Amusing and Imaginative Works at Opening Reception of Whimsical Gallery
By Catherine Siolas
“I wanted to have opening reception days of celebrating the first full days of spring,” explained Stavroula Nicolas Raia, Whimsical Gallery owner. The opening reception was held on Friday, March 21st, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, March 22nd, 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, March 23rd, 3-7 p.m. The Art Gallery is located at 89 Job’s Lane, Southampton, New York. For more information, call 631-287-3528.
Creative, imaginative and playful works are exhibited by exceptional artists. The artists who were represented included: Audrey Schilt, Fashion Illustrator, whose family has roots from Ioannina, Greece; Joseph Conaty, Abstract Expressionist; Alan Richards, photo manipulation; Shakor, visual known artist; Camilo Del Mar, Space Art and Matt Moffett, Animal Portraiture. Ed Floros, of the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, celebratedhis eighty-third birthday at the gallery with family and friends on the Friday grand opening. “The opening reception was well attended,” said Mrs. Nicolas-Raia, a Greek-American whose parents were immigrants from Pano-Lefkara, Cyprus. “The gallery exhibits art work that is humorous and vibrant. The name whimsical gallery expresses the theme of making persons smile. Come and see us presently by appointment. Call at 631-287-3528.
Photo 1 – Ed Floros (left to right), Peter, Ourania George & Dena Corniotes, Michael Raounas & Betty Capalino.
Photo 2- art
Photo 3 – Stavroula Nicolas Raia, gallery owner.