There are some great options for exhibition receptions and art events this weekend in the Hamptons and on the East End. On Friday, head to Amagansett for the opening reception of a show of sculptures and paintings by two artists. On Saturday, The Artists Alliance of East Hampton presents a tour of 20 artist studios. While in East Hampton, head to Ashawagh Hall for the opening of a group show. If you're in the North Fork area, head to Greenport for a photographic solo show. Also opening is a painting solo show in Sag Harbor. Read on for the options through September 17, 2017.

Friday, September 15, 2017

AMAGANSETT

ILLE ARTS - "Eva Cocco Sculpture & Edwina Lucas Paintings" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 15, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October 3, 2017. Eva Cocco will present paintings inspired by the beauty of the natural world that emphasize the powerful qualities of light. Edwina Lucas will present anthropomorphic porcelain sculptures depicting interpretations of folkloric and holy figures. Ille Arts is located at 171 Main Street, Amagansett, New York 11930. www.illearts.com.

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"Electric Love" by Edwina Lucas, 2016. Oil on panel, 48 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Ille Arts.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

EAST HAMPTON

ARTISTS ALLIANCE OF EAST HAMPTON STUDIO TOUR takes place on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty participating artists will open their studios to exhibit paintings, drawings and sculpture. The tour is free and open to the public. Download the tour map at www.aaeh.org and click on: "Artists tour map 2017."

ASHAWAGH HALL - "Free Falling" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from September 15 to 17, 2017. Artists on view include Kirsten Benfield, Chris Butler, Anahi DeCanio, Jerry Schwabe and Richard Udice. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.

To see artwork by Jerry Schwabe, visit his Artist Directory Listing here.

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"Untitled" by Jerry Schwabe. Courtesy of the artist.

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ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - "Montauk Highway: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons" has an Closing Reception on Saturday, September 17, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show includes work by more than 25 artists who played an important role in the Hamptons scene in the 1950s and 1960s and had studios in the area. Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.

**The exhibition is an "Art Show to See" pick by Hamptons Art Hub. For information on the exhibition, click: “Montauk Highway: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons” Opens at Eric Firestone Gallery.

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“Montauk Highway: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons” at Eric Firestone Gallery. Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.

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GREENPORT

GREENPORT HARBOR BREWING COMPANY - "Against the Current" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through November 5, 2017. On view are abstracted photographs of boat hulls by Michele Dragonetti that highlight their symmetry and unique characteristics. Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is located at 234 Carpenter Street, Greenport, NY 11944. www.greenportharborbrewing.com.

To see more of Michele Dragonetti's work, visit her Artist Directory Listing here.

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"True Contentment" by Michele Dragonetti. Courtesy of The Greenport Harbor Brewing Company.

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SAG HARBOR

KEYES ART at CHRISTY'S ART CENTER - "Matt Vega" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October 1, 2017. Matt Vega will show abstracted paintings that incorporate words into the compositions. Christy's Art Center is located at 3 Madison Street, Sag Harbor 11963. www.juliekeyesart.com.

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East End Gallery Scene presents receptions and events taking place at galleries on the East End. To discover art on view on the East End and New York City, visit our Exhibition Finder.

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