Feel an overwhelming connection to your roots? Use it as artistic inspiration and enter OLA's (Organización Latino Americana) open call for an upcoming exhibition curated by Amy Worth and Hector deCordova of The South Street Gallery
"OLA's Benefit Art Show, Roots,
is picking up on an Art focus we've had from the start," Minerva Perez
, OLA of Eastern Long Island
Executive Director, relayed. "Joyce and Hector deCordova curated art shows for OLA in the past before I was involved full time. They are now joined by Amy Worth as well to curate Roots
. This is open to all artists (Latino and non Latino)."
will be on display at Southampton Cultural Center
starting April 26 through May 5.
"We are lucky to work with Southampton Cultural Center on this Art Show," Perez added. "They are fully collaborative and support OLA's mission to include Art - as it central to a vibrant community."
is open to a variety of mediums, including painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, assemblage, printmaking, photography and computer graphics. Pieces may be no larger than 28x32 - including the outside dimension of the frame - and artists may submit up to three works.
OLA selected this particular theme because it can signify so many different things. "Why Roots
? We are interested to see where the artists take this," Perez reflected. "Some questions that we talked over included: What are the roots
of a community and what keeps them healthy? Family, country, tradition, story? How do we define our origin stories? How do they intertwine?"
The submission deadline
is March 15 and selected artists will be notified on April 1. As this is a benefit show, artists will receive 50 percent of the proceeds from their sold pieces, and the other half will be donated to OLA.
Founded in 2002, OLA is dedicated to championing "the social, economic, cultural, and educational development of Long Island's East End Latino communities." In particular, the 501c3 nonprofit organization focuses on advocacy, education, and the arts.
For more information, visit thesouthstreetgallery.com.
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
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!
Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices
from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968
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.