Event Details

Short Days Art Show

Date: December 10th, 2017
Venue: Ashawagh Hall
Address: 780 Springs-Fireplace Road
City: East Hampton
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: Free admission
Website: http://ashawagh-hall.org/
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Four local artists whose work draws connections between nature and the abstract will be showing at Ashawagh Hall on December 9th and 10th. Their work includes acrylics, watercolors, fish prints and photography. In addition to what promises to be a stunning collection of larger wall pieces, they will be creating an “art-boutique” with the idea that fine art can make fine gifts.

There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday December 9th between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Show hours run 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.

Phyllis Chillingworth will be exhibiting watercolors and oils that capture
the emotion she experiences around Montauk and from distant travels.
“I am always looking for an element of surprise that I can translate into
something new,” she states. Recently Phyllis was included in the Springs
50th Invitational at Ashawagh Hall. She is a graduate of The Institute of
Design, IIT, Chicago and The Yale School of Art and Architecture.

Lynn Martell is a fine artist who studied charcoal and pastel drawing and watercolor painting at the Art Students League of New York.  She uses a broad color palette painting in oil  and watercolor highlighting the contrast and luminescence of the East End landscape during the four seasons. Lynn will be showing oil-on-canvas landscapes and wet-on-wet watercolors.

Annie Sessler’s Japanese inspired Gyotaku ink impressions are hand rubbed onto cloth, while her line of digitally reproduced works can be machine printed onto fabric or fine art papers. Her work has been featured in the NY Times and the CBS Morning Show and exhibited widely on the East End. She’ll be showing not only her traditional prints but also new work which has been creatively embellished along with other recent creative projects.

John Todaro’s photographs are widely collected. His work in on permanent display at Southampton Hospital and and has been published by The New Yorker, Unicef and Shutterbug.  In the ’70’s, John studied with master printer Anthony Nobile, gaining inspiration from Nobile’s studies with Minor White and Paul Caponigro. He also worked as a ranger for the National Park Service. John will be showing recent black and white landscapes and semi-abstractions.