Category: Art

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The Real Life Romeo & Juliet

The 1980s were defined by a rock-and-roll voice so profound, so powerful, that women today still define love as a battlefield. Lindenhurst [Long Island] native and four-time Grammy Award winner, Pat Benatar’s songs of female empowerment, both tragic and hopeful, have transcended decades. Benatar and her husband and guitarist, Neil Giraldo, aka “Spyder,” have a

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Donna Adi: Modern Day Fashion-Cartoonist

“When I’m having a bad day, I think of a pink frosted donut, or a bowl of pasta, or a crazy hamburger. Even if I’m not going to eat it, the thought of food is social and fun,” said Donna Adi, an artist and creative director from Los Angeles. Adi has become an Instagram and

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Mountainfilm

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Mountainfilm on Tour returned to Southampton Arts Center on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 for the fifth year in a row. The annual festival originated in Telluride, CO in 1979, held every Memorial Day weekend, and it brought its

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The Heart of Art

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   The heart is where the art is for self-taught muralist James Goldcrown. The West London native left school to pursue a career as a fashion photographer at the age of 17. Seven years later, at age 24, Goldcrown traveled to Africa

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A Multi-Sensory Artistic World

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Envision a world where artwork is edible. A place where the photographs or paintings hanging on a wall could not only be something for your eyes to consume, but jump onto a plate and become a delicious masterpiece for your stomach. This

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Word On The Street

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   The Watermill Center recently hosted “Word On The Street,” a text-based exhibit featuring original banners, both poetic and political, that originated as part of last year’s Women’s March. I recently spoke with Amy Khosbin from exhibitor House of Trees, an artist collective she leads with her

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Sylvia Witzenmann, Golden Girl

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Hamptons resident and German native, Sylvia Witzenmann, creates wearable art tailored for clientele. A classically trained goldsmith, her jewelry collection has gained popularity. It has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she also designed a collection for the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 50th anniversary

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Haweeli Art

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Steve Haweeli is a Long Island native most commonly affiliated with his public relations firm, WordHampton. Over a decade ago, in December 2007, Haweeli began an artistic journey through painting. His contemporary abstracts, “with a debt to the great abstract expressionists,” have been featured in curated

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The Cold, Bitter End

This article first appeared as the cover story in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper     Self-taught photographer James Katsipis braves the harshest winters in a location iconically praised during the summer months. He is an ambassador for Montauk Hard Label Whiskey and part of the East Coast Vision Team for

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