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The Artful Jewels of the Hamptons

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Travel virtually with Debbie Wells of Artful Circle to the Hamptons! Explore two incredible artful sites located on Long Island’s East End just minutes away from each other – The Leiber Collection and the Pollock-Krasner House & Studio.

Together, participants will discuss Judith Leiber’s rise to fame as a handbag designer to celebrities, American First Ladies, movie stars and more. As a Jew growing up in Budapest during the years leading up to WWII, her circumstances were difficult. Learn how she became a master craftsperson in the world of fashion, grew an empire and ultimately built a museum with her husband on their Long Island estate to house their collections and preserve their artistic legacy.

Participants will also take a short “drive” to a nearby locale where the famous Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock lived with his fellow artist and wife, Lee Krasner. To see how they lived and created in this environment is a special treat!



DOROT's Onsite@Home programs, offered virtually over Zoom, inspire, captivate and build community among intellectually engaged older adults through ongoing workshops, movement classes and special events on a range of topics.
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Debbie Wells

A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Debbie Wells is an award-winning graphic designer,  photographer, muralist and painter. Together with Franklin Hill Perrell, she lectures and co-curates exhibitions, as well as responsible for all Artful Circle’s marketing and communications. Wells also serves as Immediate Past President on the Art League of Long Island board after three years as President. She is an active Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC and serves on the PR committee and as juror for club exhibitions.
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