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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.
‘Marching Giants’ by Janet Culbertson.
East End Arts Council and the Southampton Cultural Center are hosting “The 7th Circle,” a powerful exhibition featuring work by three social and environmental artists who are addressing human impact on the planet and its inhabitants.
Janet Culbertson’s ‘Paving the Planet.’
The work of Shelter Island artist Janet Culbertson is included in a new climate-themed group show on view at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York. Human influence on the planet is so profound that scientists have coined our time on Earth the Anthropocene — the age of humans. The exhibit, entitled “Anthropocene,” features work by 24 eco artists. (more…)
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To the Editor:
On October 23 I suffered a severe leg injury and would like to thank Highway Department employee Robbie Brewer at the Recycling Center, Police Officer Andrew Graffignino, Police Officer Jack Thilberg, EMS personnel Annmarie Sedio and Jim Preston. (more…)
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A speedy recovery
To the Editor:
Robbie Gorcoff was at work last Wednesday. Nothing unusual. He’s worked for the Shelter Island Highway Department for a long time. You’d recognize his face, if not his name. He’s done the cleaning, paving, plowing, fixing and whatever else our roads require. Roads, by the way, that are spectacular compared to the metropolis up Island — Manhattan. (more…)