Come Out to Play - Mixed Media on canvas by Anahi DeCanio
Not totally certain of the exact definition of Serendipity, unless of course, you’re thinking of the fabulous frozen hot chocolate served at the namesake place in New York City. I spoke to several friends who gave me a variety of interpretations.
But…I’ll backtrack. I was supposed to “Come Out to Play” this past Saturday to attend a closing reception for “Abstract Women”. The group exhibit was an all women show curated by Mary Cantone, Director and owner at William Ris East Gallery in Jampesport, NY. The show included my artwork (Anahi DeCanio), and the works of Martha McAleer, Anne Franklin and Marilyn Weiss. As it turns out, literal matters of the heart prevented me from from going and attending the reception.
As I was facing a few very unexpected life detours I got an email from a friend. “Congratulations on you making the cover of The Independent!” Yes! There it is… My definition of Serendipity…
This was a busy social week in the Hamptons. The always amazing landscape architect on a mission to protect us from “Come Out to Play” Mixed media on canvas by Anahi DeCaniopesticides, Edwina von Gal, had a fundraiser for her fabulous organization PRFCT Earth Project with non other than Deborah Harry as entertainment. There were beautiful horses (and people) wrapping up the The Hampton Classic and art exhibits all over town, including one curated by Pamela Willoughby and Julia Keyes benefiting ProjectMost, a project near and dear to my heart which focuses on providing needed services for children on the East End. So I must admit it was a big surprise to see my painting on the cover. The timing could not have been better.
And last but not least – William Ris East has been in the art world for 50 years but it is brand new to the North Fork. This is a perfect time to follow the Long Island wine trail on the East and pay them a visit! The gallery is located next to the Sherwood House Tasting Room. So stop by to meet really nice people, view great art and enjoy a glass of wine!
The heart matters had a great outcome and are fortunately behind me but the smile from the cover still remains! Thanks to the team at Hampton Daze and The Independent, a wonderful source of all things Hamptons, for the smile and the cover!
To view the entire publication, please click HERE!