The Arts

Art Beat: Painting exhibit by Andrew Masino on display in Peconic


• “A Recent Series,” an exhibit of abstract painting by Andrew Masino, is on view Oct. 23 to Nov. 10 at Gallery Crossing in Peconic. An artist’s reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 

Mr. Masino retired after 34 years as an art educator. Shortly thereafter, the Sept. 11 attacks took place. He said in a press release, “That day threw me for a loop and it took a full year to find a way to express myself in a different way. … I chose the abstract universe because of the challenge and freedom it offered me — the challenge to delve into a universe and see what happens along the journey. … Abstraction has renewed my ability to go on and brought back joy in painting.”

Call for artists: Work is sought for the eighth annual ‘10×10=100’ art show and sale to benefit North Fork Environmental Council. The show will be hosted by The South Street Gallery in Greenport, where boards of cradled birch plywood are available. Artists may submit up to three pieces in any medium. The first board is free; two additional boards may be purchased for $7 each.

The submission deadline is Nov. 30. A preview will be held Friday, Dec. 5, with the sale beginning Dec. 6. Each piece will be sold for $100, with proceeds split among the gallery, the artist and NFEC.

Call 477-0021.

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