No matter what the season, there's always art in the Hamptons and East End of Long Island. We've put together a short list of exhibitions and art events worth noting. Following are our picks of what to do this weekend.
1. ARTIST PROCESS CONVERSATION
“Art/History/Amagansett: Beyond the East End: Artist John Alexander in Conversation with Ruth Appelhof” takes place on Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. John Alexander will discuss his artistic process with Executive Director of Guild Hall Ruth Appelhof. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested at 631.267.3810. Amagansett Free Library is located at 215 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.amaglibrary.org.
2. GALLERY SHOW
“Melanie Moczarski: Lingua Franca” had originally planned an exhibition opening for this Saturday but it's postponement doesn't mean a visit to the gallery isn't in order. With the arrival of the Hamptons International Film Festival next weekend, this may be the perfect time to see the show. The exhibition presents new works incorporating imperfect symmetry, organic lines and a consistent palette executed in acrylic on polyester film. An Opening Reception is planned for Saturday, October 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tripoli Gallery is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.tripoligallery.com.
3. MUSEUM EXHIBITION
EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY - "Right On! The Lennon Years, Photographs by Susan Wood 1968 – 1978" is a retrospective photography exhibition that distills the mood of an era in American history. Curated by Irish photographer Deirdre Brennan, the photographs capture the vibe on the street and portray icons in the arts, music, fashion, literature and politics, the impact of which molded a generation. Exhibited at the Mulford Farm Museum through October 18, 2015. The Mulford Farm Museum is located at 10 James Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.easthamptonhistory.org.
4. FILM FESTIVAL
The 10th Annual African American Film Festival will be presented October 1 - 4, 2015 by the Southampton African American Museum with the festival held at the Southampton Art Center. This year's theme is "Sing Your Song". The festival includes a Spoken Word and Live Jazz event on October 2, a panel discussion on October 4 and screenings of films throughout featuring Julian Bond, Bob Marley, Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) and others. For details and a screening schedule, click here. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. Currently on view is "Lights, Camera, Action! 50 Years of Film in Posters". www.southamptonartscenter.org.
5. PANEL DISCUSSION
“Panel Discussion: Roy Lichtenstein's Only Film” takes place on Sunday at 3 p.m. Clare Bell, Exhibition Support Manager/Reference at Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, will moderate a panel on Roy Lichtenstein's film with Joel L. Freedman, Filmmaker/Producer, and Chrissie Iles, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art. Admission is free. The panel discussion is in support of the exhibition "Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky" that reveal the more unusual side of Roy Lichtenstein's art. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
To see the full list of art events on the East End, check out Hamptons Art Hub's Art Event Round Up. Click here to see the list of current museum shows on view. Visit our Gallery Guide for the list of galleries in The Hamptons, East End and New York City.
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