DISPATCH - JAN 9, 2014


Art and culture continues to be easy to find on the East End, even in January. Here's this week's list of where to get your culture on.


CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY - “New Year = New Art” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 26. Participating artists include gallery cooperative members Andrea McCafferty, Daniel Schoenheimer, Barbara Bilotta, June Kaplan, Ellyn Tucker, Bob Tucker, Mark E. Zimmerman, Bobbie Braun, Lance Corey, Beth O’Donnell and Melissa Hin. The gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.


ALMOND RESTAURANT - “Artist and Writer’s Night” takes place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Artist Christine Sciulli will host a three course family style meal including  glass of local wine or craft beer. The meal is $40 per person. Reservations are required.  The Restaurant is located at One Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.almondrestaurant.com.


ROANOKE VINEYARDS - “Winemaker’s Roundtable” takes place on Saturday at 6 p.m. Winemaker Miguel Martin will present six of his favorite wines for tasting and discuss his winemaking experience. Wines will be paired with cheeses and patés. Tickets are $35, $30 for wine club members. Reservations are required. Roanoke Vineyards are located at 3543 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.roanokevineyards.net.


BAY STREET THEATRE – “Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and Special Guest” series continues on Friday at 8 p.m. Sitting in with Atlas is Andy Aledort, a sideman for Dicky Betts. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or online at www.baystreet.org.


PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “The Artist’s View” takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. Elise Ansel, Eva Faye, Don Christensen, and Koichiro Kurita will lead discussions on artistic process in the galleries. The current exhibition, “Artists Choose Artists,” will remain on view through Jan. 19. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.


"Artists Choose Artists" exhibiting artist Koichiro Kurita, standing in front of his work, Dark Cloud, will be on hand for The Artist’s View. Photo: Sunny Khalsa. Photo courtesy Parrish Art Museum.


PARRISH ART MUSEUM – GUIDED TOURS of the Permanent Collection will be held on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. The tours are led by docents. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

WATERMILL CENTER - "ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPEN REHEARSAL: "LOST CODES" - takes place tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. Free but reservations are required. "Lost Codes" is a work in progress by Ibrahim Quraishi. The event begins with a tour of Robert Wilson's collection by artists in residence Quraishi and Gabriel Smeets.

Lost Codes “…explores the importance of codes, bodies and objects inside specific communities,” according to the artist. His aim is to create an installation using Robert Wilson’s objects, many of which come from different religious and spiritual realms. In general, Quraishi is interested in the relationship certain religious communities have to their scared rituals and how those rituals are embodied through the empowerment of their chosen objects.

The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Towd Rd, Water Mill, NY. For information and reservations, click here.


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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