DISPATCH - OCT 4, 2012 (9:22 p.m.)
The Hamptons International Film Festival isn't the only one who's filling the Hamptons with films, artistic types and talent this weekend. Neoteric Fine Art is presenting a festival of its own. On tap are film screenings, live music, performance art, installation, projections, art made on album covers plus psychedelic art to put a groovy spin on things.
The Amagansett Audiovision Festival is a three-day event is designed to run alongside the Hamptons International Film Festival. The arts festival aims to highlight local talent across creative genres in an "alternative venue for the arts," according to Scott Bluedorn, director of Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett, NY. The gallery is hosting and presenting the arts festival.
Amagansett Audiovision Festival takes place from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live Music takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Friday night includes a light show and laser mapping by Dario Pantosin.
Film screenings take place on Friday and Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. So far, Friday is featuring shorts by Caterina Verde at 8:30 p.m. and the premiere of Nate Best's "Scatter" at 9 p.m. On Saturday, shorts by Christine Sciulli will be screened at 8:30 p.m. and "Kook Paradise” by Tin Ojeda and Danny DiMauro begins at 9 p.m. The schedule for Sunday has not been released as of publication.
Projections are ongoing throughout the weekend. The work is part of the "AudioVision" exhibition. Contributing artists are Christine Sciulli, Andrea Cote, Caterina Verde, Katya Grohovsky, Sunny Khalsa and Mark Wilson.
Performances take place on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Peter Dayton's "The Rock and Roll Shrink" unfolds from noon to 8 p.m. Dayton gives a repeat performance on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Taking over on Friday night from 9 to 11 p.m. is The Fiery Sensations, featuring fire and snakes, performs on Friday from 9 to 11 p.m. and again on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Also performing on Saturday is Leanna Pascual.
The live music line-up is extensive for the three-day festival. On Friday, DJ showcase and Silent Disco features seven deejays and a light show. Saturday brings a lineup of seven bands. Sunday will have four acoustic acts.
Among the films, music, performances and presentations are two art shows.
"AudioVision" presents psychedelic photography by Warren Padula, record paintings by Peter Dayton plus art and projections by Sunny Khalsa, Laura O'Reilly, Christine Sciulli, Andrea Cote and Caterina Verde.
This weekend's festival is the exhibition opener. "AudioVision" is a month-long exhibition presented in two parts, according to Bluedorn.
“The Vinyl Art Show” presents artworks made on vinyl records and album covers. The show is located in the gallery's Project Space.
Contributing artists include Jill Musnicki, Nika Nesgoda, Jenna Nelson, Christian Little, Charles Ly, Diana Lives, Scott Bluedorn, Jamison Ellis, Ann Fristoe, Virva Hinnemo, Grant Haffner, Rory Evenson-Phair, Kristin Miller, Hailey Kohlus, Ryan Duff, Leidy Jarrin, Christine Sciulli, Dalton Portella, Daniel Cabrera, Melissa Mapes and others.
BASIC FACTS: The Amagansett Audiovision Festival will take place from Oct 5 to 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Neoteric Fine Art, 208 Main St, Amagansett, NY. Admission is $10 and will be collected at the door. Proceeds will be donated to defray medical bills for Mark Schmitt.
For the festival schedule and details, visit www.neotericfineart.com. Events and festival line up are subject to change.
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