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Late-night taxi driver turned assistant professor turned NYC police officer Stephen Capozzoli kicked off his retro video and photography exhibit at East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead last Friday — this time, as the self-proclaimed “audio-video” guy. READ

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A few weeks before opening day, Kate Moore toured the new home of the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park. A Southold native, Ms. Moore got a sneak peek thanks to her small role in the renovation of the 41,000-seat stadium, which officially opens Friday when the Braves play San Diego.

The corridors of the stadium feature 16 original watercolors depicting images from the team’s history. Another 20 prints hang in suites. The artwork was created by Richard Sullivan, who is represented by Ms. Moore’s art agency, Sullivan Moore, in which he was also an original co-founder. READ

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The carousel at Greenport Village’s Mitchell Park has come a long way.

Built around 1920 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., the carousel was purchased by Grumman in Calverton, who used it for company picnics and community events. In 1995, the plant was closed, and Greenport — with the help of then-Mayor David Kapell — won a donation contest for the carousel. (more…)

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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.

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"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 [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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(Credit: Paul Squire)

These bowls were carved from a fallen elm tree by Greenport resident George Agnew. (Credit: Paul Squire)

In the center of Greenport’s Third Street Park sits a roughly waist-high stump that is several feet wide. A historic elm tree used to stand there before it was torn down by storms over the course of several years and ultimately cut down by the village due to safety concerns in 2012.

A plan to use the wood from the tree for artwork has been “on the back burner” for years, said former mayor David Nyce, who serves on the village’s tree committee.

Now, that long-overdue art project is up and running again. (more…)