08/12/15 4:14pm
08/12/2015 4:14 PM

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A colorful mural on East Main Street seemed destined to be taken down a couple of weeks ago after the building owner’s architect said that it would be removed as part of a facade alteration.

But an effort by Caitlyn Shea — the artist who created the mural last summer — to save the piece of public art seems to have worked: the mural has proven too popular to remove. READ

07/15/15 12:00pm
07/15/2015 12:00 PM
East Ends Arts education director Diane Giardi will be organizing activities at the schoolhouse building. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

East Ends Arts education director Diane Giardi will be organizing activities at the schoolhouse building. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

East End Arts is getting a new addition from way back when.

Fresh Ponds Schoolhouse, a one-room structure built in 1821, was renovated this spring by the Riverhead Town Building Department. (more…)

06/17/15 5:59am
06/17/2015 5:59 AM
During the Town Board's work session last Thursday morning, illustrator Samantha Neukirch and her assistant, Joe Arias, presented her plans to install a mixed media mural project near the River and Roots community garden. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

During the Town Board’s work session last Thursday morning, illustrator Samantha Neukirch and her assistant, Joe Arias, presented her plans to install a mixed media mural project near the River and Roots community garden. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The back of the Riverhead Town comfort station by the River and Roots Community Garden will soon not only face the water — it will look like the water.

Artist Samantha Neukirch was given an informal go-ahead last Thursday to begin working on a “mixed media mural based on the local aquatic system” that will be attached to the back wall of the comfort station, which also abuts a new playground.

The 22-year-old Smithtown artist plans to create images digitally on a computer, print them out and attach the prints to boards, which will be affixed to the comfort station. The mural will be about 8 feet by 20 feet, she said.

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