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Originally Posted: September 14, 2010

Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg photographs on view at Vered Gallery. (All images provided by artists and galleries)

Vered Gallery
Lady Gaga Performing: Photographs by Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg will be on view at the Vered Gallery from October 8 through October 29, with an Opening Reception for the Artist on October 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lautenberg captures History through her lens, whether political, natural or social. The exhibition is can also be seen online at www.veredart.com. Beginning with her first major 'shoot' of President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yassir Arafat signing the Peace Accord on the White House lawn, in 1993, Lautenberg reached for the exceptional moments in history. She's photographed gorilla families, polar bears and other endangered animals; and remote indigenous peoples in India, Japan, Vietnam, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Hudson Bay area of Canada; along with the simple and exceptional beauty that surround us. Lady Gaga Performing: Photographs by Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg is hot, wild and exceptional. Works by Lautenberg are in many public collections including the Smithsonian Museum and private collections including Mr. Eli Broad, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Weisman, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fischbach, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mark, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lane. Vered Gallery Modern exhibits works by Milton Avery, Robert Rauschenberg, Niki de Saint Phalle, Steven Klein, Man Ray, Willem de Kooning, Norman Bluhm, Boaz Vaadia and Andy Warhol in Gallery II. Gallery hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For further information or high resolution images call 631-324-3303 or damienaroman@veredart.com.

Artwork by David Geiser.

Walk Tall Gallery
Walk Tall Gallery (197 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, 631-681-1572, walktallgallery@yahoo) will exhibit David Geiser from October 9 through November 8. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a benefit reception on Saturday, October 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for The East Hampton Day Care Center - partial proceeds donated. There will also be a closing reception on November 6. "The work is, quite frankly, astounding - from a very accomplished artist who's process is as fascinating as his vision. - in his allowing the chemical and physical properties of the materials to partially dictate the imagery. We have never seen anything like it" according to gallery owner Wendy Wachtel. The Promotional Partner: is Mozel Katzner of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Ashawagh Hall
"Reader - Giving Voice to Verse" produced and hosted by Teri Kennedy will take place at Ashawagh Hall Sunday, October 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring the poetry of Siv Cedering, Frank O'Hara, Robert Long, Allen Planz, and Francisco Sainz. Readers include Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Fran Casten,
Elena Prohaska, Michelle Murphy Strada, Jesse Rosenthal, Deirdre LaPenna, Lucas Hunt, Eve Elliot and Monica Enders. Ashawagh Hall is located at Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton.

"The Wave" by Paton Miller on view in Southampton.

Julie Keyes Presents
Julie Keyes will present a group of New York artist Denise Regan's new work on Thrusday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 551 West 21st Street, 4th Floor, New York City.

A Curator's Choice
A Curator's Choice will present Paton Miller's show of new and archival works never before shown, to open Wednesday, October 6 and run through Wednesday, October 13 at 4 N. Main Street Gallery in Southampton. The opening reception is Saturday, October 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Miller's work is in the permanent collections of Long Island's three major art museums: Guild Hall, The Parrish and the Hecksher. William and Mary College in Virginia has recently acquired the John T. Spike Collection of Paton Miller's work. The show is curated by Deirdre Guest and Liz Kramer of Homework in the Hamptons. Private viewings available. Call 631-725-4004 or mail@homeworkinthehamptons.com.

Artwork by June Kaplan at Crazy Monkey Gallery.

Crazy Monkey Gallery
During the month of October, the Crazy Monkey Gallery will feature two artist members. June Kaplan, long time Amagansett resident, artist and poet, has been painting on and off since the late 1970s. Since the fall of 2008, she has created a large body of work, concentrating on art full time. Several of her poetic, semi-abstract paintings of nature, including elements of the universe surrounding us, the sun and the moon, will be on view. Eileen Hickey-Hulme uses unconventional media, such as lipstick, nail polish and glitter, to create her unconventional images. Her work is influenced by modernist, feminist and surreal themes. She creates her pearlescent, abstract images often juxtaposing images of power with those of fragility. The icons found in her work - the rose, nude figure, fabric, rugs, and ceramics - are used to challenge the traditional way of thinking about the masculine and feminine models. Also on view will be paintings by Ruth Rogers-Altmann, Len Bernard and Lance Corey, and photographs by Andrea McCafferty and Sara Petitt. The exhibit opens on October 1, and will be on view through October 31. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. The Crazy Monkey Gallery is open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information go to www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.

Studio East Gallery
Studio East Gallery (120 Front Street, Suite #9, Greenport, 631-477-2676, www.studioeastgallery.com) will present members Alice Nutini Pecoraro and Lorraine Browne, and the "Landscape II Show." October's reception will be held on Saturday, October 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring music by "The Ramblers." The Greenport Gallery Walk is on Saturday, October 16. There will be a wine and cheese reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at both receptions. Shows run through November 1. Studio East Gallery members Alice Pecoraro and Lorraine Browne have been members since 2009 and also paint at our Studio E in Miller Place since its opening. Pecoraro also shows artwork here and in Florida and Browne was admitted to her first juried show in 2007 at the North Shore Art Guild. The Bell'Arte group is a dynamic, diversified group of artists from the Hamptons, who show together at many venues here on the East End and present the public with different artistic skills such as painting in many styles, fused and stained glass works and neo-constructivist sculptures. Members include Studio East Gallery member Anna Franklin, Cynthia Lowen, Georjana Macri, Lynn Martell, and Mary Milne and Bob Schwarz. As their guests, they will be joined by Mary Mulholland, painter, and Brigitte Lenihan, photographer, a mother and daughter team of artists. This Mother and Daughter show by Anita Amico a multi media artist whose favorite subject is portraits as well as her daughter Annmarie Laface who prefers a more whimsical dream effect both enjoy working with many different subjects. At this time both are members of the Northshore Art Guild and are also showing in various locations. Studio East Gallery is extremely proud to feature and support these emerging, local artists and musicians. open call if you want to use this also. Open call for November 13 through December 6: Abstract & Sculpture Show - all mediums accepte. Receiving for show: October 28, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Miller Place, October 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and October 30, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Greenport. Reception on Saturday, November 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments served.

Artwork by Lynn Geesaman at Tulla Booth Gallery.

Tulla Booth Gallery
The Tulla Booth Gallery (66 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-3100, www.tullaboothgallery.com) presents "Autumn" a group exhibit featuring the drama and color of fall. The contempory photographer's visions in this exhibit include images of fields, and gardens waning down for the inevitable winter season. Lynn Geesaman's famous illustrative, impressionist landscapes and gardenscapes have a distinctive shimmering style. The detail in her photographs form the base of the images, but it is the soft unfocused surface that reminds the viewer of Impressionist painting. Born in Cleveland in 1938, Geesaman was introduced to photography while studying physics at Wellesley College. An interest in gardens led to research, travel and photography in England, France, Belgium, Italy and Germany. Among the many honors she has received are the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and the Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award and a Jerome Foundation award in 1989. Geesaman's monograph, "Poetics of Place," was published by Umbrage Editions in 1998. Her work is represented in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Biblioteque National in Paris, and among many private collections. The Tulla Booth Gallery, founded in 2003, features both vintage and 20th century contemporary photography. We offer authentic images by some of the finest photographers both established, world renowned and emerging photographers. We show authentic celebrity and documentary by Magnum photographers as well as local land and seascapes still-life by wellknown emerging artists. It is our goal to present collectable iconic, timeless images that transcend their subject. We present an on site service bring art to the client's home. It is a great experience for the client and us as they build their collections with art they love. Gallery Hours are 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

One of the winning photographs in the Downtown Riverhead competition.

Downtown Riverhead's Summer Of 2010 Best Photos Announced
Images of Beauty and Light, Not Blight, in Downtown Riverhead - The nearly 400 entries in the 2010 Downtown Riverhead Summer Photo Contest show another side to a town associated with blight. The photographers captured images of a blossoming downtown Riverhead with large crowds, penetrating insights, quiet moments, forgotten times, new life, and hidden treasures that challenge viewers to rethink preconceived notions and re-imagine the future of downtown. Of the 400 entries, 45 were selected as finalists by a panel of judges, and nine were voted as winners by the public in online polls. The three contest categories for 2010 were: (1) Neighbors & Neighborhoods, (2) Fashion, Food & Fun, and (3) River Revival. "This year's contest categories were challenging for downtown Riverhead, but the photographers did an amazing job," said Nancy Swett, one of the contest organizers and the founder of iloveriverhead, a new community organization committed to revitalizing downtown Riverhead. "In terms of how winners were determined, the combination of expert judges, public sentiment, and social media in a town where the internet hasn't played a big role yet is thought provoking as well." In its second year, the Downtown Riverhead Summer Photo Contest is a free online photography contest that runs from July 1 through August 31. Contestants take photos and upload them to the contest group on Flickr. In early September, a panel of judges selects finalists in each of the contest's categories. The public votes in online polls on www.iloveriverhead.com through September 30 to determine winners. First, second and third place winners are awarded prizes and certificates at the Riverhead Country Fair in October. This year, the Riverhead Country Fair is on Sunday, October 10, and the photo contest awards ceremony will take place at approximately 12:30 p.m. on the Main Stage behind the vacant Sweezey's building. The winning photographs will be on display at Town Hall starting on December 10 and run for three months. Several organizations sponsored and coordinated the contest, including: Riverhead Free Library, East End Arts Council, Riverhead Business Improvement District, Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, Riverhead Rotary Club, Town of Riverhead, and iloveriverhead.

deCordova Gallery
The deCordova Gallery (538 Main Street, Greenport, 631-477-0620, www.decordovagallery.com) will present "Interlude" which will run from October 15 through November 7. This is an opportunity to present works by Georgia Charuhas, Hector deCordova, Rosamaria Eisler, Guillermo Espinasse, Bryan Landsberg, Barbara McClatchie and Don Saco. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and also by appointment or when the red banner is flying. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 16 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., there will also be demonstrations by some of the artists during the Greenport Gallery.

Ross School Alumni To Show Films At HIFF
Grant Curatola - "Death and the Blue Eyed Boy" on Thursday, October 7, at 2 p.m., and Monday, October 11, 8:30 p.m.; Alexa Barrett, "Where Are You Goingh? Where Have You Been?" on Sunday, October 10, at 10:15 p.m. and Monday, October 11, at 7:15 p.m.; Forrest Gray "And Everything Is Going Fine" on Friday, October 8, at 6:45 p.m. and Monday, October 11, at 2 p.m. Curatola and Barrett will each present a short, the first inspired by the classic horror film, "The Omen," the latter an adaptation of a short story by Joyce Carol Oates. Meanwhile, musician Forrest Gray scored the music for a documentary on his father, Spalding Gray. Curatola '07 will show his film, "Death and the Blue Eyed Boy." This eight-minute short was filmed for his junior thesis at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The film follows a young boy, Charlie, who attends his first day of school and develops a crush on Dana, a girl in his class. However, secretly Dana is evil. Charlie does not heed warnings about her and trouble ensues. Grant filmed locally and cast local students including Pierson student Theo Gray and Ross student Dillon Kab, who played the two leading roles, as well as Ross students and alumni Cameron Burton, Michael Vanegas, Michael Iacono, Adin Doyle, Bryant Yunker, Emma Engel and Kendra Tatkon-Kent. Ross teacher Kimble Humiston appears in a cameo as The Driver. Barrett '10 directed a narrative short adapted from a work of literature by Joyce Carol Oates, "Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?" The chilling piece was based on a true story of a serial murderer in Tucson, Arizona. It is a cautionary tale of a teenager who when acting provocatively attracts the attention of a sociopath who then proceeds to psychologically torment his victim. This year's first place Student Film Project winner at Guild Hall, the short stars Ross student Christina Bozsik and Ross teacher Kenneth Kilfara. It also features Ross student Devon Leaver, Ross parent Jean Hazelton and Thomas C. Higgins, Francis Leik and Phoebe Rogers. Gray '10 scored the music for a documentary "And Everything is Going Fine," directed by Steven Soderbergh, on his father, Spalding Gray. The film, co-produced by Forrest's mother, Kathie Russo, screened at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and at the South by Southwest Festival. Forrest, a talented musician, who has cameos in the film as a toddler, is a compilation of interviews and performance footage of this extraordinary monologist who may be best known for his unforgettable play, "Swimming To Cambodia."

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Presents
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Presents "Mamo Jo and Splinter Fish" artist Davis Murphy. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mamo Jo (the ancient Caribbean name for mermaids) and Splinter Fish will showcase Murphy's extraordinary skills in copper sculpture; his mermaids mystical and enchanted juxtaposed with primitive and textural carved wooden fish. This exhibit is a testimony to the artist's love of the sea and his diverse and unique talents as an artist. Murphy, a native of Long Island and avid sailor, has finally navigated to 41 N degrees latitude and 72 W degrees longitude. Featuring Jazz Saxophonist Kate Mohanty and food by Piping Plover of Southold. This exhibit will run through November 21. For more information on the artist check davismurphy.net. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Joslin Diabetes Camp in memory of Austin T. Comando.

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