Kaye Williams’ watery world at City Lights

City Lights Gallery is making a big splash this evening with a reception for “Waterworks,” , 5:30-8:30 p.m at their Markle Court gallery. Usually I sneak out at lunchtime to give myself a preview of the show, but I’ve been too busy this week to explore. But as soon as I can, I’m headed over, followed  by dinner at Star of Istanbul, the restaurant that just opened next door. (I’m killing two birds with one stone tonight if I eventually write a “Shared Dish” column)

The show is sponsored by Captain’s Cove Seaport and the Aquarion Water Company

One focus of the exhibit recognizes Kaye Williams, who is best known for his popular Black Rock destination, Captain’s Cove Seaport.  On view starting today are nautical constructions of Kaye Williams, artist’s renderings of his many project ideas and even Kaye’s electric blue coffin complete with a large compass ready to guide his way on his ultimate adventure.

Artists in the show include: Amy Arledge, Brec Morgan, Michelle Beaulieu, Jay Misencik, Kaz Oda, Liz Helling.  Christy Gallagher, John Kochiss, Dominick Botticelli, Claribel Correano, Steve Gerber, David Teti and Bruce Williams (Kaye’s son). The exhibit runs until Aug. 22.

Lee Steele