DISPATCH - NOV 7, 2013
EAST END, LONG ISLAND-
It might as well be summer! This weekend is a busy one for art in the Hamptons and across the East End. The Parrish celebrates its one-year anniversary in its new home with an entire weekend of events and a museum filled with new art. Guild Hall continues its emphasis on area artist with a Curator Talk on Sunday. Meanwhile, new art shows abound on the South and North Forks. Here is this week's list of where to find art and culture on the East End.
PETER MARCELLE GALLERY - “Jim Gemake: Art of the Discarded Object” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Nov. 30. Gemake will exhibit mixed-media assemblages of found or discarded objects. The gallery is located at 2411 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.petermarcellecontemporary.com.
ALEX FERRONE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY - “Alterations: Works by Carolyn Conrad and Sandi Daniel” has an Artists’ Reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Dec. 15. Carolyn Conrad creates minimalist rural scenes from clay and wood and photographs the scenes in natural lighting. Sandi Daniel combines traditional and contemporary techniques and mediums, as well as photography, to create her images that address the fragility of nature.
“Meet the Artist Talks” take place on Saturday and Sunday as part of the “Taste North Fork” Weekend. Saturday's schedule includes a talk by photorealistic painter Charles Wildbank at 11 a.m. followed by a talk by Hector deCordova on photo-referencing in painting at 1 p.m. On Sunday, there will be two talks by Alex Vignoli on photomontage, held at noon and 3 p.m. In between at 1:30 p.m., there will be a talk by Jim Sabiston on “Fine Art iPhoneography.”
The gallery is located at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935. www.alexferrone.com.
GUILD HALL - “Landscape Selections Gallery Talk with Museum Director Christina Strassfield” takes place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Strassfield will lead a guided tour of the exhibition “Landscape Selections from the Permanent Collection.” The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 5. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
THE DRAWING ROOM - “Works by Stephen Antonakos, Alice Aycock, Mary Ellen Bartley, Sue Heatley, Costantino Nivola, and Toni Ross” opens Friday and has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 13. Antonakos will exhibit paper cuts, Aycock will exhibit drawings, Bartley will exhibit photographs, Heatley will exhibit relief prints, Nivola will exhibit works in tin, and Ross will exhibit works in clay. The gallery is located at 66H Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.
THE SIRENS’ SONG GALLERY - “Dyed in The Wool” takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The demonstration is in collaboration with the Oysterponds Historical Society. A group of weavers and dyers will create pots of color from local flowers, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and lichens, and demonstrate the effects of the dyes on wool, silk, and other materials. The gallery is located at 516 Main Street, Greenport, NY 11944. http://sirensongallery.com/.
ROSALIE DIMON GALLERY - “Kryn Olson and Meredith Rose” have an Artists’ Reception on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Olson is an acrylic painter and Rose is an assemblage artist. The exhibition remains on view through Feb. 5, 2014. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is located at the Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY. The exhibition is presented by East End Arts. www.eastendarts.org.
RICHARD J. DEMATO FINE ART - “The Retreat’s 5th Annual Hamptons Group Art Show” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Nov. 20. The show includes the top 25 artists’ entries chosen by jurors Sara Nightingale and Scott Sandell. The gallery is located at 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.rjdgallery.com.
SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “The Rising Stars Piano Series Presents Awadagin Pratt” takes place on Saturday at 7 p.m. Pratt will perform the Sonata in B minor by Liszt and will discuss his program’s short works by Scarlatti, Couperin, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Fred Hersch. Tickets are $15, free for students under 21. Tickets are
available at www.scc-arts.org or at the door 30 minutes before the performance. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org.
SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER & STONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON - EIGHT ANNUAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL opens today and runs through Sunday. The festival is sponsored by the African American Museum of the East End. Admission is $20 per person, with proceeds helping to fund the annual Black Film Festival.
Screenings on Thursday, Friday and Sunday are held at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org
Screenings on Saturday take place at Stony Brook Southampton’s Duke Lecture Hall in Chancellors Hall, 239 Montauk Hwy., Southampton, NY 11968. www.stonybrook.edu.
The festival kicks off tonight with a free Opening Night Screening of the Sarah and Ken Burns documentary, “Central Park Five,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. It is followed by a panel discussion that include one of the Central Park Five, Yusef Salaam and others.
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PARRISH ART MUSEUM - Anniversary Weekend Celebration and the Opening of "Artists Choose Artists" and reinstalled permanent galleries.
On Friday, a Members Opening Reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the one-year anniversary, the reinstallation of the permanent collection and the "Artists Choose Artists" exhibition opening. The Opening can also be attended by those who join the museum on the spot.
On Saturday, a Meet the Artists talk will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Features artist Elise Ansel, Rossa Cole, Eva Faye, and Carol Hayes. Also, cellist Karlos Rodriguez performs in the galleries from noon to 2 p.m. Docent-led public tours begin at 2 p.m. The Artists Choose Artists video loops continuously from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lichtenstein Theatre.
On Sunday, A Meet the Artists event will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Features artists Don Christensen, Elizabeth Dow, Brian Gaman, Virva Hinnemo, Kurita Koichiro, Tucker Marder, and Ezra Thompson. Also, cellist Richard Vaudrey performs in the galleries from noon to 2 p.m. Docent-led public tours begin at 2 p.m. The Artists Choose Artists video loops continuously from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lichtenstein Theatre.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
SARA NIGHTINGALE GALLERY - “In Stereo” by Peter Sabbeth and Ross Watts has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Dec. 8. Sabbeth will exhibit works that incorporate handwriting in order to address the changing information culture in which handwriting and other cultural artifacts will become obsolete. Watts will exhibit minimalist “Paintings” composed of hundreds of strips of paper, among other works. The gallery is located at 688 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.saranightingale.com.
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