The Rosalie Dimon Gallery, located on the 2nd Floor of the Jamesport Manor Inn, hosts the works of local artist members of the East End Arts (EEA). Quarterly, gallery exhibits are selected and displayed by the EEA. An Artists' Reception is also held at each exhibit change on a Sunday afternoon following the change in exhibits. The public is welcome into the Jamesport Manor Inn to enjoy complimentary local wine and cheese and to meet the artists. Admission is free.
Beginning on Friday, August 1, the works of East End Arts members Peter Beston and Michael McLaughlin will be on display.
A reception will be held on Sunday, August 17, from 3PM to 5PM at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Immediately following the reception, the Jamesport Manor Inn will offer an Artists' Reception 3 Course Prix Fixe from 4:30PM through 6:30PM, at a cost of $35 per person. Visit jamesportmanor.com Events page to view a typical prix fixe menu.
Oil painter Peter Beston studied art at Croydon College of Art and Hampstead School of Art in London, and at West Dean College in Sussex, England. For many years he worked internationally as an award-winning film editor, cutting features, documentaries, and commercials. He now paints full-time, having settled on the East End, where he finds the light and landscape bring him new inspiration. One consequence of his career in film is that his work is instilled with a sense of narrative; he also aims to balance it on the knife-edge between the external environment and an interior one, where intensity of color and precise composition lead the observer towards new insights into the familiar. Peter's work has been exhibited at the Quogue Library, at the East End Arts' Jamesport Vineyard's Artists Showcase, and on the cover of Dan's Papers. To see more work, visit www.peterbeston.com.
Photographer Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst by trade who discovered the creative side of his brain after finding the East End of Long Island. A desire to capture and share the beauty of the Long Island Sound and the adjacent farmland through photography eventually led to active participation in the East End arts community and to numerous exhibits and awards. His quantitative training in combination with a passion for modern and classical architecture has informed his approach to both composition and post-processing technique. For more information, visit www.michaelmclaughlin.com
The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is open to the public during our regular business hours for the duration of the display. Lunch and Dinner service Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon through 10pm.