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Artists show off their work in Greenport

Alex Ferrone, artist and chairwoman for the North

Alex Ferrone, artist and chairwoman for the North Fork Chamber of Commerce, attends the chamber's annual art show. (Sept. 10, 2011) Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

The North Fork Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual art show Saturday at Mitchell Park in Greenport.

Showcasing more than 400 pieces from 20 local artists, the event featured photography, abstract paintings, watercolors, acrylics and pastels. The price of the pieces were $75 and up.

"We have up-and-coming as well as seasoned artists’ works,” said Greenport artist Alex Ferrone, a North Fork Chamber of Commerce board member and chairwoman for the show. “There are incredible pieces on display here."

Hector deCordova of Greenport was elated to participate in the event. "I love it here because I get to spend a day with very nice and talented people and have my works displayed," he said.

Tim Doubrava of Riverhead, a self-taught landscape photographer, showed his North Fork-inspired pieces. "To be a part of this is great,” he said. “I love taking pictures, it's my passion."

With dozens in attendance, Joe Corso, president of the North Fork Chamber of Commerce, expressed his gratitude to the community for showing tremendous support for the art show.

"There are definitely more people here than last year which is great,” Corso said. “We love being able to have this in Greenport right at this beautiful park overlooking the marina."

The event was inspired by the success of an art show held in front of Claudio's Restaurant.

"We saw how well their art show was doing and decided that would work well for us," Ferrone said.

She said the idea for the art show was also motivated by the admiration most individuals in Greenport have for the arts.

"Greenport is all about supporting the arts," she said.

The proceeds from the event will go toward the artists and the North Fork Chamber of Commerce neighborhood initiative projects.

For more information, visit www.northforkchamberofcommerce.org.

Photo: Alex Ferrone, chairwoman of the North Fork Chamber of Commerce Art Show, attends the event at Mitchell Park in Greenport. (Sept. 10, 2011)

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