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Aug 3, 2015 11:45 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Springs Community Notes, August 6

Aug 3, 2015 11:45 AM

The one event that we Springs kids waited for in anxious anticipation is nearly here! Tradition continues this second Saturday of the month, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as the 83rd annual Fisherman’s Fair will spread out once again on the grounds of our historic hub of Ashawagh Hall, the Springs Library, Parsons Blacksmith Shop, and the Springs Community Presbyterian Church.

All walks of Springs life, past and present, from the fishermen to the farmers to the artists and fine craftspeople and to all the dedicated folks who keep our community spirit alive and strong all year long are represented at this festive event. Please bring your appetites to be happily appeased by the always diverse array of food booths offering clam chowder, slices of delectable Bonac clam pie, roasted corn, hot dogs, hamburgers, and so much more.

As always, the children’s games and crafts are plentiful and include a super-sized waterslide, which makes me wish I was a kid again, too! Those who love to browse will be delighted by the tons of booths showing off the talents of our craftspeople including beautiful pottery, woodwork, and jewelry to name only a few. My favorite spot is right outside the Springs Library, where there will be loads of great books to collect at nominal costs, including rare and unexpected surprises. All proceeds from the fair will go to the Springs Improvement Society. Hope to see you there!While at the fair, be sure to pop into Ashawagh Hall to view the works of more than 125 talented members of our artists’ community in the 48th Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational Exhibition, this year curated by Andrea McCafferty of The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton. This exceptional show will be up through August 16. Sponsored by the Springs Improvement Society, this year’s noted artists include Elaine Grove, Paton Miller, Ellyn Dooley, Jim Gingerich, and Eric Ernst. Fifty percent of the sale proceeds will benefit the SIS Scholarship Fund to be awarded to graduating East High School students from Springs.

The Pollock-Krasner Home and Study Center, located at 831 Springs-Fireplace Road, opens its new exhibit “Elaine de Kooning Portrayed” on August 6 and will run through October 31. This exhibit is comprised of self-portraits, as well as portraits and reflections of her by other well-known artists that include Paul Harris, Ray Johnson, Edvins Strautmanis, Robert De Niro Sr., Edvard Lieber, Fairfield Porter, Joop Sanders, Arshile Gorky, Hedda Sterne, Aristodimas Kaldis, and of course, her world famous late husband, Willem de Kooning. Fans of the late Ms. de Kooning will not want to miss this Sunday’s reception and panel discussion, “Elaine de Kooning Among Friends” from 5 to 7 p.m. Moderated by the museum’s curator Helen A. Harrison, the panelists are Phylis Braff, Regina Cherry, Connie Fox, and Edvard Lieber. It’s bound to be an intriguing discussion that will offer those who attend an up-close and personal perspective into this fascinating woman’s life. Admission for this event is free. Please visit www.pkhouse.org for details on this exhibit and other happenings at this special museum.

It’s a short column this week, as truly, for now, it’s all about the Fisherman’s Fair. For those who enjoy a longer column, please send me some news! I love to hear from readers!

Until next time, happy week all!

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