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Originally Posted: July 29, 2009


“A Place Apart” by Jeff Muhs will be on display at Tiffany & Co. in East Hampton. All images courtesy of artists and galleries

Oil And Gold By Jeff Muhs At Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. (53 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-1700) is turning into an art gallery from Aug. 1 through Sept. 13. The work of prominent East End artist Jeff Muhs will be on display in a show entitled "Oil and Gold" comprised of works in oil on gold leaf all based on the landscape of the East End. Muhs will donate 10 percent of the paintings sold at Tiffany & Co. to support Guild Hall.

"Untitled" by Eric Fischl is one of the beach inspired pieces included in his book, "Beach Paintings," which he will be signing at the Rizzoli Bookstore in The Empire Gallery.

Eric Fischl Book Signing At The Rizzoli Bookstore In The Empire Gallery
The Rizzoli Bookstore at Empire Gallery in Sag Harbor, will have Eric Fischl signing copies of his recently published book, "Beach Paintings" on Aug. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be an exhibition of selected works from this series from Aug. 1 through Aug. 16. "Beach Paintings" is a compilation of 200 of Eric Fischl's beach-inspired works and is a celebration of life at the beach by one of the most significant American painters of nudes and figurative works today. This collection of the artist's beach paintings - the first book to bring together this exceptional body of work - unites paintings, photographs, watercolors, charcoals, and more in a sumptuous volume that is an ode to beach culture and a book to treasure long after summer ends.

Collage Art With Oliver Peterson
Sag Harbor artist Oliver Peterson will be hosting "Collage Art with Oliver," a free three-week workshop for children ages 10-18, beginning on Friday, July 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library (201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-0049). Participants will learn various collage techniques using an array of materials and textures, culminating in a piece of mixed-media art that exhibits their individual style. Peterson was named one of Long Island Pulse Magazine's "Artist VIPs" of 2008, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Newsday and it can be seen at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton.

Adam Gopnik will be lecturing at Guild Hall as part of the Pollock-Krasner House Annual Lecture Series.

Annual Pollock-Krasner House Lecture At Guild Hall
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center will present the Annual Pollock-Krasner Lecture on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. in the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, (158 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-4050). The speaker is the award-winning New Yorker essayist and best-selling author Adam Gopnik, who will speak on "Darwin, Lincoln and the Sound of Liberalism." Tickets are $15, or $13 for Guild Hall and Pollock-Krasner House members. For ticket purchase, call the John Drew Theater Box Office at 631-324-4050.
Then And Now: Laurie Anderson And Alexandra Munroe At LongHouse Reserve
On Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m., LongHouse Reserve (133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, 631-329-3568) will present a conversation with two remarkable women - revolutionary, world-renowned performance artist, Laurie Anderson and scholar, author and curator, Alexandra Munroe. Their paths crossed again this year, when Anderson's sound sculpture was featured by Munroe in the Guggenheim's groundbreaking exhibition, "The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989". Alexandra Munroe is currently a curator of Asian art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Performance At Benson-Keyes Art
Benson-Keyes Art (Leecon Court, Southampton, 631-523-5157) will host the 4 R's: Reflections on RestRiction, RestRaint and Release on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. The performance by Oddfellows Playhouse presents a collaborative theatrical installation conceived and directed by Maria Pessino. The artists, musicians and performers create a series of colorful dynamic Tableaux Vivants as they intermingle with the gallery viewers, revealing different characters hovering within inner landscapes. Call for more information.

"The Hamptons" by Jessica Pinsky will be on display at The Gallery Sag Harbor starting this weekend

Matt Nolen And Jessica Pinsky Exhibit At The Gallery
A selection of ceramic works by Matt Nolen and sewn pieces of oil on canvas by Jessica Pinsky titled "An Artist and Her Mentor" will open to the public at The Gallery Sag Harbor (125 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-7707) on Saturday, Aug. 1 and remain on display until Monday, Sept. 7. The exhibition opens with a gala reception on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the Tzedakah Fund of Temple Israel. A portion of the evening's sales will be donated. Call for details.

Two Events At Canio's Books
On Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at Canio's Books (290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-4926) author Mary Cummings will speak about her work on "100 Years of Healing: Southampton Hospital 1909-2009," a history that examines why, 100 years ago, the fashionable resort community did not have any medical facility. The book also recounts how leaders of the summer colony and the local community joined forces to found and support Southampton Hospital. Then on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. New Yorker cartoonist Gahan Wilson will talk about his art and story writing at Canio's. Since the 1950s, Wilson has crossed genres as artist, writer and editor, with impressive dexterity. He may be best known for his cartoons, which appeared in numerous magazines, including the New Yorker. Wilson draws in a playfully grotesque style, and his cartoons echo a dark humor. His influences are artist Charles Addams and fantasy writer H.P. Lovecraft. The readings are free and open to the public.

Recent Works By Lola Schnabel At The Tripoli Gallery
The opening reception of Infinite Blinding Beam, an exhibit of new works by artist Lola Schnabel, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art (30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-377-3715). Refreshments will be served. The show will be on exhibit through Aug. 20. The Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art is open every day.

Amy Zerner Book Signing At Keyes Art
Experience this feast for the senses. Enchanted: The Collages and Tapestries of Amy Zerner will be shown from Thursday, July 30 through Thursday, Aug. 13 at Keyes Art (12 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-680-7766). Zerner will be on hand for an opening and book signing on Saturday Aug. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"Still a Work in Progress" by Ramiro is included in a group show at The Grenning Gallery's new Sag Harbor location.

Opening Reception At The Grenning Gallery's New Location
There will be an opening reception for the "Passion for Painting" show featuring the recent works of Ramiro, Melissa Franklin, and Nelson H. White at the Grenning Gallery (17 Washington Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-8469). The reception will be from 6 p.m. to 8 pm on Saturday, Aug. 1 and will be their Grand Opening at their new location, 17 Washington Street in Sag Harbor. These long-term Grenning Gallery painters return with a range of works from their studios, personal interiors form their home, as well as fresh local and Italian landscapes. The exhibit will hang until Aug. 17.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

Romany Kramoris Gallery Presents Christopher Engel
The Romany Kramoris Gallery (41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-2499) will be presenting works by Christopher Engel in a show called "Bloom-Angels and Prophets, Part II) through Aug. 6.

The McNeill Art Group Presents "Hats Off"
Beth McNeill of The McNeill Art Group announces the opening of "Hats Off," a group show highlighting works by regional and international contemporary artists' at RVS Fine Art in Southampton. Literally take your "Hats Off" to contemporary artists Kevin Berlin, Perry Burns, Fabrice Dupre, Tapp Francke, Ella Giova, Steve Mannino, Jeff Muhs, John Schuyler and Bob Schwarz. The show runs through Aug. 13.

42nd Artists Invitational to be held at Ashawagh Hall.

42nd Annual Artists Of The Springs Invitational Exhibition At Ashawagh Hall
This year on July 31, the Invitational celebrates its 42nd anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the heart of the Hall, the Springs Improvement Society. Over the years the most talented and renowned artists of the South Fork have participated in the show - and this year is no different. The curators, Eric Ernst and David Gamble, have invited artists known and unknown to hang small works, priced reasonably, for a delightful two-week period including the always popular and quite crowded Fisherman's Fair on Aug. 8.

Harriet Sawyer One Woman Show
From July 25 to Aug. 5, the Hampton Road Gallery (36 Hampton Road, Southampton, 631-204-9704) will be showing new works by artist Harriet Sawyer entitled "Eye of The Beholder."

The Crazy Monkey Gallery
The Crazy Monkey Gallery (136 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-3627) is featuring works by Marcia Tucker, Cynthia Sobel, Bob Savage and guest artist Sylvia Iskander. The exhibit will hang through Aug. 3.

Cuca Romley At Wintertree Gallery
Cuca Romley's show "From Manhattan to The Hamptons" will be on exhibit at the Wintertree Gallery (125 Main Street #2F, Sag Harbor, 631-725-0097). The exhibit will hang through Aug. 3.

"Lunch Money" by Randall Rosenthal on view at the Pamela Williams Gallery.


William King And Randall Rosenthal Exhibit At Pamela Williams Gallery
The Pamela Williams Gallery (167 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-7817) will be presenting an exhibit of sculptures by William King and Randall Rosenthal. The exhibition runs through Aug. 17.
Deep Dive Art Exhibit To Benefit CDCH
At The Design Studio, 2393 Main Street, Bridgehampton, 631-537-1999). Curated by Lisa Cooper and Joan Daidone of Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art the exhibit features works by Carol Bennett; Kimber Berry; Suzan Woodruff; and Rosalind Schneider. The exhibit will hang through Aug. 2.

Photographer Matt Weber To Show At Harpers Books
Harper's Books (66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-1131) is pleased to announce its second exhibition with New York photographer Matt Weber. The exhibit will hang until Aug. 7. For further information, contact Harper Levine or Kirsten Iverson at 631-324-1131, or mail@harpersbooks.com.

Sylvester & Co. At Home Presents Works By Dennis Lawrence
Sylvester & Co. at Home (154 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-9777) is pleased to show Dennis Lawrence's work in the gallery space at 154 Main Street in Amagansett. The show, entitled "Abstract Variations," runs through Aug. 8. For more information call Sylvester & Co. at Home at 631-267-9777 or visit their website at www.sylvesterathome.com.

Sally Breen Showing Local Inspiration At The Water Mill Musuem
Artist Sally Breen will be on exhibit with "Local Inspiration" at the Water Mill Museum (41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, 631-726-4625). The exhibit will hang until Aug. 10.

"Glow" by Sally Breen is at the Water Mill Museum.


Kidsummer Program Returns To The Parrish
The Parrish Art Museum (25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2118) is offering a variety of programs for children this summer, including its Kidsummer Art Camp, which begins July 6, as well as a selection of Kidsummer Art Workshops for children of all ages. During the program's five one-week sessions, campers learn techniques and create a variety of projects from mixed media including painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, textiles, and more. In addition, children will see action packed performances and go on special trips to other cultural institutions in the area, including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and the LongHouse Reserve. Kidsummer Art Camp is for children ages six to 11 and consists of five one-week sessions from July 9 through Aug. 7. The hours of the camp are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the cost is $375 per week for Parrish members, $475 for non-members. Two of the week-long sessions are already full, but a few spaces remain for the other weeks. For more information or to register, parents should call 631-283-2118, ext. 30.





Updated: July 30, 2009, 2:59 am
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