Scott Hewett, “Ball Jars,” 30 by 30 acrylic
Eight East End painters and photographers will come together for a good cause next weekend at “People, Places, Things” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The show, which features both renowned and up and coming artists, will raise awareness and funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research through the New England Parkinson’s Ride.
Linda and John Philip Carpello, Mary Finalborgo Manzo, Scott Hewett, Ann and Anthony Lombardo, Carisa and Eileen Dawn Skretch are the participating artists.
The diverse pieces of work, including photography and paintings, shows tattooed bodies, sketched figures, portraits, local landscapes, still life artwork and contemporary designs.
One of the artists has a family member living with Parkinson’s disease, thus, the others in the collective decided to band together in support of research.
“We realized each of us knew someone who is affected by this debilitating disease,” Eileen Skretch, an artist and the show’s organizer, said.
“People, Places, Things,” will be on view April 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a reception for the public on Saturday, April 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is on the intersection of Springs Fireplace Road and Old Stone Highway in East Hampton. For more information about the artists and exhibition, call 516.380.7032. For information on the New England Parkinson’s Ride or the Michael J. Fox Foundation, visit michaeljfox.org.