Art openings, artist talks, artists in conversation, live music and the first busy weekend of benefits are all up for grabs this weekend. The art fun gets started tomorrow and continues through Wednesday. Following is this week's list of art and culture to help plan your schedule.
THE ART BARGE - "Artists Speak - Conversations at the Beach: Keith Sonnier" takes place on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The event is $20. The Art Barge is located just off the Napeague Stretch, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.theartbarge.com.
TONIC ARTSPACE at THE JACKSON CARRIAGE HOUSE - “GRAND ROYALE” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view on weekends through July 12. The exhibition features new works by Rossa Cole, Peter Dayton, Ron Focarino, Kristi Hood, Peter Ngo, Sven Hokanson and others.The Jackson Carriage House is located at the corner of Main Street and Windmill Lane, Amagansett, NY 11930 www.amagansetthistory.org, www.bonictonic.com.
ARTISTS AGAINST ABUSE at THE ROSS SCHOOL - “Midsummer Night Fever” takes place on Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The event benefits The Retreat’s domestic violence services. The event includes an open bar, Swedish Cuisine, silent and live auctions, and entertainment by DJ MKL.The Ross School Lower Campus Field House is located at 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.artistsagainstabuse.com.
ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - “#highfunctioningADD @donalddrawbertson” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 30. The solo show by Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson will feature paintings, collages, sculptures, and collaborations. Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.
GUILD HALL - "SummerDoc #1: Life Itself" will screen on Saturday at 8 p.m. The event is hosted by Alec Baldwin. Tickets are $23 Reserved seating, $21 Members.
"Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note" will screen on Sunday at 6 p.m. The event is presented by Guild Hall and the Choral Society of the Hamptons. Tickets are $20, $18 for members of Guild Hall or the Choral Society.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
THE DRAWING ROOM - "Conversation with the Artists" takes place on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Jean Pagliuso and Toni Ross discuss their simultaneous solo shows on view. “Fragile Remains II” by Jean Pagliuso and “Contained.Unbound.” by Toni Ross remain on view through Monday. The Drawing Room is located at 66H Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.
VERED GALLERY - Artist Talk & Film Screening. Lili Almong discusses her current show on view, "Down to Earth” on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. A 25-minute documentary about Almong will screen every hour beginning at 3 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition remains on view through June 30. Almong’s current series of photographs feature landscapes utilizing satellite imagery combined with her own drawings. Vered Gallery is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.veredcontemporary.com.
THE MONTAUK LIBRARY - “Spring Concert Series: The Kobayashi-Siepkes Duo” will take place on Sunday from 3:30 to 5:00. The Duo will perform on violin and piano including works by Mozart, Ysaya, Bartok, Grieg, and Schumann.The event is free. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.
EAST END ARTS - "Composition" has an Opening Reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The juried, all media show remains on view through August 1. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org.
DODDS & EDER HOME GALLERY & SCULPTURE GARDEN - “Garden Party” takes place on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Sculptures by Bill Barrett, Michael Chiarello, John Cino, Gregory de la Haba, David Elze, Dennis Leri and Paul Pavia will be on view. Dodds & Eder Home Gallery & Sculpture Garden is located at 11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.doddsandeder.com.
MONIKA OLKO GALLERY - “The Three Amigos of Sagaponack” by Hans Van De Bovenkamp, Nathan Slate Joseph, and Ed Haugevik has an Artists Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 2. All three artists exhibit metal sculpture. Monika Olko Gallery is located at 95 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.monikaolkogallery.com.
SAG HARBOR WHALING & HISTORIC MUSEUM - “Under the Influence” has an Opening Reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 8. The show pairs artists with an artist who has influenced him or her. The exhibition is curated by Peter Marcelle. Sag Harbor Whaling & Historic Museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.
BENEFIT FOR PERFORMANCE SPACE - "Celebration of Spalding Gray and Performance Space 122's New Building" takes place on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at a private home in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $122 and include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Hosting the celebration are Jonathan Ames, Alec Baldwin, Mike Daisey, Mercedes Ruehl and Kathie Russo (Spalding Gray's widow). The event benefits Performance Space 122's campaign, Give Performance Space, in honor of playwright/performer Spalding Gray. 63. To purchase tickets, click here. To learn more about Give Performance Space, visit www.ps122.org/gps.
MCNEIL ART GROUP at HILL STREET GALLERY - “Stained with Sweet” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 13. The exhibition will include work by Perry Burns, Tapp Francke, Jeff Muhs and Bettina Werner. The exhibition inaugurates the pop up gallery's summer-only season. Hill Street Gallery is located at 40 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.mcneillartgroup.com.
SHINNECOCK MUSEUM - "13th Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival" takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival includes children's games and storytelling, live dance performances, traditional skills demonstrations, and tours of the museum and a Shinnecock village reconstruction. The event is free. The Shinnecock Museum is located at Montauk Highway and West Gate Road, Southampton, Ny 11968. www.shinnecockmuseum.com.
TRIPOLI GALLERY - "Judith Hudson: A Midsummer Night's Dream" has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 13. Hudson will show a series of watercolors exploring Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Tripoli Gallery is located at 30a Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.tripoligallery.com.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Soft Footprints: Projects by SO - IL” takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. The architectural session is hosted by architect Maziar Behrooz. SO i IL co-founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu will participate in a Q&A and discuss their inspirations and their approach to creating art spaces. The event is $10, free for members, children, and students. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Jim & The Girls: Paintings Created at Gail Starkie’s Art Classes” has an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibition continues through June 30. The exhibition is presented in the memory of Jim Murphy, a student in Gail Starkie’s acrylics art class at the Southold Recreation center since 2008. Works on view are an accumulation of student work from the past few years along with several of Starkie’s works. The Reichert Family Center and Cosden Price Gallery is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY. www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
WÖLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD - “Twilight Thursdays: Romance and Rosés with Maria Bacardi” takes place on Thursday, June 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Guitarist David Oquendo will perform at 5:50 p.m. and 7 p.m. No reservations are required. Wölffer Estate is located at 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962. www.wolffer.com.
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