DISPATCH - MAY 25, 2012 (12:25 p.m.)


In honor of the Hamptons art season kick-off, we've compiled an exhaustive list of the art openings happening over the Memorial Day Weekend. Think of it as an Art Opening Cheat Sheet to make your art travels easier.

The listing is divided geographically. Hamptons art openings are listed first, followed by Shelter Island, Riverhead and the North Fork. Opening Receptions by Day can be found at the bottom of the story.

Here are the art openings that Hamptons Art Hub was able to track down:



"Dancer Resting (Poli)" by Lautaro Cuttica, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches.

TRIPOLI GALLERY OF CONTEMPORY ART - "Frank Illusions - New Paintings by Lautaro Cuttica” opens on Sat from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Jun 18. The gallery is located at 30 Jobs Lane, Southampton. http://tripoligallery.com

SOUTHAMPTON ARTISTS ASSOCIATION - "Memorial Day Show" opens on Sat from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center's The Levitas Center For The Arts. Over 125 artists are exhibiting. The show remains on view through Jun 3. http://southamptonartists.org

ARTHUR T. KALAHER FINE ART - Opens for the Season. No reception. Exhibiting Nahum Tschacbasov, Rolph Scarlett, Paton Miller, Whitney Myron Hubbard, John Crimmins and Thomas Cardone. The gallery is located at 28E Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY. Open daily: Mon to Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.arthurtkalaherfineart.com


SARA NIGHTINGALE GALLERY -  “Justin West: End of an Error" and “David Byer-Tyre: Imported from Africa, Made in America" opens Sat from 6 to 8 p.m. The show is organized by Georgette Grier-Key. It remains on view through Jun 27. The gallery is located at 688 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill. http://saranightingale.com/ 

Artwork by David Byer- Tyre. Courtesy Sara Nightingale Gallery.

CELEDON GALLERY - "Members Show: Sandra Beaver, CC Bookout and Olivia August" opens Sun with a Brunch Reception at 11 a.m. The show remains on view through Jun 17. Sculptural ceramics by Beaver, Bookout and August. The gallery is located 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY. www.hamptonsclayart.org

"No. 3" by Olivia August.

MARK BORGHI FINE ART - "New Acquisitions" will be on view this weekend at the gallery. No opening reception. The show features recently acquired artworks. Artists include Helen Frankenthaler, Jenny Holzer, Frank Stella, Conrad Marca-Relli and more. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 2426 Main Street, Bridgehampton. www.borghi.org


Photograph from the "Lilith" series by Rose Kouzoujian. Exhibited Monica Olko Gallery.

MONIKA OLKO GALLERY - "Lilith" opens Sat from 7 to 9 p.m. A series of narrative photography by Rose Kouzoujian based on the Jewish folklore of Lilith (Adam's first wife). The show remains on view through May 28. The gallery is located at 95 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. www.monikaolkogallery.com/index.html

TULLA BOOTH GALLERY - "Gallery Favorites Summer 2012" opens Sat from 6 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through Jun 30. Featuring new photography by Lynn Geesaman, John Margaritis, Blair Seagram and Bob Tabor. Exhibiting photographer Stephen Wilkes is new to the gallery. Tulla Booth Gallery is located at 66 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. www.tullaboothgallery.com/

SAG HARBOR WHALING & HISTORIC MUSEUM - "Light By The Water" opens Sat from 5 to 8 p.m. Group show featuring landscapes by Plein Air Peconic. The show remains on view through Jul 9. The museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

See separate HAH story "https://hamptonsarthub.com/2012/05/20/light-by-the-water-reveals-coastal-beauty-of-sag-harbor/).

ARTHUR T. KALAHER FINE ART - Opens for the Season. No reception. Exhibiting Nahum Tschacbasov, Paton Miller, Rolph Scarlett, Charles Levier and Scott Switzer through mid-June. The gallery is located at 197 Madison St, Sag Harbor. Open daily: Mon to Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.arthurtkalaherfineart.com

"Voyage of the Bird" by Nahum Tschacbasov, 1946. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches.


VERED CONTEMPORARY - "Art On The Edge 2012" opens Sat from 9 to 11 p.m. The show remains on view through Jun 25. The gallery is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY. www.veredcontemporary.com/

"Underpants" by Donald Baechler, 2005. Gouache vinyl paint and collage on paper, courtesy Cheim & Read.

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - "The Haberdashery" opens on Sat from 6 to 9 p.m. The group show “plays off the concept of high-end men’s clothier…and the feeling of singularity, manner, style and success that it often engenders,” according to the gallery. The show remains on view through Jun 18. The gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. www.ericfirestonegallery.com

LOCAL 87 - "Andy Warhol - Montauk Photos" opens Sat from 6 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through June 26. The gallery is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY. www.glennhorowitz.com/exhibitions

HARPER'S BOOKS - "Open For The Stones, VOL.2" opens on Sat from 6 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through Jun 25. The gallery is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY. www.harpersbooks.com. (See separate HAH story: https://hamptonsarthub.com/2012/05/23/art-to-open-for-the-stones/)

DAVENPORT & SHAPIRO FINE ARTS - "East Hampton Belligerence" opens Sat at 5 to 8 p.m. The show remains open through June 16. The exhibition features the art of Eddie Rehm and Emanuel Buckvar. The gallery is located at 37 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. http://www.lsdart.com/

"Beast Infection" by Eddie Rehm, 2012. 48 x 48 inches.

FIREPLACE PROJECT - "Video Lounge" opens the gallery's 2012 season. No opening reception. Videos by various artists will be screened on Sat and Sun from noon to 6 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Jun 17. Curated by gallery owner/director Edsel Williams. Rotating art will be on view in a separate space in the gallery. Fireplace Project is located at 851 Springs Fireplace Road, Springs. www.thefireplaceproject.com

ASHAWAGH HALL - "The 29th Annual Springs Improvement Society Members Show" opens Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 and goes towards the maintenance of Ashawagh Hall. The group show remains on view through May 28. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY. www.ashawagh-hall.org


"Deep" by Anne Raymond. Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches.

SYLVESTER & CO - "Anne Raymond: Paintings" opens Sun from 6 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through Jun 30. The gallery is located at 154 Main St, Amagansett. www.sylvesterathome.com

THE ART BARGE - "Victor + Mabel = The Art Barge Couple" opens on Sun from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features art, objects and mementos from the Victor D'Amico Studio and Archive. The Art Barge opened for the season on May 21. www.theartbarge.com



BOLTAX GALLERY - "Jason Willaford's 'Signs of life'" opens Sat from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Jun 24. This is Willaford's second solo show at the gallery. His latest works are discarded billboards quilted into art. The gallery is located at 21 North Ferry Rd, Shelter Island. www.boltaxgallery.com

"Reclaimed Billboards" by Jason Willaford. Recycled Vinyl Billboards, 36 x 48 inches


Artwork by Gabriele Evertz. Courtesy Art Sites.

ART SITES GALLERY- "Geometry of Color - Gabriele Evertz and New Work - Claire Watson" opens Sat from 5 to 7 p.m. The pair of solo shows remains on view through Jul 8. The gallery is located at 651 West Main St, Riverhead, NY. http://artsitesgallery.com

EAST END ARTS - "16TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY MOSAIC STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL" - EAST END ARTS on Sun from noon to 5 p.m. Watch murals made in chalk during a cultural street fair event. Also, the live art-making happening: "Shifting Reality Across Long Island." All welcome to participate. Rain Date: Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. Call for notice: 631-727-0900. www.eastendarts.org



Artwork by Charles Wildbank.

JEDEDIAH HAWKINS INN BARN GALLERY - "Charles Wildbank: Then & Now. 235 Years of Painting" opens on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The show remains on view through Jun 24. The gallery is located at 400 South Jamesport Ave, Jamesport. www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com/blog



Stirling Yoga Studio - "New Works: Deborah Ziegler: Artist/Photographer - Beneath the Surface/Series one and Diane Burke: Collage Artist" opens on Sat from 4 to 7 p.m. The show remains on view through Jun 10. Stirling Yoga Studio is located at 308 Main Street, Greenport. The show is open daily through May 28 and then by appointment only. [email protected]

Artwork by Deborah Ziegler. Courtesy Stirling Yoga Studio.

EAST END SEAPORT MUSEUM & MARINE FOUNDATION - "Tattoo: Art of the Sailor" opens Sat to coincide with the arrival of seven Tall Ships and the Tall Ship Festival  to Greenport. The museum presents an exhibition on the history of tattoos related to Maritime. The museum is located on 3rd Street, Greenport. www.eastendseaport.org

Tattoo installation sculpture ( man) by Scott McIntire of Greenport. Courtesy East End Seaport Museum.

BASIC FACTS: There are ton of openings this weekend. Here's a breakdown of galleries holding openings per day:

FRIDAY: Ashawagh Hall - Springs Improvement Society Members Show (Springs) and Jedediah Hawkins Inn Barn Gallery (Jamesport).

SATURDAY: Eric Firestone Gallery (East Hampton); Harper's Books (East Hampton); Vered Contemporary (East Hampton); Local 87 (East Hampton); Davenport & Shapiro Fine Arts (East Hampton); Tulla Booth Gallery (Sag Harbor), Monika Olko Gallery (Sag Harbor), Sag Harbor Whaling & Historic Museum (Sag Harbor); Boltax Gallery (Shelter Island); Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art (Southampton); Southampton Artists Association (Southampton); Sara Nightingale Gallery (Water Mill); Art Sites (Riverhead), Stirling Yoga Studio (Greenport) and East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation (Greenport).

SUNDAY: Celedon Gallery (Water Mill); Sylvester & Co (Amagansett); Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival (Riverhead) and The Art Barge (Amagansett).


Want to know what’s happening in the Hamptons art community? How about the North Fork or NYC? Visit HamptonsArtHub.com to find out.

There’s plenty of art news, art fair coverage and artists with a Hamptons / North Fork connection.

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