A Taste Of Art On A Rainy Day

Bridget LeRoy
Lori Hollander in her Greenport studio.
Independent/Bridget LeRoy

The second North Fork Art District Tour of 2019 was held in the pouring rain on Sunday, October 27. It was the perfect weather to enter cozy studios and enjoy the eclectic presentations at the William Ris Gallery and Max Moran Studio in Jamesport, the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue, and the Scott McIntire and Lori Hollander Studios in Greenport.

Artists and curators were on site to welcome the wet guests and discuss their exhibits.

The William Ris Gallery, owned by Mary Cantone, is featuring “Neverlands,” a show spotlighting the work of Jeff Muhs and Meghan Boody. In the back, during the tour, artist Keith Mantell was offering a workshop on painting.

At the Alex Ferrone Gallery, “Grandscapes” features the work of Adam Straus, Ennid Berger, and David Magee. Straus was on hand to discuss his photography, as was Ferrone, whose aerial shots of sand bars and waterways of Long Island have an otherworldly feel to them.

Scott McIntire and Lori Hollander share their home and their studio, with Hollander’s work more based in reality, while McIntire’s paintings and sculpture reveal his fascination with energy and the unseen.

As evening arrived, guests, artists, and curators congregated at the Halyard restaurant for a reception, a three-course dinner by chef Stephan Bogardus, and a live art auction overlooking the Long Island Sound.

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