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Lights 'n Giggles: An Exhibition of Orehek's (2022)


Sculpture by Clayton Orehek +
Cartoons by Don Orehek
April 1 - May 7, 2022

"What a wonderful show! You made me truly laugh and giggle!"

Please join us for these exhibition artist talks!

An Exhibition of Orehek's

Lights 'n Giggles is an art exhibition showcasing sculpture by artist Clayton Orehek and cartoons by career cartoonist Don Orehek. This show is an immersive art experience, displaying not only the talents of this LI native Uncle-Nephew pair but also a delightful dichotomy of artistic styles, generational ideals, and social commentary. 

If you have seen neon on the East End, both artistic and commercial, chances are high it was crafted by Clayton. His Lights 'n Giggles sculptures are crafted from metal, glass, wood, and his signature effects using light. He incorporates poetry, found and upcycled objects, and even elements from nature. Involving the audience in the experience with the art is important to Clayton, so viewers are surprised with interactive pieces sprinkled throughout, such as using a crank to light up neon in order to complete the piece.

Don Orehek has had hundreds if not thousands of cartoons of his cartoons published since the 1960's. You've seen his work in the pages of the Saturday Evening Post, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Playboy, and Cracked among others. Lights 'n Giggles showcases nearly 100 pieces in various states of process- including roughs, pre-printed works, and some actual clippings- as well as some never-before-seen unpublished works. Upon close inspection, viewers are treated with notes, edits, and sign offs. Don's cartoons will have you in awe and hysterics, with some humor remaining relevant and some seeming downright vintage. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 1, 2022
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Two locations: 
EEA Main Gallery - 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead
11 West Gallery - 11 W. Main Street, Riverhead

Gallery Hours:
Thursdays 12 p.m. - 5. p.m.
Fridays 2 p.m. -  7 p.m.
Saturdays 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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About the Artists

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Programs of the East End Arts Gallery are made possible with public funding provided by New York State Council of the Arts, Suffolk County, and the Town of Riverhead.

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