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This Week In The Arts

Originally Posted: March 11, 2009

"Begetting" by Haim Mizrahi.

Haim Mizrahi's Solo Show At Ashawagh Hall
This weekend at Ashawagh Hall, artist Haim Mizrahi will be showing his paintings in a solo show "Begetting." The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 21 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature percussion music by the artist and special guests. The show will continue on Sunday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with poetry readings at 3:30 p.m. by local poets. Call 631-329-0055 for information.

Six Degrees Of Separation At The Hampton Theatre Company
The Hampton Theatre Company will welcome spring with John Guare's seminal and award-winning play, "Six Degrees of Separation," opening on March 19 at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue. Exploring many of the same themes as Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities," the play recounts the true story of a 1983 Park Avenue confidence scheme. "Six Degrees of Separation" will be presented from March 19 through April 5 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays) and $10 for students under 21. Group discounts are available upon request. For further information or to reserve seats, call the Hampton Theatre Company at 631-653-8955, email hamptontheatre@optonline.net or visit www.hamptontheatre.org.

Watermill Center Open Rehearsal
Watermill artist-in-residence Lisa Erb will present Kanon: Livestream thinking loudly, a virtual performance that will engage online collaborators and visitors to The Watermill Center. Erb will conclude her residency on March 20 with a lecture/performance. From Sunday, March 15 through Thursday, March 19, she will encourage participation from the local community between
3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each day of Erb's seven-day stay at Water Mill, the Munich-based artist will study themes and the metaphysics of the nature that surrounds The Water Mill Center as a way of understanding virtual collaboration and creation. During this residency, Erb will conduct a livestream communication between Watermill, "Laboratorium Erb" and outside collaborators. Reservations can be made at lisaerb.eventbrite.com.

Marlene Markard makes her Bay Street Cabaret debut.

Spring Benefit At LongHouse Reserve
On Thursday, March 19, the LongHouse Reserve will host an intimate evening benefit at one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States, The Lotos Club in New York City. Long-time supporter and Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Albee will join Tony Award winning actress Marian Seldes at The Lotos Club for a dramatic reading of Edward Albee's one-act play "Counting the Ways." Prior to the reading attendees will enjoy an elegant reception and dinner in one of the historic Lotos Club's magnificent dining rooms. Dessert will follow the performance. The reception and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the reading will take place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $250, $500, and $1,000 for the reception, dinner and reading, $150 for reading and dessert only. Contact Joanne Sohn for tickets: joanne@longhouse.org or visit the website at www.longhouse.org.

Cabaret @ The Bay Resumes Saturday
On Saturday, March 21, cabaret artist Marlene Markard makes her Bay Street debut, singing both standards and classic favorites for young and old to enjoy. While Marlene is also an accomplished classical pianist (having studied at Juilliard, The Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music), on this evening she will be accompanied by a pianist she works with often, Dee Laveglia. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $20. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 631-725-0818, ext. 110.

Oscar Nominated Shorts At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
On Saturday, The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will be showing five Oscar nominated short films: "Toyland" from Germany - a boy in 1942 is convinced his Jewish neighbors are being shipped off to Toyland; "On The Line" from Germany/Switzerland is about a security guard who is infatuated with a clerk); "New Boy" from Ireland where a young African moves to Ireland to attend his new school; "Manon On The Asphalt" from France focuses on a young woman who contemplates her life as she faces possible death; and Denmark's "The Pig," in which a man in a hospital room is comforted by a painting of a pig. There will be no Friday showing. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $3 for film society members.

Lisa Erb will present Kanon: Livestream thinking loudly

Juried Art Show At The Retreat
The Retreat, the only non-profit domestic violence agency serving the East End of Long Island is pleased to announce their Juried Art Show. This show gives artists from all over the world an opportunity to have their work judged by three distinguished names in the art world: Ann Chwatsky, photographer and Faculty at New York University; Helen Harrison, curator and Director of the Pollock-Krasner House; Gavin Spanierman, Director of Spanierman Gallery in NYC and East Hampton. The top 30 entries, as selected by the above jurors, will be shown in a group show opening on May 9 at the Hampton Road Gallery/Peter Marcelle Contemporary in Southampton. The "Best In Show" of the group show will receive a solo exhibition at Peter Marcelle Contemporary in Southampton at a date to be determined.

The entry fee is $50 per entry, limit of three entries ($150). 100 percent of the entry fee is tax deductible and will support the Retreat's Domestic Violence Services. The deadline is March 25. For more information call Heather at 631-329-4398 or email artcontest@theretreatinc.org or download the form at www.theretreatinc.org/artcontest.html.

"Letra A" by Goran Petmil

Houses Of The Hamptons On Display At Engel & Volkers
An exhibit entitled "Houses of the Hamptons" by Goran Petmil will be open to the public tomorrow, Saturday, March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Engel & Volkers Southampton office at 20 Main Street. Petmil's newest exhibition is a series of collages of painted and cut paper to represent homes in the Hamptons. He has lived in the Hamptons for 15 years and is now using this collages to create new paintings inspired and directed to real estate people, buyers, and sellers.

Trees: Branches, Flowers & Leaves Exhibit At New Century Artists Gallery
From March 17 to March 28, Judy Clifford will be displaying some of her paintings at the New Century Artist Gallery in New York City. Opening reception on March 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call the gallery at 212-367-7072 or visit www.newcentruyartists.org.

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