteen local painters, sculptors, potters, mixed media artists, and one woman who creates “works that show surprise,” opened their in-home studios to tour participants — sometimes serving watermelon and other snacks, always eager to talk about their lives and works.

The Reporter interviewed three artists about their respective mediums, messages, and relationships to Shelter Island.

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08/17/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Art work by local artist and ARTSI participant Janet Culbertson.

COURTESY PHOTO
Art work by local artist and ARTSI participant Janet Culbertson.

On August 18 and 19, from noon to 5 p.m., the Artists of Shelter Island (ARTSI) group will host its ninth annual pro bono open studio visit. Fourteen local artists of various disciplines and styles will welcome visitors to their studios and see their latest works.

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