DISPATCH - MAY 17, 2013 (8:15 a.m.)


It's the runner up before the first big game - Memorial Day Weekend. But no worries--there are many art happenings to choose from. New exhibitions, artist talks, panel discussions and art events worth noting all take place this weekend. Here's where to find excitement about art:


SILAS MARDER GALLERY - “The Big Show 8” has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 18. The show features three 8 x 10 inch paintings made by 55 invited artists. The gallery is located at 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.silasmarder.com


ASHAWAGH HALL - "Cain, Lawrence, Pavia" has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through Sunday (May 19). Featured artists are sculptor Michael Cain, painter Dennis Lawrence and sculptor Paul Pavia. The gallery is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937.    www.ashawagh-hall.org

GUILD HALL - “Meet the Winners of the 75th Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition” takes place on Saturday at noon. Assistant Curator and Registrar for Museum Education Michelle Klein will interview Artists Members Exhibition winners including Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Mary H. Mulholland, William S. Heppenheimer, Dianne Balducci, Jean Trusty Stiles, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Goran Petmil, Jason Poremba, Stephanie Reit, Theo Hios and Jackie Black.

“The Cripple of Inishman" by Martin McDonagh will be screened from May 22 through June 9 on Wednesdays through Sundays. The film was directed by Stephen Hamilton and produced in association with Ellen J. Myers. Screenings will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. General admission tickets are $30, $28 for members, and $10 for students. The John Drew Theater is located at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street  East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org. Stephen Hamilton is the Associate Director of Theatre at Stony Brook Southampton.

LAWRENCE FINE ART - “Arthur Pinajian: Lost Master” opens Monday (May 20). A number of Pinajian’s paintings were recently found in a garage in Bellport, Long Island and were subsequently exhibited in a NYC gallery. Art critic Peter Falk gives a gallery talk on the discovery of the works on June 1 at 2 p.m. Lawrence Fine Art is located at 37 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.lawrence-fine-arts.com 

POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER- “Expressionism in the 21st Century: Part 2” takes place on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. The panel will discuss both abstract and figurative expressionism. Participating speakers include artists Sally Egbert, Connie Fox, Colin Goldberg, Carol Hunt, Haim Mizrahi and Linda Hatofsky, wife of the late artist Julius Hatofsky. Audience contributions are encouraged. The Pollock-Krasner House is located at 830 Springs Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse/


DODDS & EDER- “Plein Air Peconic: A Home in the Natural World” has a wine and cheese reception on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The artworks on view feature land conserved by the Peconic Land Trust. A percentage of artwork sales will be donated to the Peconic Land Trust. Dodds & Eder is located at 11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.doddsandeder.com


After The Storm by Gordon Matheson. 36 x 48 inches.

ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - “The 2nd Annual Spring Flower Show” has an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show remains on view through June 6. The exhibition features paintings, photographs, pottery and blown glass with floral inspirations. Participating artists include Muriel Hanson Falborn, Pingree Louchheim, Arianne Emmerich, Laura Rozenberg, Roxanne Panero, Maria Orlova, Sue Wawryk, Coco Pekelis, Mary Milne and Joan Tripp. The gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.KramorisGallery.com


TRIPOLI GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART - “Darius Yektai: On Country Ground” has an opening reception on Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through June 20. The artist will exhibit new landscape and nature-centered works with a focus on the physical surface of the paintings. The gallery is located at 30 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.tripoligallery.com.

Detail of The Boquet by Darius Yektai, 2012. Oil and watercolor on canvas, 96 x 72 inches.

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM - "A Multi-Cultural Exploration of Homegoing Celebrations of Life; Art and Archaeology of Death in the African Diaspora" takes place on Saturday at 2 p.m. The historical symposium will include traditional African percussions by Edwina Lee Tyler beginning at 4 p.m., along with a cocktail hour. Guest speakers are Maura Doyle, Catherine D. Zarate, Brenda Simmons and Allison Manfra McGovern. The Museum is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org .

African Death Mask. Courtesy of the Southampton Historical Museum and Research Center.


PARRISH ART MUSEUM - Artist Talk - Alice Aycock: Selected Works 1971-2013 takes place tonight (May 17) at 6 p.m. The artist will present a talk on her work since the 70‘s, including sculpture, public works, and drawing. The event is $10, free for members, children, and students. Reservations are strongly encouraged. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. parrishart.org

WATERMILL CENTER - “Saturdays @ WMC” takes place on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. The event includes a tour, children’s activities, yoga lessons by Geoffrey Nimmer and a demonstration on the process of making mozzarella cheese by Pasquale Langella.The grounds will be open for sketching. Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Watermill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org

THE CLAY ART GUILD at the WATER MILL MUSEUM - “Coffee House Blues” takes place on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. The benefit includes live music, an audience participation Jam Session, a handmade coffee mug, coffees and teas donated by Hampton Coffee Company, a Bake Sale, and a raffle. Admission is $25. The event benefits the Clay Art Guild and Haygr0und School. The Water Mill Museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road,  Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillmuseum.org


South Fork Natural History Museum - "The Expansive Field: Performances and Projections" takes place on May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Participating artists include Jaanika Peerna, David Rothenberg, and Christine Sciulli. Peerna will experiment with "drawing with movement" in her Barn Studio Installation. Rothenberg will contribute a musical performance by interacting with surrounding wildlife. Sciulli will exhibit both indoor and outdoor projection installations. The public is invited to attend workshops with the artist using natural materials and video projection until May 27. There will also be a book signing for Rothenberg's Music and Nature Books hosted by Canio's Books.The museum is located at 337 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.sofo.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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