Life's getting busy in the East End art community with exhibition receptions taking place on both Forks and lectures and film screenings abounding. The 9th Annual African American Film Festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday in Southampton presenting around 11 films of all types. The East Hampton Historical Society gets ready for the Hamptons International Film Festival with its first contemporary art show of film stills. Following is the full list of where to get your art fix this weekend.
ILLE ARTS GALLERY - “Solo show by Denise Gale” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October 27. Gale will show abstract paintings. Ille Arts Gallery is located at 216a Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.illearts.com.
ALEX FERRONE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY - "BARE" by Michael Edelson and Ann Brandeis has a Gallery Talk on Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission is free, reservations are required. Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery is located at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935. www.alexferrone.com.
EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY’s MULFORD FARM - “Close-Up: Iconic Film Images from Susan Wood” has an Opening “Matinée” Reception on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October 26. The show, part of the Hamptons International Film Festival Program, is a collection of iconic 1960s film images from movies such as Easy Rider and Modesty Blaise. The Mulford Farm Museum is located at 10 James Lane, East Hampton Village, NY 11937. www.easthamptonhistory.org.
SOUTH STREET GALLERY - “East End Musings - Daniel Jones & Jim Sabiston” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through November 3. Both Jones and Sabiston will show photographs. South Street Gallery is located at 18 South Street, Greenport, NY 11944. www.thesouthstreetgallery.com.
QUOGUE LIBRARY GALLERY - “Carol Young: Iconic Landscapes” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October 30. Young is known for her paintings of the rural landscape that employ a bold use of light and shadow and a simplicity of composition and line. The Quogue Library Gallery is located at 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguelibrary.org.
EAST END ARTS GALLERY - 'Winner's Show" has its opening reception tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 7 p.m. The show continues through November 1. Features works by Best in Show winners from 2013. They are Jonathan Pearlman, Nancy Scherl, Win Zibeon, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Dolores Cinquemani and Toby Haynes. The gallery is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org
GRENNING GALLERY – “Del Grosso & Ramsay Retrospective” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through November 2. Both painters were pioneers of the Poetic Realist movement. Grenning Gallery is located at 17 Washington St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.grenninggallery.com.
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.
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SOUTHAMPTON AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM presents the 9th Annual African American Film Festival from Thursday through Sunday. “Raise Your Voice” 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.
SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM - “People & Other Four-Legged Friends: Paintings by Dinah Maxwell Smith” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through December 31. The show includes contemporary impressionistic paintings of people and animals found on the East End throughout history. The Southampton Historical Museum & Research Center’s main campus is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM - "WILLIAM GLACKENS LECTURE" by Judith Dolkart takes place on Saturday at 11 a.m. $10 or free for museum members, children and students. Includes museum admission. Dolkart is the Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art and former Deputy Director and Chief Curator at The Barnes Foundation. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – “Finest in the World Cinema’ Series” continues on Friday with Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem.” 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.
BASIC FACTS: The Art Round Up, a listing of exhibition receptions, art events and select cultural events, is published weekly at HamptonsArtHub.com.