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East End-Based Museum Presenting Works From Over 50 Local Artists

Jamie Aranoff

Michael Cardacino is among featured artists. (Courtesy Photo)

Children's Museum of the East End's (CMEE) latest exhibition, An Invitational, will highlight works from over 50 local artists.

A piece by Blair Seagram. (Courtesy Photo)

"I wanted to make sure that the rest of the East End's artistic community had an opportunity to show their work," explained Kimberly Goff, the show's organizer," said Show Organizer, Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery. "The more than 50 artists I've lined up for this exhibit represent a truly talented group and I'm thrilled to have found a home for them at the Children's Museum."

Opening on Saturday, August 5, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., the myriad of art included in the month-long show exemplifies a broad spectrum of talent throughout the East End which, CMEE President Steve Long hopes to bring many new faces into the museum.

"We're also delighted for the opportunity to introduce our regular visitors to the work of so many talented East End artists," noted Long. "We couldn't ask for a better partnership."

Featured artists include Anneli Arms, Sarah Altagracia, Carolyn Beegan, Priscilla Bowden, Bobbie Braun, Sally Breen, Rosalind Brenner, John Capello, Linda Capello, Michael Cardacino, Darlene Charneco, Christine Chew Smith, Ann Chwatsky, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Eric Dever, Roz Dimon, Miriam Dougenis, Eric Ernst, Cornelia Foss, Kimberly Goff, Janet Goleas, Louise Greenwald, Barbara Hadden, Michael Halsband, Ed Haugevik, Candace Hill, Carol Hunt, Giancarlo Impiglia, Nathan Slate Joseph, Howard Kanovitz, Michael Knigin, Joan Kraisky, Susan Lazarus-Reimen, Lynn Leff, Bruce Lieberman, Karyn Mannix, Keith Mantell, Barbara Maslen, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Steve Miller, Susan Nash, Dave O, Pamela Ornstein, Michael Paraskevas, Louise Peabody, Joe Pintauro, Blair Seagram, Ty Stoudsburg, Grace Sutton, Barbara Thomas, Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Dan Welden, Eve West, and Darius Yektai with outdoor sculpture by Barry Shapiro.

Welcoming over 70,000 visitors annually, the Children's Museum of the East End is one of the most visited museums offering interactive exhibits, performance space, and classrooms. Their mission is to "spark imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities to build strong connections within the East End community by providing playful experiences."

An Invitational will remain on display until Tuesday, September 5.

Children's Museum of the East End is located at 376 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-537-8250 or visit cmee.org.

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