KDHamptons Featured Artist: Southampton's John Rist Jr. Carves Marine Life Masterpieces!
John Rist loves to make fish….but not the kind that you can eat. Rist carves colorful wooden sculptures de poisson that you can hang on the walls of your Hamptons beach house! Sculpting and painting marine life since 2001, John’s work will be celebrated on August 10 at the Southampton Historical Museum’s “Fabulous Fish Sculptures” event at Rogers Mansion in Southampton Village.
Rist has been fascinated with sea life since he was young. “I have been surfing for almost 50 years,” says the artist, who grew up in Southampton and learned to surf in the summer of 1965. “My mom would drop us off at 9 AM and pick us up at 5 PM at ‘the cut’ at Flying Point Beach.” Fascinated with everything about creatures of the sea, including their shapes, their colors, their taste on the tongue, the artist transforms plywood, old beach fencing, acrylic paint, and all kinds of hardware into spectacular sculptures that are coveted by many Hamptonites.
HERE’S A SNEAK PEEK AT SOME OF JOHN’S FABULOUS FISH WHICH WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT ROGERS MANSION:
HERE’S THE QUICK RECAP!
WHAT: Fabulous Fish: Sculptures by John Rist, Jr.
OPENING: Saturday, August 10: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
DATE & TIME: On exhibit Saturday, Aug. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 2
FEE: $4 adults, free for members and children
OPENING FEE: Free admission