Griffiths begins artist-in-residency at East End Arts

COURTESY PHOTO | Gena Griffiths of Cutchogue was selected as this summer’s artist-in-residence.

East End Arts has announced that a North Fork local has taken up the post as July and August’s artist-in-residence.

Gena Griffiths, a multi-media visual artist and arts educator, will create a three-figure sculpture during her two month stay at the Corwin Carriage House in Riverhead, representing the purity of a child’s creative process, according to the council. Ms. Griffiths will also offer three week-long art classes and weekly workshops for children between the ages of 5 and 14.

Her schedule of classes, which range from sculpting, painting, and multi-media art, can be found at the East End Art School’s blog, or by calling the school at 369-2171.

A Mattituck High School graduate, Ms. Griffiths received a bachelor’s degree in art studio and art education from SUNY/Potsdam in 2010. She’s spent the last two years working as a teacher assistant in the Mattituck School District and lives in Cutchogue.