The Hamptons has long been home to a bevy of dog-centric artists and starting this weekend, Ille Arts in Amagansett has a new exhibition celebrating some local standouts in the field while supporting an excellent local rescue group at their artist reception on Saturday, March 17 from 5–8 p.m.
Launching Ille Arts’ spring season of exhibitions, In Dog We Trust features work by Ani Antreasyan, Jackie Black, Don Christensen, Edwina Lucas, Kathryn Lynch, Kathy Rudin, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Billy Sullivan and Kamilla Talbot. Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) is bringing volunteers and their ARF Adoption Van with adoptable pups to the opening reception. And 10 percent of the evening’s sales will be donated to the not-for-profit organization, which has rescued more than 25,000 dogs and cats since 1974.
“I’m very close to ARF,” Ille Arts director Sara De Luca says, explaining her motivations for creating this show. “It’s also the lunar year of the dog this year,” she adds, pointing out that a dog-themed exhibition seemed like the perfect way to start her season.
De Luca notes that one of the exhibiting artists, Jesse Black, came to her with the idea, and she began adding artists who she knew had a passion for their four-legged friends. “Before you know it, we had a nice group show together.”
Guests at the opening on Saturday are encouraged to bring their own dogs and/or leave with a new furry friend!
Ille Arts is located 171 Main Street in Amagansett. Call 631-905-9894 or visit illearts.com.