Log In   ·   Become A Member

30Squared's Annual Exhibition To Wrap Up 2018 Season At Hamptons-Based Museum

Nicole Barylski

  |   1 Comment · Print Article

One of Eileen Dawn Skretch's works.

The Water Mill Museum will close out its season with Summer Finale 2018, an exhibition that will encompass works by 23 local creatives.

Featuring the 30Squared Group, an arts collective inspired by artist and "daily painter" Aubrey Grainger, Summer Finale 2018 will premiere on Thursday, September 20.

"I kept running into my friends and when I asked them what they were doing, they complained they just weren't painting or creating," Grainger explained. "I told them, grab a cup and saucer out of your cabinet, shine a light on it and paint it!" That was a few years ago, and the artist's dedication caught on leading to the formation of 30Squared, a group of artists who encourage and inspire each other. In the beginning, the artists paint every day for 30 days - which is why they're dubbed 30 Squared.

4th Annual 30Squared Group Art Show and Sale participants include Ann Lombardo, Anthony Lombardo, Eileen Dawn Skretch, Susan D'Alessio, Pamela Thomson, Mary Anne Bennett, Maryanne Fotia Renz, Dana Little Brown, Barbara Jones, Maureen Travers, Joanne Rosko, Gail Gallagher, Aubrey Grainger, Amy Ledogar Worth, Bonnie Ruben, Lucille Berrill Paulsen, Donna Lynn Dean, Bob Sullivan, Elizabeth Rundquist, Pat Hadley, Mary Ellen Roche, Keith Mantell, and Lena Yaremenko.

"My work is a gesture meant to convey what made me look at that subject, what I saw and what I felt on that day," Dawn Skretch explained. The artist, who was born in Southampton into a farming family, has always been fond of capturing local landscapes through her works. Whether it's the air, sea or sweeping fields, her oils on wood can be as petite as 4x6 inches or as grand as 4x8 feet.

"I heard the exclamation of a little girl, upon stepping into the gloom of a garden shed from the dazzling outdoor sunshine. She burst out, 'This is Amazing!' It was, and so, I painted 4 large paintings inspired by her amazement," Anthony Lombardo reflected about Shed Happens I, II, III and IV.

Summer Finale 2018 will remain on view through Monday, October 1. There will be an Opening Reception-Meet the Artists on Saturday, September 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

A portion of em>Summer Finale 2018 supports the Water Mill Museum.

The Water Mill Museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road in Watermill. For more information, visit watermillmuseum.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Guest (Pamela Thomson) from Hampton Bays says::
This will be a fabulous show, it always is!
Sep 14, 2018 7:00 am


Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Hamilton Hoge
As the owner’s representative our practice encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-purchase property due diligence, program development iterations, advisement on systems, analyze contracts/vendors, critical path analysis, feasibility and schedule. The strength of our approach is in facilitating organized communication. We strongly analyze all representations and warranties for the protection and benefit of our client.

The Citarella Standard. We’re passionate about sourcing and selling the world’s best seafood. When you order our fresh seafood online, what you receive always reflects the unrivaled standard of our markets. It’s hand-prepared, never frozen, and shipped overnight. 631-283-6600.