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Winter Salon Show

VSOP Projects in Greenport is presenting its third annual Winter Salon exhibition. Co-curated by the gallery’s director Jonathan Weiskopf and Greenport artist Dena Zemsky, the Winter Salon showcases work in a variety of media by a collection of established and emerging artists working within the North Fork community.

There will be a reception with the artists on Saturday, December 14, from 5 to 8 PM. Matchbook Distilling Co. and The Lin Beach House are offering complimentary, small-batch cocktails at the party.

In The Abstract

Folioeast in East Hampton is offering up In The Abstact, featuring the works of six East End artists: Roisin Bateman, Diane Englander, Nicholas Howey, Amy Wickersham, Janice Stanton, and Gus Yero. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the gallery’s 55 Main Street location. For more info, visit www.folioeast.com.

In Process @ The Watermill Center

On Saturday, December 14, the Watermill Center offers its ongoing series of open rehearsals, workshops, artist talks, and studio visits that invite the community to engage with the work of international artists-in-residence — Emily Furr, Dawn Kasper, Ni’Ja Whitson, and Sasha Wortzel. The Watermill Center invites audiences of all ages and backgrounds to gain insight into the creative process of artists, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work. Reservations are required.

The Watermill Center is also offering tours on December 14 and 20. Walk through history with a guided tour of the buildings, grounds, gardens, art collection, and study library. The collection contains over 5000 pieces representing all continents and many eras, from the Stone Age to the present. Situated on eight acres of land, the center is surrounded by verdant lawns and outdoor sculpture, meditation, and rooftop gardens. Visit www.watermillcenter.org to find out more.

Shadow And Light

Shadow and Light, featuring tapestries by Helena Hernmarck, opened on November 23 at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

Hernmarck is a Swedish-born, award-winning artist and weaver best known for her monumental tapestries designed for architectural settings. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and other institutions throughout the world.

“The Shelter Island history center is honored to have her works exhibited,” said executive director Nanette Lawrenson.

The exhibit, “Traces of Care,” depicting a portion of the 1652 purchase agreement of Shelter Island, will also be on display Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.

The pieces will remain in the Shelter Island Historical Society collection. Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.

For more information, visit www.shelterislandhistorical.org.

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