Art on the East End continues to thrive with exhibition receptions, talks and concerts. Saturday boasts a a bundle of art events including an Opening Reception for Janice Melman and Emerson Woelffer at Quogue Gallery as well as a Reception for Street artists Sen2 and Reso at Lawrence Fine Art. If you’re in the mood to see chalk art take over downtown Riverhead, head over to the 19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival on Sunday. Keep reading to discover the full options for an art filled weekend.
ILLE ARTS - “James Greco” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 9. Greco will show a new series of work that ranges from small explorations to large-scale paintings using oil paints, house paints and other mixed media on panel. Ille Arts is located at 216 Main Street, Amagansett, New York 11930. www.illearts.com.
ARTED HOUSE 2015 - “Cole Sternberg: A Moment Near the Sea” has an Opening Reception by RSVP on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition opens on Monday, May 25 remains on view through June 7. Sternberg will turn a private East Hampton Residence into a 2 week site-specific gallery installation. To RSVP for the Opening Reception, email [email protected] Arted House 2015 is located at 31 David’s Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.mama.gallery.
ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - “Womanhouse” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 14. The show is curated by Eric Firestone and Michelle Tillou and features the work of 21 female artists. Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.
GUILD HALL - “A Celebration of William King’s Life and Work” takes place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the John Drew Theater. A Reception will follow. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
RELATED: "William King Remembered" by Janet Goleas. Published March 10, 2015.
LAWRENCE FINE ART - “Sen2 and Reso: Hard Edge” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Both Street artists began their careers spray painting subway trains and city walls. In this exhibition Sen2 will present works exploring pop references, graffiti style and calligraphy. Reso will present works approaching near-geometric abstraction and exploring typography and letter forms. Lawrence Fine Art is located at 37 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.lawrence-fine-arts.com.
POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER - “Neil Noland: Sculpture of the 1980s” has an Opening Reception and Gallery Talk on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through August 1. The memorial show includes clay wall pieces and steel sculpture. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse.
TRIPOLI GALLERY - “Yung Jake: Twisted Metal III” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 21. Jake will show new works formed from the distortion of imagery and application to the surface of found scrap metal. Tripoli Gallery is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.tripoligallery.com.
VERED GALLERY - “Boaz Vaadia: New Sculptures” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 23. Also on view will be works by Ron Agam, Lili Almog, Milton Avery, Norman Bluhm, Marc Chagall, William de Kooning, Steven Klein, Joan Miro, Haim Mizrahi, Man Ray, Wolf Kahn, Hunt Slonem among others. Vered Gallery is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton NY 11937. www.veredart.com.
ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY at THE SURF LODGE - “Jen Stark” has an Opening Reception on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Jen Stark is known for her meticulously assembled, colorful paper constructions and large-scale painted murals. For this exhibition, Stark has installed a 90-square-foot hanging sculpture in the Surf Lodge. This is the inaugural collaboration of Eric Firestone Gallery with the artist residency program at The Surf Lodge. The Surf Lodge is located at 183 Edgemere St, Montauk, NY 11954. www.thesurflodge.com.
MONTAUK LIBRARY - “Images of America: Montauk” Book Launch and Photo Exhibit Opening takes place on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Labor Day. The Gallery Opening takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a Slide Presentation & Discussion from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation will be given by Robin Strong, archivist and co-author of Images of America: Montauk. The event is free. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.
QUOGUE GALLERY - “Janice Melman: Shifting Tides” and “Emerson Woelffer: Works on Paper” have an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 22. Mehlman will show works melding architectural structures with photography. Woelffer will show ‘Abstract Surrealist’ works incorporating bold use of pure color, line and shape. Quogue Gallery is located at 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguegallery.com.
EAST END ARTS at DOWNTOWN RIVERBED - "19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival" takes place on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The festival includes street painting (chalk art), a fine arts and crafts fair, live music, food trucks, dance, theater, children's activities and more. Admission is free. Activities take place between Roanoke Avenue and East Avenue on Main Street and on the grounds of East End Arts. www.eastendarts.org.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Book & Bottle: Chrysler’s Chrysler - Harry Kroplick” takes place this evening at 6 p.m. The discussion is $5, free for members. RSVP is requested. Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsoceity.org.
ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - “Christina Schlesinger, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Ruby Jackson” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Schlesinger will show bird portraits, Smith will show paintings of naturalistic environments and Jackson will show miniature food sculptures and paintings. The exhibition remains on view through June 11. Romany Kramoris Gallery is 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 - “A Whale of A Show” has an Opening Reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 21. The show is curated by Dan Rizzie and Peter Marcelle. The show, a celebration of the whale and it’s relationship to Sag Harbor, features the work of local artists. The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.
SHELTER ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - “A Portrait of Walter” has an Opening Reception on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 31. The exhibition centers around the history of Walter Black’s WWII Military career. Medals, memorabilia and more will be on view. Visitors are invited to share their story of a loved one who has been affected by war on the bulletin board in the gallery. The Shelter Island Public Library is located at 37 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964. www.silibrary.org.
SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “The Rising Stars Piano Series Presents Orion Weiss” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The performance by Pianist Orion Weiss is $15, free for students under 21. Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.
PARISH ART MUSEUM - “Sounds of Summer: The HooDoo Loungers” takes place on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The nine-piece New Orleans jazz band performance is free with museum admission. Sounds of Summer concerts take place on Fridays throughout the summer.
“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.
WATERMILL CENTER - “Saturdays @ WMC with the Shinnecock Nation” takes place on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. The afternoon begins with a tour of the Watermill Center grounds at 1 p.m. followed by a special workshop at 3 p.m. led by Shane Weeks, prominent member of the local Shinnecock Nation and upcoming artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center. The workshop will explore the craft and culture of native dream catchers as well as Shinnecock dance practices. The workshop will be followed by an outdoor reception. Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - “Meryl Spiegel: Crossing Over” has an Artist Reception on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 6. Spiegel will show photography including abstractions formed by light, motion, line and color. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. www.whbpac.org.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Brain Food: Director Terrie Sultan on Chuck Close Photographs” takes place on Thursday, May 28 at noon. Admission is $10, free for members, children and students. Reservations are recommended. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
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