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THRILLS. Copyright Philomena Marano

“Thrills,” a group show featuring Coney Island and carnival-themed photography and art opens today at Smart Clothes Gallery on the Lower East Side. The artists are Lawrence Berzon, Charles Denson, Jane Dickson, Richard Eagan, Hazel Hankin, Marc Kehoe, Philomena Marano, and Marie Roberts. The reception is tonight from 6-9pm and the show runs through July 28th.


Thunderbolt. Photo copyright Hazel Hankin

Photographer Charles Denson is the author of “Coney Island: Lost and Found” and director of the Coney Island History Project. Artists Richard Eagan and Philomena Marano founded the Coney Island Hysterical Society in the 1980s. Coney Island has also been a longtime source of inspiration for painter Marc Kehoe and photographer Hazel Hankin, who have exhibited with CIHS. Marie Roberts is artist-in-residence at Coney Island USA, where she paints the banners for Sideshows by the Seashore and the Mermaid Parade.

“Thrills” at Smart Clothes Gallery, 154 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Phone 212-627-3276.

Coney Island

Critical Blue © Charles Denson


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Shoot 25 by Philomena Marano and Richard Eagan. Mixed media, constructed collage, silkscreen print, enamel on wood. From the exhibition “All Roads Lead to Coney Island” at A.M Richard Fine Art through July 12.

No, we don’t mean Historical Society. Brooklyn native Philomena Marano explains that in 1981, she and fellow artist Richard Eagan founded the Coney Island Hysterical Society because they were “Hysterical” at the rate that the amusement rides and attractions were shutting down. Joined by like-minded artists the group took on such projects as the restoration of an old dark ride and an homage to souvenir cut out photo boards.

Today at 4 p.m, Marano and Eagan get together for a conversation with artist and CIHS alum Marc Kehoe. They first met Kehoe in 1985 when he joined the group and painted a small mural on the side of the Spook House. This special event takes place at the Williamsburg gallery where their work is part of a Coney-centric group exhibition on view through July 12.

“All Roads Lead to Coney” is curated by Andrew Garn and also includes works by Robert and Robbie Bailey, Todd Boebel, Matilde Damele, François Deschamps, Emily Feinstein, Hazel Hankin, Robert Hickman, Hawley Hussey, Bill Jacobson, Salem Krieger, Laure Leber, Andrew Lichtenstein, Doni Lucas, Ingrid Ludt, Ann Murphy, Bethany Obrecht, Brooke Prickett, James Reeder, Arthur Robins, Molly Schwartz, and Robert Vizzini.

A.M. Richard Fine Art, 328 Berry Street, 3rd Floor, Williamsburg. Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 917-570-1476

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