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"Corn Crib" by Diane Alec Smith

“Corn Crib” by Diane Alec Smith, featured in “Barns of the North Fork” exhibit in Southold.

Call for artists: Mattituck Presbyterian Church seeks artists to participate in its first-ever East End Emerging Artisan Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Organizers are especially looking for “artists who have been quietly creating their art” and looking for an outlet to sell their work, according to an event flyer. Work may include paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, home decor, pottery, textiles, baskets, clothing, jewelry, locally produced food products, plants and flowers and more.

Registration is open through Wednesday, Oct. 14. The artist fee is $10. Artists may keep all their profits.

Register or get more information at mattpres.com under Events.

‘Barns of the North Fork,’ a group show by local artists, will open with a reception Friday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Southold Historical Society’s Cosden-Price Gallery. The show will continue through Oct. 3.

The featured artists, who study with Cut­ch­ogue artist Diane Alec-Smith, are Ginny Blank, Beverly Cierach, Lee Cleary, Mary Epperlein, Chrisiti Ferrera, Tracy Flynn, Pat Foley, Janine Harrigan, Diane Parkin, Karen Rich, Evelyn Turchiano, Don Wilson, Marion Wipf and Heather Worthington. Ms. Alec-Smith’s work is also included.

• A reception will be held today, Thursday, Sept. 17, for an exhibit of oil paintings by Richard Mizdal of Greenport, on view through Oct. 24 at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery in Riverhead. His exhibit is titled “Reality Check.” The reception will run from 4 to 6 p.m.

Mr. Mizdal has been an adjunct instructor of fine arts and analog photography at SCCC for nine years, and has taught digital photographic imagining there for 13 years.

East End Arts will offer a free printmaking demonstration workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at East End Arts School in Riverhead. The instructors, Dawn Daisley and Andrea Cote, will show methods such as monoprints, relief printing and etching. Both teach at East End Arts.

Register in advance by calling 631-727-0900 or emailing [email protected]

Call for singers: East End Arts invites singers from the community to join this year’s Harvest Gospel Choir. The group will present three concerts in November at East End churches.

Rehearsals will be held at 6 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14 at Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 19, 20 and 21 in Mattituck, Southampton and Flanders, respectively.

Maryanne McElroy will direct for her 29th year.

Singers may register at the first rehearsal; there are no auditions.

Call 631-727-0900, email [email protected] or go to Events at eastendarts.org.

Call for artists: Work is sought for East End ArtsHoliday Gift Boutique, which will be open Nov. 14 to Dec. 23 in the EEA gallery.

Artists may submit handmade ornaments, greeting cards, jewelry and wearables, ceramics and giftware. The deadline for the online application is Thursday, Oct. 22; those accepted must become East End Arts members to participate.

Go to Events at eastendarts.org for the application and information or contact gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or [email protected]

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

09/05/15 6:05am
09/05/2015 6:05 AM
"Out Back" by Dorothy Russo

“Out Back” by Dorothy Russo

• “Out Back,” a painting by Greenport artist Dorothy Russo, has won Southold Historical Society’s Thomas Currie-Bell Memorial Purchase Prize. Ms. Russo’s depiction of the historical society’s Thomas Moore House garden and outhouse was an entry in the “North Fork Annual” juried art exhibition, on view through Sept. 5 at the Reichert Family Center’s gallery.

Photography by Diane Woodcheke of Calverton will be displayed at Riverhead Town Hall from Sept. 4 to Nov. 30. The show, part of Ms. Woodcheke’s series “Visions of the East End,” is presented by East End Arts.

Ms. Woodcheke lived in Queens and elsewhere on Long Island before landing in Calverton. A press release says, “Currently living on the North Fork, she has a never-ending supply of interesting subjects and beauty that can only be found in this region.”

Exhibit hours coincide with Town Hall office hours.

• An exhibit and sale of historic paintings by past North Fork artists, some never seen before, is being offered by Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild in Cut­ch­ogue through Dec. 23.

Exhibit hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Call 734-6382 or email [email protected] or visit oldtownartsguild.org.

‘August Abstracts Exhibition,’ a series of three special gallery afternoons, will be presented by 10 local artists this fall at Thirty East Main in Riverhead. They are co-hosted by East End Arts. The exhibit and sale will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on three Saturdays, Sept. 5 and 26 and Oct. 17.

The artists are painter Helena Alves of Southampton, sculptor Domenico Belli of North Salem, N.Y., photographer Paul Dempsey of Southampton, photographer Gerry Gilberti of East Hampton, mixed media artist Frank Gioeli of Sag Harbor, painter Marion Jones of Southold, painter Richard Kane of Southampton, photographer Katherine Liepe-Levinson of Southampton, painter Andrew Masino of Calverton and photographer Jim Sabiston of Bay Shore.
The show also can be seen by appointment through Oct. 29. Call East End Arts at 727-0900.

‘Calm Before the Storm’ features work by Christine Matthäi of Shelter Island and Dalton Portella of Montauk from Sept. 5 to 27 at the Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. An opening reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.

According to a release, Ms. Matthäi’s “serene water reflection images … are inspired by the extraordinary light conditions of sea, sky and water on the East End.” And “Mr. Portella synthesizes a new storm — two or more storms coming together to form a more powerful fictionalized storm — stunningly capturing the strength of nature and the fury of the sea.”

The photographers will give a free gallery talk from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.

A group show titled ‘Momma’ will be on view Sept. 5-20 at Rothman’s Gallery in Southold. The exhibit includes work by artists Servane Mary, Virginia Overton, John Miller and Richard Hoec, Olivier Mosset, and Michel Auder, with text by Bob Nickas.

Opening and closing receptions are planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 19. The Sept. 5 reception will include music by Southold Slim and Ron Rothman, with special guests; the Jose Martos band will play on Sept. 19.

Linda Nemeth is artist of the month at Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild. Her paints and sculptures will be on display through September.

An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Have ‘Coffee With Ron Barron’ at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at The South Street Gallery in Greenport. Mr. Barron will discuss the scanned digital images from his “Adrift” series that the gallery is showing for the first time. The work mostly features images from North Fork beaches.

Mr. Barron is a part-time resident of Greenport. His résumé includes stints as a professional dancer, television cameraman and director, high school teacher, public television administrator, recording artists manager and record producer.

To send arts news, email l[email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

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• An art auction will be part of Oysterponds Historical Society’s annual summer benefit set for Saturday, Aug. 1. Items up for bid can be viewed Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., in the society’s Village House in Orient and seen online at paddle8.com/auction/oysterponds. Advance bidding may be done at the same site through midnight July 31.


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"Green Leaves" by Karen Bell.

“Green Leaves” by Karen Bell.

• “Translucent,” photographs by Karen Bell and Ennid Berger, will be on view June 27 to Aug. 9 at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. An artists’ reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

Ms. Bell’s use of “natural curiosities” in “combined photographic images on airy layers of vellum over paper” will be shown alongside “delicate images from chance encounters found with greenery fragments and petals afloat in still waters,” according to a press release.  (more…)

06/20/15 6:00am
06/20/2015 6:00 AM

Beaded bracelet my Marjorie Oxman

• East End Arts in Riverhead will host an artisan trunk show featuring glass jewelry by Marjorie Oxman of Remsenburg from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in the EEA gallery. Ms. Oxman’s jewelry, which incorporates beads of colored glass with sterling silver and other fine materials, will be available for sale.  (more…)

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Emilie Takes the Lead by Max Moran permission to reprint

“Emilie Takes the Lead” by Max Moran.

• New land- and seascapes by North Fork artist Max Moran will be on display through Labor Day in the tasting room at Lieb Cellars on Oregon Road in Cutchogue. The show, entitled “Vintage: Twenty Years Painting the North Fork,” opens Saturday, June 13, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

In a release, Mr. Moran reflected on two decades of local inspiration by saying, “… seeing those Connecticut clouds drifting over the L.I. Sound or farmlands still gives me a rush. There are still plenty of places that are quiet and hidden away that are a delight to paint and discover for the first time.”

• An exhibit of hooked wall hangings by fiber artist Marilyn Bottjer will be on display June 13-27 at Southold Historical Society’s Cosden-Price Gallery, housed in the Reichert Family Center on Main Road, where a reception is set for Friday, June 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Her “colorful and inventive” pieces, according to a release, “can depict anything from local and regional buildings and landscapes to special events and independent creations that appear almost abstract in nature.”

Ms. Bottjer has shown and taught at the American Folk Art Museum in New York and been featured at many other major museums and institutions, as well as on HGTV and in publications on rug hooking, the release stated.

• Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead will host two arts-related events in conjunction with its current exhibits, “From Shore the Shore: Boatbuilders and Boatyards of Long Island” and a maritime art exhibit in the new Noel J. Gish Gallery.

Boatbuilder Christopher Hale will demonstrate his skill as a crafter of half-model boats indigenous to Long Island’s South Shore at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. Using specialized hand tools and line drawings, he will create working models of a 1970s-era Garvey and a sail-powered tonging boat from the early 1900s.

Gallery owner J. Russell Jinishian will give a talk on ‘Maritime Art of Yesterday and Today’ at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Mr. Jinishian is the author of “Bound for Blue Water,” a guide to contemporary marine art, and the publisher of Marine Art News.

Admission to each event is $5 for nonmembers and free for members and includes entry to the exhibits. An RSVP is requested; call 727-2881, ext. 106.

• A showing of paintings by Dolores Castrucci of Southold opens Friday, June 12, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., at Town and Country Real Estate on Main Road in Southold. According to a release, Ms. Castrucci’s passion is painting “en plein aire” to “capture the visual poetry of seas, earth and sky.” Her latest works are described as “earth paintings” — compositions that incorporate textures such as sand, grass and seeds.

Italian virtuoso pianist Paolo Bartolani will perform “A Musical Conversation: Franz Schubert and Philip Glass” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Jamesport Meeting House. The program will include music by the Austrian composer (born 1797) and Mr. Glass, a contemporary American composer.

Mr. Bartolani explained in a release: “By having a conversation between the music of today and that of the past, we discover the invisible thread between composers and how their music resonates with each other.”

Mr. Bartolani, who lives in Southold, was director of the Association Resonnance-Italy, a nonprofit group that promotes classical music throughout Europe and the United States.

Tickets are $18 in advance (jamesportmeetinghouse.org) and $20 at the door. Student tickets are $8 and $10.

• Applications are being accepted for an intensive nine-week, tuition-free soul and R&B vocal ensemble workshop for high school musicians this fall. The East End Arts’ Music Masters Fellowship Program will be led by professional vocalist Anastasia René, accompanied by pianist Mark Mancini. Singers ages 14-18 are welcome to apply.

Sessions will be held Monday evenings, Sept. 28 to Nov. 30, at East End Arts School in Riverhead. A performance will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1. There are no fees.

The deadline to apply is July 17. Students must submit an online application at eastendarts.org (go to Events), along with a recorded performance sample. For more information and the online application, go to eastendarts.org under School. Contact Diane Giardi at 369-2171 or [email protected].

• Student string musicians are invited to play in East End Arts’ third annual student orchestra collaborative project with the Perlman Music Program. Violin, viola, cello or double bass players ages 8-18 may participate in an open rehearsal conducted by Itzhak Perlman alongside the Perlman Music Program String Orchestra at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The venue has not yet been determined.

A series of rehearsals will take place at East End Arts in Riverhead Mondays, July 13, 20 and 27, with a mandatory full rehearsal Wednesday, July 29, all from 4 to 6 p.m.

There are no auditions, but students must be registered by Friday, July 10. Go to eastendarts.org under School. For information, call 369-2171 or email [email protected].

Butterfly photography by Patrick Haggerty is on view through June at Southold Free Library.

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287 or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952.

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• A Greenport Gallery Walk will be held Saturday, May 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. in downtown Greenport Village.

Participating venues are Cindy Pease Roe Studio, Hector deCordova Studio, Nova Constellatio Gallery, South Street Gallery & Framers, The Sirens’ Song Gallery and the gallery at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. Other stops, where art can be viewed or bought, include Fiedler Gallery, Floyd Memorial Library’s downstairs gallery, Gallery M and the Weathered Barn. (more…)

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05/16/2015 6:00 AM

• “Message on a Bottle,” an exhibit of sketches by East Hampton artist Scott Bluedorn, will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s Greenport location.

Several of Mr. Bluedorn’s surreal sketches have been used as labels for the brewery’s recently released bottles. The show, which will also include other, unrelated work, will run through July 20.  (more…)