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This Week In The Arts

Originally Posted: February 19, 2009

Open Studio In Southampton
Sheila Isham is pleased to announce that an Open Studio will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 12 noon to 7 p.m., at her studio at 56 Mariner Drive in Southampton. Several bodies of work will be on display, including her recent Tantric Interplay collages and a Calligraphy series. The Open Studio is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sheila Isham at 631-283-6297.

Filmmaker and writer Robin Deacon will be developing his long-term research project
about the late American performance artist Stuart Sherman at The Watermill Center.

Spring Residencies Begin At The Watermill Center
On Friday, Feb. 23, The Watermill Center (39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, 631-726-4628, www.watermillcenter.org) welcomes British filmmaker and writer Robin Deacon who will be developing his long-term research project about the late American performance artist Stuart Sherman. Since 2006, Deacon has gathered video footage, testimonials and written descriptions of Sherman's solo performance works and at The Watermill Center he will further develop and explore the conundrum of Sherman's methodology through transcription and physical re-enactment of the artist's performances. Deacon will be at the Center until March 8, showing an open rehearsal on March 7 at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.watermillcenter.org/events/upcoming.php to make a reservation.

Oscar Night At Bay Street Theatre
This year, make Oscar night an event to remember by heading to Bay Street Theatre (Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9500, www.baystreet.org) in Sag Harbor to watch the 81st Academy Awards on the big screen. Night coverage begins with Bay Street's own version of the red carpet, with local TV and media on hand and will feature a number of raffles for prizes, including free theatre tickets, interesting pieces from Bay Street's prop and wardrobe collections, a spa treatment, and a 50/50 raffle - where Bay Street will split the pot with the lucky winner. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Late Winter Poetry And Prose Salon
The Snake Hollow Studio (221 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 631-537-5237) will be hosting an evening of readings by poets David Egan and Mark Branker and writer Rob Austin on Saturday Feb. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sushi, home-baked pastry and coffee will be served. Feel free to bring your favorite wine or sake. Space is limited so email artist@hamptonsartist.com or call Lynn at 631-537-5237.

Donny McCaslin Performs At Bedell Cellars
Bedell Cellars (36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, 631-734-7537, www.bedellcellars.com) presents live music on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. by Donny McCaslin. Donny McCaslin is an instrumental jazz performer who will be performing with a trio at this performance. There is no charge for the performance. For more information call Bedell Cellars at 631-734-7537.

Cabaret @ The Bay Presents A Moulin Rouge Evening
This Saturday evening at 10 p.m. The Bay Street Theatre's (Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9500, www.baystreet.org) weekly Cabaret @ The Bay evening will feature a performance by Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss. The duo will be playing cool jazz, swinging standards and French Bistro Songs in a "Moulin Rouge" themed evening. Judging by the crowd at last week's show, it's recommended to arrive early. Tickets are $20.

Love & Passion 4: Venus Envy On Display At Ashawagh Hall
There will be an opening reception for the fourth annual "Love & Passion" exhibit to help raise funds for Ashawagh Hall with a 50/50 raffle on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show, curated by Karyn Mannix features the work of over 50 artists including Dennis Leri, Rosa Hanna, Len Bernard, Linda Capello, Setha Low and Nick Tarr to name a few. The show opens to the public at 12 noon and will remain on view Sunday, Feb. 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. The show contains explicit content that may not be appropriate for children.

Opening Reception For Jazz On The Vine
The 'jazzy art' of Sibylle-Maria Pfaffenvichler and the exquisite, small abstract images of John Randolph will be on display at the Jamesport Manor Inn's Rosalie Dimon Gallery. The opening reception, held on Feb. 22 at the Roslie Dimon Gallery at 3 p.m. and will feature the jazz stylings of Serenade, a guitar and flute duo featuring Gerald Saulter and Michelle LaPorte.

"Partners In Progress" Exhibit At The Eastville Heritage House
The Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor presents "Partners in Progress," an exhibit consisting of a collection of photographs that portray the civil rights struggle during the 1960s. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Eastville Heritage House (139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-4711) and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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