* DeCordova Studio and Gallery in Greenport will host ‘Art from the Heart,’ a live and silent art auction, Saturday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the home of Victor Ozeri in Aquebogue. The auction will feature original works by over 40 artists in oils, acrylics, watercolors, prints, photographs and sculptures. Bidding will start at $200. For directions, call 631-477-0620.
* Steven Blier, Sasha Cooke, Kelly Markgraf, concert singers and John Brancy, pianist will perform Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Granados, Kurt Weill and more to benefit Poquatuck Hall in Orient at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28. For tickets call 631-323-1378.
* Art Sites in Riverhead will feature works by sculptor Hiroyuki Hamada beginning with a reception Saturday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Oct. 10.
* The duo of Linda Bonaccorso and Mark Quintana will preform at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport Sunday, Aug, 29 at 2 p.m. The duo will present a variety of songs including show tunes, gospel, pop standards and original compositions.
* Peconic Green Growth will host a screening of the documentary, ‘No Impact Man’ at Art Sites in Riverhead Sunday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. followed by a question and answer session with the film’s star, Colin Beavan. A $10 donation is suggested. After the film, Mr. Beavan will host a fund raising dinner for $250 per person with all proceeds going to the No Impact Project. Call 631-591-2401.
* ‘In My Garden,’ photographs by Patrick Haggerty will be on display at Mattituck-Laurel Library for the month of September. In addition, ‘Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes’ by students that participated in the teen summer program will be in the display cases. Mr. Haggerty has donated a photograph, on display at the circulation desk, that will be raffled off Sept. 30 to benefit library programs.
* Mike Reilly of Pure Prairie League, bluegrass musician and radio host Buddy Merriam and Big Duck vice president Lisa Dabrowski will be the judges of the upcoming Big Duck Songwriting Contest. The contest, the idea of singer and songwriter Caroline Doctorow, is a fund raiser for Friends of the Big Duck and is open to the public.
Songs may be submitted on CD, DVD or cassette tape and may be mailed, along with a $20 entry fee per song, payable to “Friends of the Big Duck,” to LAD Productions, P.O. Box 102, Aquebogue, NY 11931. Entries must be received by Sept. 1. The winning entry will be presented at the “Bluegrass and Big Duck Country Music Festival and Farmers Market” to be held Sept. 11. Visit bigduck.org for more information.
* ‘Dreams of Water,’ an exhibition of original oil seascapes by Mattituck artist Carol Gold will be on display at Southampton Town Hall from Sept. 1 through Sept. 29 with a reception to be held Friday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
* Harry Wicks of Cutchogue is a featured artist in ‘Let’s Eat,’ currently on display at the Long Island Museum of Art in Stony Brook. The show features a collection of art focusing on food. One piece titled “Three Pears and a Bad Apple” is a three-dimensional still life created using a lathe. The show will be on display through Sept. 7.
* East End Arts Council in Riverhead is the administrative site for the Strategic Opportunity Stipend Grants, a joint project of the New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State arts and cultural organizations. Artists are invited to apply for awards ranging from $200 to $1500 for opportunities, which must be created by a third party, occurring between Nov. 1 and May 21, 2011. Applications may be download from nyfa.org/SOS or picked up from the EEAC. Submissions must be received by Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. at the EEAC offices. Call 631-727-0900.
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