DISPATCH - JULY 26, 2013


Another busy weekend in the Hamptons! On Saturday night, there are two summer galas: Watermill Center and Rush Philanthropic Foundation. (Click here for details). Art Southampton presents its second art fair in Southampton through Monday. (Click here for details). In addition, there are plenty of new art openings and art events. Following is this week's list of where to find art and art events in the Hamptons.


ILLE ARTS GALLERY - “Recent Drawings” by Jack Ceglic has an Opening Reception on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. There will also be a Book Signing for Ceglic's new book “Jack: Drawings and Paintings by Jack Ceglic 2009 - 2012. The gallery is located at 216a Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.illearts.com

KARMA - “Blair Thurman” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 5. The gallery is located at 249 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.karmakarma.org.

SYLVESTER & CO. AT HOME - "Discovering the Horses of Sable Island" by Drew Doggett Photography has a cocktail reception on Thursday  from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sylvester & Co. at Home is located at 154 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.sylvesterathome.com.


PETER MARCELLE GALLERY - “Eric Ernst: Looking in the Rear View Mirror” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show includes paintings and sculptures from 1986-2013. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 11. The gallery is located at 2411 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.petermarcellecontemporary.com.


ASHAWAGH HALL - "MOTHER NATURE AS MUSE" has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be open today (Friday) from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is curated by Mary Laspesia and features exhibiting artists Barbara Groot, Vincent Brandi, Mary Milne, Pamela Topham, Bill Shillalies, Bobbie Braun, Joan Kraisky, Mary Laspia, Anita Kusick and Christine Chew Smith and Anne Holton.

Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org

For details, visit"'MOTHER NATURE AS MUSE' Features Divergent Artistic Intrepretions of Nature."

"Springs #17.72" by Barbara Groot.

"Springs #17.72" by Barbara Groot.

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - “Amerikulture” by Kenny Scharf and Tseng Kwong Chi has an Opening Reception tonight (Friday) from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition was curated by Scharf and focuses on the two artist’s interpretations of Americana. Scharf will exhibit recent paintings and Tseng will show photographs. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 12. The gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com

"Obsidian Barbera Futura" by Kenny Scharf, 2013. Oil, acrylic, and glitter on canvas, 72 x 60 1/8 inches.


"East Meets West Manifesto" by Tseng Kwong Chi, 1983. Color C-Print Mounted on Dibond, 50 x 50 inches.


POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER at THE FIREPLACE PROJECT- “Hanging Out at The Club: Rethinking Abstract Expressionism” takes place on Sunday at 5 p.m. The lecture features Valerie Hellstein of The Phillips Collection. Admission is $5 at the door and free for Pollock-Krasner House members. The Fireplace Project is located at 851 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse, www.thefireplaceproject.com.


QUOGUE LIBRARY –  “Memory Motel: An Iphone Photo Gallery by Lauren Lyons” opens Thursday and remains on view through Sept 2. All photographs in the exhibit were taken using Instagram on the artist’s Iphone. The gallery is located at 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguelibrary.org.

Photo by Lauren Lyons, 2012.


REMSENBURG ACADEMY - “Photopaintings” has an Artist Reception tonight (Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. The artist, Cheryl Machat Dorskind is presented hand painted black and white photographs. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 11. The Remsenburg Academy is located at 130 South Country Road, Remsenburg, NY 11960. www.remsenburgassociation.com.

"Self Portrait' by Cheryl Machat Dorskind.



CANIO’S BOOKS - “Master Artists Studio Series: Thursday Afternoons in the Studio” begins on Thursday at 4 p.m. with painter Whitney Handen’s Studio Tour.  The tour continues on Aug 15 (James McMullan) and Sept 5 (Sheila Isham) at 4 p.m. Each visit includes a tour of the studio, time to talk with the artist, a discussion of their work, and a closing reception with refreshments. Canio’s Books is located at 290 Upper Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.caniosbooks.com.

LEAR GALLERY - “Don DeMauro: IN-SITES” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 25. Lear Gallery is located in the alley behind 41 Main Street (the garden building of Romany Kramoris), Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.leargallery.com.

Artwork by Don DeMauro.


RICHARD J. DEMATO FINE ART - “Solo Show” by Frank Oriti has an Opening Reception on Saturday. The artist will exhibit paintings from his series, “Homeland” which focuses on middle-class Americans that have to return to their suburban hometown after a long absence. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 23. The gallery is located at 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.rjdgallery.com


"Jimmy" by Frank Oriti. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.



AVRAM GALLERY at SOUTHAMPTON STONYBROOK - “Nunc et Semper: Joe Pintauro’s photographs of the Piazza San Marco” in unveiled today. An Afternoon Talk with Joe Pintauro and printmaker Scott Sandell takes place at 4 p.m. An Opening Reception will be held separately tonight (Friday) at 9 p.m. The Avram Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building at Southampton Stonybrook College, Southampton, NY 11968. www.joepintauro.net.


Photograph by Joe Pintauro. Courtesy Canio's Books.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “SUMMERTIME: eight perspectives” opens Monday with an Opening Reception on Thursday (Aug 1) from 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibiting artists are Priscilla Bowden, Louise Eastman, Cornelia Foss, R.J.T. Hayes, Paton Miller, Louise Peabody, Anne Seelbach and Lewis Zacks. The show was curated by Arlene Bujese. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 27. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org


"Seagulls" by Anne Seelbach.



DIRT GALLERY at Wainscott - “Summer Smorgasbord” has an Opening Reception on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition features work by 24 artists. It remains on view through Aug 31. The show is open by appointment only after the opening. Contact [email protected] to make an appointment. The pop gallery is located at 39 Industrial Road Suite 16, Wainscott, NY 11975. Visit Summer Smorgasbord for info.


KARYN MANNIX CONTEMPORARY and HAMPTON HANG GALLERY - “Locally Abstracted” opens with back-to-back receptions tonight (Friday) at Hampton Hang Gallery. A  VIP Artists Sneak Preview Reception takes place from 5 to 6 p.m followed by a Wine and Music Reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Participating artists include Mary Antczak, Steve Haweeli, Athos Zacharias, Evan Zatti, and Steven Zaluski. The exhibition remains on view through Aug 11. The show benefits WPPB Radio 88.3 FM. Hampton Hang Gallery is located at 688 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.karynmannixcontemporary.com.


"POP" by Athos Zacharias. Oil on canvas, 46 x 40 inches.


PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Jazz en Plein Air: The Richie Siegler Quartet” takes place tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace. The Richie Siegler Quartet is known for their combination of jazz with Latin and Brazilian sound. Admission is $10 or free for Members, students, and children. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.


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