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
Ansar Johnson of Riverhead hula hoops during the JumpstART event in Riverhead Friday night. (Credit: Estefany Molina)
East End Arts held its annual JumpstART festival in downtown Riverhead Friday evening. READ
The artist behind a East Main Street mural that may be removed as part of new construction is now fighting back. READ
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…)
The Riverhead Town Board got a sneak peek at some of the artists who are planning to do public art projects in conjunction with East End Arts’ JumpstART program in August at Thursday’s Town Board work session.
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.
A presentation on the second coming of JumpstArt, due to return to downtown Riverhead on August 7, will take place at the Riverhead Town Board’s work session on Thursday. The interactive art project is run by the East End Arts Council. (more…)
Mixed media artist Charles Manfredi of East Islip (far left) is interviewed next to his diorama of his figures “Baldies Visit Riverhead” by the Suffolk Theater Friday evening. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
It was a picture perfect summer evening Friday as several hundred people filled downtown Riverhead to see JumpstART artists unveil their work on the grounds of the East End Arts complex and various venues along East Main Street and Grangebel Park. (more…)