Fall may have already arrived but the festivities are far from over in The Hamptons and the East End of Long Island. Following are our top picks for the weekend including artist talks, author readings, a new exhibition featuring artist collaborations and more. 

Artist Talk & Book Signing

Joe Fig. Photo: Sage Sohier.

Joe Fig. Photo: Sage Sohier.

Artist Joe Fig gives an Artist Talk on his work and his creative process tied to his recent book "Inside the Artist's Studio" at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 6 p.m. Fig is an artist and author known for work that explores the creative process and the spaces where art is made. His art is part of the Parrish Art Museum's permanent collection. Fig's April and Eric: August 10, 2004, a miniature recreation of the adjoining art studios of North Haven based artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl, is currently on view in the "Home Sweet Home" exhibition. In the talk, Fig will discuss how his works, which are intricate and highly detailed realistic environments of artist studios or art exhibitions, evolved with a focus on East End artists he has worked with.

His book, Inside the Artist's Studio: A Guided Tour of 37 Artists' Creative Spaces" (published 2015 by North Light Books), explores the studios and art making practices of artists including Ellen Altfest, Peter Campus, Ellen Carey, Petah Coyne, Adam Cvijanovic, Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Carroll Dunham, Tom Friedman, Kate Gilmore, Red Grooms, Hilary Harkness, Byron Kim, Alois Kronschlaeger, Tom Otterness, Tony Oursler, Roxy Paine, Judy Pfaff, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Will Ryman, Laurie Simmons, Eve Sussman, Philip Taaffe and Janaina Tschäpe. A book signing follows the talk.   

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, New York 11976.

Tickets are $10 or free for museum members, children and students. Click here for details.

‘Chas Addams: Family and Friends’

Hurry up the Halloween spirit with “Chas Addams: Family and Friends” at the Southampton Arts Center (SAC). The exhibition has returned for a repeat presentation to SAC. First presented in 2013, the current show is on view from September 16 to October 31, 2016. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, September 26, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. and coincides with the family-friendly Septemberfest. The exhibition presents over 50 original works by Chas Addams, a cartoonist for the New Yorker and creator of the macabre Addams Family. If you're looking for even more Adams Family, put the screening of the Addams Family movie on your list. Taking place on October 9, 2016 at 7 p.m., the screening marks the 25th anniversary of the movie. Visiting the exhibition is free and admission is $8 to see the movie. 

The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton NY 11968. Click here for details.

Will Ryan ‘East End Duets’ at the White Room Gallery

The White Room Gallery will host an artist’s reception for Will Ryan’s “East End Duets” show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

“East End Duets” features around 30 art works made by Will Ryan in partnership with a second artist. Taking cues from both musical duets and the give and take between musicians during improvisational jazz, artworks were either started by one of the pair and finished by the other, or were passed back and forth between the two until the work felt complete. The resulting artworks are infused with Will Ryan's artistic signatures as well as recognizable signatures by the collaborating artist. The exhibition is presented as a celebration of creativity and of being alive, conceived by Ryan after he underwent life-saving cancer treatments. Part of the proceeds will go to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Artists in “duet” with Will Ryan include Paton Miller, Janet Jennings, Dan Welden, Richmond Burton, John Messinger, Pipi Deer, Jeff Muhs, Perry Burns, Athos Zacharias, Daphne Stern, Darlene Charneco, Gabriele Raacke, Charles Waller, Abby Abrams, Steve Joster, Mark Wilson, Sally Breen, David Geiser, Scott Bluedorn and others. In addition, Ryan worked in conjunction with nine artist members of The White Room Gallery to create a single artwork made up individual panels by each artist that were conjoined by a calligraphy character made by Ryan.

The show will open on September 21 and run until October 9th, 2016.

The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

Click here for details.

The Lives of Thomas Moran & Mary Nimmo Moran Explored

Curator and art critic Janet Goleas leads a discussion revealing the inside story of artists Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1889) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. Goleas will be joined by Richard Barons, the director of the East Hampton Historical Society, and Shannon Vittoria, a MET art historian. 

In 1885, the great American landscape painter Thomas Moran and his wife, Mary Nimmo Moran, a celebrated printmaker, and their children moved into their new studio and house that Moran himself designed on East Hampton’s historical Main Street. In its heyday The Studio was a lively center of the turn-of-the-19th-century art colony. Click here for more information on the Moran Studio.

Events are free and open to the public with a reservation, which can be made by calling 631-267-3810 or online by visiting amaglibrary.org. The series is supported, in part, by Hamptons Art Hub and East End Arts. The Amagansett Library is located at 215 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. A series continues on Sunday at 6 p.m. with "Public Relations or The Fine Art of Standing Out" by local publicist Ann Lombardo. The lecture is geared for local artists seeking attention by tapping into area newspapers, lifestyle bloggers, printed flyers, postcards and yard signs along with practical tips. Click here for details.

Readings by Authors at Marders

The Parrish Art Museum, in partnership with BOMB Magazine, is hosting a reading by four authors on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. at Marders, currently presenting Parrish Road Show's site-specific installation "Permanent Transience" by Toni Ross.

The event is hosted by Betsy Sussler, editor of BOMB Magazine, and features readings by Candace Bushnell ("Killing Monica", "Sex and the City"); Jacqueline Weld Drake ("Peggy: The Wayward Guggenheim," "Rara Avis"); Gregory Hedberg, PhD ("Degas's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The Earlier Version that Helped Spark the Birth of Modern Art") and Bob Morris ("Bobby Wonderful" and "Assisted Loving"). The event is free and open to the public.

Marders is located at 120 Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

Click here for event details.


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