This coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall (780 Springs Fireplace Road) in East Hampton, NY, there will be an art show called "Within A Frame" featuring three photographers and one painter, all based on the East End. I am among the photographers and will be showcasing images of my favorite subject - tidal waters and waves. My husband, Peter Tooker will be showing a wide variety colorful and black and white subjects ranging from a bikini-clad lady in a hat to a regatta under full sail "developed" using new digital applications that produce remarkable, eye-catching results. Michele Dragonetti will be exhibiting collections within her remarkable portfolio including her unique thought-provoking images of boat bows and many from her architectural collection. And lastly, Kirsten Benfield, a painter resident in East Hampton, will be showing watercolors created on and of the East End.
Hours will be :
Friday, June 26th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 27th 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 28th 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27th 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Here's a little more about each of us.
Kirsten Benfield is originally from New Zealand and working in East Hampton. As a traveler, observation of her travels has been recorded in watercolor. "In exploring my sense of place on the East End, I bring the two places together in landscapes, and mind-scapes". Please visit her website at: www.kirstenbenfield.com.
Michele Dragonetti finds inspiration for her photography in urban as well as natural settings. Although she doesn't limit herself to one style of photography, there is a consistent approach to composition evident throughout her work despite the wide variety in subject matter. Michele is on the board of Professional Women Photographers, and established and curates their Instagram feed (@pwponline) as well as her own Instagram account (@michele_dragonetti). More of her work can be seen at www.micheledragonetti.com.
Peter Tooker is a long-time resident of Bridgehampton. An art major who loved photography, embracing it from the darkroom in his kitchen developing film to his current digital darkroom. Peter focuses his lens as well as his artistically trained eye on a variety of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, and the human figure, here on the East End, throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Peter's building his site at: www.PeterTooker.smugmug.com.
Claudia Ward grew up on Cape Cod and has called the East End home for more than 25 years. “Retired” from banking for the last five years, she’s turned her life-long love of photography from an avocation to a vocation with a specialized focus on water and waves. Her images have been heralded as “unique” and “painterly”, and are presented in a variety of ways including acrylic face-mounts, printed on aluminum, and gallery wrapped canvas. Please visit ClaudiaWardPhotography.com to see more.