A benefit art auction kick off, group shows in unusual places, live music and more take place in the art galleries of the East End. Ranging from East Hampton to Sag Harbor to Bellport and the North Fork's western edge, there's plenty of new art to see and fun times to be had all weekend long. While there's no reception, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgeahampton opens for the summer season with "Of and On Paper," a two-person show featuring abstract works with a delicate air. Continue scrolling to discover the options for this weekend.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
ASHAWAGH HALL - "East End Photographers Group 31st Annual Spring Exhibition" has an Opening Reception with Live Music by Out East on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is curated by Marilyn Stevenson with catering by Pamela Greinke. The show features the work of around 20 photographers including Virginia Aschmoneit, Ann Brandeis, Paul Dempsey, Rich Faron, Merry Frons, Gerry Giliberti, Jeffrey S. Gillis, Davic Gilmore, Janis Hurley, Helen Janson, Virginia Khuri, Joel Lefkowitz, Beron Miller, Michael Ruggerio, Dainis Saulitis, Rosa Hanna Scott, Clarence Simpson, James Slezak, Marilyn Stevenson and Nick Tarr.
The show is on view June 1 to 2, 2019. Film screenings and events will take place next weekend on Sunday, June 10, 2019. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. For information, call 631-324-9612 or visit www.eastendphotogroup.org.
WILLIAM RIS GALLERY teams up with Rites of Spring Music Festival to present "Tierkreis: Music of the Zodiac" performed by Cliff Baldwin and Dwight Frizzell on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8 p.m. A Wine Reception immediately follows at the adjoining Sherwood House Vineyards. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students ages 13 to 18 years old. Click here to purchase. "Tierkreis: Music of the Zodiac" is Stockhausen's 12 part piece devoted to the constellations in the Zodiac. This is the first Stockhausen work presented by the Rites of Spring Music Festival. Click here for details. William Ris Gallery is located at 291 Main Street, Jamesport, NY 11947.
On view is a solo show of abstract paintings inspired by satellite images of space and the colors of the ocean: "Karl H. Szekielda: Space & Color." The exhibition remains on view through June 16, 2019. Click here to see some of the work on view. www.williamris.com.
ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - "Group Show" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition features art seven local artists. Featured are Christopher Engel, Franklin Engel, Kelly Nelson, Diana Malcolmson, Alan Nevins, Barbara Groot and Heidi Rain. The show continues on view through June 13, 2019. Romany Kramoris Gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
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SITE SPECIFIC POP UP at Christ Episcopal Church - "Divine Intervention" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. The group show features 34 artists from the East End and New York City with the work installed throughout the Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, NY. Curated by Teri Hackett, the exhibition presents installation, painting, photography, sculpture and artist books. Exhibiting artists include Reynold Ruffins, Bastienne Schmidt, Almond Zigmund, Drew Shiflett, April Gornik, Amanda Church, Christa Maiwald, Diane Mayo, Janet Goleas and others.
The exhibition remains on view through September 2, 2019 and can be viewed on Saturdays, from 3 to 5 p.m., and Sundays, form 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment. Admission is free. Fifty percent of art sales benefit the Community Cafe, a ministry which serves those in the Sag Harbor area who are hungry and / or lonely. The Christ Episcopal Church is located at 5 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. For information, call 631-725-0128 or 978-835-2672.
EASTERN LONG ISLAND - BELLPORT
MARQUEE PROJECTS - "An Artists' Place" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. The first of three group shows presented in collaboration with the Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society, the exhibitions celebrate the artists who have lived in the hamlet for the last two centuries. The first installment presents are by Lia Chavez, Jorge Otero-Pailos, John Perrault, Randy Polumbo, Peter Schlesinger, Gary Schneider, gallery director Mark Van Wagner and Larry Wolhandler. The show remains on view through June 16, 2019. MARQUEE PROJECTS is located at 14 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11713. Click here for exhibition details.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
EZRA GALLERY OF THE HAMPTONS - "For Love of Nature" has an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the pop up gallery located at the Center for Jewish Life in Sag Harbor, NY. The landscape exhibition presents work by Bruce Lederman, Miriam Dougenis, Sally Breen, Kimberly Goff, Eileen Dawn Skretch, Edward Joseph and Shain Bard. The show continues of view through July 9, 2019. The gallery is open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Ezra Gallery is located at Center for Jewish Life, 24 Long Island Avenue, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. For information, email ezragallery@CFJewishLife.com.
KEYES FINE ART - Paddle 8 Art Auction Preview & Cocktail Party to benefit Planned Parenthood of Hudson Peconic will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1 to 6 p.m. Keyes Fine Art is located at 53 Main Street at the American Hotel, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Art for sale offered through Paddle 8 include works by April Gornik, Betty Parsons, Kenny Scharf, Mary Heilmann, Melinda Hackett, Pat Place, Tara Israel and others. Click here to see the works online. Admission is free.
Part 2 of the fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Hudson Peconic is a benefit concert at Guild Hall on June 15, 2019 featuring Billy Joel's band from the Broadway musical. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by clicking here.
5/31/19 EDITOR'S NOTE: The original version of this column stated entrance to the Cocktail Party at Keyes Fine Art was for ticketholders to the benefit concert. This is not the case. Attending the art auction at the gallery is free.
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