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This Week In Arts

Originally Posted: March 19, 2010

"Reclining Woman" 2000, bronze by Fernando Botero on view at Vered Gallery. (All images courtesy of galleries and artists)

Vered Gallery
This Memorial Day Weekend Vered Gallery (68 Park Place, East Hampton) will feature its first ever solo exhibition of the work of international sensation Fernando Botero. Botero: Paintings and Sculptures opens Friday, May 28, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, May 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will remain on display in the gallery until June 22. The exhibition will include mammoth paintings and sculptures from the master artist as well as some smaller paintings, sculptures and works on paper spanning four decades of the artist's career. Included in the exhibition are 20 works that exemplify many of Botero's most familiar themes including nudes, dancers and animals. Columbian artist Botero's unique style is recognized and renowned world-wide for the voluminous forms and sensuous figures found within his paintings, sculpture and works on paper. The monumental size of his images has made his work instantly recognizable. "I studied the art of Giotto and all other Italian Masters, I was fascinated by their sense of volume and monumentality, of course in modern art everything is exaggerated - so my voluminous figures also became exaggerated." (Botero)

Botero's monumental sculptures have lined Park Avenue, graced Berlin's Lustgarten, been exhibited in San Antonio, paraded on the Champs Elysses, graced the streets of Sevilla and delight vacationers at the Grand Wailea resort in Hawaii. Also on display in Gallery II will be original works by Avery, Chagall, de Kooning, Fischl, Man Ray, Picasso, Porter, Rauschenberg, Rivers, Stern, Warhol and others. For further information contact Damien Roman at Vered Gallery (damienaroman@veredart.com) or call 631-324-3303, www.veredart.com.

290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, circa 1900.

Canio's Cultural Cafe
In celebration of launching Canio's Cultural Cafe, a new non-profit, Canio's Books co-owners Maryann Calendrille and Kathryn Szoka, announce a short story contest open to all. Writers are asked to consider the photograph above which shows two young clerks outside what was then a dry goods store at 290 Main Street. Use it as a starting point and bring to life the characters and scene in a short story of no more than 3,000 words. Please submit a cover letter with complete contact information, and three anonymous hard copies of your story. Three judges will select one first place, and two honorable mention stories. Submissions must be typed, double-spaced in 11 or 12 point type. Winners will be invited to a reading in the fall. Submissions must be postmarked by October 1. Mail to "Shopgirls Short Story Contest," c/o Canio's Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. For further information, call 631-725-4926, or go to www.caniosbooks.com.

The Fifth Annual Outside Art Exhibition Announced.

Walk Tall Gallery
Walk Tall Gallery (197 Madison Avneue, Sag Harbor, 631-681-1572, 631-899-4224, walktallgallery@yahoo.com) will hold a Memorial Day Gala Opening on Saturday, May 29, from 5 p.m. until. . . The gallery will open May 8 by appointment for Art, Design, Custom Framing.

East End Arts Council
The 14th Annual Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, presented by the East End Arts Council, will be held on Sunday, May 30 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (rain date is Monday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) as Main Street is shut down and turned into a mosaic of street paintings. The Arts Council invites professional artists and craftspeople to submit photos of their work for consideration for the fine art and craft sale, which will be held outdoors, and Street Painters are called to sign up to paint sidewalk squares, the main attraction of the festival.

Additionally, EEAC is pleased to present Linda Carlsen, a Long Island-based artist, as the May Artist in Residence. Carlsen earned a B.A. in Visual Art from Dowling College in 2007. She is currently pursuing a M.A. from C.W. Post in Clinical Art Therapy. Her sculptures, paintings and mixed media pieces have been shown locally throughout Long Island. Much of her work thematically incorporates spirituality, philosophy and psychology. Currently, she is working on creating mixed-media pieces based on Carl Jung's theory of Archetypes. Carlsen also serves as Vice President of Dowling College's Alumni Association's Visual Arts Chapter. An Artist Talk and Reception will be held on Saturday, May 29 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Council Carriage House, 2nd floor studio. The public is welcomed and refreshments will be served. Carlsen's work will be on display in the Carriage House Studio throughout her residency. Call the School of the Arts for more information or to register for the Artist in Residence Talk and Reception, at 631-369-2171. Admission is free. Carlsen will conduct a group Archetype Mask Making presentation, guiding participants in creating a giant mask at the Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, which happens on Sunday, May 30 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. She will also be teaching a Carl Jung Archetype Mask Making Workshop on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will create a beautiful mixed media plaster cast mask, and gain an understanding of themselves as an artist and individual in the process. Practical mask making techniques will be explored, and, as an enjoyable tool to facilitate insight, the teachings of Dr. Carl Jung on the Collective Unconscious and the 12 Archetypes will be discussed.

At the 14th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival two Master Storytellers will be on hand for the free admission family event, thanks to the sponsorship of the Riverhead Free Library. Storytelling will start between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the historic Old Schoolhouse, located on the back lawn of the East End Arts Council campus at 133 East Main Street. Master Storytellers are Ken Corsbie worked as a radio producer, announcer and liaison officer throughout the islands for the fledgling Caribbean Broadcasting Union and also as producer/performer of a two and then four person theatre group during the 1970s, Regina Ress, an award winning storyteller, writer, actor and educator, who has performed and taught from Brazil to Broadway, in English and Spanish, in settings from grade schools to senior centers, prisons to Carnegie Hall, homeless shelters to The White House.

"Other An Animal" group exhibition at the Danese Gallery, curated by April Gornik.

Danese Gallery
The Danese Gallery (535 West 24th Street, NYC) will present an exhibiton "Other As Animal" curated by April Gornik, and featuring works by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, Sally Gall, Diane Andrews Hall, Catherine Howe, David Humphrey, Simen Johan, Jill Musnicki, John O'Reilly, Jean Pagliuso, Shelley Reed, Jane Rosen, Amy Ross, Shawn Spencer, Erick Swenson, Lucy Winton, and Daisy Youngblood. The exhibition will run from June 3 through August 6. There will be an opening reception on June 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Outeast Gallery & Goods
Outeast Gallery & Goods has opened in Montauk (65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, 631-375-6730, on Fort Pond Bay) will be opened Thursday through Sunday at 12 noon, the gallery will be open seven days a week beginning in June, and feature Art Exhibits, Imported Jewelry, and Ornamental Statues. Opened by Montauk resident and former Barnacle Books owner, Scott Pitches, who states "I wanted a place to show local art from people I knew whose art I liked, and I also wanted to sell unusual, hard-to-find knick-knacks, jewelry and ornaments from around the globe." The gallery - located next door to Duryea's Lobsterdeck and Seafood Market - features rotating exhibits from local artists such as Dalton Portella, Annie Sessler, Johnny Pomianowski, Martin Ross and Scott Geery. As well, Outeast offers unusual ornamental statues from Tibet; handmade custom jewelry; textiles from Mexico, satchels and other accessories.

Art by Alan Shields on view at The Drawing Room.

Artist Alliance Of East Hampton
Bob Markell will be showing his paintings at the deCordova Studio and Gallery to benefit the East End Student Film Project. The exhibit will run to June 27. The Gallery is located at 538 Main Street, Greenport, 631-477-0620. Haim Mizrahi will have a solo exhibit of his paintings, completed between 1997 and 2010, called "Retrospectives" at the 4 North Main Street Gallery in Southampton, on view through May 31. Margaret Weissbach is the new Art Exhibits Coordinator at the Manhasset Public Library, Manhasset. She has organized and will participate in an exhibit of paintings and drawings by the Art Council artists from May 29 through July 27. There will be a reception on June 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Michael Knigin: Remembrance 2000, an exhibit commemorating the dead and living heroes of the Holocaust, is on view at the Sherwin Miller Museum in Tulsa, OK, through June 15. Ursula Thomas is going to take part in an exhibit at the Art League of Long Island in Deer Park, on view through May 30. Anna Franklin will be in several group exhibits during May and June - at Studio East, Greenport through June 4, and at Southampton Artists Association, May 23 to June 6, with a reception on Saturday, May 29, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Water Mill Museum from June 17 to July 12. Mark Perry is taking part in a group show the weekend of May 21 through May 23, with a reception on Friday, May 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lyons Wier Gallery, 175 7th Avenue at 20th Street in New York City.

The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room (16R Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-5016, www.drawingroom-gallery.com) will present an exhibition of artist Alan Shields (1944-2005) "Canvas and Constructions 1973-2003" from May 27 through June 27, with an opening reception to be held on Saturday, May 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

deCordova Studio And Gallery
deCordova Studio and Gallery (538 Main Street, Greenport, 631-477-0620, www.decordovagallery.com) will present First Cut - The Next Generation of Filmmakers will run through June 27. Films created by the students will be shown throughout the exhibit as well as paintings and sculpture by Georgia Charuhas, Hector deCordova, Michael Edelson, Guillermo Espinasse, Ellen Nora Goldstein, Liz Karsch, Bryan Landsberg, Bob Markell, Dwight Trujillo, Helen Weinstein, Felicitas Wetter. Gallery hours are Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Also by appointment and when the red banner is flying.

Artwork by Barbara Pintauro-Lobosco on view in Sag Harbor.

Romany Kramoris Gallery
The Romany Kramoris Gallery (41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-2499, www.kramorisgallery.com) will present "Blue," the artwork of Barbara Pintauro-Lobosco through June 10.

Surface Library
The Surface Library Gallery (845 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, opposite the Pollock-Krasner House in the Springs District, 631-291-9061, www.surfacelibrary.com) will host "Constructs," featuring new works by James Kennedy and Bob Bachler will be on view through June 6. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and by appointment.

Hampton Road Gallery
Featured artists Joe Strand and Jerry Schwabe will be on exhibit at Hampton Road Gallery (36 Hampton Road, Southampton). Additional members of the artist collective will also be on view, including Karyn Mannix, Ann Brandeis, Sally Breen, Judy Clifford, Joe Eschenberg, Steve Haweeli, Eileen Hickey-Hulme, Setha Low, Maria Pessino, Stephanie Reit, Marilyn Stevenson, Alec Vignoli, and Athos Zacharias. The exhibition will be on view through June 13. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Maiden Gallery
The Maiden Gallery, (19 Christopher Street, Between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC, www.chairandthemaiden.com) will exhibit "Stolen Moments" by artist Erika Kapin. The exhibition will run through June 20. Proceeds from the sale of one of the works will be donated to Fund Art Now.

The Crazy Monkey Gallery
The Crazy Monkey Gallery (136 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-3627, www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com) is presenting the works of Andrea McCafferty, Eileen Hickey-Hulme, Daphne Stern, and Daniel Schoenheimer. The exhibition will be on view through May 31.

"Passage" by artist Erika Karpin.

Lana Santorelli Gallery
The Lana Santorelli Gallery (110 West 26th Street, Ground Floor, New York City, 212-229-2111, lanasantorelligallery@gmail.com.) will present a group show "Lust, featuring works by Sari Wynne, Eric Levin, as well as Anne Alexander, Alana Appel, Lauri Burrier, Claudia Butz, Matthew Thomas Cianfrani, Sarah Dineen, Tyler Kandel, Eric Levin, Ytaelena Lopez, Gregory Prescott, Lana Santorelli, Doug Schwab, Frank Sheehan, William Stoehr, Gigi Stoll, Lubomir Tomaszewski, and Lee Vasu. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Summer hours, beginning Memorial Day weekend, are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Lust" runs through Friday, June 18. Additionally, the galley will hold a BookExpo Cocktail Party on Wednesday, May 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fifth Annual Outsider Art In The Hamptons
On Saturday, May 29 through Monday, September 6, Galerie BelAge (8 Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-5082, www.galeriebelage.com) will feature the Fifth Annual Outsider Art exhibition. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 6 p.m. There will be an Opening Night Reception on Saturday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring Live Outsider Music and Poetry Reading by self-taught artist, poet, and songwriter Phil Demise, who will be giving a rare musical solo performance and reading poems from his book "Periods." The NYC Gothic blues duo Lone Vein will also be performing live. A second reception will be held on Saturday, July 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a new exhibition and run through September 7.

This year's exhibition includes new artists never seen on Long Island and in some cases in the USA. Mediums include works in oils, acrylics, sculpture, photography, and video, with musical, dance & poetry performances on three separate occasions over the course of the exhibit.

Additionally there will be a satellite exhibit for the month of August at the Greenport Brewery's Gallery. The "UnHamptons North Fork Edition" of the "5th Annual Outsider Art in theHampton's, with a selection of art in coordination with the Westhampton's Beach Exhibition.

Work by David Benjamin Sherry at The Fireplace Project.

This year we are featuring two new local artists, Long Island painter Garance, an amazing Art Singulier artist originally from Switzerland and residing in the small town of New Suffolk on the North Fork. Her Large scale acrylic paintings dazzle the eye of the viewer, and Ronnie Wiener, from East Moriches is a new sculptor for this exhibition, This Sanctuary she has created is titled "A Room of One's Own." It is one in a series of outdoor environments dedicated to the creation of havens of creativity, meditation and inspiration drawn from the transformation of found objects, recycled and reinterpreted, and nature. The artist asks the viewer to use nature as an external stimulus and to experience the risk of entry into a simple and safe adventure within memory and the imagination. The objects are familiar coming from tranquil domestic references and the planted vegetables are self sustaining. The structure also references today's White House and its vegetable garden and emphasis on recycling. The artist uses the stained glassin all her Sanctuaries referencing early use of stained glass as a medium for bible storytelling in places of worship and meditative thinking. These exhibitions are a collaborative effort with three non-profit organizations; Fountain Gallery + Pure Vision Arts from New York City + Survivors Art Foundation. A combination of internationally recognized as well as emerging artists will be displaying amazing works in this exciting genre of art. Over 80 plus artists are exhibiting their work. The artists are from around the world, including France, Russia, Netherlands, Austria, England, China and through out the United States and Long Island.

The Fireplace Project
The Fireplace Project (851 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, 631-324-4666, www.thefireplaceproject.com) will exhibit David Benjamin Sherry "Always Now" solo exhibition from May 28 through June 28. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

John McWhinnie & Glenn Horowitz Bookseller
John McWhinnie & Glenn Horowitz Bookseller (36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631.-324-5561) will present Peter Dayton "The Beginning of an Era" New Work on display, May 29 to June 27. Gallery Hours are Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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