DISPATCH - FEB 15, 2013 (8:37 a.m.)


Two exhibitions hold rescheduled events this weekend that were delayed by recent snow storm. Weekend art happenings include a love-themed show at Ashawagh Hall with performances and a poetry event. Opening receptions also take place for a fine art photography show and a new exhibition at the Southampton Historical Museum.


BONAC TONIC at KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS - “VIRGIL IS STILL THE FROGBOY” has an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tonic Artspace occupying Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. The exhibition remains on view through Feb 28. Exhibiting new artworks are Carly Haffner, Christine Lidrbauch, Grant Haffner, Scott Bluedorn and Scott Gibbons. The gallery is located at 2418 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. For information on the exhibition, visit www.haffnervision.com. The gallery will be open Friday and Saturdays from 1 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment.


"Studio in the woods" by by Carly Haffner, 2013. Acrylic painting. Courtesy Bonac Tonic.


PIERRE’S RESTAURANT – “Sheila Isham” has an opening reception on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through March 5. The gallery is located at 2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.pierresbridgehampton.com


KARYN MANNIX CONTEMPORARY at ASHAWAGH HALL - “Love & Passion: The Naughty Show” has an opening wine reception with live performances on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Alfredo Merat will perform at the opening reception. Dance performances will be held at 6 p.m. by Adam Baranello and A&G Dance. The Neo Political Cowgirls perform at 7 p.m.  On Sunday, the poetry event “The Wild Side” will be held at 11:30 a.m. "Love & Passion" will be on view on Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937.  www.ashawagh-hall.org

ASHAWAGH HALL - “The Wild Side” poetry event takes place on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Featured poets include Maria Bacardi and Michelle Murphy with a special performance by Pamela Kallimanis. Open mic sign up is at 11:15 a.m. The readings will be followed by a coffee reception. "The Wild Side" is hosted and produced by Teri Kennedy, Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937.  www.ashawagh-hall.org


TULLA BOOTH GALLERY - "Gallery Gems" has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show features new works by Tulla Booth, Stephen Wilkes,Burt Glinn and Blair Seagram. The show remains on view through Jan 31. The gallery is located at 66 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY  11963.


“NOT THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP: WOMEN’S HAND WORK, 1800-1930” opens on Saturday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit remains on view through April 27. The show includes 19th century paintings, tatting, lace and other hand-made works. A full slate of events accompanies the show. Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

“Women Working on Pillow Lace (The Sewing School)” by Giacomo Ceruti, 1720s. Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm. Private Collection. Exhibited in “Not the Devil’s Workshop.” Courtesy Southampton Historical Society.


PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait” will screen on tonight (Friday) at 6 p.m. The one-hour interview was filmed by producer Arnold Michaelis and recently rediscovered by cinematographer George Silano, who will attend the screening. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. http://parrishart.org/ 


SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Focus 3: Eastville Community, A Freed Black Working Community, Patterns and Themes” will take place on Feb 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The lecture is part of the current exhibtion, “Hidden and Forbidden: Art and Objects of Intolerance, Depictions of Blacks in America.” The presentation will be led by Georgette Grier-Key, Ed.D and Emily Button Kambic, Ph.D candidate. The exhibition remains on view through June 1. The Society is located at 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org 


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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