Labor Day Weekend brings droves to the North Fork to celebrate the last holiday weekend of summer. To make it easy to find art exhibitions to add to your things to do list over the three-day weekend, we've selected 10 art exhibitions to visit while on the North Fork, Riverhead and Shelter Island. Happy art viewing!
1. "WE: Women Empowering Women" at Castello di Borghese Vineyard
On view through September 10, 2018.
“Women Empowering Women” is a group exhibition that puts the focus on art made by female artists who are also involved in self-organized artist groups and communities. Curated by artists Kara Hoblin and Anne Sherwood Pundyk, the exhibition presents work by artists based in Brooklyn, New York City, the East End and Long Island.
The line up includes Jenn Dierdorf, Kelsey Shwetz, Dana James, Rachelle Krieger, Kelsey Tynik, Sarah Pettitt, Verona Penalba, Emma Ballou, both curators, and others.
Castello di Borghese Vineyard is located at 17150 Rte. 48, Cutchogue, NY 11935. castellodiborghese.com
2. "Urbanesque" at Alex Ferrone Gallery
On view through September 16, 2018.
Highlighting three artists' perspectives of New York City, "Urbanesque" features photography and photographic mixed media works by Robert Mielenhausen, Mike McLaughlin and Pamela Waldroup. Curated so the artworks appear in intimate conversations with each other, the distinctive views of each of the trio of photographers present diverse encounters with people, architecture and quirky moments that unfolded in New York City.
Alex Ferrone Gallery is located at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935. www.alexferronegallery.com
3. "Elevated Vision: Aerial Observations of Alex Ferrone" at the Peconic Landing Theater Gallery
On view through November 30, 2018.
Hours: Saturday through Monday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Aerial photographer Alex Ferrone receives the limelight in this solo show presented at Peconic Landing's Theater Gallery in Greenport, NY. To make her abstract photographs, Ferrone takes to the skies in a helicopter to explore land and sea by air.
Ferrone explains, "I aspire to see differently as I explore my environment through diverse angles. Through aerial photography, I naturally abstract various colors, textures and shades of water and particular landscapes that shed unusual perspectives of everyday panoramas. Presenting this unique perspective excites the imagination and interpretation, while at the same time, creates a new awareness and appreciation for the fragile ecological systems that surround us."
Peconic Landing Theater Gallery is located at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with East End Arts. For details, visit www.eastendarts.org.
4. "FOUR ROOMS" at VSOP Projects
On view through September 3, 2018.
The Greenport Village contemporary art gallery presents a year-round program of cutting edge art, sophisticated craft and design. The current show, "FOUR ROOMS" is a fine example of the way art and design can flow beautifully from one to the next and encompass both. The first floor galleries features art by Dan Flanagan, Ben Pederson and painter Rainer Gross. In the upstairs Project Space, art and objects by Brooklyn-based designers Kin & Company take center stage. Click here for installation views of the show.
VSOP Projects is located at 311 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944. www.vsopprojects.com.
5. "Best of Jackie 'O'" Photographs by Bert Morgan at the Greenport Theater Gallery
On view through September 8, 2018.
Photographer Bert Morgan was famous for taking photographs of the wealthy and elite, especially on the South Fork (or in The Hamptons as they say). A selection of black and white photographs of Jackie Kennedy Onassis (nee Bouvier) has been culled from the collection of Shelter Island archivist Patrick Montgomery. Morgan's photographs from the Montgomery collection have been exhibited in both East Hampton and Southampton in recent years ("Young Jackie on the North Fork" at East Hampton Historical Society, 2017, and "Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert Morgan" at Southampton Historical Society, 2014).
The "Best of Jackie 'O'" exhibition at the Greenport Theater Gallery allows North Fork residents and visitors to easily see some of Bert Morgan's iconic photographs. The exhibition is presented by East End Arts. It is open for viewing when the theater is open. Check the website for details.
The Greenport Theater Gallery is located at 211 Front Street, Greenport, NY. www.greenporttheater.com.
6. "William Steeple Davis Artist in Residence: Michael Johnson" at Nova Constellatio Gallery
On view through September 3, 2018.
The William Steeple Davis artist residency in Orient is an under-the-radar program that welcomes singular artists each year to live and work in the bucolic hamlet of Orient on the North Fork. Nova Constellatio Gallery peels back the secrecy to present work by its current resident, artist Michael Johnson. Also on view are artworks by gallerist Isabelle Haran-Leonardi.
Nova Constellatio Gallery is located at 419 Main St, Greenport, NY 11944. www.novaconstellatiogallery.com.
7. "Syncopation" at the William Ris Gallery
On view through September 9, 2018.
"Syncopation" pairs two artists who are each inspired and influenced by jazz music and the syncopated rhythms of music. Artwork by Michael Ingui and Robin D Williams both capture the energy and joy music can bring bring but in differing and distinct ways. Williams channels the passion and intonations of performing musicians through gestural portraits and Ingui combines action painting with jazz to create his abstract paintings. The art in the show are a joyful pairing which kicked off with a jazz concert at the gallery where Williams made a few "blind gesture drawings" of the musicians.
The William Ris Gallery is located at 291 Main Road, Jamesport, NY, 11947. www.williamris.com.
8. "North Fork Light" by Alan Bull at the Old Orchard Farm Store
On view through September 9, 2018.
Artist Painting Demonstration: Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"North Fork Light" presents new paintings by Alan Bull. Including a selection of intimate pastels, watercolors, oils and large-scale paintings on birch panel, the paintings depict some of the artist's favorite local scenes. This includes the Terry Farm, which has been in Alan Bull's family for generations.
On Sunday, September 2, 2018, Alan Bull gives a painting demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Old Orchard Farm Store is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Old Orchard Farm Store is located at 1240 Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957. www.oldorchardfarmstore.com.
9. National Open Call Juried Exhibit: "INK" at the East End Arts Gallery
On view through September 18, 2018.
East End Arts Gallery offers its seventh edition of its National Open Call Juried Show. This year's theme is Ink and was jured by Sara Deluca of ILLE Arts in Amagansett, NY. Visit the gallery to see all the art submitted for this popular show or preview online by clicking here.
Best in Show was awarded to Joseph Santarpia of Long Island for his alcohol ink painting Of Earth: Violet II. First Place went to Kristin Moger of PA for Hello, a hand drawn micron ink on paper. Second Place was awarded to Dawn Daisley of Long Island for Siccus Planta 5, a soft ground zinc etching with encaustic. Third Place was awarded to Bob Mueller of the North Fork for his monotype Lone Cedar.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org
10. "A Place in Pictures Sylvester Manor: Landscape, Memory & Magic" at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm
On view through September 1, 2018.
“A Place in Pictures” portrays life at Sylvester Manor in the 19th and 20th centuries through photography. Pulling from the Manor's art collection, photography on view also gives a history lesson in photographic technology with images made using new technologies of the day, ranging from Daguerreotype to digital. The exhibition reveals life at Sylvester Manor through scenes of the house, grounds and gardens as well as the family who lived there for generations.
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is located at 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964. www.sylvestermanor.org
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