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This Week In Arts

Originally Posted: March 24, 2009

"Catelayas" by Hunt Slonem. Images courtesy of artists

Art Exhibit By Michael McDowell
On Saturday March 28 through March 29, Michael McDowell's solo exhibit "Raptures" will be on display at Ashawagh Hall. The show, which will be curated by Haim Mizrahi, will have an opening reception Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will remain on display Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information call 631-329-0055.

Perry Burns' Exhibiting New Works
Starting on March 26 and running through March 29, artist Perry Burns will be showing a collection of new works at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94 at 12th Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan. The show is open to Trade and VIP on March 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and opens to the public on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For hours and location information visit www.archdigesthomeshow.com and for other information contact the artist at perry@perryburnsart.com.

The Choral Society of the Hamptons Sings Spring's Praises
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will present its spring concert at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church on Main Street in East Hampton at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. Avid Williams, a guest conductor, will lead the Society in Haydn's Te Deum, Beethoven's Mass in C Major, and the Long Island premiere of M. Roger Holland II's "The Tribulation Suite," which the composer has described as "a suite in four movements based on Negro spirituals." The Te Deum will be accompanied by Thomas Bohlert, music director of the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, at the piano. The Mass in C Major and The Tribulation Suite will be accompanied by a guest pianist, Ah Ram Lee, and will feature four professional soloists, Lillian Roberts (soprano), Carol Robinson (mezzo-soprano), Scott Clausen (tenor) and Tyrone Aiken (bass/baritone). The Choral Society of the Hamptons is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tickets are $30, or $10 for those under 18, and may be purchased in advance by calling 631-204-9402, visiting the Choral Society's website at www.ChoralHamptons.org, or the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor. Tickets also will be available at the door.

"Untitled" by Hunt Slonem

New Workshop At Bay Street Theatre
Bay Street Theatre announced the latest addition of theatrical workshops to their programming line-up. This new initiative represents Bay Street's deep commitment to developing new works, and to providing a home for participating artists to explore and expand their creative inspirations. The premiere Workshop kicks off during the first week in April, with Director/Writer Ethan Silverman's project "Jack from Above," based on a true story by Jack Hofsiss. The workshop brings a group of artists together at Bay Street for a week of rehearsing, developing, and reworking this new project, culminating in a public performance on Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. The Workshop Series are supported by the Lucille Lortel Foundation. Tickets for the April 4 performance of "Jack from Above" are $20 and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. The Picture Show for this evening has been canceled, although the now popular 10 p.m. Cabaret @ The Bay Series will follow the show that evening with Long Island's favorite Denise Given and Company. Tickets are $20.

OLA Presents A Premiere Performance Of The Vagina Monologues In Spanish
On Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m., Eve Ensler's award winning compilation of monologues finally comes to the Latino Community of The Hamptons. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls. Directed by Minerva Perez Scelza and featuring community leaders such as Isabel Sepulveda and Sandra Dunn, this production will celebrate the strength and beauty of the women in our Latino community. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House (2357 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton,) and will feature live music, free concession goodies by Hampton Coffee Company, gift bags by Avon, DJ Chile, and more. Tickets are $15 - call 631-574-1040 for reservations.

New Exhibit At Vered Gallery
A new exhibition of Hunt Slonem's colorful paintings featuring a wide variety of flora and fauna will open at the gallery on Friday, March 27. The show will be on display through April 27. In Gallery II are paintings, photographs and sculptures by Avery, Chagall, de Kooning, Ferber, Francis, Kahn, Klein, Man Ray, Smith, Stella, and many others. The Gallery's hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Juried Art Show At The Retreat Submissions Due
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.

"Black And White Twister" by Perry Burns.

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.

Two New Open Rehearsals At The Watermill Center
On Friday, March 27, Katherina Radeva featuring, Jordan Gogov, will present her new piece, "Native Birds" at 7 p.m. The project has its roots in the sudden release of the six innocent Bulgarian nurses who were held captive in a Libyan prison from 1999 to 2007, wrongly convicted for purposefully infecting Libyan children with HIV. Ideas of abandonment, exile, periphery and notions of freedom are central in Radeva¹s work. In this project especially, she looks at the manifold elements that define what it is to be in Oexile¹ and how these elements implicate the individual and the collective from which he/she is a part. In Native Birds, Radeva aims to draw parallels between the Bulgarian nurses' position held captive in a foreign country her own position abroad. The physical realization of Native Birds will be a performance constructed around a live Bulgarian folklore singer, Jordan Gogov, mixed with video, animation and puppetry.

Then on Saturday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m., Linda Austin and Caroline Woolard will use their Watermill residency as a user-testing research laboratory for sculptural tools in a piece entitled "Was That You Or The House". The artists both use objects as catalysts for actions of simple wonder, though Austin is a dancer/choreographer and Woolard is an installation artist. Watermill's codified respect for the life of objects, as characters in a narrative waiting to unfold, makes Watermill the ideal space for an encounter between dancer and object. Austin and Woolard will use the Watermill Center to align conversations between objects and bodies, using Woolard's sculptural tools and Austin's movement to focus on the creation of small miracles with cross-disciplinary dialog. Misinterpretation, improvisation, and role reversal will produce works of surrealism that are entirely not made up. The dialogue that Watermill allows will fuel a collaborative performance in the spring.

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" 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, e-mail hamptontheatre@optonline.net or visit www.hamptontheatre.org.

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Guest (Perry Burns) from East Hampton says::
It was great to have my art featured on here almost two years ago. I invite you to check out my website http://www.perryburns.net to see my latest work. Thank you to Hamptons.com for your support and promotion after all of these years.
May 9, 2011 5:45 pm


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