Springs Community Notes, September 19

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By the time this issue hits the stands, I’m hoping that I’ll be happily settled into my new place. I’m prefacing that notion to my readers first, so you’ll all excuse the brevity of this column. Anyone who has moved knows that it’s extremely stressful! Unfortunately, my son and I have been through this uprooting process more times than I care to admit, since I have become an “independent” woman and a tenant again.

We live in an area where many of our homeowners need to capitalize on the much more lucrative summer rental income. Being a year-round tenant in the Hamptons can be a vulnerable experience with affordable, nice places being in high demand and rare to find. It’s particularly tough on locals (like me) who feel rooted to this area, would not dream of calling another place home, and so must hang on. Gratefully, the Good Home Angel has always been on my side, and another special place has found me tucked into a particularly lovely spot in our pretty corner of the world. So, all is well.

The Fall Film Series, “Artists on Film: The Power of Connection” at Pollock-Krasner Home and Study Center located at 830 Springs Fireplace Road continues this Friday, September 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with Amanda Pope’s “Jackson Pollock: Portrait.” This 54-minute film provides an in-depth profile of the artist and was made for the PBS “Strokes of Genius” series in 1984. The film offers the viewer a glimpse into the personal relationships that Pollock developed with other artists, and most notably, his wife and fellow artist, Lee Krasner. The deeply felt connection that Pollock developed to the natural beauty of the Springs and how it prompted his creative process is also highlighted. The film will be followed by a discussion led by film series curator and cinema historian, Marion Wolberg Weiss. The cost is $5 at the door (free to members), which is a budget Friday evening’s entertainment! Visit www.stonybrook/pkhouse.edu for details and a complete calendar of events.

This weekend, Ashawagh Hall presents “Convergence” curated by Esperanza Leon that features the impressive abstract metal sculptures by well-known local artist, Dennis Leri. I checked out his website online at www.dennisleri.net and was impressed by his resume and his work. There will be a reception on Saturday, September 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours for the brief two-day show are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. will be an opportunity to gain more insight into this talented artist’s process with an Artist on Artist Q & A.

Please visit the Springs farmers market setup on the grounds of Ashawagh Hall on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to the end of this month. Across the road, the Springs Library has lots of interesting bargain books available for sale inside, and for practically nothing set up on tables on their pretty grounds. I love to pull over and browse through these whenever I can. I never know what I will find.

I need to sign off for now, and continue with the packing. Change is never easy, but it can be exciting. Until next time, happy week all!

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