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This Week In Arts

Originally Posted: April 20, 2010

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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 from May 22 to June 27. An exhibit of sculpture, painting and film supporting the East End Student Film Project (EESFP). Based in Greenport, EESFP is an important resource for young people interested in film and video as a vocation, artistic outlet or means of communication and expression. There will be opneing reception on Saturday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Films created by the students will be shown throughout the exhibit as well as paintings and sculpture by artists 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.

East End Arts Council
The East End Arts Council and the Jamesport Manor Inn are pleased to present a new exhibit featuring local artists Roxanne Panero and JoAnne Dumas. The exhibit runs from May 7 to August 4, with an reception scheduled for Sunday, May 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The reception is free to the public and features local wines and artisanal cheeses; the Jamesport Manor Inn features seasonal and prix fix menus sure to tempt you to make an afternoon or evening of your visit to the Dimon Gallery. The East End Arts Council displays quarterly exhibits of selected members work at the Dimon gallery, located on the second floor of the magnificently renovated Inn, overlooking the vineyards one mile north of Main Road at 370 Manor Lane Jamesport. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is open to the public during business hours. All artwork is also for sale. For more information call the East End Arts Council at 631-727-0900, or go to www.eastendarts.org.

EEAC will hold a Downtown Dance Party on Saturday, May 22 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in conjunction with the Storefront Gallery Exhibit and will features live music by Center Stage, a Riverhead Band that believes in giving back to the arts and their hometown. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets will be sold until Thursday May 20. The event will feature a cash bar and delicious pub food provided by Digger O'Dell's Fine Food and Spirits, Riverhead's own Irish pub. The Storefront Gallery Exhibit is a juried exhibition sponsored by the East End Arts Council featuring water-themed large art works on display in vacant storefront windows along Main Street throughout the entire summer. Both Apollo and Riverhead Enterprise have donated the use of their storefront windows for the exhibit. The location at 121 East Main Street in Riverhead is one of a number of downtown sites that have had occupancy issues, to the consternation of both landlords and locals. Riverhead Enterprise, the owners of 121 East Main, were thrilled with the idea that they could pitch in to help the Arts Council and offered the use of the building at no charge. "Riverhead Enterprise is pleased to be able to participate in the efforts being made by the East End Arts Council to enhance the downtown Riverhead area," states Sheldon Gordon, Managing General Partner.

Artwork by Michael Carson on view at Richard J. Demato Gallery.

Other local sponsors include the Riverhead Business Improvement District, and Center Stage Band. Charlie Parker, bassist and lead man for the band, states "Fred Bess and I were original members of the Big Men. We played for all the local school proms and special events downtown back in the day. We even represented Riverhead's day at the 1964 World's Fair in the NY pavilion! The members of Center Stage all come from Riverhead - we all believe in revitalizing the down town area and want to play a part in its rebuilding." Center Stage will be playing great danceable hits from the 1950s,1960s, 1970s and today, including Motown favorites.

Richard J. Demato Gallery
The Richard J. Demato Gallery (90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-1161, rjdgallery.com) will present Michael Carson "The Muse and the Music" opening reception on Saturday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring music from Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Della Reese, and The Righteous Brothers. Carson graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design and diligently worked in that field for seven years. Throughout that period he became drawn to and somewhat obsessed with painting. He ultimately left his design career to become a full-time artist and pursued his love of painting. His work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. "My work is almost always figurative. It's just what I find most interesting. And challenging. Once you allow yourself to concentrate so fully on one subject you will be able to explore the other aspects of painting, which is really what I love. The brushwork, the edges and color combinations allow me to maintain my sense of design. I also paint wet, which allows the paint to move easily throughout the canvas. I always try to make the work look effortless or simple. I like to be able to see the actual brush stoke up close and get that sense of knowing exactly how I painted it. I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and hands. They tell the story or create an interesting pose. I also love the process of evolution of the work as time goes. I love all the intentional decisions as well as the accidents that end up working and follow me into my next piece."

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.

East End Arts Council
Two simultaneous "Street Painting Demonstrations" to preview the 14th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival will be held on Saturday, May 15 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The events are free and open to the public, and are presented by the East End Arts Council. Martha Clara Vineyard's patio tasting room will host street painting artists Bryan DeLuca and Lianne Alcon. They will be creating street paintings directly on the patio floor, and you can watch the whole process as a beautiful drawing develops right before your eyes. Martha Clara Vineyard is located at 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, 631-298-0075. A second street painting demonstration will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, located at 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, 631-208-9200. Artist Joanne McGiveron will be creating a large street painting on the sidewalk at the Aquarium for all to enjoy. The 14th Annual Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, presented by the East End Arts Council, will be held this year on Sunday, May 30 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (rain date Monday, May 31, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). The day-long celebration includes an art and craft show and sale, a street painting festival, performances by local musicians, and several interactive activities for children including arts and crafts, storytelling, face painting, a drummer's circle and hoop dancing. A call for exhibiting artists is available to print at www.eastendarts.org. The Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival invites experienced street painting artists, and those who wish to try their hand at it, to apply for available Street Painting squares through our website, www.eastendarts.org. The squares are given on a first-come basis. You will be notified of acceptance prior to the event. Squares are also available to purchase the day of the event, as a fundraiser for the East End Arts Council.

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.

Artists Alliance Of East Hampton
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. Haim Mizrahi will have a solo show, titled "Retrospective" at the 4 North Main Street Gallery in Southampton from May 21 to May 31, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Many members will be participating in the Springs Improvement Society Members' Show at Ashawagh Hall, May 28 to May 31, with a reception on Friday, May 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a $5 donation at the door, to cover the cost of wine and hors d'ouevres.

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