03/27/17 5:20pm
The event began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The event began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The Taylor’s Island Foundation held a vintage wine tasting fundraiser Saturday at Hanff’s Boatyard in Greenport.

The event, which was held on Greek Independence Day, began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares). He bequeathed Taylor’s Island to Shelter Island Town.

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02/14/17 6:00am
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There will be a silent auction for these wooden fish at the event. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Taylor’s Island in Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island is perhaps best known as the site of the Smith-Taylor Cabin, the Adirondack style log cabin which was built around 1900 by business magnate Francis Marion Smith (of 20 Mule Team Borax fame).

In 1937, S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares) expanded the cabin by adding a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, foyer and landmark tower with a catwalk to the original Taylor’s Island cabin. In 2007, the cabin was added to the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Greek Independence Day, the Taylor’s Island Foundation is celebrating S. Gregory Taylor at Hanff’s Boatyard, 190 Sterling Street, Greenport. The celebration includes two events — an open house in the afternoon followed by a wine tasting in the evening. (more…)

11/17/16 9:52am
Peter Treiber Greenport Harbor

The artist Peter Treiber poses near a series of his collages involving vintage advertisements for men’s suits. The work is on display at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A pipe bowl rests atop a men’s suit in place of a head.

The two elements of this collage, a piece of art entitled “Side Effects of Pipe Smoke,” seamlessly blend the images, which were sourced from retro ads in popular magazines.

The collages and sculptures of artist Peter Treiber of Orient, who is exhibiting his first solo show “New Stories Simply Told” at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Greenport, are surreal and satirical. The work also gives a new use and a new story to old materials.

“Everything is two elements put together,” Treiber, 28, said. “I try to find the corresponding piece.” (more…)