Painting by Poindexter
Art House Krawl
Photos and text by Bradlee
One of Kismet’s biggest
and best events, the traveling Art “Krawl” went off smoothly on July 21, again
under the direction of Bill Poindexter. Four of the artists also had their
works accepted for the prestigious Lighthouse Art Show: Bill, Peter Schmidt,
Andrea Wikso and Mary Lou Parise. Bill also received special recognition and a
$100 grant from the Lighthouse.
a cool breeze kept artists and visitors comfortable on the 10-house tour.
recruited friends Helen Q. & Delores S. to help with the large collection
of Jacques’ photos, with proceeds going to the Children’s Cancer Project of the
National Cancer Center in Plainview.
expanded his hanging photo gallery to stretch to the back of Woods Hole and
created house t-shirts. He experimented with underwater camera housing,
catching an unusual shot within a wave.
I went to visit
the Butler house early, hoping the catch at least one of the talented children
before they scooted on to other engagements. Coty was showing a beautiful
coffee table he had fashioned from the base of an old wagon found under Bark
House when they first moved in. He also had a new line and colors for his
whimsical deer on bicycle t-shirts. The full front deck also featured Shane’s
pencil drawings and Amber’s photography. Both Coty and his older brother Shane
are industrial designers with Estee Lauder. Mother Ginny teaches fashion and
design to high-schoolers who will go on to teach 4-year olds.
Rachel Towle, two
years into photography and new to this venue exhibited at the Green House. Her
poster cover photo, showing unique perspective and colors, sold before the show
Peter Schmidt and
Andrea Wikso again had a combined showing of their photographs, including a
double rainbow from days before, a bald eagle, butterflies, the famous baby
raccoon, sunsets and a collection of postcards. I bought a print and a good
supply of postcards of the coupling red wagons, “a Fire Island thing” – I don’t
know if my far-flung friends will get it but it totally cracked me up.
Mary Lou Parise
exhibited mostly new works, though she stuck to popular themes like flowers and
water/boats. Most interesting was a painting of bridges which she admitted was
inspired by a calendar brought in to her painting group.
Teri Dahl showed
two new posters of her now teenage grandchildren when they were tots. She was
exhibiting the last of her famous “bed on the beach” reprints.
showed all new pieces based on a fish themed – impressionistic, with curvy
lines and eyes that seemed to pop out of the pictures. He’s discussed a
contract for shower curtains with a friend.
Vikki Labarera, who
works part-time at the Inn (and full-time as a mother of two under two)
exhibited at Joann’s along with Johnny (Thunder) Toth. As Victoria’s Seacraft
(etsy.com), she makes beautiful shell craftwork – hay wreaths wrapped in
ribbon, letters and mirrors.
Jon’s style is
evolving, fusing new concepts and ideas such as adding a Kismet sky to a New York City scene. He showed a Kismet Café with a Van Gogh “starry, starry night.”
again included works by several artists including George’s paintings and Josh’s
jewelry (refashioned antique pieces like clay beads originally shown a Saks in
her photos of children from Ecuador for whom she performed voluntary dental
work in January.
She also showed
and sold shell art from San Salvador, much of it made by a family and their
children there, who will receive all receipts.