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eoff Kuzara, who grew up on a small subsistence farm at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, still lives part of the year in that state while also residing in the Hamptons. Having spent his childhood with drill presses, lathes, welders, farm machinery, and livestock learning the basics of engineering and fabrication, it’s no wonder he’s gone on to produce hundreds of wheel-thrown stoneware pieces, dozens of chairs, tables, benches, custom furnishings, and countless small sculptures from multiple materials. He also makes watercolors, oil paintings, and graphite drawings. “Of all of these media, I’m most challenged by and drawn to wood,” he says. “And the inexhaustible dynamics and beauty of the mobile.” Of one of his mobiles currently hanging in the Grenning Gallery

in Sag Harbor, Laura Grenning says: “It gyrates and turns with the breezes that waft by, creating a delightfully mesmerizing exchange of energy and motion, a hundred percent natural.” Many of the artist’s pieces take several hundred hours to make – time he’s found spending his winters in Springs. His collectors include Matt Lauer, Michael Saperstein and Julie Hillman. GrenningGallery.com Taking a cue from Banksy, a Water Mill artist who calls herself ‘The Tanster’, has been distributing free artworks around the South Fork in recent months. The brightly spray-painted pieces, some of which were stenciled with the face of a helmeted Valkyrie, have shown up outside venues from the Golden Pear Café to the 7-Eleven – all with the message: “Please pay it forward to women with cancer.” Most pieces disappeared within hours of

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BY HEATHER BRYCE installation, which is okay with The Tanster, who posts three or four images per day. The Sorbonne-educated artist hopes that the project, which she calls @gemeinschaftprojekt (Community Project in German), will inspire people to donate money to The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital cwcshh.org. “The initiative also exists to share love of art and community,” she says. Also an author and playwright, her novel, In Truth There is Sympathy, was published in 1996, while her plays have been performed Off Broadway. Sagaponack artist María Schön was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, of Venezuelan parents. Though her education and career developed entirely in the United States, she stays true to her ancestral roots

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