DISPATCH - AUG 31, 2012 (8:39 a.m.)

HAMPTONS, NY

It's here--Labor Day Weekend. The forecast calls for sunny skies, summer revelry and plenty of art. Here's what's new on the Hamptons Art Scene:

AMAGANSETT 

CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY - “Barbara Bilotta” and a “Group show by members of the Artist Cooperative” has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through Sept 29. The gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com

NEOTERIC FINE ART - "Inner Lense" has an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The group show features photography by Mia Berg, Daniel Cabrera, Josh Cohen, Maggie Harrsen, Hailey Kohlus, Yaan Pessino, Kate Petrone and Ingrid Silva. Music will be performed during the opening by Maria Pessino. The exhibition remains on view through Oct 4. The gallery is located at 208 Main St., Amagansett, NY. www.neotericfineart.com.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

BRIDGE GARDENS - “The Unveiling of Artist Domingo Zapata’s Latest Collection” takes place tonight (Friday) from 6 p.m. to dusk. The exhibition remains on view through Sunday. Bridge Gardens is located at 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, NY. For details on Domingo Zapata, visit www.dzapata.com

EAST HAMPTON/SPRINGS 

ASHAWAGH HALL - “Body of Work VIII” has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The show features the work of 10 figurative artists: Rosalind Brenner, Linda Capello, Ellen Dooley, Michael Cardacino, Tina Folks, Gordon Gagliano, Anthony Lombardo, Michael McDowell, Frank Sofo, and Margaret Weissbach. The show runs through September 3. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY.    www.ashawagh-hall.org

"Exchanging Self with Others" by Michael Cardacino.

"Crouching Figure" by Gordon Gagliano. 18 x 18 inches.

GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER - “rocknrollshrink by Peter Dayton- Record Release” and “Andy Warhol: Album Covers - Exhibition Preview” takes place on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. “Andy Warhol: Album Covers” runs through Sep 24. The gallery is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY. www.glennhorowitz.com

JOHN DREW THEATER AT GUILD HALL - Staged Reading of The Painted Plays -takes place on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Dina Merrill Pavilion. Tickets are $125 to $48. Produced in association with Patricia Watt. The short plays featuring Hamptons artists were each penned by a different playwright. Featured artists include John Alexander, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Eric Dever, Clifford Ross and Jane Wilson. Music by Billy Joel. For details, visit www.guildhall.org. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY.

GUILD HALL - FINAL WEEKEND - “Strong-Cuevas: Premonitions in Retrospect” closes on Sept 3. The outdoor sculpture exhibition in located in the Frieda and Roy Furman Sculpture Garden. Drawings are exhibited in the Wasserstein Family Gallery. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. www.guildhall.org

EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Curator Talk - “The Long Island Express: Rare Photographs of East Hampton After the 1938 Hurricane.”

Richard Barons, the director of the East Hampton Historical Society, will discuss the historic photography show of images found locally on Saturday at 10 a.m. The historic photography show is open weekends at the Clinton Academy through Oct 6. Barons will present another Curator's Talk on Sept 15 at 10 a.m. The Clinton Academy is located at 151 Main Street, East Hampton, NY.   www.easthamptonhistory.org

REMSENBURG

THE REMSENBURG ACADEMY – “99 Embraces” by Gina Gilmour and Eberle Damron and improvisional concert culminated on Sunday. The exhibition includes linoleum prints, drawings and works with fabric. Improvisational concerts by The Hidden City Orchestra will be held on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The music will interpret the art in the exhibition. Admission is free. The Remsenburg Academy is located at 130 South Country Road, Remsenburg, NY.

RIVERHEAD

EAST END ARTS - “JOY” has an opening reception tonight (Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. Guest jurors include Peter J. Marcelle and Bruce Helander. Best in Show was awarded to Elizabeth Malonuwicz, First Place to Anne Seelbach, Second Place to Neva Setlow, and Third Place to RJT Hayes. The show runs through Oct 5. The gallery is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY. www.eastendarts.org

SAG HARBOR

MONIKA OLKO GALLERY - “Solo show by Lynn Matsuoka” has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will feature Matsuoka's Equestrian paintings and drawings. The show runs through Sept 12. The gallery is located at 95 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. www.monikaolkogallery.com/index.html

ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - “The Artwork of Herbert August and Michael Yurick” has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through Sept 20. The gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. www.kramorisgallery.com

TULLA BOOTH GALLERY - “End of Summer 2012” has an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show features new work by Burt Glinn, Blair Seagram, Ricardo Sanchez, Bob Tabor, and Stephen Wilkes. The show runs through Oct 10. The gallery is located at 66 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. www.tullaboothgallery.com/

SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON ARTISTS ASSOCIATION - “Labor Day Show” has a reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. The show runs through Sept 9. The group exhibition is presented at the Levitas Center for the Arts, 26 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY.  www.southamptonartists.org

PARRISH ART MUSEUM - FINAL WEEKEND - The museum closes its doors and the final exhibitions in Southampton on Tuesday. Currently on view are “The Landmarks of New York” and “Liminal Ground: Adam Bartos Long Island Photographs, 2009-2011.” The Parrish Art Museum is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY. parrishart.org.

WATERMILL

WATER MILL MUSEUM - “LENS CHISEL BRUSH” has an artist reception on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Anthony Lombardo will exhibit photography, John Phillip Capello exhibits stone sculpture and Lucille Berrill Paulsen presents oil paintings. The show runs through Sept 19. Also on view is "TWO LABORATORIES CONVERGE," a photo and text exhibition regarding the history of Robert Wilson's Watermill Center. The museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road  Water Mill, NY. www.watermillmuseum.org

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