The Hamptons art scene continues to spring to live with a series of exhibition receptions and events this weekend. Notable are two exhibitions featuring works by East End artists: Guild Hall's Artists Members Exhibition and a group show featuring 50 artists at Southampton Center. Both promise to have mobbed receptions that will draw out the local art scene. Also notable is a Steinbeck Weekend at Bay Street Theater and Canio's in Sag Harbor. For the full list of gallery and cultural events in the Hamptons, check out this week's Art Round Up.
ILLE ARTS - “Mark Perry: Summertime” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 19. Perry will show abstract paintings inspired by seasons. Ille Arts is located at 216 Main Street, Amagansett, New York 11930. www.illearts.com.
ASHAWAGH HALL - "Springs School Mystery Art Sale" has a Closing Reception on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Artworks are available for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis continue from April 30 - May 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Benefits The Springs School Visiting Artist program and other art initiatives. All artworks are 5 x 7 inches and sell for $20. The artist name is absent and only revealed after the sale. Works include those made by students, professional artists and creatives. www.springsmysteryartsale.com.
GUILD HALL - “77th Annual Artist Members Exhibition” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 6. The exhibition features works in a variety of media from more than 400 of Guild Hall’s artist members. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception. Marlo Prather, a Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the awards juror.Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937. www.guildhall.org.
THE DRAWING ROOM - “Robert Harms: New Paintings” and “Raja Ram Sharma: New Miniatures” have an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibitions remain on view through June 1. The Drawing Room is located at 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.
PECONIC LANDING - “The Recorder Orchestra of New York: The Unexpected Recorder” takes place on Sunday at 3 p.m. The group offers music the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods along with a variety of Classical, Contemporary and Swing selections. Admission is free. Peconic Landing is located at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944. www.peconiclanding.org.
MONTAUK LIBRARY - “LOVE LOSS & WHAT I WORE” takes place on Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The play is directed by Terry Brockbank and stars Linda Betjeman, Kathy Brockbank, Susan Cincotta, Jenifer Maxon, and Sara Mundy. The performance is free. The Montuak Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.
QUOGUE LIBRARY GALLERY - “Janet Jennings - Short Stories” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 31. Janet Jennings will present abstract paintings exploring light, color and form. Art Gallery Committee members Elizabeth Plate and Cristina Kepner are chairs for this show. The Quogue Library is located at 90 Quogue St, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguelibrary.org.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Roundtable Discussion: Long Island’s Continued Tradition of Boatbuilding” takes place this evening at 6 p.m. The Discussion is related to the exhibition “From Shore to Shore: Boatbuilders and Boatyards of Long Island,” on view through September 19. Admission is $5, free for members. RSVP is required. Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
BAY STREET THEATER - “Steinbeck Weekend” takes place on May 2 and 3. Events on May 2 include a VIP reception at Harbor’s Edge and a tour of the Steinbeck property by Grady White boat from 5 to 7 p.m. Both events are presented in celebration of the 375 Anniversary of the Town of Southampton. Events on May 3 include a Travels with Charley Dog Walk at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at Bay Street Theater. At 2 p.m. authors Tom Clavin and Joe Pintauro will participate in a dialogue titled John Steinbeck and Sag Harbor: A Love Story at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.
CANIO’S BOOKS - “Richard Hart on John Steinbeck's Ethical Philosophy” discussion takes place on Saturday at 5 p.m. Canio’s Books is located at 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.caniosbooks.com.
ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - "4th Annual Spring Flower Show" has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Participating artists are Muriel Hanson Falborn, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Eleanora Kupencow, Pingree Louchheim, Arianne Emmerich, Thomas Condon, Roxanne Panero, Richard Udice, Gayle Tudisco, Maria Orlova, Coco Pekelis, Joyce Brian, Mary Milne, and Joan Tripp. Romany Kramoris Gallery and shop are located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.kramorisgallery.com.
SAG HARBOR CINEMA screens art films, documentaries, foreign films and independent films year-round. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit their Facebook Page for film schedules and details. Sag Harbor Cinema is located at 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.facebook.com/SagHarborCinema.
SAG HARBOR WHALING MUSEUM - “Time and Again: Paintings by Dinah Maxwell Smith” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 18. The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.
PETER MARCELLE PROJECT - “Jon Mulhern: Impulses” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 10. Mulhern will show abstract paintings reflecting on natural movements through wind, land, water and paint. Peter Marcelle Project is located at 4 North Main Street Southampton, NY 11968. www.petermarcelleproject.com.
SOUTHAMPTON CENTER - "East End Collected" has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 17. The show features works by 50 East End artists held in private collections. Curated by exhibiting artist Paton Miller. Southampton Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptoncenter.org
PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Salon Series Concert: Daria Rabotkina, Pianist with the Verona Quartet” takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. Admission is $20, $10 for members.
“Talk and Book Signing with Artist Dan Rizzie” takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m. Admission is $10, free for members, children and students.
“Guided Tour of the Permanent Collection” takes place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The docent-led tour features highlights from the seven permanent collection galleries. Free with museum admission. Reservations suggested.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Book & Bottle: George Giannaris on Ferry Tales” takes place on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, free for members. RSVP is required. Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
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