Art Beat: Greenport Gallery Walk this weekend

06/13/2011 5:26 PM |

• “Femme” is the title of two shows on view at The Sirens’ Song Gallery in Greenport from June 18 to July 11. The first features monotypes and etchings by Bob Markell of Shelter Island. The second includes work by Gary Bartoloni of Greenport, Marina Tsesarskaya, a native of Ukraine, and Caroline Waloski, the gallery’s artist-in-residence.

Mr. Markell’s work are “studies of the female figures in repose,” according to a press release. Mr. Markell previously worked as an art director and producer in the film industry, having won a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy Awards and two nominations.

The other three artists’ work also celebrates women: Mr. Bartoloni’s photo images of women as nymphs and mermaids; Ms. Tsesarskaya’s depictions of “a more modern woman, but with tribal roots, and a nod to nature”; and Ms. Waloski’s semi-autobiographical feminist themes.

The shows open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

• Greenport Gallery Walks 2011 begin this Friday, June 18, when the village’s galleries open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be gallery talks and refreshments along with a look at what each venue has to offer.
Participating galleries include deCordova Studio & Gallery, Gallery M, Greenport Art & Design, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, John Jude Glass Gallery, The South Street Gallery & Framers, Springsteel Gallery, Studio East Gallery, Terrence Joyce’s Dockside Gallery and Winter Harbor Gallery.
Walks are planned for the third Saturday of every month through November. Visit

• Suffolk County Historical Society exhibition coordinator Kathy Curran will present ‘What Is Folk Art?’ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the East End Arts Council gallery in Riverhead. Ms. Curran will discuss her choices, as guest juror, for the “Folk Art” show currently on view at EEAC. She’ll also display some samples of folk art from her own collection. Guests are invited to bring one small folk art item each to discuss.
Suggested donation is $5; call 727-0900, email [email protected] or visit

• Selected works by Hector deCordova, Rosamaria Eisler and Gordon Gagliano are part of the “1 2 3 Go” exhibit at deCordova Studio & Gallery in Greenport from June 18 to July 31. Their works include prints, watercolors, acrylics and oils. An opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

• Recording artist Job Potter will give a concert Friday, June 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rothman’s Gallery in Southold to celebrate the release of his CD of 14 original folk songs. He’ll be joined by Ron Rothman and Southold Slim and other special guests. The concert is held in conjunction with an exhibit of New England Folk Archive photographs of folk musicians. Admission is free.

• Part-time Southold resident Meghan Boody is one of three female contemporary artists whose work will be exhibited from June 16 to 21 at the 4 N Main Gallery in Southampton. The show, curated by designer/art consultant Carole Reed, is titled “Super Nature: Kathryn Lynch, Meghan Boody, Melinda Hackett.”
According to a press release, Ms. Boody “uses fantastical symbolism to depict inner change and often deploys nature to evoke the wilderness of the human psyche” in her digital photography.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

• Work by Greenport artist Arden Scott and the late Mac Wells of Orient can be seen at the Hillwood Art Museum on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville through July 15. “Eastern Shores,” curated by Marcia Widenor, also includes work by Barbara Andrus, Elise Kaufman, John Arden Knight, Dawn Lee, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly and Helen Tory.

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