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7th Annual ’Love & Passion’ Art Show: Valentine’s Day Celebrated

Originally Posted: February 12, 2012


Artist and curator Karyn Mannix with pal Vito Sisto. (Eileen Casey)

"True Lust" artwork at Ashawagh Hall. (Eileen Casey)

East Hampton - Karyn Mannix of karyn mannix contemporary presented the "7th Annual Love & Passion Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll" Art Show at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton this past weekend.

An Opening Reception held on Saturday, February 11, featured the works of more than 60 artists from across the country, exhibiting photography, painting, mixed media, and sculpture.

With live music provided by Alfredo Merat, and a special appearance by the Neo Political Cowgirls, there was also a 50/50 raffle for the benefit of Ashawagh Hall.

Mannix has an uncanny ability to always successfully merge the works of large groups of artists into one cohesive and thematic exhibition, and she achieved that with this show as well - and once again created an atmosphere where artists could mingle, meet and support each other, while attendees viewed (and hopefully purchased) some beautiful, original and interesting work.

The celebration continued on Sunday, February 12, at with "Rock My Heart" poetry readings and performances, produced by Teri Kennedy, and featuring poet Julie Sheehan.

An artistic weekend on the East End!

Let's hope there are no broken hearts this Valentine's Day. (Eileen Casey)




Eileen Casey spent many years working in the television and music industries in New York City on the "ABC In Concert" weekly series, as well as several prime time network and cable television specials. An award-winning journalist, editor, and artist, and former Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com, she enjoys staying warm in Charleston and cool in the Hamptons.


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