La Jardin Patrice by Carolyn Francis

La Jardin Patrice by Carolyn Francis Credit: Carolyn Francis

Wine and cheese are staples at any proper art opening. But what about at a real estate office?

Local art will be the centerpiece in a series of wine and cheese receptions this summer at Town & Country Real Estate in Southold, beginning June 25 with mosaics by Marcie Honerkamp of East Hampton.

Honerkamp studied painting but became enamored with mosaics when she was using the art form to frame one of her paintings. She’s used mosaics on everything from surfboards to mannequins. Among her community projects is a monumental sign she created for the Springs School with the art students there.

Next up are Christopher Jarrett of Bridgehampton and Robert Lawrence Braun of Water Mill. Jarrett creates land- and seascapes in oil or acrylics, charcoal or graphite. Sometimes he ventures into figurative and abstract works. Braun, a supporter of protections for endangered species, mixes his art with his commitment to wildlife in his paintings and sculptures.

Both artists are featured July 23.

On Aug. 20, Carolyn Francis of Bridgehampton brings her realistic style of painting (seen here) to the real estate “gallery.” After a career as a model, Francis followed her early-life passion for painting, moving to the East End to paint its vistas.

“We feel real estate is a very important part of the community and so is art,” says John Bischoff, North Fork manager for Town & Country. “We think the two go very well together.”

The Southold office is at 57125 Main Rd. The hours of the exhibit for the summer art series are from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s sponsored in conjunction with the Manhattan Mortgage Co.

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