Historical society embraces abstract expressionism as fundraising tool

Children and adults are invited to splatter paint on a giant stretched canvas a la Jackson Pollock at Orient’s Poquatuck Park Saturday, Aug. 10, during “Art in Action,” a free event hosted by the Oysterponds Historical Society.

“East Marion and Orient as well as the North Fork at large are all steeped in a deep, artistic tradition,” said Elizabeth Gordon, president of the historical society. An anonymous supporter donated money for the event, which is new this year, Ms. Gordon said.

“From William Steeple Davis to Rothko, artists have long loved the North Fork for its quiet beauty,” she said. “This event will bring area children into the artistic fold while raising funds to preserve the Oysterponds Historical Society’s historic buildings and further our children’s programming and mission.”

The society plans to raise money from the event, which takes place

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