Artist and East Hampton personality Lois Wright has a show of Grey Gardens art at the National Arts Club in New York City. The show runs through May 9th.
Mary Ellen, who told me about the event, writes:
I was there; it was an extremely friendly group—a room full of kindred souls eager to share their love for / fascination with Grey Gardens. Among other things, there was cheerful speculation about (1) how happy Little Edie would be to see this sort of event, and (2) whether she's up there, somewhere, looking down, smiling, and waving a little celebratory flag! All in all, the exhibit (which will be on display until May 9) is well worth a visit.
The event was also covered by the blog Jezebel.
From Jezebel, by Tracie, on April 30, 2009
"Grey Gardens: Paintings By Lois Wright Of East Hampton"
Lois Wright lived with the Beales at Grey Gardens in 1975 (and appears briefly in the documentary). Last night I attended the opening of her exhibit of paintings based on her time there.
Along with her paintings, there were also personal photos, letters and newspaper clippings that Lois had saved over the years. Lois even wrote a book, My Life at Grey Gardens: 13 Months and Beyond, "a true and factual book" based on the journals she kept, chronicling events there, as well as Big Edie's death.
The show was held at The National Arts Club in NYC. The minute I walked in, and saw this painting...
I recognized the handwriting immediately from a sign in the house, seen in the documentary.
I'd always assumed that Edie wrote that herself.
Read the rest of the post (with video clips!) at Jezebel.