DISPATCH - MAY 22, 2014

EAST END, NY-

It's here...the first of the big three weekends of the Summer Season. Get your pencils out and get ready to write out a plan. There's lots of art and events to put in the schedule for the long (and hopefully sunny) weekend.

Here's where to find exhibition openings, art events and culture on the East End this weekend:

EAST HAMPTON/SPRINGS 

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - “Dazed & Confused” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 15. The group exhibition features Grant Barnhardt, Bhakti Baxter, Kelsey Brookes, James Clar, Evie Falci, Ted Gahl, Field Kallop, Andrew Kuo, Pryce Lee, Brian Porray, Jaime Scholnick, Jen Stark, and Ryan Wallace. The gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.

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"Glow" by Jen Stark, 2014. Acid free paper, holographic paper, glue, wood, acrylic paint, 63 x 40 x 4 inches.

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GUILD HALL - “Reading and Book Signing with Bob Colacello” takes place on Sunday at 5 p.m. Bob Colacello will be reading from his book Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up. Admission is free.

JOHN DREW THEATER @ GUILD HALL - “RED” by John Logan opened on May 21 and will run through June 8 on Wednesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. The play is $35 general admission, $33 for members, and $10 for students.

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

RELATED: "Modern Art Goes to the Theater in John Logan’s “Red” at John Drew" by Annette Hinkle. Published May 19, 2014.

LAWRENCE FINE ART - “LINESCAPES”, a solo show by abstract artist Carol Sears, has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sears is based in Los Angeles. Lawrence Fine Art is located at 37 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937.  www.lawrence-fine-arts.com.

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"Untitled 23" by Carol Sears, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy Lawrence Fine Art

"Untitled 23" by Carol Sears, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy Lawrence Fine Art

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POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER- “Color and Time: Paintings by Roy Newell, 1956-2000” has a reception and panel discussion on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 26. The show presents 28 of Newell’s abstract oil paintings. The panel features exhibition guest curator Dr. Robert E. Harrist, artist Richard Dupont, and art historian Kent Mintum.

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is located at 830 Springs Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse.

VERED GALLERY - “Lili Almog: Down to Earth” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. The show presents a new series of photograpy featuring landscapes of satellite images embellished by drawing by Almog. Through June 16. Vered Gallery is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11936. www.veredart.com

GREENPORT   

SOUTH STREET GALLERY - “North Fork Modernism: Paintings by Colin Goldberg” has a Closing Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 26. Goldberg’s works integrate traditional drawing and painting with computer graphics and large-format digital printing. The gallery is located at 18 South Street, Greenport, NY 11944. www.thesouthstreetgallery.com.

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"Kodoku" by Colin Goldberg, 2014. Acrylic, pigment, and resin on birch panels, 24 x 38 inches. Triptych.

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JAMESPORT

JEDEDIAH HAWKINS INN BARN GALLERY - “Nature’s Call: A Return to Silence” by Peter Azrak has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 29. Azrak will show photographic abstractions of nature. Jedediah Hawkins Inn Barn Gallery is located at 400 South Jamesport Ave, Jamesport, NY 11947. www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com.

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"Still Moon" by Peter Azrak, 2014. Photograph.

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MONTAUK

THE MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE - 'Theo Blue: Flotsamblage", assemblages made from materials collected from the coast of Montauk by Theo Blue (aka artist Scott Bluedorn), has an Opening Reception on Friday (May 23) from 5 to 9 p.m. Features DJ sets by NEGK and Blind Prophet and special guests. Beer by Montauk Brewing Company. An After Party takes place from 8 to 11 p.m. The show is on view through June 2. Montauk Beach House is located at 55 S. Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, NY. For info, call 631-668-2112 or email info@thembh.com or info@neotericfineart.com.

PECONIC

GALLERY CROSSING - “Waterscapes” by Marilyn Stevenson has an Artist Reception on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition of fine art photography remains on view through June 2. Crossing is located at 2745 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958. www.gallerycrossing.com.

REMSENBURG

EAST END ARTS at REMSENBURG ACADEMY - “Here Comes the Sun” has an Opening Reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 1 and is the Opening Exhibition for the summer-long art venue. The themed show celebrates summer on the East End. Exhibiting artists include Lucille Berril, Linda Capello, Michael McLaughlin, Jonathan Pearlman, and Leo Revi. The Remsenburg Academy is located at 130 South Country Road, Remsenburg, NY 11960. www.eastendarts.org.

RIVERHEAD

EAST END ARTS - “18th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival” takes place on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The festival includes street painting, an artisan and craft fair, live music, theatre, drumming and dance, face painting, food trucks, and more. Admission is free. The Rain Date is Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. East End Arts is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org.

SAG HARBOR

BAY STREET THEATRE - "PAULA POUNDSTONE SPECIAL NIGHT OF COMEDY" takes place on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65, $75 or $125 (includes After Party). To purchase, click here. For information, visit www.baystreet.org.

"CONVICTION" - The World Premiere opens on Tuesday, May 27, and continues through June 15. A modern family drama that poises the question: When the seeds of mistrust are planted, can life continue to be lived with conviction amid uncertainty? Directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theatre's new artistic director. Tickets are $53.75 - $75. A season pass for all three productions is available for $138 to $192.  For information, visit www.baystreet.org.

CANIO’S BOOKS - “Canio’s Cultural Cafe: Remembrance, War & Peace” takes place on Saturday at 5 p.m. The community poetry reading is open to anyone wishing to read a few poems or a short prose piece on the theme. Readers must call to register. Canio’s Books is located at 290 Upper Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.caniosbooks.com.

MONIKA OLKO GALLERY - “Victor Friedman Photography: The Seduction of Victor” has an Artist Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 5. The gallery is located at 95 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.monikaolkogallery.com.

SAG HARBOR WHALING & HISTORIC MUSEUM - “A Whale of a Show” has an Opening Reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show features local artists and is curated by artist Dan Rizzie and art dealer Peter Marcelle. Exhibiting artists include Gahan Wilson, Reynolds Ruffins, Paul Davis, Jim McMullen, Donald Sultan, John Torreano, April Gornik, Jill Musnicki, Susan Lazarus, David Slater and others. The museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.

SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “Southampton Artists Association’s Memorial Day Show” has an Opening Reception on Sunday from 4 to 6 pm. The exhibition remains on view through June 1. The show features paintings, sculpture, photography, and drawings from 50 local artist. There will be a book signing of Sisu by author Aura Levitas during the reception. Admission is free. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org

TRIPOLI GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART - “Gordon Stevenson: I Remember It Differently” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 16. Stevenson’s new paintings focus on fragments from the cartoons of his childhood seen from the point of view of an adult. The gallery is located at 30 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.tripoligallery.com.

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"You Can't Save a Damsel If She Loves her Distress" by Gordon Stevenson, 2014. 40 x 50 inches.

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WATER MILL

PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Sounds of Summer: The HooDoo Loungers” takes place on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The concert kicks off the Sounds of Summer live music series. Free with museum admission. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

WATER MILL MUSEUM - “Water Mill Postal Service” opens on May 22 and launches the season for the historical museum. The exhibition presents photojournalism, text and artifacts revealing the history of Water Mill's Postal Service and its people.

“WALL CANDY” – The 22nd Annual Museum Members Art Show and Sale opens on May 22 and continues through June 16. An Opening Reception will be held next Saturday, May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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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