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Meet Patchogue artists in their studios

Various sculptures created by John Cino from 2008

Various sculptures created by John Cino from 2008 - 2011. On wall from left: 'Tommy-Knocker', oak and copper, 'Triptych', mahogany and oak, 'Venus 1' and 'Venus 3', oak. On pedestals: 'Poplar Rising', 'Alef', mahogany, 'Hina', cherry, 'Twining', oak. On floor, 'Untitled (clouds), copper patina on resin. Credit: John Cino

Have you ever wondered how artists work? Well, you get a chance to ask them on Saturday at "River Studios Open House" in Patchogue.

Organized by sculptor John Cino, four other artists -  Lorraine Rimmelin, Ted Stamatelos, Dwight Trujillo, Doug Mawra - will display their mixed-media and watercolor paintings, as well as wood and metal sculptures. They will also be on hand to answer questions at this informal gathering in studios adjacent to the marina on the river.

“It’s just for people to see art work in a non-gallery setting. To see a number of artists in the same space," Cino says. “You see work in progress, you see the environment in which work is created as well. You get to meet a number of artists…and talk to them about their work and their process.”

Work will also be available for purchase, and ranges from $100 to $4,000 depending on the size and medium of the piece. But Cino says, the event is all about garnering exposure for the artists.

“We want more people to see what we do," he says. "What I think is most exciting about it is right now, in Patchogue especially, we’re just really starting to reach that point where there are a number of galleries in town. Artspace has opened up. It really looks like what will be a location for art in Long Island.”

"River Studios Open House"

WHEN/WHERE 12-6 p.m., Saturday, 30 Baker Place, Patchogue.

COST Free, light refreshments included.

INFO John Cino at

*Note: Photo is photo detail of John Cino's sculptures.


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