DISPATCH - MAY 23, 2013 (8:00 a.m.)

HAMPTONS & THE EAST END, NY-

It's here! The first big hurrah of the season. If you're looking to plan an art-filled weekend, there are plenty of options to choose from. Scan the list and get ready for art.

AMAGANSETT 

NEOTERIC FINE ART - Opening Reception tonight (Friday) from 7 to 10 p.m. for "In Memoriam," "The Inner Stylist" and "Opera Series."  “In Memoriam” is a group show with "memorials" as the theme,  “The Inner Stylist” is a group exhibition presenting Jaymes Westfall’s collection of Native American objects and Julian Goldstone Urquiza's butterfly wing collages. “Opera Series” is an exhibition by Daxopus featuring pigment works on clay tablets.

Exhibiting artists for "In Memoriam" are Melora Griffis, Mark Perry, John Haubrich, Hailey Kohlus, Robert Otto Epstein, Rossa Cole, Lori Colavito, Dan Resnick, R. Lance Corey, Daniel Cabrera, Lea Winkler and Kate Petrone.

NEOTERIC FINE ART - “Memorial Day Weekend Block Party” takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event features live music, food, aerial yoga demonstrations and an artist-made mini-golf course by local artists. The event is free before 5 p.m. and $10 after 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 208 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.neotericfineart.com

BRIDGEHAMPTON

BRIDGEHAMPTON FINE ART - "Danielle Procaccio" is the first show for the newest gallery to the Hamptons. The gallery opens its doors today (Friday) and features Procaccio's solo show. No reception is being held. The gallery is located at 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11930 bridgehamptonfineart.com.

PETER MARCELLE GALLERY - “Solo Show” by Kimberly Goff opens Saturday with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 2. The gallery is located at 2411 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.petermarcellecontemporary.com

SOUTH FORK NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - “The Expansive Field: Performances and Projections” takes place on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Participating artists include Jaanika Peerna, David Rothenberg and Christine Sciulli. Peerna will experiment with “drawing with movement” in her Barn Studio Installation. Rothenberg will contribute a musical performance by interacting with surrounding wildlife. Sciulli will exhibit both indoor and outdoor projection installations. The public is invited to attend workshops with the artist using natural materials and video projection until May 27. The museum is located at 337 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.sofo.org 

EAST HAMPTON / SPRINGS 

ARTWALK HAMPTONS - “Art Tour Opening Night” takes place on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The tour includes five East Hampton art openings and are guided by an Artwalk Hamptons artist. The tour includes behind-the-scenes information shared by exhibition curators. The suggested donation is $20. The meet-up location to begin the tour is Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.artwalkhamptons.com. To RSVP, email info@artwalkhamptons.com.

ASHAWAGH HALL - Springs Improvement Society's 29th Annual Members Show” opens tonight and continues through Monday. An opening reception will be held tonight (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. There is a $5 admission. Proceeds help defray the cost of maintenance of Ashawagh Hall. The exhibition will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs-Fireplace Road & Old Stone Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.

For more information, see "Springs Improvement Society's 29th Annual Members Show Takes Place Memorial Day Weekend."

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - “A View with a Room” opens Saturday with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The show features artists Eric Cahan, Gregory Johnston, and John Messinger, and was curated by Robert Stilin. The exhibition remains on view through June 10. The gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.

"The Sound Below" by John Messinger, 2013. Instant film, 55 x 108 inches. Courtesy Eric Firestone Gallery.

GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER - “Jonas Wood & Shio Kusaka: Still Life with Pots” opens on Saturday with an Opening Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 22. The exhibition is the first time the Los Angeles-based art couple is exhibiting together. Glen Horowitz Bookseller is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.glennhorowitz.com

For more information, visit "Jonas Wood & Shio Kusaka: Still Life with Pots Opens May 25 at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller."

HARPER’S BOOKS - “Henri Cartier-Bresson: Tokyo 1966″ opens on Saturday with an Opening Reception, Live Auction, and Harper's Books Bizarre III. The Opening Reception and Harper's Books Bizarre will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. A live auction takes place at 8 p.m. The photographs were those originally included in the artist’s first photography exhibition in 1966, curated by Robert Delpire. The exhibition remains on view through July 7. The gallery is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.harpersbooks.com

QF GALLERY - “A Picnic and Smokes” opens on Saturday with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show was curated by Kipton Cronkite and features artists Rachel Barrett, Miriam Cabessa, Marc Dimov, Brad Fisher, Paul Gallegos, Joyce Lee, Joe Nanashe, Rotem Reshef, Matthew Satz, and Andrew Werner. The exhibition remains on view through June 9. The gallery is located at 98 Newtown lane, East hampton, NY  11937. www.qfgallery.com.

"Yellow Circle" by Miriam Cabessa, 2003. Oil on linen, 52 x 52 inches.

GREENPORT   

SOUTH STREET GALLERY - “Jeanne Betancourt: Farm Stand Fresh” opens on Saturday with an opening reception and book signing held from 5 to 7 p.m.  Betancourt will exhibit oil paintings from “Farm Stand Fresh,” a cookbook by Manuela Soares. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Peconic Land Trust's Ag Center at Charnew's Farm in Southold, NY. The gallery is located at 18 South Street, Greenport, NY 11944.thesouthstreetgallery.com

JAMESPORT

JEDEDIAH HAWKINS INN - “Summer Kickoff” takes place on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The event is in conjunction with an exhibition of paintings, prints and jewelry titled “Stardust” by Eileen Weilbacher. The opening reception for the exhibition takes place on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Summer Kickoff Event also includes live music by The Mark Anderson Band, a raw bar, pig roast, drinks, popcorn and hotdog trucks, and treats for those who bring their dogs. Happy hour at “The Dog Bar” takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., which includes refreshments for both dogs and owners. Admission is $65 for adults, $25 for kids. The Inn is located at 400 South Jamesport Ave, Jamesport, NY 11947. www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com

MONTAUK

MONTAUK ARTIST'S ASSOCIATION - "Montauk Art Show" takes place today (Friday) through Sunday. Over 80 artists will exhibit paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, drawings, and more. This includes ceramics by Bob Bachler, a former gallery director of Surface Library in Springs, NY. The Montauk Art Show will be held on the Montauk Village Green, 742 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montaukartistsassociation.org. 

REMSENBURG

REMSENBURG ACADEMY - "Birds & Co." by Jonathan Pearlman opens today (Friday) with an opening reception from 4 to 8 p.m. Pearlman will exhibit sculptures made from found objects. The exhibition continues through June 9.  The gallery is located at 130 South Country Road, Remsenburg, NY 11960. www.remsenburgassociation.com

For additional information, see "Jonathan Pearlman's "Birds & Co." Opens May 24 at the Remsenburg Academy."

"Tweets" by Jonathan Pearlman.

RIVERHEAD

ART SITES GALLERY- “Improbable Forms” by Colin Goldberg is holding a Meet the Artist event on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Goldberg is exhibiting paintings on birch panels that combine digital and traditional methods. The exhibition remains on view through June 2. For more information, visit: http://improbableforms.com.

Related Story:  "Colin Goldberg's 'Improbable Forms' opens at Art Sites" Published May 6, 2013.

“Peconic Green Growth Benefit Auction” takes place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The auction will include artwork, antiques, and experiences. Artwork by Hideaki Ariizumi, Lillian Ball, Darlene Charneco, Andrea Cote, Gina Gilmour, Scott McIntire, Sarah Cedar Miller, S. J. Rozan, Anne Seelbach, Neva Setlow, Ted Victoria, Nina Yankowitz and others will be auctioned. Admission is free. The gallery is located at 651 West Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. artsitesgallery.com, www.peconicgreengrowth.org.

EAST END ARTS - “17th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival” takes place on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The event includes street painting, a fine arts and crafts fair by local artists and artisans, live music, face painting, a drum circle, food trucks, and more. Suffolk Theater’s “After-Party Concert: Who Are Those Guys?”  begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. The festival is free. The festival is located in downtown Riverhead on East Main Street, between Roanoke Ave and East Street, as well as on the grounds of East End Arts, 133 and 141 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org

“EYES ON MAIN STREET” by artist Andrea Cote debuts over Memorial Day Weekend. Andrea Cote will create a public art project by filming  “video portraits” of 12 local community members. On Sunday (May 26) there will be a public window installation on Riverhead’s Main Street of 100 silk blindfolds printed with the community member’s words and eyes. The instillation will be created with public participation at the “17th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival” and during a workshop at the East End Arts Council. For information, visit www.eyesonmainstreetriverehead.com.

SAG HARBOR

BAY STREET THEATRE - “LEND ME A TENOR” opens Tuesday (May 28). The play is by Ken Ludwig, directed by Don Stephenson. The cast includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen. and Roland Rusinek. Ticket prices are $59.50 and $69.50. The play remains in the theater until June 23. The theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org

SAG HARBOR WHALING & HISTORIC MUSEUM - “A Whale of a Show” has an opening reception tonight (Friday) from 6 to 8 p.m. Participating artists include Derek Buckner, Paul Davis, Eric Dever, Miriam Dougenis, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Susan Lazarus Reimen, Jim McMullan, Jodi Panas, Dan Rizzie, Gavin Zeigler, Reynold Ruffins, David Slater, Donald Sultan, John Torreano, and Carol York. The exhibition was curated by Dan Rizzie and Peter Marcelle. The museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

"The Painted Whale" by Eric Dever.

SOUTHAMPTON

4 NORTH MAIN GALLERY – "Moments" by Anne Raymond has an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 28. The gallery is located at 4 North Main St, Southampton, NY 11968. 4northmaingallery.com.

SHEILA ISHAM - “ANIMAL Open Studio” takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Sheila Isham’s studio is located at 56 Mariner Drive, Southampton, NY 11968. www.sheilaisham.com. Contact sheilaisham@optimum.net for more info.

"Philipine Eagle" by Shiela Isham. Oil on linen, 94 x 64 inches.

SHINNECOCK NATION CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM - "Wikun Village" has its Grand Opening on Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate the outdoor exhibition. The Grand Opening will include tours, gift giveaways,  demonstrations plus traditional singing and dancing. "Wikun Village" allows visitors to experience the culture of 17th and 18th century Native Shinnecock people. The Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum is located at 100 Montauk highway, Southampton, NY 11968. www.ShinnecockMuseum.com.

SOUTHAMPTON ARTISTS ASSOCIATION at the SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “Memorial Day Show” has an opening reception Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Local artists will exhibit paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photography. The exhibition remains on view through June 2. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org  southamptonartists.org

WATERMILL

CELADON GALLERY - “Fun & Function” opens today (Friday) and has a brunch reception on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 16. Featured artists include David Fram, Shona Gawronski, and Stephen Lamson. The gallery is located 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.hamptonsclayart.org

KARYN MANNIX CONTEMPORARY at HAMPTON HANG GALLERY - “Vernacular: Language of the Landscape” has an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Participating artists include Ralph Carpentier, Carly Haffner, Scott Hewett, Mary Laspia, Dalton Portella, and Doug Reina.The exhibition remains on view through June 23. The Hampton Hang gallery is located at 688 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.hamptonhang.com, www.karynmannixcontemporary.com

SARA NIGHTINGALE GALLERY - “Sheen” by Cara Enteles opens Saturday with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Enteles will exhibit paintings concerning environmental issues using materials that include aluminum sheets and Plexiglas. The exhibition remains on view through July 4. The gallery is located at 688 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. saranightingale.com.

"What's that Sheen?" by Cara Enteles. Oil on acrylic sheet, 48 x 52 inches.

UPCOMING: 

PARRISH ART MUSEUM - "Jazz Plein Air" begins next Friday (May 31) at 5 p.m. Launching the new music series on Fridays is Hector Martignon's Foreign Affair Quartet. Additional concerts take place on June 28, July 26, and August 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Performances are free with museum admission ($10 adults, $8 for seniors, free for members, children, and students). The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. http://parrishart.org/

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