Small Works for Hayground School

Paul McCartney's piece in the 'Five By Seven' show

When you think of Paul McCartney, you’ll probably think first of his musical talents. But the famed musician has contributed an original piece of fine art to a New York City exhibition and auction, opening next Thursday, that will benefit the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.

The show, dubbed “Five by Seven: Small Works, Big Artists,” brings together students and professional artists, along with actors, musicians, photographers, writers, and other celebrities. It will support the school’s tuition assistance program.

“It’s going to be pretty amazing,” said Perry Burns, a founding teacher at the school, father of two former students, and co-chairman of the event.

An art project called “Beyond Boundaries” years ago at the Hayground School is the inspiration for the new show.

In that project, students and professional artists worked together across various media to produce what Mr. Burns recalled as “a thrilling wall” of art works each measuring five inches by seven inches.

“We’re really hoping to raise money and raise awareness about Hayground,” Mr. Burns said. “It’s very arts-centered. That’s very consciously and intentionally a part of the school.”

The show will be held at Ricco Maresca Gallery, at 529 West 20th Street, with an opening reception, sale, and auction on next Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. More than 300 works of art will be on sale for $150 each. In addition to Mr. McCartney, other well-known celebrities and artists participating include Alec Baldwin, Mary Heilmann, Maira Kalman, Ross Bleckner, Toni Ross, Eric Fischl, Donald Sultan, David Salle, Bob Balaban, Barry Sonnenfeld, April Gornik, Clifford Ross, and many more.