William Ris Gallery
The William Ris Gallery in Jamesport will host an opening reception on Saturday, February 16, from 4 to 7 PM to celebrate “WRG x NFAC: New Year, New Works.” This exhibition, a collaboration between the gallery and the North Fork Art Collective, will feature many new or never-before-seen works.
From Emma Ballou’s seasonally inspired landscape paintings, Scott Bluedorn’s nautical inspired visual storytelling, Dennis Chalkin’s dramatic and moody photography that taps into nostalgia, Kelly Franké’s elegant details on wood where the grain of the wood hints at the imagery which her charcoal drawings then unveil, Chris Hamilton’s awe-inspiring photography with his unique perspective as a sixth-generation bayman, Kara Hoblin’s whimsical yet soulful and therapeutic chalk drawings reflecting the impermanence of life, Cindy Pease Roe’s eco-conscious marine-plastic sculptures and paintings, Verona Penalba’s passionate and powerful female portraits, and Dalton Portella’s sensual celebrations of the sea and abstract form, art lovers will be rewarded with a gamut of artwork that reflect not only the special beauty of Long Island’s East End but the talent it attracts and nurtures.
An artist talk by the North Fork Art Collective artists will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 4 PM, and a National Women’s Day artist talk by the women of the NFAC will take place on Friday, March 8, from 6 to 8 PM. The show will run through March 10.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents its 2019 Student Exhibition. The show will run through March 10. Visit http://www.parrishart.org.
“Connections,” curated by Arlene Bujese, is on display at Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton. The show includes artists once represented by the Arlene Bujese Gallery in East Hampton, and a selection of artists the curator has met since closing the space in East Hampton in 2006.
Artists include Shari Abramson, Marcel Bally, Monica Banks, Priscilla Bowden, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Felisa Dell, Robin Gianis, Carol Hunt, Susan Lazarus Reimen, Dennis Leri, Christa Maiwald, Barry McCallion, Fulvio Massi, and Bo Parsons. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Priscilla Bowden. The show runs through February 24.
One Under the Sun
Suffolk County Community College celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit of paintings by Rani Carson. “One Under the Sun” will be displayed at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College through March 2 at the Lyceum Gallery. A reception will be held on Wednesday, February 27, from 4 to 6 PM.
Carson paints spiritual friends and experiences from within the Jamaican Rastafarian culture. Traveling between her studio in Oracabessa, Jamaica and Riverhead, she has created an intimate body of genre paintings.
Student Art Festival
Guild Hall in East Hampton presents its 27th annual Student Art Festival for grades K through 12. The show will run through February 24.
Robin Rice Gallery in NYC presents its first ever exhibition for Robin Rice titled “It’s About Time.” For decades, Rice has exhibited a wide variety of photographers at the gallery but never her own work. The show runs through March 17.
Folioeast presents “Hello Color!” a group exhibit featuring artists Peter Dayton, Michele D’Ermo, Dennis Leri, William Pagano, Anne Raymond, and George Singer at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The show will be on view through February 18.
East End Arts hosts the art exhibit, “Winter Scenes,” at the Riverhead Town Hall Gallery, featuring the photography of Paul Dempsey of Southampton. Dempsey describes himself as a fine art photographer and a “digital manipulator.” The current series of abstract work focuses on macro images of nature combined with additional exposures of ice, snow, sand, and sky. The exhibition runs through March 1, and can be visited during Town Hall open office hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM.