12/07/18 10:00am

JUNE SHATKEN PHOTO
A recent painting Ms. Shatken created by pouring watercolors.

Two Island artists, June Shatken and Katherine Hammond, will open their studios to the public on Saturday, December 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. They invite art lovers to visit their studios where their art will be on exhibit and for sale. 

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11/02/18 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO
A ‘healing art quilt’ created by the community will be sent to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Island artist and therapist Susan Schrott invites the Shelter Island community to contribute to a “healing art quilt” for the Tree of Life Synagogue community in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were shot and killed on Saturday, October 27.

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10/16/18 5:00am

STOCK PHOTO | The Reporter wishes the library a very merry unbirthday.

Correction: In the October 11 issue of the Reporter, it was incorrectly stated that the Shelter Island Library would be celebrating its birthday on October 17. In good spirit, the library has graciously decided to celebrate its “unbirthday” on the same day at 12:30 p.m. and will be serving unbirthday cake.
09/06/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library

On January 16, 2009 a lecture series funded by donations in memory of Betsy Jacobson began, quietly and without much fanfare — just as Ms. Jacobson, who passed away in 2007, would have wanted it.

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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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