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ArtSouthampton - July 9th Through July 12, 2015

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Cognac's Corner Magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Lyric Writer for Elton John Bernie Taupin poses for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton in front of his painting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist Jerome Lucani poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane in front of his arr work of French Film Star Bridget Bardot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GRAFF Diamonds
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GRAFF Diamonds
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GRAFF Diamonds
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daniela Zahradnikova and Sara Herbert Galloway pose for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerane poses for a photo-op  in the K+Y Art Gallery  Booth in front of Cecile Plaisance's Art Work at ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actress and TV Host from Stage and Screen and In Between Helen Proimos and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
Art Southampton is by far the best art fair in the Hamptons with an appeal for the serious rich and famous international art collectors.  On opening night, the fair was crowded with art buyers and the elite fashionable crowd of designer labled champagne-twirling Hamptonites. There were over two thousand individuals that attended one of the biggest events in the Hamptons.
 
 
I of course was attracted to several art galleries and booths diplaying various items of expensive artwork.I was attracted to K+Y Contemporary Art Gallery from Paris, France and spoke to Director Yann Bombard who described Artist Cecile Plaisance's art work.K+Y is an art gallery founded in 2012 dedicated to a contemporary program that now represents more than a dozen emerging and mid-career international artists.
 
 
The gallery is based in Paris in 8th arrondissement, in the heart of the 'Triangle d'Or' close to the Place of the Elysees, the Champs Elysees and the lovely PArc Monceau. Their program embraces artworks across all media including paintings, sculptures and photos. Since the gallery has been established they launched several eclectic group shows or providing solo-shows. Since it sinception, the gallery has been part of major international art fairs to promote its artists and K+Y gallery's vision is to sustain the artists' freedom of expression by exhibiting them in a setting that is fertile for both the artist and the collector alike.  Thoughout our exhibitions and participations in more than 10 art fairs per year our artists enjoy an audience of international collectors. Some of them has been selected to Biennale or has been bought by prestigious private collections, American Art Centre and museums.  The beginning started with a doll, an icone of fashion and beauty…The biggest names in fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chantal Thomas and many others, paid tribute to her.Her compositions of Barbies where already the stars in her first snapshots.To make life more light hearted, a reminder of the innocence of our childhoods, of all the little girls who relentlessly dressed and undressed this doll …bringing those soft, innocent memories back to life. 
 
 
I also found Lyric Writer for Elton John, Bernie Taupin's Artwork quite interesting.The English musician is also a visual artist and showed his artwork at the Borghi Gallery. Mr. Borghi’s fair booth featured "Plain Brown Wrapper," new works in a variety of colors and formats with a long list of materials such as twine, wax, house paint, stencils, wood, and nails. The gallery show is cast as a retrospective, with 16 older works that have more historical references.The artist became an admirer of the work of Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Clifford Still in the 1970s from his explorations at the Museum of Modern Art. He has been painting in a style that borrows from Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art since the early 1990s in a studio in Santa Barbara County in California.
 
 
 
I also was fascinated with Artist Jerome Lucani artwork of French Film Star Bridget Bardot. During our interview he revealed their were 700 photos within the master photo of French Actress Bridget Bardot.Born in Marseille in 1974, Jerome Lucani challenges the liminality of photography, creating artworks that defy the temporality of the singular image. Using glaze, lacquer, resin, and mosaic techniques, Lucani reveals the narrative hidden underneath the photographic moment.Lucani's most well-known series, ICONS, is made from compositions of hundred of images relating to his subjects, revealing an entire narrative within one single art work. By capturing the portrait of his subjects with layers of related and biographical images, Lucani is able to explore both the past and the present in each work, representing the soul of his subjects by exploring the subjective entirety of their lives. This timeless vision has led him to portray such iconic figures as Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Queen Elisabeth, Kate Moss, Abraham Lincoln, Johnny Cash, Albert Einstein, and many others.In his latest body of work artist explores how art is present in nature and, subsequently, can be a form of inspiration to us all. Lucani has a penchant for revealing the narrative hidden underneath the artistic moment, and has not held back on his subliminal messages in his new pieces. The artist is aware of the destruction of biodiversity, and has chosen to use beauty as a means to transcend language, and communicate how contemporary society takes advantage of the beauty in nature around us. The entire exhibition has been particularly influenced by coral reef life, and each piece will be named after the living thing that it is envisioned on.The artist hopes that the audience will be able to value the potential to cherish this source of natural inspiration. Lucani argues that we have been desensitized to the natural elements around us and hopes that, through his vision, the audience will be inspired by the beauty that is present in nature.  
 
 
I also taked to Artists Charlotte Filbert and her husband Benjamin Rollins Caldwell who featured their artwork at ArtSouthamptonBenjamin Rollins Caldwell was born September 12, 1983 and is an American artist best known for his one-of-a kind pieces and custom projects that use everyday objects and materials to create unique pieces of furniture. He lives in Inman, South Carolina and owns a studio called BRC Designs.Benjamin gained notoriety in 2013 for his Binary Collection that debuted at Lady Gaga’s artRave alongside artists Jeff Koons and Marina Abramovic. Haus of Gaga has used Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s Binary Chair as part of Lady Gaga’s marketing efforts for her ArtPop album tour. Lady Gaga uses the Binary Chair as a symbol of the singer’s campaign for a collision of the art pop-music worlds.The Binary Chair and Lady Gaga first appeared on her social media on July 26, 2013. Lady Gaga debuted the chair on the set of Good Morning America in August 2013.Benjamin Rollins Caldwell married Charlotte Whitaker Filbert in May 2013 in a private ceremony at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida.Benjamin Rollins Caldwell opened his studio, BRC Designs, in January 2009 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was here at BRC Designs, that Ben released his first piece of furniture the suspended Birdseye Bed. Soon followed his first furniture line that included the Dueces Wild Chair, which really put Caldwell into the spotlight. Caldwell showcased his Binary Collection at Design Miami during Art Basel in December 2013.
 
 
I also had a chance to talk to Julia Wehkamp from One Art Nation. One Art Nation was created to empower and captivate art collectors and enthusiasts by leading the way in providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content through art experts around the world.Further, as a trusted source for art education and art market news and events, their qualified network offers a portfolio of opportunities for members to seamlessly connect with art galleries and businesses. During ArtSouthampton their team of experts featured an art symposium on guiding art enthusiasts on how to collect art.
 
For more information please visit http://www.oneartnation.com and for more information about Artsouthampton please visit www.art-southampton.com.  
 
 
Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Art and Red Carpet Events.
 
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ArtHamptons Closes 8th Edition With Record Sales

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Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthampton Founder and President Rick Friedman and First Lady of Arthampton Cindy Lou Wakefield pose for a photo-op at Arthamptons in Bridgehampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Van Bergen from Cynthia Corbett Gallery poses for a photo-op at Arthampton in Bridgehampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celia Kinchington from Cynthia Corbett Gallery poses for a photo-op at Arthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with a Standard Poodle at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Stylist Patricia Parenti at Arthamptons in Bridgehampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Arthamptons in Bridgehampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia poses for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Farrello, Mia Togo, Sara Herbert Galloway and Kathlean De Monchy pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Nasone and  Daniela  Zahradnikova pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debra Rothberg, Artist George Schulman and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia Parenti, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane, President Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Publisher Chase Backer poses for a photo-op with the Staff at 25A  Magazine at the 25A  Magazine Party on 4th of July at Arthamptons.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Scarlett Magda, Cindy Lou Wakefield, Rick Friedman and Artist William Quigley poses for a photo-op with the Staff at 25A  Magazine at the 25A  Magazine Party on 4th of July at Arthamptons.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ArtHamptons concluded its 8th edition over 4th of July weekend, reporting massive attendance and record sales. With new dates and a new location in Bridgehampton, the Hamptons’ longest running fair demonstrated its strength as a leading modern and contemporary art fair, drawing crowds of roughly 12,000 attendees over the course of July 2-5, 2015. A record 5,000 attendees visited on July 4th alone, a promising indicator that the fair’s date change proved to be a welcome addition to the holiday weekend’s activities, and establishing the fair as the cultural highlight of the most popular summer weekend in the Hamptons. ArtHamptons 2015 closed on a high note Sunday, with the majority of exhibitors reporting robust sales, and a final sunny day illuminating the luxurious fair location behind the hedges on private estate grounds amongst some of the most exclusive real estate the East End has to offer.

Founder and Director of ArtHamptons, Rick Friedman, shared his sentiments about the success of this year’s fair:

"Our July 4the attendance set a fair record for single day attendance and gate sales, as nearly 5,000 guests streamed through the aisles and enthusiastically poured into the booths, making us their cultural highlight for the holiday weekend. I am honored that so many national and international visitors and local Hamptonites carved out a portion of July 4th to spend with us.”
 
Ultimately, ArtHamptons demonstrated sustained interest and high activity for art collecting in the Hamptons. Nearly 75% of the 67 international exhibitors reported strong sales activity, citing acquisitions by prominent New York collectors. Exhibitors were also impressed by sightings of influential institutional representatives, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, and Guild Hall, in attendance, as well as 55th Governor of New York, David Paterson.

“I’ve found the collectors here to be most decisive buyers,” stated Vanessa Axelrad, Assistant Director of first time exhibitor at ArtHamptons, Gallery 133. “They see what they like and they walk out with it, but they are also incredibly educated in art, asking a lot of technical questions about our artist’s work. It’s been an amazing experience.” The Toronto, Canada based gallery lamented only bringing 2 pieces by Neil Young, which quickly sold, but indicated 11 new commissions received from the weekend alone for the Canadian contemporary mixed-media artist. The gallery also had tremendous success with the photorealistic paintings of Samantha Sandbrook.

The perspective of local exhibitors was no less enthusiastic, with Nina Frand, Director of the  Bridgehamtpon gallery, Counterpoint Contemporary Fine Art, reporting sales from their booth and proclaiming, “We’re very pleased. There’s been tremendous activity and interest!”

A veteran exhibitor at the fair, June Kelly Gallery, of New York, NY sold a major sculpture by Claudia DeMonte to a prominent New York collector of women artists. Ms. Kelly also reported new interest generated and pending sales for the work of Stan Brodsky, one of Long Island’s leading local artists and the ArtHamptons 2015 Honorary Artist, whom the gallery has represented for nearly 20 year and presented a 50-Year Retrospective of at the fair.

Bruce Lurie Gallery of Culver City, CA, a longtime exhibitor at ArtHamptons, saw continued success at the fair, selling multiple works by Justin Lyons, Nelson De La Nuez and Michael Suchta, each. Thomas Paul Fine Art of Woodland Hills, CA, reported sales of paintings by Michael Goldberg, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell. Contempop Expressions Galleries of Tel Aviv, Israel, saw strong interest for Bob Tabor’s photography, placing numerous large format photographs with local collectors. Envie d’art of Paris and London, reported numerous sales of work by two photographers, Patrick Smith and Cecile Plaisance, and the painter, Michelle Williams.

Adding to the luxury experience of the fair, Participating Partner Tesla Motors was onsite, performing over 75 test drives of the 2015 Model S P85D over the course of the weekend and Gold Sponsors Sotheby’s International Realty and Heritage Auctions were also present, with the auction house showcasing an array of rare, non-art collectables and selling an $18,000 Hermès Birkin bag. The Roche Bobois designed VIP indoor/outdoor lounge established a colorful, dynamic setting for much of the fair’s special events and programming.

ArtHamptons and founder Rick Friedman have demonstrated a long standing spirit of philanthropy, and this year was no exception. The fair coordinated events benefitting 4 charities including Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Southampton Cultural Center, and the First Look Opening Night Preview fundraiser to benefit Guild Hall and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Director Rick Friedman himself presented Samuel Waxman, M.D. with $10,000 for his foundation in a short ceremony on Opening Night, recognizing the doctor’s achievements. The 40,000 square foot ArtHamptons tent commissioned for the fair, will also be donated next week to Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation to facilitate their annual fundraiser, all acts in paying it forward to the Hamptons community that has long championed their original fine art fair.

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Art and Red Carpet Events in the Hampton and Manhattan.
 
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Vered Art Gallery Shows Colin Christian: Cosplay

 
 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Owner Janet Lehr at Vered Art Gallery during the Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the Hamptons International Film Festival I was invited to an art showing at Vered Art Gallery in East Hampton by Katlean De Monchy.

I found several interesting exbibits see below:
 

Colin Christian: Cosplay

Vered Gallery is pleased to present Cosplay, an exhibition of new art work by renown sculptor Colin Christian. This eagerly awaited exhibit will be the artist's first solo show in the US in three years. Cosplay, short for "costume play" is the inspiration for Christian's newest series of work. In Cosplay, Christian enthusiastically tackles the monumental task of reimagining some of the most iconic characters from film, literature and pop culture.
 
BERT STERN b.1929

Photographer Bert Stern spent three sessions with Marilyn Monroe shooting for Vogue Magazine in Los Angelos' Hotel Bel-Air in late June 1962, six weeks before her the great star's death. These sessions produced extraordinarily beautiful and unique images of Marilyn.

Bert Stern's career exemplifies the concept of the commercial photographer as a cultural hero. Money, power, and celebrity have made him almost as much of an icon as the famous faces he has photographed. He has become the prototype of the fashion photographer as the embodiment of glamour.

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Art in the Hamptons and Manhattan.

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FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran

 
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Artist Max Moran poses for a photo-op with TV Host/Entertaiment Jouranlist Cognac Wellerlane at  FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran at The Jedediah Hawkins Barn Gallery  on Saturday August 16, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist Max Moran poses for a photo-op with TV Host/Entertaiment Jouranlist Cognac Wellerlane at  FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran at The Jedediah Hawkins Barn Gallery  on Saturday August 16, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Craig, Joy Shaughnessy, Max Moran, Diane Boone, John Boone pose for a photo-op at the FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran at The Jedediah Hawkins Barn Gallery  on Saturday August 16, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caitlin Eamotte  and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran at The Jedediah Hawkins Barn Gallery  on Saturday August 16, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the FAIR WINDS & TIDES - An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Max Moran  at The Jedediah Hawkins Barn Gallery  on Saturday August 16, 2014
 
 
 
 
The Jedediah Hawkins Barn Gallery was pleased to host the 6th Annual exhibition of new oil paintings by distinguished North Fork artist Max Moran from August 16th through September 14th.
 
Art enthusiast and guest gathered for the Opening Reception on Saturday August 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. New East End Sea and Landscapes and the NYC Rain Series were on display.
 
For more information on Max Moran and his art please visit http://maxmoran.com/
 
Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Fine Art in Manhattan and the Hamptons.

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Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9

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Interior Designer Elizabeth Hagin and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collector Richard Mortimer And TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Mortimer and Elizabeth Hagin pose for a photo-op with Jean Shafiroff at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Janice Becker and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Green,Marc Eesley and Anthony Ramos pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Janice Becker, Diane Goldman, Adam Pollet and Jen Pollet pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joanna Mincarelli and Elliot Epstein pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
Hagins & Mortimer Design, the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted Art Advisor & Collector Richard Mortimer showed the works  artist William Pagano at their recently opened design gallery at 9  Windmill Lane, Southampton, 11968. The exhibition set in the midst of important 20th Century  furniture and lighting opened with a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The show will continue through Monday, August 18. Milne's and Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Monday from 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5.
  
 
 
William Pagano is a New York based artist whose work explores architecture and its primary structural components, including volume, scale and light. Pagano earned a BA in art education from C.W. Post College and a MA in Art, from Long Island University. After 32 years in art education, Pagano has reestablished his studio practice. In 2013, Pagano had a solo exhibition with Sara Nightingale Gallery and has been included in numerous group shows including artMRKT Hamptons 2013. His work was also featured in the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse.  Pagano lives and works in New York City and Water Mill, New York.
 
 
Hagins & Mortimer Design celebrates the glorious diversity of 20th century design, spanning the decades from the 1920s to the present.  Hagins & Mortimer Design features furniture that runs the style gamut from Art Deco to 1970s Brutalism.  The design gallery features luminaries of 20th century design such as T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Karl Springer, Paul McCobb, and Grosfeld House, among others. Lighting is another important part of the mix, and Murano glass from Barovier and Toso, Arteluce, Gio Ponti, and Mazzega are also featured as well as the firm's own custom upholstered pieces. Hagins & Mortimer Design offers interior design and art consultations by appointment.
 
 
Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Monday from 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5. Hagins Mortimer Design is located at 9 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, 631-488-4310. For more information please contact  Elizabeth@haginsmortimer.com  or visit  www.haginsmortimerdesign.com
 
 
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Art-Southampton 2014

 
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Art-Southampton 2014 - Ceravolo - ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Ceravolo ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Candice CMX ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Ceravolo ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Giancarlo Impiglia ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Artist Giancarlo Impiglia poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Art-Southampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Slonem, an international art and society celebrity is renowned for his bunny art and this is the first published collection as he converses with Art Expert and Artist/CuratorBruce Helander (Author) of their collaboration of the book "Bunnies"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academy President David Kratz along with renowned artist, lecturer and critic John Alexander invited collectors and patrons to meet with featured Academy artists for cocktails and conversation and enjoy the exhibition of their work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton Director Nick Korniloff and New York Academy of Art Development Director Lisa Kirk pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philantrophist Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 on Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philantrophist Jean Shafiroff and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 on Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barbara Blatt and Music Composer Lucia Hwong Gordon pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Ravell, Debra Rothberg and Teresa Steinberg pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Ravell, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Teresa Steinberg pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op in front of the Ferrari exhibited at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrons, guests, art experts and Hamptonites attended Art-Southampton 2014.
 
the event was ponsored by GRAFF Diamonds, Ruinart Champagne, Maserati North America, Saunders & Associates, and Luxe Interiors + Design  On Thursday, the VIP Preview benefitted the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital was  a two-tiered evening, providing exclusive early access to the extraordinary works of over 660 artists from over 43 countries for Platinum VIP cardholders. The evening included informal modeling of GRAFF’s astonishing jewels, Ruinart Champagne, France’s oldest Champagne house and hors d'oeuvres in the Maserati VIP Lounge curated by Luxe Interiors + Design and designed by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williamson. The preview continued for all VIP cardholders from 7:30PM – 10PM.

 
Art Southampton took place in a spectacular 100,000-square-foot air-conditioned pavilion on the sprawling 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club located directly off Route 27 A.

In the past the event has attracted over 4,200 collectors, art advisors, curators, museum professionals and designers thanks to their influential Host Committee and sponsors.  season.
 
 
For more information about Art-Southampton please visit
http://www.art-southampton.com/

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Arthamptons 2014

 
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Life Coach Author Susan Korwin, Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Arthamptons 2014 in Bridgehampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Coach Author Susan Korwin and Actor Bill-Lee Lanndis pose for a photo-op at Arthamptons 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Arthamptons 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons 2014 Artist Kevin Berlin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthamptons 2014- The Redhead, The Blond and The Brunette  Life Coach Susan Korwin, TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane and Stylist Patricia Parenti pose for a photo-op at Pierre's Restaurant in Bridgehampton before attending Arthampton 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year Arthamptons exbibit were stunning, exciting and exhilarating to view.

I had the pleasure of interviewing three wonderful art experts.

President Vassil Lefterov from Red Royalty Gallery discussed his gallery's Art pieces.

Red Royalty Gallery (RRG) is the first gallery in New York City to specialize in contemporary Eastern European and Russian art.

In the midst of tens of art galleries in the Lower East Side, Red Royalty Gallery, situated at Delancey and Allen Street, is something very different. It is a salon-type contemporary art gallery, rooted back in Art nouveau's eclectic philosophy and the tradition of totality and theatricality: wooden floors, decorated storefront windows, and high chandeliered ceilings, We are pushing for the timely transcension of the widely accepted white cube model for galleries, as we believe that this format has played its role in the history of art, and is slowly becoming dysfunctional as, paradoxically, even temporary art fair booths often get a lot more people traffic in a day than some galleries do in a year. Our philosophy is targeted at the young collectors - those who will be shaping the future of contemporary art when O'Doherty's ideology becomes extinct.
 
I had a pleasant with Director Cheryl Sokolow from C-Fine Art in her booth filled with amazing sculptures.

C Fine Art excels in the acquisition and placement of larger scale, outdoor and indoor sculpture.

They represent the work of mid- to late-career international artists, focusing on abstract and semi-representational sculpture and wall pieces.

Hers art space projects specialize in both building private collections and curating compelling exhibitions of larger scale, outdoor sculpture; commissions and site-specific projects are welcomed.

C Fine Art champions the work of artists who embrace an inventive and unique way of exploring and defining space, revealing a discursive, yet unified, physicality - one that examines our own notions of physical and psychological 'being', relationships and perspective with regard to our environment.

C Fine Art provides estimate reports for existing collections and offers consulting and advisory services to both individual and corporate clients.

Owner Cheryl Sokolow has over 20 years experience in the art business. She has both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Art History.

Famous Artist Kevin Berlin shared his inspirations during our interview.

Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin's works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dudley and Lisa Anderson, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, and General Motors Corp. Berlin, a Yale University Alumnus, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House as a Young Arts Presidential Scholar in 1983. Kevin Berlin's recent major solo exhibitions include shows in Shanghai, Kiev, Chicago, and New York City.    www.kevinberlin.com

ArtHamptons is the largest art fair on the East End.

The culture of the Hamptons has been formed, in part, by the broad strokes of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Rick Friedman, president of ArtHamptons and an East End resident, became an avid art collector about 10 years ago and was struck by the historical and cultural significance of the area. As his collection grew and his preferences took shape, Friedman noticed that many of America’s most treasured artists had a connection to the Hamptons.

“It started to hit home,” said Friedman, “that some of the most famous artists in American history, and certainly of the 20th century, lived in the neighborhood. It was startling to see, and I thought it was really special.”

For more information about Arthamptons please visit http://www.arthamptons.com

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for The very best info on Art in the Hamptons and New York City.

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Sayre Barn Grand Reopening On June 14, 2014

 
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Photography by Ulf Skogsbergh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photographer Ulf Skogsbergh poses for a photo-op in front of one his photographs that was exhibited at Sayre Barn Grand Reopening Saturday, June 14, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Museum Director Tom Edmonds and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Sayre Barn Grand Reopening on Saturday, June 14, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A mixture of Southamptonites mingled together to celebrate the grand opening of The Sayre Barn  on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  After many years of standing and weathering the elements
the dilapidated Sayre Barn needed a little assistance in getting back to its orignal state.
Concerned that the building, which is now owned by the Southampton Historical Museum, would continue to deteriorate until it was no longer standing, museum officials last year agreed to take action and restore it.
 
The Sayre Barn will be used for several historical museum events throughout the year, and it is opening was a grand success with a photography show by local photographer Ulf Skogsbergh, who has spent the past nine months documenting its restoration.
 
“What is great about Ulf’s project is that he documented all of the mess,” museum director Tom Edmonds reveal during our interview. “So we are going from a mess to a beautiful multipurpose space.”
 
The barn was built in 1825 by the Huntting family and sold to Isaac Sayre a year later. At that time, it was at the corner of Main Street and Hampton Road and used for livestock. According to the museum, it used to be known as the “billboard” barn because posters identifying wanted criminals and runaway slaves from the South, and also advertising help wanted and upcoming events, like the circus, were posted on the facade.
 
The barn was later owned by the Dimon family and became an antiques store in the 1930s, when most of the changes, like new windows, a loft and a staircase, were made.
After World War II, the family gave the barn to the Southampton Colonial Society, which later became the Historical Society, which is based at the museum. In 1952, the organization moved the barn onto its property on Meeting House Lane by rolling it, on logs, down Main Street. Soon thereafter, it became the museum’s dry goods store and a tourist attraction.
 
In the 1990s, a drunk driver crashed into it and in making repairs, new wood was used to replace the old. The structure was closed to the public in 2008 because it had deteriorated so badly.
 
For the renovation project, the historical museum used the services of Strada Baxter Design Build of Amagansett, a construction firm specializing in historic restoration, to deconstruct the building down to its skeleton, and then rebuild it using whatever original woodwork they could. Where necessary, the group utilized newer materials, melding the pieces together.
“They meticulously saved whatever they could,” Mr. Edmonds said. “It was a very expensive project and very laborious—they re-created it just he way it originally was, they did the right thing.”
 
Mr. Skogsbergh’s photographs, approximately 30 pictures ranging from standard size to 20 feet long, will be on display at the museum from June 14 through October 18. Admission to the museum costs $4.

“We needed to document this restoration,” Mr. Edmonds said. “To be a proper preservationist you have to document wear and tear, so this will show what these objects looked like in 2013 so that when we look at things again in 2020, we can see deterioration and changes and determine how to fix it. Ulf took the project and went to the moon with it—he took a museum procedure and turned it into fine art.”
 
The museum plans to utilize the space more often, for example for small gatherings, dances, educational classes, or meetings. More information about the barn and photography exhibit can be found at Southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
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Water Mill Museum's Annual Art Show - Season Opening And Art Exhibit Opening Reception Party Saturday, May 31, 2014

 
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Water Mill Museum's Annual Art Show - Season Opening And Art Exhibit Opening Reception Party  Saturday, May 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist Greta Staph Waterman, TV Host Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane and Publicist/Artist Ann Lombardo pose for a photo-op at the Water Mill Art Exhibit Opening Reception  Party on May 31in in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art entusiast and guests enjoyed an evening the Hamptons at the Water Mill Museum's Annual Art Show. The event featured local fine art, for display and for sale, Water Mill 'grinding' demonstration, refreshments and opening reception for the season!
 
The art exhibit was lots of fun and acelebration that was open to all interested in seeing this historical demonstration of the giant grinding stones. 
All proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the Water Mill Museum.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Publicist and Artist Ann Lombardo who spoke about the rich history of the Museum.
 
The history of the water mill begins with Edward Howell who came to Southampton, Long Island in 1640 with English colonists from Lynn, Massachusetts. Howell had owned a water mill on a pond in Lynn so it was not surprising that he settled on a 100-acre pond three miles from Southampton for his new venture.

Howell - the wealthiest citizen of the new colony and its magistrate - got the town to give him 40 acres on the pond and to provide labor and money to support his project. The mill was built and millstones hewn from two boulders found in the moraine north of the site. Oral history places this first mill, which was probably grinding by 1644, several hundred yards north of it current site on Mill Creek.
In 1726, and again in 1789, permission was granted by the town to move the mill south and build a combination dam/roadway at its present location. There's no record indicating whether the mill was moved intact or if parts were used to construct a new mill - but the latter is considered most likely. The original mill may have had an overshot wheel but at the new site an undershot wheel was used. Evidence uncovered in the basement of the mill suggests that at sometime in its operation a horizontal tub water wheel was in use.
 
I also had chance to chat with Artist Greta Stapf Waterman who displayed her piece of Art at the reception.
 
An accomplished artist from NYC, Greta has had numerous solo and group shows in SoHo, Chelsea, 57th St. & 38th St. galleries in NYC as well as in the Hamptons and around Long Island.
 
Featured achievements have been: Bonnie Pearl Feder Memorial Award for Excellence presented by the Long Island Arts Council, Freeport, NY; “Mellieur Colorist” presented by Mssr. Chirac at the 8th Grand Prix Fine Art de Paris, Salon de Vieux Colombier, Paris, France; Unicef Recognition for Presentation Booklet of 10 World Artists European Distribution.
 
Illustrated book covers include: Such Men are Dangerous: The Fanatics of 1692 and 2004; The New Wife: The Evolving Role of the American Wife; Inventing Savannah; and The Men Out There: A Women’s Little Black Book.
 
For more information about Greta  please vist http://artgreta.com/ 
 
For more information about the Water Mill Museum please visit http://watermillmuseum.org
 
Please keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best information on Art Opening, Movie Premiers and Charity Red Carpet Events in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons.
 
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Paws & Reflect" An Animal Art Show To Benefit The Southampton Animal Shelter at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery

 
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Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art Director Eve Gianni Corio poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane atPaws & Reflect" An Animal Art Show To Benefit The Southampton Animal Shelter at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gallery Owner Richard J. Demato poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Paws & Reflect" An Animal Art Show To Benefit The Southampton Animal Shelter at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op  at "Paws & Reflect" An Animal Art Show To Benefit The Southampton Animal Shelter at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op  at "Paws & Reflect" An Animal Art Show To Benefit The Southampton Animal Shelter at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paws & Reflect" An Animal Art Show To Pet lovers and art entusiast came to enjoy the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts  opening reception with the first show called "Paws & Reflect." Proceeds of all sales will go to help the homeless pets at the shelter. There are many local and renowned artists' works to view and refreshments were served.
 
Guests came to the gallery to view "Paws & Reflect" also to SIT & STAY and enjoyed a glass of wine. and "Paws & "Reflect."
 
Those who couldn't make it Saturday? Can view private showings by appointment.
This heart-warming compilation of artwork reveals Richard J. Demato's Art Gallerys appreciation and fascination with animals. From the whimsical to the unusual and elegant, these works depict their favorite creatures and raise awareness and needed funds for the SHAS.
 
Proceeds will Benefit The Southampton Animal Shelter.
For more information please visit www.rjdgallery.com/.
 
Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the best news on Art Exhibits and Art Shows in Manhattan and the Hamptons.
 
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