Panel Discussion on the East End's Allure for Artists & the Importance of Artist Fellowships on the East End 

Featuring Helen Harrison, Christina Strassfield & Dawn Watson & Moderated by Pat Rogers.

Sunday, June 26
2:00 pm | VIP Lounge | Art Hamptons

"Allure of the East End" Pnale Discussion

Since the 1880s artists have come to the East End to seek a particular seaside light and camaraderie with other artists. In the 1950s it was the shared artistic spirit that drew artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Rauschenberg to escape the city in favor of the summertime quietude, not to mention the cheap rent that the East End offered. Between studio visits and group exhibitions, these artists would commune on the beach, taking part in intense philosophical discussions. This is still true today (except for the cheap rents) as it was in history.

Panelists Helen Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Studio, Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall Museum Director and Chief Curator, and Dawn Watson, arts and design journalist and photographer, will discuss the rise and continuation of the artist community on the East End. The panel will be moderated by Pat Rogers, Publisher and Managing Editor of Hamptons Art Hub.

"What's so special about the East End?," Helen Harrison said. "For artists, the sense of community is key, not to mention the beautiful surroundings and the closeness to New York City."

"Allure of the East End" will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the VIP Lounge at Art Hamptons. The panel is free with art fair admission. Click here and use the code "hamptonsarthub" to receive a $5 discount on tickets.

Panelists will discuss the significance of the artistic gatherings, as well as the East End’s continuing importance to the art world. The ways the contemporary art scene is revealed will be discussed by the panelists. So will the ways artists impact the unique dynamic of the East End communities of The Hamptons, the North Fork, Shelter Island and Riverhead.

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BASIC FACTS: "The Allure of the East End" takes place on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the VIP Lounge at Art Hamptons. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets to the Opening Night Preview are $75. Hamptons Art Hub readers receive $5 off. Click here and use the code "hamptonsarthub" to get the discount.

Art Hamptons takes place from June 23 to 26, 2016 at 900 Lumber Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.arthamptons.com.

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