This upcoming weekend is packed with things to do in the Hamptons and East End. Art talks take the lead with a Q&A on legal issues for artists,  a discussion on contemporary ceramics, a gallery talk on Richard Avedon, and a conversation on collecting. Also on the list is the North Fork TV Festival and an open studio tour of artists working in Contemporary Abstraction. Read on to discover your options for things to do through September 10, 2017 in the Hamptons and on the East End.

Contemporary Ceramics Discussion 

The Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons and LongHouse Reserve presents “The Unethical Pot: Contemporary Ceramics in the Collection of LongHouse Reserve” on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Jim Zajac will present the discussion of contemporary ceramics in the collection of LongHouse Reserve within the context of the broader modern Studio Pottery movement. "The Unethical Pot" is offered as part of Enliven, the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons' educational series.

Admission is complimentary to members of the Guild and LongHouse Reserve, but space is limited and reservations required. RSVP by Wednesday, September 5 to jzajac@longhouse.org. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org.

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Discussion and Q&A on Legal Issues for Visual Artists  

The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and East Hampton Arts Council presents “Legal Issues for Visual Artists Copyright and Contracts” on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Amagansett Library.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) is the leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations. Join Katie Wagner, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and Betsy Dale, Staff Attorney at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, for this discussion on what every artist should know about copyright and contracts, moderated by Carol Steinberg, Carol Steinberg, Esq. East Hampton Arts Council, Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, Faculty School of Visual Arts. Followed by a Q&A.

Reservations are appreciated. The Amagansett Library is located at 215 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.amaglibrary.org.

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North Fork TV Festival

The North Fork TV Festival will be at the Greenport Theatre in Greenport, NY from September 7 to 9, 2017.

TV personality Cat Greenleaf will host the Oyster Season Kick-Off Party Supporting the Billion Oyster Project at the Castello di Borghese Winery on Friday, September 8.

This year’s festival includes an industry panel with three creators/executive producers – Sarah Treem of Showtime’s The Affair, Janine Sherman Barrois of TNT’s Claws, and Christina Wayne of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here – the world premiere of independent pilot Greenport, the New York premieres of independent pilots Death Lives, Shoot Me Nicely and Up North, and a free Special Screening of National Geographic Documentary Films From the Ashes. Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone will present welcoming remarks on Friday, September 8 at the Greenport Theatre. For the full lineup of events, visit www.northfork.tv/ - festival-section.

Individual tickets and Festival-Wide VIP Passes are available for purchase here. The Greenport Theatre is located at  211 Front St # A, Greenport, NY 11944. www.northfork.tv.

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Still from "Greenport." Courtesy of North Fork TV Festival.

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Gallery Talk with Met Curator

Guild Hall presents the “Gallery Talk with Mia Fineman, Associate Curator of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art” on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m.

Mia Fineman was also the co-curator of the 2002 Richard Avedon Portraits retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Avedon’s America” remains on view through October 9, 2017 at Guild Hall.

Admission is free; Reservations required. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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"Donyale Luna, dress by Paco Rabanne, New York, December 6, 1966" by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

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Artists Open Studio Tour  

Ille Arts presents "Abstraction Today - Open Studio Tour" on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Amagansett, East Hampton and Springs. Visitors are invited to visit the studios of Perry Burns, Don Christensen, Denise Gale, Barbara Groot, Elaine Grove, John Haubrich, Janet Jennings, Dennis Leri, Jane Martin and Athos Zacharias. This is the first annual self-guided tour of the studios of noteworthy artists working in Contemporary Abstraction.

The artist studio tour is sponsored by Ille Arts who will sell tickets at their art gallery on Friday, Sept. 8th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 9th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All-inclusive tickets are $20 and include a map to every studio. Ille Arts is located at 171 Main Street, Amagansett, NY. www.haubrichart.com.

To read more about the Tour, visit Ille Arts Hosts an Artists Studio Tour Featuring Contemporary Abstraction on Sept. 9, 2017. 

Conversation on The Art of Collecting  

The Amagansett Library presents a conversation on the art of collecting on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Sara De Luca (Ille Arts), Kathryn Markel (Kathryn Markel Fine Arts) and Norman Brosterman will all partake in the conversation on strategies for building a personal art collection, large or small. Curator and artist Janet Goleas will moderate.

Reservations required. Call 631-267-3810 or register online at www.amaglibrary.org. The Amagansett Library is located at 215 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.amaglibrary.org.

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