10/06/15 1:49am
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Helen Wright Prince dedicated her life to Southold Town. She served as a teacher at the Cutchogue migrant labor camp and Southold Elementary School, volunteered at the Suffolk County and Southold historical societies, helped people trace their genealogies, and more.

Now, two years after her death at 101 years old, Southold Town is giving back to her.


10/02/15 6:00am
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She may have first stepped into the classroom more than 65 years ago, but the late Helen Wright Prince will be honored next week by Southold Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force for championing a life of openness and promoting diversity during the years she worked as a teacher. READ

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10/01/15 5:04pm
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Amy Folk (left) and Freddie Wachsberger with the Bark Washington painting

Amy Folk had always heard about the Bark Washington painting, which depicts the hunting of a school of whales. Ms. Folk joined Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient a few years after the painting mysteriously disappeared along with other artworks.


09/30/15 2:08pm
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DOUGLAS GREGG PHOTO | Pianists Charlotte Day and Jeffrey Wentz (pictured), along with cellist Ted Hoyle, perform Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Universalist Church of Southold.

Pianists Charlotte Day and Jeffrey Wentz.

• Two pianos, four hands: Charlotte Day of Southold and Jeffrey Wentz of Greenport will give a piano concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Jamesport Meeting House. The “Coming Back” concert is a benefit for First Universalist Church of Southold, whose building was destroyed by fire in March, and for which Ms. Day is music director.

The program will include compositions by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy and Poulenc.

Ms. Day is also a teacher and solo concert pianist. Mr. Wentz is minister of music at First Congregational Church of Riverhead. The two gave numerous concerts together at the Southold church.

Suggested donation is $20 at the door.

• Work by three East Coast photographers, Susan Dooley, Ray Germann and Dave Burns, will be on view Oct. 3 to Nov. 15 at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. The exhibit, “Globetrotting,” includes photographs taken around the United States and abroad. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The three photographers will give a free gallery talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Call 734-8545 to reserve a seat.

• Orient artist Frances Liburt will present “Variations on a Dream,” an exhibit of her paintings, during October at Mattituck-Laurel Library. Ms. Liburt studies painting with local artist and teacher Lee Harned.

• “Local to Global” is the theme of an ‘Arts Mean Business’ seminar and networking event planned by East End Arts for Thursday, Oct. 8. The event will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.

Speakers will include EEA executive director Patricia Snyder; artist Caitlyn Shea; Riverside Rediscovered community liaison Siris Barrios; Patch­ogue Arts Council president Lori Devlin; Allen Handelman, vice president of development at Conifer Realty, which plans to offer artist-priority housing in Riverhead; and Long Island Arts Alliance executive director Theresa Statz-Smith.

Business owners, artists, arts organizations, local government and community leaders, nonprofit groups and interested individuals are welcome.

Artists are invited to display promotional materials and business cards. The materials deadline is Oct. 2.

The advance registration fee is $10 for East End Arts members and $15 for nonmembers; admission is $20 at the door.
Call 727-0900 or go to Events at eastendarts.org.

• A reception and awards presentation for the 50th annual photography contest presented by Friends of Riverhead Free Library will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the library.

Contact Jane Hill at 727-3228, ext. 168.

Quilter Shannon Shirley will present a trunk show at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Southold Town Recreation Center in Peconic. She will then lead a ‘Bottles and Blooms’ workshop from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the recreation center. All levels of quilters are welcome.

Both programs are hosted by the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild. Ms. Shirley is an artist, teacher, author and award-winning quilter from Woodbridge, Va.

The guest fee for the trunk show is $5. The workshop fee is $50. For details or to register, visit eliqg.com.

Call for artists: Work is sought for East End Arts’ Holiday Gift Boutique, which will be open Nov. 14 to Dec. 23 in the EEA gallery.

Artists may submit handmade ornaments, greeting cards, jewelry and wearables, ceramics and giftware. The deadline for the online application is Thursday, Oct. 22; those accepted must become East End Arts members to participate.

Go to Events at eastendarts.org for the application and information or contact gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or gallery@eastendarts.org.

To send arts news, email lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.