THE KISMET KOLUMN
PASTRIES PAINTINGS & PARTIES
having heat wave…a tropical heat wave ……..despite that true art devotees
straggled from house to house, cake makers slaved over hot stoves for the Bake
Sale, outdoor bands at the INN & OUT melted even in the shade to absent
crowds who hugged the beach for what little relief it gave, walking on the sand
like “a cat on a hot tin roof” (thank you Tennessee). Only ones enjoying this
are the Suffolk County Water Company and Lilco who prospered
as people took outdoor cold showers and houses with AC became very popular.
definitely has a sweet tooth.
even started there was a sell-off in front of Pat’s house custom ordering bark
cookies in multiples the day before while Janet Chiro was inside baking last minute for the sale.
from Mermaid, a real baker at restaurant Amis in Chesea,
bought Michelle’s Pecan Pie and promised to bake for us next year The hard working committee: Pat Villisca, Phyllis Bakalar, Michelle Schleicher, Sherri Roth with additional
assist of Nancy Goldstein, Ginny Butler and all the wonderful bakers who came
out in droves and made all of the goodies that were sold!! Andy Whitney from
the Market made his own delicious sheet cake. The Out donated not one but 3
gorgeous cakes and cupcakes
The hard working committee: Pat
Villacci, Phyllis Bakalar, Michelle Schleicher,
they were lined up till Patti let them in at 9 when they whooshed in and bought
hubby Phii was disconsolate because there were no
bark cookies left for him not even at the house (but he has an in with the
sure that’s the one, Jack?
buying dainty cup cakes.
this one……..bragging rights
THE CAKES & DONORS
a bidding war over Andy’s sheet cake.
Dom’s house eyeing huge platter demurred when he found out it was commercially
baked – took one by a Kismetic “to support the
Altieri bought a black & white cake combo because he believes ”in
here’s the dough (why does Patti look surprised?)
Smile for the camera
7th ANNUAL KISMET ART
be a tradition that the hottest, muggiest, best beach day will be the day of
the show. But 11 stalwarts stood by their posts hosting the exhibits. Well not
all, Carolyn went to the beach till after 3, and another closed up really
early. John Altieri took Dorothea’s place taking a
small entourage on the tour.
assortment of work by an equally varied group, here are some bios compiled by Bradlee.
photo by bradlee
he Bark House Deck of the Butlers was
filled with the art work of Kevin & Ginnie’s multitalented children: Coty’s (a
recent RIT grad) individually designed t-shirts,
Amber photography and Shane (a designer) Butler, including The work included
Coty’s, Amber’s photography, and Shane’s pencil drawings.
Italy and Puerto Rico.
Andrea Wikso and Peter Schmidt a combined showing of their
photographs. Peter’s work includes reflections of his time in Colorado and
Massachusetts. Andrea captures the
Kismet experience in glorious color and detail.
Mary Lou Fiore-Parise, an art “krawl” favorite. Showing at her brother and
sister-in-law’s, Mike and Marge, sold 3 of the oils she brought and promised to
do a painting in the “old style” for one fan. Mary Lou took up painting following her retirement a few
photos by bradlee
Bill Poindexter, the organizer of the 7th Annual Kismet Art Show, had his paintings artfully hung along the shaded walls
of his house-deck area and in the delightful upstairs deck area he built
several years ago. Bill had just
finished exhibiting at the annual Lighthouse show where one of his paintings
sold within the first 30 minutes. He sold three paintings at the show though he
said he was reluctant to part with them.
Robert Negrin’s exhibit of watercolors atop BVT is always
spectacular. He moved between a
new, large-scale surf vista that he just finished the day before and an even
larger, longer oceanscape that he painted 20 years
ago. Bob’s work is always
popular and his fans can also look forward to his annual Labor Day exhibit.
photos by Jeanne
Stephanie Calinoff creates her one-of-a-kind jewelry
using several kinds of glass, including one that reflects one color while
transmitting light through the glass. Her hand-crafted work has been featured in boutiques, specialty shops,
craft shows and even the Queens (NY) Museum of Art.
SOLD!!! photo by jeanne
Susan Strider, first time on the art show, specializes in impressionistic watercolor views of Kismet, Saltaire and panoramas seen from the ferry.
Eileen Shields is a gifted photographer and teacher,
reflected her travel to Nicaragua with her students as well as recent trips to
Italy and Puerto Rico
Jonathan “Thunder” Toth, famous for his dancing and his painting. takes classes at least 3 times a week at two art institutes
in NYC. He refers to his work as
autobiographical, an expression of his thoughts. He sold 5 of his works during the show.
Teri Dahl also covers a wide range of
subjects and styles in her acrylic painting, ranging from the impressionistic
“Bed on the Beach” and girl on a bike with her dog, to horses, to whimsical
portraits of “Carl’s Cat Café” and “Wally and the Gecko” to her series of
designs for the KLAW T-shirts. Her
daughters put out the word on her Art Show exhibit through a Face book
who came in from Hawaii for the exhibition
Caroline Stern titled this year’s exhibit an
“Invitation to an Eyegasm Exploratirum of Art and Science.” With an
emphasis on participatory art and exploration, guests were invited to paint
small grey rocks salvaged from a dismantled city condo lobby for Caroline’s new
rock garden. Her photographs were
hung on a new – birdless for now – aviary
and shell work adorned a table. Guests of all ages were challenged to try a hula hoop, stilts and a
Congrats to the artists and thank
you for sharing your work on such a hot day…
ANNUAL ‘OOL HOUSE PARTY
thank you to our hosts for a most generous
event: Sarge, Ernie, Shagman,
Susan & Tony, Claire, Marybeth, Nancy, Zebo & Antman: on the hottest day they threw the party expecting
many guests from America who perhaps found the voyage too taxing, others fled
to eh AC OUT on their way to the last ferry – but estimates are 75 guests
partying and even dancing through the evening
working it out
Its gonna be great
guests must be hungry
says “I’ll take care of the liquor”
brought her own
for the guests
(a slow lens)
having more fun………
Shaggy’s mom – always a pleasure
working”….this guy from San Diego thought this was the best party he ever
just wanna have fun…….
Hunkel doing his thing
Thank You to the hosts
Check out the Kismet Kolumn in the next Kismet Kronikle for more stuff!!!