The Whisky Watercolor Club to Debut Artwork in Sag Harbor

Five architects will display their art at Katie Leede & Company.
Mi On The Half Shell

Michael Imber’s On the Half Shell

The East End of Long Island is known for its wide variety of impressive architecture and its robust art scene. Five architects who live and work all around the country have been creating their own art, and it will be exhibited in Sag Harbor starting on September 1.

Anthony ‘Ankie’ Barnes, Michael Imber, Thomas Kligerman, Steven Rugo, and Douglas Wright, now dubbed “The Whisky Watercolor Club,” rather unsurprisingly all share a common interest. They sketch and paint beautiful buildings and landscapes while they travel. The group was on a trip in India when the Covid-19 pandemic cut it short. Upon arriving—to Washington, San Antonio, New York, New Hampshire, and Chicago—they pivoted to Sunday afternoon Zoom sessions. Last year, the WCC fully reunited in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The five architects will be exhibiting 40 works at Katie Leede & Company in Sag Harbor. The show will run through Sunday, October 16. On Saturday, September 17, there will be a celebratory whiskey tasting at the shop. Profits from sales will go toward Lutyens Trust America’s Traveling Fellowship and Peconic Land Trust.