DISPATCH - MAY 31, 2013 (9:50 a.m.)

HAMPTONS & EAST END, NY-

The weekend brings numerous new art exhibitions, museum openings and concerts to the East End of Long Island. Here's what's happening in the Hamptons art scene and beyond:

AMAGANSETT 

CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY - “Member Show Featuring Stephanie Reit and Sheila Rotner” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Works by member artists are also on view. They include Andrea McCafferty, Daniel Schoenheimer, Jana Hayden, Barbara Bilotta, June Kaplan, Ellyn Tucker, Mark E. Zammerman, Tina Andrews, Lance Corey, Cynthia Sobel, Dianne Marxe, Kathy Hammond and Daniel Dubinsky. The exhibition remains on view through June 24. The gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com

Artwork by Stephanie Reit. Courtesy Crazy Monkey Gallery.

NEOTERIC FINE ART - “Bad Ass Bitches” has an Opening Reception tonight (Friday) from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Participating artists in this all-female show include Melissa Armstrong, Abby Lloyd, Christine Lidrbauch, Christine Sciulli, Geige Silver, Melissa Mapes, Graylen Gatewood, Maria Pessino, Elyse Hradecky, Jackie Guido, Andrea Cote, Nika Nesgoda, Marsha Owett, Matisse Patterson, and Robin Mapes Tomlinson. The show was curated by Melissa Mapes. The Opening Reception will include performances by Spittin’ Kitten, The Neo-Political Cowgirls, Denise Lassaw, and the Fiery Sensations and a Dance Party with DJ Alanna Raben. Admission is $10. A percentage of proceeds will benefit The Retreat and L.I. Headstart. The gallery is located at 208 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.neotericfineart.com

"Pink Wall" by Marsha Owett, 2010. Acrylic and newsprint on panel.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS - “Everything Has Its Place” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Participating artists include Nick Doyle, Justine Hill, Bradley LaMare, Corey Riddell, Dana Sherwood, and Bryan McGovern Wilson. The show was curated by Robert Dimin. The exhibition remains on view through June 19. The gallery is located at 2418 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.markelfinearts.com

"Forced Perspective" by Justine Hill, 2013. Acrylic on canvas.

EAST HAMPTON / SPRINGS

ASHAWAGH HALL - "The East End Photographers Group 25th Anniversary Exhibition" has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Participating photographers include Virgina Aschmoneit, Dennis Bontempo, Zintis Buzermanis, Anne Drager, Paul Dempsey, Rich Faron, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Janet Glazer, Gerry Giliberti, Pamela Greinke, Betty Holmes, Danielle Leef, Joel Lefkowitz, George Mallis, Jim Sabiston, Joan Santos, Rosa Hanna Scott, Daniel Schoenheimer, James Slezak, Marilyn Stevenson, Clarence Simpson, Nick Tarr, Mary Trentalange, Bob Wilson, Nacola Wilson, Alan Weinschel, Mia Wisnoski, and others. The exhibition remains on view through June 9. A Closing Reception will be held on June 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. http://www.ashawagh-hall.org/, www.eastendphotogroup.org

SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - “The Business of Art: Seminar by Jane Martin” takes place on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Part one of the four-part seminar is titled, “The Professional Artist.” The cost is $40 and payable at the door. The church is located at 5 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937. Contact janewmartin@mac.com for info.

JAMESPORT

EAST END ARTS at ROSALIE DIMON GALLERY - “New Art Show” has an Artists’ Reception on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Featured artists are photographer Alex Ferrone and printmaker Mary Twomey. Ferrone will exhibit aerial photographs of natural settings and Twomey will exhibit mixed media works exploring a variety of themes and life experiences. The exhibition remains on view through August 2. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is located at the Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY 11947. www.eastendarts.org, www.jamesportmanorinn.com.

QUOGUE

QUOGUE LIBRARY – “Vision in Color” by Donna Levy has an Artist Reception on Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Levy is a Quogue resident who paints the light and color of Eastern Long Island landscapes. The exhibition remains on view through July 1. The gallery is located at 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguelibrary.org

"October Light" by Donna Levy, 2011. Oil on canvas.

SAG HARBOR

LEAR GALLERY - “Ronald Gonzalez: Soul Searching” has an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The sculpture exhibition remains on view through July 14. The gallery is located in the alley behind 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.leargallery.com.

Artwork by Ronald Gonzalez. Courtesy Lear Gallery.

RDJ GALLERY - “Objects of Desire” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show hopes to elicit an emotional response in the viewer through the displayed artwork in order to explore the brain’s process of introspection. Along with the exhibition will be music, lighting, scents, and a bar. The exhibition remains on view through June 27. The gallery is located at 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.rjdgallery.com

"Defined by Hair ll" by Margo Selski, 2013. Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches.

SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “The Flower Show” opens Monday (June 3) and has an Opening Reception on Thursday (June 6) from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating artists include Ronnie Chalif, Jennifer Cross, Felisa Dell, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Cornelia Foss, Alice Forman, Sheila Isham, Fay Lansner, Gerson Leiber, and William Rayner. The exhibition features interpretations of flowers ranging from abstraction to representation. The show was curated by Arlene Bujese. The exhibition remains on view through July 7. The gallery is located at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org

Artwork by Sue Gussow. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

SOUTHOLD

SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Plein Air Painting: It’s a Global Sport” has an Opening Reception tonight from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Exhibiting artists include Marc Dalessio, Karl Dempwolf, Ben Fenske, Nelson H. White, Thomas Shelford, Ramiro, Melissa Sanchez, and Franklin. The exhibition remains on view through June 29. It is presented by the Grenning Gallery. The Southold Historical Society’s Cosden Price Gallery is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971. www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org, www.grenninggallery.com

"Crystal Lake" by Karl Dempwolf, 2012. Oil, 24 x 31 inches.

WATERMILL

PARRISH ART MUSEUM - "Jazz Plein Air" live music series begins tonight at 5 p.m. Launching the concert series 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/

WATER MILL MUSEUM - "Season Opening Event" has an Opening Reception and historical reading tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Sally Huns will read from the archives of the museum to celebrate the opening of the museum for the season. The museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road  Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillmuseum.org

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BASIC FACTS: The Art Round Up, a listing of new art openings and art events, is published weekly at HamptonsArtHub.com.

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