DISPATCH - APRIL 17, 2014

HAMPTONS, NY-

LongHouse Reserve opens for the Season on Saturday with its annual Rites of Spring event. In what possibly could become another East Hampton tradition is the first Springs Mystery Art Sale which mixes works by artists, celebrities and students of the Springs School. See what else is happening in the Hamptons this week:

EAST HAMPTON/SPRINGS

ASHAWAGH HALL - "People Places Things" will be exhibited on Saturday and Sunday with an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The group show of fine art painting and photography presents works by Linda Capello, John Philip Capello, Mary Finalborg Manzo, Ann Lombardo, Anthony Lombardo, Carisa Skretch, Eileen Dawn Skretch and Scott Hewett.

The exhibition is a benefit for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research through the New England Parkinson's Ride. Ashawagh Hall is located at at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.

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"Summer Harbor" by Eileen Dawn Skretch. Oil, 36 x 80 inches.

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LONGHOUSE RESERVE - "Rites of Spring - Season Opening" has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. On view will be works by Steve Miller, Gaston Lachaise, Fitzhugh Karol, as well as various textiles and other objects. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org.

GUILD HALL - “Lucerne Festival - Abbado Conducts Mahler Symphony No. 2, a screening with Live Guest Speaker Gil Kaplan” takes place on Saturday with a talk at 6:45 p.m. and screening at 8 p.m. Gil Kaplan is a Mahler expert and conductor. Admission is $18, $16 for members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street  East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

ASHAWAGH HALL - “Springs Mystery Art Sale” takes place from April 23 to 27 with a closing party on April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. The exhibition and sale will consist of artwork made by students, professional artist and celebrities. Every piece costs $20 and measures 5 x 7 inches.

Artwork is signed on the back so the artist's identity remains a mystery. Profits benefit the Springs School’s “Visiting Artists Program,” which invites professional artists to work with the school's students. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.

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Artwork for the Springs Mystery Sale

Artwork for the Springs Mystery Sale

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SHELTER ISLAND

HAVENS HOUSE BARN - “Muse to Muse... Poets Look at Art” poetry reading and art exhibition will be held on Saturday. A poetry reading takes place at 4:30 p.m. with a reception with poets and artists immediately following. The exhibition presents works by Artists of Shelter Island (ARTSI).

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the reading begins at 4:30, followed by a reception with the artists and readers. The show remains on view on Sunday and Apr. 26-27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Exhibiting artists include KC Bailey, Jackie Black, Janet Culbertson, Roz Dimon, Victor Friedman, Kathy Hammond, Mary Larsen, Kia Pedersen and Mike Zisser.

The Shelter Island Historical Society's Havens House Barn is located at 16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964. www.artsi.info.

WATERMILL

PARRISH ART MUSEUM - SALON SERIES features pianist Tanya Gabrielian perform a program celebrating inspiration on Friday at 6 p.m.  The program includes Liszt, Haydn plus works by Manuel de Falla and Artur Rubinstein. Tickets are $20 or $10 for museum members, students and seniors.

The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.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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