The Drawing Room picks up and moves to a new location in East Hampton with the first exhibition (and reception) opening this weekend. In other noteworthy gallery happenings this weekend, RJD Gallery opens its annual group show benefiting The Retreat, Scott Bluedorn curates a show on the North Fork and the Southampton Arts Center holds its final hurray for its popular artists in residency exhibition. Read on for where to find art events and receptions in The Hamptons and North Fork through April 14, 2019.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019

BRIDGEHAMPTON

RJD GALLERY - "We Believe" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is an juried show benefiting The Retreat featuring artists who were selected from an Open Call. Proceeds from the show benefits The Retreat, which provides services for victims of domestic violence and other services. Exhibiting artists include Mike McLaughlin, Jessica Alazarki, Alan Richards and others. RJD Gallery is located at 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.rjdgallery.com.

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"Child's Play" by Alan Richards. Photographic Image Composite, 50 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Child's Play" by Alan Richards. Photographic Image Composite, 50 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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EAST HAMPTON

ASHAWAGH HALL - "Art Groove" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6 to 11 p.m. with live music by The King Bees and a dance party featuring DJ G-Funk's hot dance mix. The group show includes art by Phyllis Hammond, Michael Cardacino, Sarah Jaffee Turnbull and others. On view April 13 and 14, 2019 only.

The weekend only show has an Afternoon Tea Dance and Special Art Show on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. with additional artists and artworks. Sales benefit the Ellen Hermanson Foundation. Click here to view the art and for the list of exhibiting artists. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Spring Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. 

Roman Fine Art - "F#CKBOYS" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is a solo show of erotic portrait paintings by Alexandria Lira where all her subjects were discovered on Tinder. The exhibition continues on view through May 13, 2019. Roman Fine Art is located at 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.romanfineart.com

The Drawing Room - "Vantage Points" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery's new location. The group show features photography by Adam Bartos, Gotz Diergarten and Michael Light. The show remains on view through May 27, 2019. The gallery is now located at 55 Main Street, Second Floor, Est Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.

GREENPORT

VSOP PROJECTS - "On the Grid" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. The group show features work by artists who make use of the grid and divided space as integral to their work. Exhibiting artists include Darlene Charneco, Bastienne Schmidt, Christine Sciulli, Mike Solomon, Drew Shiftlett and others. The show is organized and curated by Scott Bluedorn. The show continues on view through May 19, 2019. VSOP Projects is located at 411 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944.

"Untitled (Grids and Threads)" by Bastienne Schmidt, 2017. Mixed media and sewn canvas, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy VSOP PROJECTS.

"Untitled (Grids and Threads)" by Bastienne Schmidt, 2017. Mixed media and sewn canvas, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy VSOP PROJECTS.

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RIVERHEAD

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - "When Women Wore Whales: The Story of How Whalebones Shaped 19th Century Fashion" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Weathervane Gallery. The show continues on view through December 21, 2019.

The exhibition presents 19th century photographs, fashion magazine plates, dresses, parasols, corsets, whaling tools and more to reflect the changes in fashion from 1820 to 1920 and the impact the whaling industry had on 19th century fashion. The show is curated by Richard P. Doctorow. Free admission to the museum. The Suffolk County Historical Museum is located at 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019

EAST HAMPTON

ASHAWAGH HALL - "Art Groove" has an Afternoon Tea Dance and Special Art Show on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. benefiting the Ellen Hermanson Foundation. Click here to view the art and for the list of exhibiting artists. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Spring Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. 

SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER - "TakeOver! Artists in Residence" has a Closing Day Tour & Champaigne Reception on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. The group show puts the art process on view through eight artists in residents. The exhibition closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019.  The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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Ruby Jackson Discusses her art as part of Southampton Art Center's "TAKEOVER! Artists in Residency" in Southampton, NY. Photo by Pat Rogers.

Ruby Jackson Discusses her art as part of Southampton Art Center's "TakeOver! Artists in Resident" in Southampton, NY. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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UPCOMING - THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

lululemon East Hampton Gallery - "Kurt Giehl" has an Opening Reception on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the retail store's community space. RSVP are required and can be made through a free lululemon account by clicking here. The opening features an Artist Talk, Montauk Pearl Oysters shucked on site and a local wine tasting. The exhibition remains on view through May 2019. lululemon is located at 35 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. 

To see Kurt Giehl's art, visit his Artist Directory Page by clicking here.

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“Bostwick Bay” by Kurt Giehl, 2019. Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

“Bostwick Bay” by Kurt Giehl, 2019. Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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