Even though the summer crowds have gone, there are plenty of things to know about The Hamptons art scene. Art and artist news include a new gathering event for creatives, ways to get involved with art in Southampton Town and news about art, culture, artists and designers with ties to The Hamptons and the East End of Long Island.
East Hampton Arts Council and Golden Eagle/Studio 144 presents its first Creative Networking Nights at Mandala Yoga Center in Amagansett Square on November 16, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. The evening is designed to bring together visual artists and photographers as well as creative types including writers, designers, curators, filmmakers, poets, musicians, actors and writers. Featured speakers in this edition include artist Kryn Olson and Margaret Garrett (also a dancer), composer and pianist Bruce Wolosoff, writer Elizabeth Robertson Laytin and Inda Easton, who is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. Mandala Yoga Center & Healing Center is located at 10 Amagansett Square Drive, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.mandalayoga.com.
East Hampton jewelry designer John Iversen is showing his jewelry at the 41st Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art's Contemporary Craft Show from November 9 to 12, 2017. His work has an emphasis on organic shapes and he works in 18 karat gold and sterling silver. His work will also be exhibited at Design Miami during Art Basel Miami Week in December. For information on the Contemporary Craft Show in Philadelphia, PA, visit www.pmacraftshow.org.
The Parrish Art Museum celebrates its fifth year in Water Mill with a weekend of special events, taking place from November 10 to 12, 2017. On the schedule is the exhibition unveiling of "Five and Forward" in its permanent exhibition galleries, artist-led tours and workshops along with special talks and a cocktail benefit party. Click here for details.
The Southampton Arts and Culture Committee (SHACC) will hold its next meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall. Open to the public, who are encouraged to provide feedback and comment on arts and culture on the East End, SHACC is an advisory committee to the Southampton Town Board. Committee members include artist Hope Sandrow, who is committee chair, with members Geoffrey Drummond, April Gornik, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Minerva Perez, Elka Rifkin, Brenda Simmons, Terrie Sultan and Shane Weeks, who each represents a cultural non-profit located in Southampton Town. The meeting begins on the front lawn of Town Hall with a Native American traditional chants and drumming led by Weeks (weather permitting). All are welcome.
Guild Hall received a $50,000 grant from the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation to help digitize its permanent collection, announced the museum. The project will begin in January 2018 and is expected to be completed by June 2018. It will be managed by Jess Frost, Guild Hall Associate Curator and Registrar of the Permanent Collection.
TSR: The Southampton Review releases its Winter/Spring 2018 issue with a Launch Party in New York City on November 17, 2017 at The Southampton Arts Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film from 6 to 8 p.m. at 535 Eighth Avenue (near 37th Street). The literary journal features original contemporary literature, poetry, photography and visual art in each edition. The Southampton Review is published by Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing program, offering courses in Southampton and Manhattan.
Artist and Illustrator Sage Cotignola has created album artwork for singer/songwriters Kyle Rogers and Virginia Marcs. Kyle Rogers's debut album, Songs was released in October 2017. Rogers, who grew up in The Hamptons, is the son of Hamptons Art Hub publisher Pat Rogers. Climbing the Wall, Virginia Marcs's premiere album, will be released on November 18, 2017 with a Record Release Show at the LetLove Inn in Astoria, NY. The single, Poison is available now on online music platforms. Sage Cotignola grew up in East Quogue and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Kyle Rogers's debut solo album was just reviewed by Jay Freeman for Divide and Conquer. Click here to read.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held for Guild Hall volunteer Anita Ober on Sunday, November 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, NY. Ober passed away in February 2017. A memorial bench has been dedicated in her honor at Ashawagh Hall. Remembrances and comments are also invited on the Facebook Page "Remembering Anita Ober."
The art of Syd Solomon (1917-2004) is the subject of a traveling retrospective to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Currently on view at Berry Campbell in Chelsea, "Syd Solomon: Time and Tide A Centenary Exhibition" is exhibited October 12 to November 22, 2017. The exhibition will travel to the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL and is accompanied by a 96-page catalogue with essays by Dr. Gail Levin, Michael Auping, George Bolge and his son, the artist and writer Mike Solomon. The retrospective will be exhibited at Guild Hall Museum in October 2018. Syd Solomon lived and worked in East Hampton, NY and Saragota, FL.
A solo show of paintings by Lee Krasner (1908-1984) debuts at Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea, NY. Presented in collaboration with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, "Lee Krasner: The Umber Paintings, 1959-1962” features a series of 24 paintings made following the deaths of her mother and her husband, Jackson Pollock. Suffering from insomnia, Krasner made the paintings at night and under artificial light. The show is on view from November 9, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Krasner lived and worked in East Hampton, NY in The Springs.
Tripoli Gallery in Southampton is hosting an art exhibition fundraiser to assist residents of Puerto Rico on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. The fundraiser highlight's Félix Bonilla Gerena and his hometown, Isabela, PR, along with donated works of art from other notable artists. The exhibition remains on view through November 19, 2017. www.tripoligallery.com.
Hamptons Art Hub has announced a Call for Artwork for its fall art competition with the theme "View from Home." The art competition is open to all artists and is NOT restricted to artists working in The Hamptons or East End. The Open Call Competition is being judged by Anita Rogers of Anita Rogers Gallery in Soho, NY. Click here for details. Based in The Hamptons, Hamptons Art Hub reveals art from the East End of Long Island and New York City plus highlights from the NY Metropolitan area.
11/14/17 EDITOR'S NOTE: The meeting date for the Southampton Arts and Culture Committee (SHACC) was changed from November 20 to 27, 2017 due to the holidays. The column was updated to reflect this change.
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