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Sculpture, live music, poetry and beer in Patchogue

The crowd mingling with sculpture by John Cino

The crowd mingling with sculpture by John Cino at last year's Log Jam at the Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue. Credit: / Kelleen Guyer

Where can you see sculpture, hear live music and poetry, and sample beer all at the same time?

Log Jam 2 – a free event, presented by the Patchogue Arts Council and The Blue Point Brewing Company, held Saturday outside of the brewery in Patchogue.

The event celebrates the second anniversary of Log Roll, when four massive cherry logs were floated up the Patchogue River and delivered to River Studios to sculptor John Cino.

After Cino spent a year carving the sculpture, ‘Neried' - now on the campus of Adelphi University -  he decided to show it to friends and the residents of Patchogue with live music. The event was a hit and has expanded, offering a new way to showcase sculpture, Cino says.

“A lot of the places that artists have available to them at multi-use sites like coffee shops and restaurants usually show wall art – painting, drawing, printmaking and photography,” he says. “This is an opportunity for sculptors to have a place with space around their work.”

This year, the event features seven mostly local sculptors – Cino, Gregory Corn, John Esser, Beth Giacummo, Andy Liu, Dwight Trujillo, Lawrence Lee – who created sculpture out of glass, wood, steel and mixed media.

Original music played by Chris P. Cauley, Tom Groney, Jordan Hope, Cassandra House, Jesse Pagano can also be heard, along with original poetry read by Campbell Dalglish and Cindy Lopez between noon and 3:30 p.m. Jam band, The Jellyband, will play tunes thereafter.

So why should people check it out?

“They get to see interesting sculpture and hear original poetry and music and they can have a lot of fun dancing,” Cino says. “You also get to sample the Blue Point Brewing Company’s award-winning beers.”

“Log Jam 2”
WHEN/WHERE 12 noon – 7 p.m., outside of the Blue Point Brewery, 161 River Ave., Patchogue. (Weather permitting).
INFO 631-475-6944 or contact John Cino at


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