[Emmett Shine and James Cruickshank] Apparently not everyone was at the polo on Saturday - those of more of an artistic set were celebrating the opening of The LOLA Gallery at 85 Jobs Lane in Southampton. With arms wide open, the community welcomed back LOLA, as Southampton is where this laidback gallery got it's original groundings. The gallery, which is located right in the heart of the village across from Agawam Park, held host to a lively crowd for the opening reception including James Cruickshank, Emmett Shine, Harley Viera-Newton, Marc and Vanessa Packer, Tripoli Patterson, Max Barbaria and Suzanne Diaz of Max & Suzanne, and Genevieve Hudson-Price.
We have a feeling everyone was excited for more than just the Dos Equis beer and Pop Chips, but also for the gallery's kick-off and the first showing which will include photography from the online art collection Hideoutgallery.com. Artists for the first showing included Kareem Black, Chad Griffith, Emily Schur, Matthew Salacuse. The second will feature the works of Tim Barber and will go until August 8th. So even if you were playing with the ponies on Saturday instead of cheers-ing with Southampton's newest neighbor, we still reccomend you swing over. There's lots to see before summer's through.