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Free Interactive Arts And Poetry Lessons

NORTH FORK – If the artist or poet inside of you is searching for a way out, you may wish to explore the free interactive art lessons being offered on weekends at the Greater North Fork Art Gallery.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., local professional artists and writers will be on hand to demonstrate their special talents for the visiting public.

The Greater North Fork Art Gallery re-opened for a seventh season last month, billing itself as home to “vivid imagination, creativity, supurb talent, kind and gracious hearts and a hearty welcome.”

Contributing artists practice digital arts, jewelry making, metal work, music, painting, photography, video, weaving, woodwork and writing.

Each weekend, a different artist will play host at the gallery, acting as a docent while inviting the public to join in on the creative work and conversation. Organizers at the Gallery say the free art lessons provide the artists with “a way to give back to the community,” while giving guests a peek behind the scenes along with a chance to try something new.

On Saturday, June 7, the docent of the day is poetry and prose writer Ruth Rosenthal, who will share readings of her work. Ruth will also discuss the writing process, including how to publish your own writing.

Sunday, June 8, the gallery docent is beader and weaver Anne Bredon, demonstrating artwork on her loom. Visitors can learn to make woven belts, and discuss other fine woven or beaded work.

For details and more information, visit the Greater North Fork Gallery on Facebook. The Gallery is open weekends from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and located at the CDC building on the Old Mill Site at 57839 Road 225 in North Fork.

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