There are plenty of art and cultural events to experience on the East End this weekend. Among them are a reception for new paintings by Cornelia Foss at Peter Marcelle Project and a group exhibition at Sara Nightingale Gallery on Saturday. If you'd like to throw film into the mix, head over to Bay Street Theater on Monday for a screening and talk on filmmaker Robert Altman. Read on for the full list of art and culture options.
HARPER’S BOOKS - “Margo Walowiec / Travess Smalley” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 7. Wolowiec weaves handmade canvases with a traditional loom and Smalley creates algorhythmic imagery with modern computer technology. Harper’s Books is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.harpersbooks.com.
THE DRAWING ROOM - “Adam Bartos: Louse Point” and “Jack Youngerman: Baltic Birches” have a joint Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 6. The Drawing Room is located at 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.
THE ROSS SCHOOL - “The Illusion of Definition” has an Opening Reception on Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 23. Artists on view include Don Christensen, Roisin Bateman and Anne Raymond. The Ross School is located at 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ross.org.
PECONIC LANDING - “Converse: Where Poetry Meets Music” takes place on Sunday at 3 p.m. The event is an improvisational concert combining jazz, classical piano, and poetry. The afternoon includes poetry by Jane Shaffer and piano footnotes by Timothy Marquand. The event is free. Reservations are required. Peconic Landing is located at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944. www.peconiclanding.com.
BAY STREET THEATER -“Creators, Cocktails & Conversations: Novel Ideas” takes place on Friday at 5 p.m. Six novelists will take to the stage to share their novels with the audience. The writers of the evening are Aliza Licht (Leave Your Mark), Suzanne Corso (Hello Hollywood), Kate Betts (My Paris Dream), Colleen Saidman (Yoga For Life) and co-writers Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (The Knockoff). Tickets are $20. A glass of wine is included.
“Altman’s Art” takes place on Monday at 7 p.m. The event includes a screening of Gosford Park and a discussion of the work of Robert Altman. The evening will also include a talkback hosted by Bob Balaban with Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan and Kathryn Altman, the widow of Robert Altman. Tickets are $20.
Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.
GRENNING GALLERY - “American Paintings” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 14. The show features paintings from American Artists active from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. Grenning Gallery is located at 17 Washington Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.grenninggallery.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.
PETER MARCELLE PROJECT - “Cornelia Foss: New Paintings” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 21. Peter Marcelle Project is located at 4 North Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.petermarcelleproject.com.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “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.
SARA NIGHTINGALE GALLERY - “Reinventing the Helm” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through August 3. The group exhibition examines the genres of traditional maritime and marine art using ship portraiture, seascapes, novels, folklore and ancient myths about the sea as inspiration. Sara Nightingale Gallery is located at 688 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.saranightingale.com.
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