DISPATCH - JUNE 14, 2013 (9:30 a.m.)

HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY-

This weekend is a big one for the Hamptons art scene. Guild Hall opens a trio of exhibitions to welcome the season. Gallery Valentine and Karma each hold their first exhibitions for 2013. As usual, there are plenty of new art shows and events to keep art lovers busy.

AMAGANSETT 

KARMA - “ART RELAX: Nate Lowman and Leo Fitzpatrick” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 1. The gallery is located at 249 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.karmakarma.org

BRIDGEHAMPTON

PETER MARCELLE GALLERY – “Gavin Zeigler: A Thirty Year Retrospective of Painting and Sculpture, 1983 – 2013” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Zeigler creates mixed media paintings using everyday objects with a focus on surface, pattern, and color. The exhibition remains on view through June 23. The gallery is located at 2411 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.petermarcellecontemporary.com

Artwork by Gavin Zeigler. Courtesy Peter Marcelle Gallery.

EAST HAMPTON/SPRINGS 

ASHAWAGH HALL - “Gabriele T. Raacke and Phyllis Kriegel” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Kriegel will exhibit her series “After Baubo,” which is inspired by a stone figure from the 5th century BCE. Raacke will exhibit reverse-painting-on-glass works inspired by her childhood memories of the circus in Germany. The exhibition remains on view through The gallery is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org

"Marinera" by Gabriele T. Raacke.

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - “SEAFOAM” by Bäst has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Bäst is an anonymous NYC based artist and will be exhibiting paintings and sculptures. The exhibition remains on view through July 3. The gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com

GALLERY VALENTINE - "Tigran Tsitoghdzyan and Stepahanie Hirsch" help open the gallery's new location at 33 Newtown Lane. An invitation-only reception takes place on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery is now open for the season.  www.galleryvalentine.com.

GUILD HALL - “Artists & Writers: They Played in the Game” opens on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and remains on view through July 28. The exhibition features works by artists who have played in the annual Artists & Writers Softball Game. The 65th Annual Artists & Writers Game will take place on Aug 17.

For details, visit "Artists and Writers: They Played in the Game" Opens June 15 at Guild Hall Museum."

“John Alexander” opens on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and remains on view through July 28. Alexander will exhibit a new body of work that includes natural landscape paintings.

“Joel Perlman” opens on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and remains on view through Oct 14. Perlman will exhibit welded steel, bronze, aluminum, and iron sculptures in the Frieda and Roy Furman Sculpture Garden and the Wasserstein Family Gallery.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

GUILD HALL and THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - “SummerDoc: Twenty Feet From Stardom” will be presented on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The film, directed by Morgan Neville, explores the stories of little-known backup singers behind famous figures in music history. The John Drew Theater is located in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. http://hamptonsfilmfest.org, www.guildhall.org

QF GALLERY - “The Hitchcock Kiss” by Annika Connor has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 30. The gallery is located at 98 Newtown lane, East hampton, NY 11937. www.qfgallery.com.

"The Blue Room" by Annika Connor, 2011. Watercolor on board, 24 x 24 inches.

JAMESPORT

CLOVIS POINT WINES - “Colin Goldberg: Paintings & Prints” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through August 15. Clovis Point Wines is located at 1935 Main Road, Jamesport NY 11947. www.clovispointwines.com

RIVERHEAD

EAST END ARTS at RIVERHEAD TOWN HALL – “Portraits by Ruth Nasca” has an Opening Reception today (Friday) from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 30. Riverhead Town Hall is located at 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901.

SAG HARBOR

CANIO’S BOOKS - “Mindscapes: Photographs by Val Schaffner” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Photographs on view include New York cityscapes and images of East Hampton, Seoul, the Louisiana Bayou, Miami, Barcelona and Wyoming. The exhibition remains on view through July 15. The gallery is located at 290 Upper Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.caniosbooks.com

"Gathering Storm" by Val Schaffner, 2013.

SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “The Flower Show” has a Reception to celebrate the dedication of a garden planted by the Rose Society at Southampton Cultural Center today (Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception includes remarks by Mark Epley, the Mayor of the Village of Southampton and Hal Goldberg, the President of the Rose Society.

Participating artists in “The Flower Show” include Ronnier Chalif, Jennifer Cross, Felisa Dell, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Cornelia Foss, Alice Forman, Sheila Isham, Fay Lansner, Gerson Leiber, and William Rayner. The show was curated by Arlene Bujese. The exhibition remains on view through July 7. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org

"Untitled" by Gerson Leiber, 1999.

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM - “Extraordinarily Ordinarily!Photographs by Mallory Samson” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Samson will exhibit photographs of antiques from the museum’s collection. The show remains on view through August 3.

"Seated Horse" by Mallory Samson. Photograph. Courtesy Southampton Historical Museum.

“Southampton Landscapes: Paintings by Pat Garrity” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Garrity will exhibit oil paintings of the eastern end of Long Island. The show remains on view through August 3.

Artwork by Pat Garrity. Courtesy Southampton Historical Museum.

“Historic Landmarks of Southampton: Paintings by Kevin O’Malley” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The show remains on view through August 3.

"Rogers Mansion by Kevin O'Malley. Courtesy Southampton Historical Museum.

The Southampton Historical Museum is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

WATER MILL

PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “The Sounds of Summer featuring DJ Mister Lama” takes place tonight (Friday) at 6 p.m. on the Brinn Terrace. DJ Mister Lama will spin tracks from his ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s record collections. The event is free with museum admission. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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