The ninth annual “Love & Passion” art exhibition, typically scheduled around Valentine’s Day, celebrated its opening a week late this year, after a snow storm on Feb. 15 led to its postponement to Saturday. The delay did not deter the South Fork community of artists, artisans, and assorted characters from coming out to celebrate.
The show, with a theme of “Walk on the Wild Side,” was the work of three curators: Karyn Mannix, the exhibition’s founder, as well as Sara Nightingale and Ashley Dye, the two proprietors of the galleries that served as hosts this year in Water Mill.
Featuring more than 60 artists from around the country, the exhibition spanned the Sara Nightingale Gallery and Hampton Hang Gallery. True to the theme, romantically and erotically charged work in photography, sculpture, and painting filled the spaces.
Musicians brought together through Ms. Nightingale’s “Blind Date Music Lab” series provided further entertainment.