DISPATCH - OCT 31, 2013


Halloween is here and the arts are taking notice with ways to celebrate the holiday of the Great Pumpkin. This weekend brings new art exhibition and events to keep the art-interested busy. Here's what's on tap in the upcoming days in the East End art scene.


CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY - Works by Jim Hayden, Jana Hayden and Lenore Bailey open on Friday and have an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Dec. 1. Also on view will be works by gallery members. Crazy Monkey Gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.

NEOTERIC FINE ART – Benjamin Barnes ‘Shady Cottage” will be presented on Thursday (Halloween) from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 1, from 8 to 11 p.m. The terror-filled experience draws upon Amagansett history (and the history of the gallery building) for this unique Halloween event.  Admission is $10. The gallery is located at 208 Main St., Amagansett, NY. www.neotericfineart.com.

FOR DETAILS: "Artful Halloween Events Abound" by Pat Rogers.


ASHAWAGH HALL - The Second Annual “Life in the Abstract” will have an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition opens on Friday and continues through Sunday. The exhibition features abstract paintings by John Haubrich, Fulvio Massi, Dru Frederick and Barbara Groot, who curated the show. The exhibition is open on Friday from noon to 7 p.m.; on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.

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“Via Vai” by Fulvio Massi.



JOHN DREW THEATER - National Theatre Live's Rebroadcast of 2011 performance of Frankenstein will be screened on Friday at 8 p.m. The film captures the production by Nick Dear which is based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Tickets are $18 for General Admission and $16 for Guild Hall Members. Tickets can be purchased online at GuildHall.org or at the Box Office beginning three hours prior to the screening. Also through theatermania.com or by calling 1.866.811.4111. Free Student Rush tickets are available.

Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater is located at 158 Main St., East Hampton, New York 11937. www.guildhall.org.

RELATED: "Artful Halloween Events Abound" by Pat Rogers.


The Creature (Bendedict Cumberbatch) and The Company. Photo by Catherine Ashmore


GUILD HALL MUSEUM - Thomas Moran Gallery Talk with Phyllis Braff will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St., East Hampton, New York 11937. www.guildhall.org.

RELATED: "Sneak Peek - "Tracing Moran's Romanticism and Symbolism"


ART SITES - "THREE ARTISTS" opens on Saturday with a Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features works by Garance, Andrew Wojtas and Dena Zemsky. Garance is an outsider artist, Wojitas's focus is color field and Zemsky works with clay. The exhibition continues through Dec. 2. Art Sites is located at 651 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.artsitesgallery.com.

Painting by Andrew Wojtas.



PARRISH ART MUSEUM – “Salon Series: Performance by pianist Nadejda Vlaeva” takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. as the final concert in the museum’s new classical music series. Her program will include works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Rachmaninoff. Admission is $20, $10 for members. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

RELATED:New Classical Music Series Launches at the Parrish Art Museum

WATERMILL CENTER –"Debra McCall: Lecture and Screening of Oskar Schlemmer’s 1920s Bauhaus Dances" will be held on Wednesday (Nov. 6) at 6:30 p.m. McCall will present her story of reconstructing the 1920s Bauhaus Dances of Oskar Schlemmer and explain the philosophy and work of Bauhaus artists, and screen a film of her reconstructions.

Bauhaus—a school of art, crafts, and technology founded by the architect Walter Gropius—embodied the zeitgeist of 1920s Weimar with such faculty as Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, and Wassily Kandinsky. Schlemmer's early Bauhaus "lecture-dances" were to later inform the avant-garde work of Merce Cunningham, Robert Wilson, The Grand Union, Laurie Anderson, and David Byrne.

Reservations are required. The Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Watermill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.


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