PHOTOS: Ashawagh Overexposed in the Dark of Winter

Laurie Barone-Schaefer, curator of HPA/Overexposed, and Andrew, her son, at the opening Morgan McGivern, photos

On a cold night, it's nice to gather in the warmth of friends. Morgan McGivern stopped by the Hampton Photo Arts exhibition at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday night as a Star staff photographer and exhibitor with more than 50 of his fellow South Fork image makers.

He reported that the opening event, which took place from 5:30 to 10 p.m. (and included contributions of food and beverage from Cavaniola's, Espresso, Springs Liquor Store, Hamptons Water Company, and flowers from Sag Harbor Florist), looked like a show in East Hampton "rather than experiencing an alien invasion from outer space," adding "call it what you like, the locals know how to get down at Ashawagh Hall during late winter, way out there in Springs."  

Laurie Barone-Schaefer organized the event and was responsible for the arrangement of works by photographers such as Margery Harnick, Peg English, Michelle Dragonetti, Rick Gold, Alex Vignoli, Oliver Peterson, Dan Ritzler, Michael Heller, Lisa Jones, Dana Casale, Danielle Leef, Claudia Ward, and many, many more. 

Ms. Barone-Schaefer's photograph of the Sag Harbor Bridge
Checking out the installation
The family Hassett, from left: the daughters Sam and Emily with their parents Greg and Kelley
Malcolm van Couvering and Tina Mills
A gathering by the food and beverage table
"The Red Umbrella" by Margery Harnick
Ken Morsch and Don Ludlow provided entertainment for the evening.
Peg English stood with her image "This Way My Child."
Red sails in the sunset and a kindred spirit meet.