The Arts

Art Beat: Peconic Quilt Show scheduled this weekend

• Watercolor paintings by Mastic Beach artist Lorraine Rimmelin will be on view June 5 to Sept. 1 at the Riverhead Town Hall gallery in an exhibit co-sponsored by East End Arts. Ms. Rimmelin “uses an explosion of colors to capture the likeness of flowers, animals and landscapes,” according to an East End Arts press release. 

Children’s art and craft classes on the theme “Alien Invasion” will be offered Tuesdays, June 30 to Sept. 1, at Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue. The free sessions, from 10 a.m. to noon, are open to ages 7-12.

Participants will show their work at an Aug. 1 show on the Cutchogue Village Green. The series will end with “Cupcake Wars” on Sept. 1.

Registration is open through June 23. A onetime $20 registration fee is required. Call 734-6382 or stop by the Main Road guild building to register.

• Oysterponds Historical Society has opened a series of six exhibitions in its Village House galleries in Orient. The displays, from the OHS collections, are:

‘Fishing in Oysterponds’: materials relating to the industry, including two early 1800s manuscript notebooks kept by lighthouse keepers at Little Gull and Plum islands.

‘James W. Kent, Photographer of Brooklyn and East Marion’: Mr. Kent, born in 1863, was an amateur photographer who split his time between the two locations. The OHS photos date from just after 1900.

‘Shells’: This exhibit includes an 1830s collection compiled by Orient’s only whaling captain, Edwin P. Brown, from his voyages around the world, and that of Orient farmer Roy Latham.

‘Elliott A. Brooks, Fisherman-Artist’: The self-taught sculptor and painter is known for his carving of a Poquatuck chieftain on a boulder on the Long Island Sound shore. The exhibit includes 15 of his paintings.

‘Adornment’: a sampling of fashion accessories such as jewelry, fans, purses, gloves and more.

‘Sidewheelers — Steamboats on Long Island Sound’: images and artifacts relating to sidewheel paddle steamboats used to transport goods and people.

Visit for detailed descriptions.

• The Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild will host its annual Peconic Quilt Show Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern campus in Riverhead. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The theme is “Friendship: A Common Thread.” The show will feature more than 150 judged quilts, special exhibits by members, vendors and more.

Daily admission is $10; children under 12, free. Visit for details.

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