The East Hampton Village art scene is buzzing and alive! There is a variety of art exhibited throughout this Hampton village, many of these shows being must-sees. Heading down Newtown Lane, one can stop by the Eric Firestone Gallery presenting “Positivilly Marvillainous” or a group show of contemporary art at Gallery Valentine.

Grey Area recently opened a group show and Harper's Books is exhibiting the solo show “Genieve Figgis: Yes Captain”. A few steps away from Newtown Lane, Vered Gallery delivers “Art on the Edge, 2014”, another stimulating exhibit.

On Saturday, July 5th, the Village gallery scene sprung to live with art openings and special events. Hamptons Art Hub managed to capture some of the art scene at five different galleries.  To see the scene, view our slideshow:

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Janet Lehr with Colin Christian's "Riot Girl." Vered Gallery. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Janet Lehr with Colin Christian's "Riot Girl." Vered Gallery. Photo by Tom Kochie.

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Art Southampton Preview Party at Gallery Valentine. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Art Southampton Preview Party at Gallery Valentine. Photo by Tom Kochie.

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Eric Firestone at Eric Firestone Gallery. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Eric Firestone at Eric Firestone Gallery. Photo by Tom Kochie.

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All of the shows featured in our slideshow are still currently on view. Besides those depicting, there are additional art galleries presenting art in East Hampton Village. For instance, Lawrence Fine Art has an Opening Reception for a new solo show of paintings of nudes by Arthur Pinajian on Saturday night. Also happening this weekend in East Hampton Village are two panel discussion at Guild Hall on Sunday.

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Artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan with his painting "Mirror V" at Gallery Valentine. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan with his painting "Mirror V" at Gallery Valentine. Photo by Tom Kochie.

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Meanwhile, to see some of the excitement over the July 4th weekend, view our slideshow:

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BASIC INFO:  “Positivilly Marvillainous” remains on view through July 27 at Eric Firestone Gallery. Participating artists include Bäst, Ellen Berkenblit, Mike Bidlo, Rosson Crow, Ted Gahl, Chris Johanson, Ray Johnson, Sean Landers, Austin Lee, Dan McCarthy, Joyce Pensato, Donald Robertson, Dave Sayre, Kenny Scharf, David Shrigley, and Devin Troy Strother. Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.

“Genieve Figgis: Yes Captain” remains on view through Aug. 6 at Harper's Books. Figgis' paintings in acrylic and oil straddle the line between abstraction and portraiture. Harperʼs Books is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.harpersbooks.com.

“Art on the Edge, 2014” remains on view through Aug. 4 at Vered Gallery. The exhibition seeks to deliver a taste of New Contemporary Art movements from around the world. Participating artists include Peter Buchman, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Tim Conlon, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Michael Cuffe, Gentleman’s Game, Jessica Hess, Jason Shelowitz, Mark Jenkins, Elektra KB, Steven Klein, Mary Larsen, Jessica Lichtenstein, Francesco Lo Castro, Adam Miller, Ashley Maxwell, Taylor Pilote, and Swoon. Vered Gallery is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.veredcontemporary.com.

Gallery Valentine is located at 33 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.galleryvalentine.com.

GREY AREA is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.thegreyarea.com.

HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:

LAWRENCE FINE ART - “Arthur Pinajian: The Nudes” has an Opening Reception on Saturday at 5 p.m. This is the first time that Pinajian’s nudes will be exhibited. The show focuses on early, abstracted nudes. Lawrence Fine Art is located at 37 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.lawrence-fine-arts.com.

GUILD HALL - “Panel Discussion: Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) Exhibition” takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m. The discussion includes Darren Walker, FAPE Vice President, and David Rubenstein, Philanthropist and Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Carlyle Group. Admission is free.

GUILD HALL - “Pollock/Krasner House & Study Center John H. Marburger III Memorial Lecture – Christy MacLear of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation” takes place on Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is $10, $8 for members of Guild Hall and members of the Pollock/Krasner House & Study Center.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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