Dueling festivals take place this weekend with Southampton Septemberfest and the Sag Harbor American Music Festival presenting free family-friendly progamming throughout the weekend. On the art front, new exhibitions have opening receptions at Southampton Center, Ashawagh Hall and Gallery Crossing. Film screenings abound all weekend. Look to The Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center to check out the options. Also this week, Watermill Center unveils its first artist open rehearsal for its fall artist residency program. Following is the full list of options for art and culture happenings in the Hamptons, the North Fork and beyond.
ASHAWAGH HALL - “DUO” by Jerry Schwabe & Kirsten Benfield has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is on view on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. On view will be watercolors, paintings in oil and acrylic, photography, and sculpture. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.
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GUILD HALL “Screening of the National Theatre Live: MEDEA by Euripides” takes place on Friday at 8 p.m. The film was directed by Carrie Cracknell. Admission is $18, $16 for members.
“Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live!” takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country allow free admission for anyone with a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Ticket includes free admission for two people per household and can be obtained at www.guildhall.org.
“Screening of THE RED ORCHESTRA” takes place on Saturday at 8 p.m. The film will be introduced by Harris Yulin. A Q&A with filmmaker Stefan Roloff will follow the screening. Admission is $12, $10 for members.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER - “Tim’s Vermeer” screens on Friday at 7 p.m. as part of the “Artists on Film: Discovery” series at Pollock-Krasner House. The film centers around inventor Tim Jenison’s pursuit to learn the secrets of Vermeer’s painting techniques by re-creating one of the artist’s canvases. Admission is $5. Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is located at 830 Springs Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse.
VERED GALLERY – Gallery Talk for “Modernist Color: The First 90 Years” takes place on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Led by gallerist Janet Lehr. Exhibition highlights include paintings by John Singer Sargent, Arthur B. Carles, Russell Morgan, John Sloan, Arthur Dove, Milton Avery, Arshile Gorky, Larry Rivers and Helen Frankenthaler. Photography highlights include works by Alvin Langdon Coburn, F. Holland Day and Robert Mapplethorpe. Vered Gallery is located at 69 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.veredart.com.
GALLERY CROSSING - “Fine Art of the East End by Gia Schifano and Scott Hewett” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October 6. Schifano is a landscape and portrait painter inspired by the landscapes of the South and North Forks. Hewett is a painter and illustrator who works in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. His subject matter includes Americana, domestic still life objects, and landscapes. Gallery Crossing is located at 2745 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958. www.gallerycrossing.com.
“SAG HARBOR AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL” takes place on Friday and Saturday throughout Sag Harbor. A map and schedule for live music events can be found at www.sagharbormusic.org.
BAY STREET THEATER - “Mamalee Rose & Friends” perform at the After-Party of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10 at the box office on the day of the event. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.
KIA PEDERSON POP UP STUDIO, located in John Chamberlain's former studio, will hold an Open Studio on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.and yoga with the artist on Sunday at 2 p.m. Free. The studio is located above Reddings (to the right) at 187 Bridge Street, Shelter Island, NY. www.kiapedersen.com.
RELATED: "Kia Pedersen Answers “Call of the Sea” with New Painting Series" by Jenna Weis. Published August 12, 2014.
“SOUTHAMPTON SEPTEMBERFEST” takes place from Friday through Sunday throughout Southampton featuring family friendly events, including cultural programming. Visit www.southamptonseptfest.org for a schedule of events and information. Art can be found outdoors at Agawam Park and indoors at Southampton Cultural Center. Art vendors present work on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Park. At Southampton Cultural Center the “Annual Juried Art Exhibition” will be viewable from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.scc-arts.org for information.
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER - “Cut Stories: Beatrice Coron” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of Southampton Septemberfest. Coron will show silhouetted, paper-cut narrative images.The exhibition remains on view through November 2. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptoncenter.org.
SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM - “Harvest Day Fair” takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Rogers Mansion. The fair will celebrate life during the 19th century with costumed trade and craft people leading traditional skill demonstrations. There will also be Civil War re-enactors and a Whaling Captain Wedding at 3 p.m. with music by the Feinberg Brothers 5 piece string band. Admission is free. Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Watershed: Artists, Writers, Scientists, and Advocates on Our Waters” takes place on Saturday on 11 a.m. The program is co-organized with The Nature Conservancy and presented in conjunction with Platform: Maya Lin. The event brings together speakers for rapid, “PechaKucha” style presentations about local water issues. Admission is $10, free for members, children, and students. Reservations are recommended.
“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: ENTER HERE” Film Screening takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. Admission is $10, free for members, children, and students. Reservations are recommended.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
RELATED: "Taking a Camera into the World of the Kabakovs” by Andrew Botsford. Published September 24, 2014.
WATERMILL CENTER - “Open Rehearsal: Annie Gosfield” takes place on Wednesday (Oct 1) at 7 p.m. Gosfield will compose an acoustic ensemble with electronics that will later be performed by Ensemble Signal at Roulette in NYC. The piece is inspired by the sounds of jammed radio signals.Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Watermill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – “Finest in the World Cinema’ Series” continues on Friday with Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip to Italy.” The film will screen on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $9 for students/seniors, and $5 for WHBPAC Film Society Members. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. www.whbpac.org.
SOUTHAMPTON AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM - “Raise Your Voice” Film Festival takes place from Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5. The film festival includes feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz, and spoken word celebrating African American filmmakers, actors, musicians, and performers. Films are a $10 suggested donation. Spoken Word & Jazz Night tickets are $25. VIP and Special Packages are also available. Screenings take place at the Southampton Center and the Spoken Word and Jazz event takes place at the Southampton Cultural Center. For details, visit www.southamptonafricanamericanmuseum.org.
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GALLERY 125 - “Art for the Environment” will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The community meeting will focus on ways to improve the quality of Bellport Bay through the planting of Oysters and ribbed mussels. Gregg Rivara will attend as a Special Guest. Gallery 125 is located at 125 S. Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713. www.gallery125.org.
BASIC FACTS: The Art Round Up, a listing of exhibition receptions, art events and select cultural events, is published weekly at HamptonsArtHub.com.