“Reflexions: Art in the Park” lights up a riverside park in downtown Riverhead
The first of the season “Reflections: art in the park” event took place last night at Grangebel Park. The illuminated art exhibit transforms the three-acre waterfront park in downtown Riverhead into an interactive nautical-themed outdoor gallery.
This year’s exhibit features two new sculptures by artist Clayton Orehek: a multi-colored seahorse named Jewel and a 38-foot submarine called Nautilus 7 moored in the Peconic River.
Jazz bands from Riverhead High School and Riverhead Middle School performed on the Grangebel Park stage, filling the park with music and visitors.
Despite ominous skies – which ultimately produced a downpour – visitors strolled through the park after dark, enjoying the illuminated artwork.
The “Reflextions” event debuted in August 2018. There are currently over a dozen pieces on display. In addition to Orehek, contributing artists include Kathy Muth, Ava Reese, Nitin Mukul, Michael Zinn, Hanna Da’mes, Cruz, Judy Richardson, Daphnie Shuttleworth, Robert Kern, and Bryan DeLuca.
Upcoming Events: July 17th, 7-10pm with live music by Road Trip; August 14, 7-10 p.m. with live Streetwise music; and September 25, with the Oktoberfest from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the exhibition Reflextions open until 10 p.m.
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