Water Mill Community Notes, January 23

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The New Year certainly got off to a great start for my next-door neighbors Linda and Gary Aldrich. They became grandparents … again.Their daughter Tamara LeGuene and husband Guillaume, are the happy parents of adorable Maeve Elise LeGuene, born on January 12 at Southampton Hospital. She tipped the scale at eight pounds, four ounces. She’s got a big brother, four-year-old Ewen, who attends prekindergarten at Southampton Elementary School.

Their son, Gary Aldrich and his wife, Denise, who live in Charlotte, North Carolina, have a sweet new baby boy, Neeko Ryan Aldrich, born on January 7 at a hospital in Charlotte. He weighed in at eight pounds, 11 ounces. Neeko has a big brother, Oliver.

The elder Aldriches look forward to heading south to meet the new addition to the Aldrich clan.

The Parrish Art Museum has in interesting event planned for this Friday evening. “Gesture Jam” is an interactive theatrical/literary/art event during which one male and two female models will pose in outrageous settings, as artists draw and writers write. The Parrish’s Lichtenstein Theater will be set up in the round, with the models in the center holding poses from two minutes to a half hour. The event unfolds in three 35-minute sets with models posing in three scenarios:

The first is a Bauhaus-inspired setting with the models dressed in leotards and creating shapes with their bodies, large hoops, and long sticks. The second is a state of reflection with mirrors to switch up the perspective and, lastly, dramatic theatrical settings with evocative costumes.

DJ Mr. Lama will set contrasting moods with music ranging from contemplative to festive during the event, and participants can buy refreshments.

Artists are invited to bring their own sketch books and dry materials to draw what they see; writers are encouraged to bring their journals. Some large butcher paper and charcoal, and a little drawing guidance, will be provided by the wildly creative multimedia artist Andrea Cote, who leads Gesture Jam.

The next night, another art event will take place down the road. The second “People Say” open mic and art show is set for this Saturday in the space above the old Citarella in Water Mill. Sign up starts at 7 p.m. for anyone wishing to put their music, poetry or comedy in front of an audience. Hosted by Dominique Lamboy, the event costs $10 and is open to those over age 18. For more information, sent an email to peoplesayny@gmail.com.

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