The Water Mill Museum hosted its annual Season Opening and Members’ Art Show Reception on May 31. It was a beautiful evening with great views of the Mill Creek, out of the gallery windows.

"Wall Candy", an art exhibition made up of museum artist members, is an ongoing show through June 16. The show exhibits sculpture, painting, drawing and more at very reasonable prices. Over 100 works of art are for sale and will flatter and enhance any space, home or office.

To see some of the art and people who attended, click on the slide show:

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Kimberly Goff with "Circle Game," acrylic and colored gesso. Photo courtesy of the Water Mill Museum.

Kimberly Goff with "Circle Game," acrylic and colored gesso. Photo courtesy of the Water Mill Museum.

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Event attendees included artists, friends, patrons and fans of art at the ‘mill’ from near and far. All proceeds of art sales and donations— basically all funds— benefit the ongoing restoration and preservation of the mill’s historic building and archives. This is the 22nd year of the Members’ Show, and it just keeps getting better- that’s what many reported who were there tonight.

Notable local Water Mill residents were present including Arthur Muller, a former postmaster. The volunteer board of the Water Mill Museum, especially Donna and Bob Liehr and Faye and John Andreasen, were in charge of catering the event, and participating artists all brought a dish.

At the opening, Jeanne White, co-president of the board, introduced our ‘miller’ for the Mill Grinding Demonstration. And everyone learned how the grist mill operates--Miller Joani Wilson demonstrated with a full explanation, so all could see and understand the workings of the giant devices.

Water power is strong stuff! The fully operational water-powered grist mill dates back to 1644, is the oldest commercial structure in the east end and is the reason why this hamlet is called 'Water Mill'.

The Water Mill Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Tuesdays. For information, call 631 726 4625 or visit watermillmuseum.org. Museum admission is free. Purchases of art may be made by credit card.

The Art Exhibit and Sale is open through June 16th."Wall Candy" is a great place to see what some say is the “…Best Members’ Art Show all year.”

Don’t wait for a clothesline sale to decorate your walls!

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"Exposed Kiss" by Scott Hewett. Courtesy Water Mill Museum

"Exposed Kiss" by Scott Hewett. Courtesy Water Mill Museum

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"Church on the Dunes" by Ripp Bowman. Photo courtesy of the Water Mill Museum.

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BASIC FACTS: "Wall Candy" remains on view through June 16. The Water Mill Museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, New York 11976. www.watermillmuseum.org.

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