DISPATCH - FEB 1, 2013 (8:50 a.m.)


This weekend is a busy one for art openings. Three new group shows marking Black History Month open this weekend. Also happening are a people's choice exhibition event, a solo show of mixed media monoprints and a weekend-only exhibition that pairs works by artist-friends and collaborators.


CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY - “2013 Art Competition” opens today. An opening reception and the people's choice voting event takes place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery visitors are encouraged to vote for artworks they believe to be Most Original, Most Thought-Provoking and Best in Show. Gallery cooperative members and guest artist Joyce Silver will exhibit works. The exhibition remains on view through Feb 24. The gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com


"Hullaballoo" by Joyce Silver. Courtesy Crazy Monkey Gallery.



ALMOND restaurant - The fourth monthly “Artists & Writer’s Night” takes place on Tuesday (Feb 5). The evening features a family-style dinner and a discussion led by artist Jill Musnicki of Sag Harbor. The cost is $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Includes a 3-course dinner and a glass of wine or beer. The restaurant is located at 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

Musnicki is a fourth-generation East End resident. She plans to create a "playful atmosphere based on the idea of local and historical filtered through her own history combined with a whimsical aesthetic. Musnicki exhibitions include those held or sponsored by the Parrish Art Museum.  www.almondrestaurant.com


ASHAWAGH HALL - "Objects"- A two-person show with Ray Colleran and Oliver Peterson opens on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. The weekend exhibition is open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. "Objects" examines and celebrates the artists's love of art as fetish - the inanimate and tangible manifestation of the visceral, intellectual, and intangible. The artists have shared studio spaces and frequently consult each another regarding their respective works in progress. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org


"Aviary ATC" by Oliver Peterson. Courtesy of the artist.


"Savage Grace" by Ray Colleran. Courtesy of the artist.



EAST END ARTS at the ROSALIE DIMON GALLERY - “Alfred Fayemi and Sherry Schreiber” opens today. An opening reception will be held on March 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. The simultaneous solo shows remain on view through May 1. Fayemi will exhibit photographs. Schreiber will exhibit tapestries. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is located at the Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY 11947. www.jamesportmanorinn.com


QUOGUE LIBRARY – “A Walk on the Wild Side - Monotypes with Collage by Dianne Martin” will be presented from Feb 1 to 27. Martin's work begins with an oil monotype on paper and is developed with materials from nature. This could include twigs, weeds or feathers. Martin is a part-time resident of the North Fork. The gallery is located at 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguelibrary.org.


"Yellow January" by Dianne Martin, 2011. Monotype with collage, gouache, colored pencil, 14 x 11 1/2 inches, framed 21 x 18 inches. Courtesy Quogue Library.



EAST END ARTS - “Diversity” has an opening reception tonight (Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m.  The exhibition remains on view through March 8. The guest juror is artist Frank Wimberley. The gallery is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org


"Paint" by Ruth Nasca, East Hampton. Acrylic on movie poster. 1st Place. Exhibited at East End Arts. Courtesy of East End Arts.


SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Hidden and Forbidden: Art and Objects of Intolerance, Depictions of Blacks in America” has an opening reception tonight (Friday) from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition was curated by Georgette Grier-Key Ed.D., David Byer-Tyre, and Kathryn Curran. The show remains on view through June 1. The museum is located at 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “Visual Heritage IV: Contemporary African-American Artists” has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Feb 27. Participating artists include Tina Andrews, Brent Bailer, Manuel Hughes, Rosa Hanna Scott, Reynold Ruffins, and Danny Simmons. The gallery is located at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org


Artwork by Reynold Ruffins. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.


Artwork by Manuel Hughes. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.


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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