Opening September 21, 2016 with an ARTIST RECEPTION from 5 - 7 pm on Saturday, September 24th, the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton is hosting a show designed by Will Ryan to celebrate surviving his cancer and treatments.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering and Will has created a 'Giving Page' for direct donations.  The show will run through October 9th.  A concert with local musicians is in the works, date TBA.

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"Tempest" by Will Ryan and Scott Bluedorn. Acrylic & Ink on canvas, 23 x 95 inches.

"Tempest" by Will Ryan and Scott Bluedorn. Acrylic & Ink on canvas, 23 x 95 inches.

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'East End Duets' is a collaborative effort between Will Ryan and 30+ local artists.

The show will include contributions from wonderful artists like Paton Miller, Dan Welden, Richmond Burton, Abby AbramsAthos Zacharias, John MessingerDennis Leri and David Geiser, among many others.

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"Into the Mystic" by Will Ryan and Paton Miller. Photography, 58 x 48 inches.

"Into the Mystic" by Will Ryan and Paton Miller. Photography, 58 x 48 inches.

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On February 25, 2015 the artist/musician Will Ryan received a stem cell transplant for a very rare blood disease called Amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a form of cancer that creates malformed protein cells in the bone marrow that are carried in blood plasma and can collect in any organ and eventually shut that organ down.

During Will’s arduous year long recovery from the stem cell transplant that saved his life, the overwhelming care, concern and compassion he received from his family and friends, most of whom are artists and musicians, inspired him to put together an event -- an expression of his gratitude and joy at being gifted with a renewed life. He envisioned an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photographic originals, along with a cd of original music, in duet collaborations with some of the most talented artists and musicians on the East End.

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"Feel Free" by Will Ryan and Richmond Burton. Oil, copper and silver leaf, 48 x 38 inches.

"Feel Free" by Will Ryan and Richmond Burton. Oil, copper and silver leaf, 48 x 38 inches.

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In Will’s words:

“I am honored to be collaborating with so many gifted and enthusiastic artists. I had done some collaborations before and had something like this in mind for some time but now I had a driving passion to make it happen and it is all coming together joyfully.” 

With over 30 artists and musicians creating one on one with Mr. Ryan the resulting works will be shown at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY.

Visitors are invited to share the experience of collaborative art inspired by a rebirth of life & creativity.

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"That Low and Rumbling Absolute" by Will Ryan and John Messinger. Photography, 58 x 48 inches.

"That Low and Rumbling Absolute" by Will Ryan and John Messinger. Photography, 58 x 48 inches.

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BASIC FACTS: "East End Duets" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October 9, 2016. The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.thewhiteroom.gallery.

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