The Art Scene: 02.21.12

Local art news
Lois Bender will hold a series of watercolor and sketching classes at Bridgehampton Gardens beginning March 2.

An Early Spring
    Painters looking for an early spring might enjoy Lois Bender’s art classes at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton beginning in March.
    Spring Art Journeys: Sketching and Painting Nature from “skyscapes to flowerscapes” will be offered in four sessions, every other Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning March 2. The first class will be Watercolor: Warm-up Skills to learn the basic skills in grid-style exercises. The class will cover washes, brushstroke use, and color blending.
    Classes take place in an indoor studio at Bridge Gardens and each class costs $35. Information on following classes and registration is available at LoisBender@GardenSpiritsNY.com.  Participants may bring their own materials (a list will be e-mailed upon registration) or may purchase kits of essential starter supplies for $10 to $20 depending on materials.

Hampton Photo Arts
Is Overexposed

    Hampton Photo Arts and Framing will sponsor an exhibition of the work of more than 50 photographers at Ashawagh Hall this weekend.
    Organized by Laurie Barone-Schaefer, the show will open on Saturday with a reception from 5:30 to 11 p.m. with live music, cocktails, and food provided by Nutrition Dragon.
    Those participating include Peter Ngo, Gordon Grant, Michael Heller, Rosa Scott, Ellen Watson, and The Star’s own Carrie Ann Salvi.
    The show will also be open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.