Artbeat: Panel discussion for architects and their clients

02/15/2011 10:58 AM |

• Art Sites gallery in Riverhead will host a panel discussion entitled ‘Clients and Architects Thinking Together’ at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Authors Karen Franck and Teresa von Sommaruga Howard will lead the program, which focuses on their book “Design Through Dialogue: A Guide for Clients and Architects.”
Architects, designers and their clients are welcome to join the discussion.

• Now & Zen Yarns owner Christine Henson Thorpe will lead a workshop on ‘Dying to Knit & Crochet’ on Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and 16, at Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient. It’s part of OHS’ series of winter traditional craft classes.

Participants will learn dying techniques, color theory and composition. Kit costs range from $45 to $125. The class fee is $15. Registration is required at least three days before the first session. Call 323-2480.

• A wine-and cheese reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Studio East Gallery for the Greenport gallery’s 25th show. The mixed-media exhibit runs through March 5. Jan Wickline and Charlie Tramantano will provide music.

• East End Arts Council will offer “Winter Break Chill Out,” a series of arts workshops for children, at the EEAC School of the Arts in Riverhead and Brecknock Hall in Greenport, Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 22-25.
The Riverhead location will offer “Printravaganza!” for ages 8 and up on Wednesday-Friday; “Winter Mini Art” for ages 4-6 or 7 and up, Tuesday-Friday; and “The Art of Improv” for ages 9-12, Tuesday-Friday.
Greenport workshops will include “It’s All About Me: Writing a Winning College Essay” for high school juniors and seniors, Tuesday and Thursday; “My Own Ensemble,” theater for children with autism spectrum disorders and sensory integration disabilities and others ages 6-12, Tuesday-Thursday; and “Every Picture Tells a Story,” photography for ages 10 and up, Tuesday-Thursday.

For a complete schedule and details, call 369-2171 or visit

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  • Interesting that the Coram FD did not respond. Rocky Point and Yaphank FD came out and not neighboring Coram? What’s up with that?!?

  • Sorry to hear of the fire that has destroyed the historic Wellington Bar & Grill, a Middle Island landmark. Best chicken wings on Long Island. I’m glad no one was injured fighting the blaze. I hope they have insurance and I hope they rebuild SOON. Good luck to the owners and employees. Thanks for the good times and thanks for the memories…

  • They should rebuild as long as the zoning isnt changed on the property like the town did to Bens Hardware, its time to take care of lifelong business people in the neighborhood rather than headline grabbing council people

  • Fire Departments need to stop petty b.s. and think about what they are here to do, protect the community with fast efficient service. Coram FD is one mile down the road…

  • Fire Departments need to stop petty b.s. and think about what they are here to do, protect the community with fast efficient service. Coram FD is one mile down the road…

  • because middle island didnt call them to the fire

  • Coram can not respond if they are not called, even though the building was 50 feet outside of the district. I would pose this question at the next Middle Island BOFC meeting as to why the chiefs thought it a wise move to call depts from 20 minutes away. Glad nobody got hurt.