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The RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Surreal Alternative.” Explore the rich and complex world of contemporary surrealism with works by Jorge Santos, Siya Fatih Gurbuz, Salvatore Alessi, Armando Valero, and more. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 PM.
A Touch of Spring
Quogue Library Art Gallery presents “A Touch of Spring” art installation. The exhibit will feature the works of Jean Arena-Barbieri, Susan Nadel, and Sheila Thompson. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 PM. Elizabeth Anne Hartman and Judith McDermott chair this show, which will be on exhibit through April 29.
The 80th annual Guild Hall Members Exhibition will open this weekend. It’s the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island. The show features 383 local artists. The 2018 judge is Connie H. Choi, associate curator of the permanent collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The show opens on Saturday, with a reception from 5 to 7 PM. The exhibit runs through May 19.
A Night Out With . . .
Nick & Toni’s and The Golden Eagle Studio in East Hampton continue their series of art workshops called “A Night Out With . . .” an artist of the evening. The art workshop is followed by dinner with the artist at Nick & Toni’s. On Wednesday, it’s Lesley O’Brock. Next Wednesday, Barbara Thomas.
The evening starts at 5:30 PM and the cost is $75 per person, which includes the art workshop (with any supplies needed) and the specially priced dinner, including tax and tip.
The Wednesday Group
The Wednesday Group, Plein Air Painters of the East End, presents “Nature’s Palette” at the Amagansett Library. The show runs through April 28.
East End Arts Council and Southampton Cultural Center present “The 7th Circle Art Exhibit,” on display at the latter’s Levitas Center for the Arts. The exhibit features three social and environmental artists: Janet Culbertson, Anna Jurinich, and Paula Ocampo. The show will run through April 30.
East End Arts presents an exhibit at the Riverhead Town Hall Gallery, “Journey of a Plein Air Artist,” featuring the works of photographer and world traveler Mery Flaherty. The art will be on display along the Walker Corridor through May 2018.
Hunting the Whale
“Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry” is on display at Rogers Mansion in Southampton. This interactive and inclusive exhibit adds new documents and artifacts, illuminating Southampton Village’s prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th Century height. The exhibit runs through August 4.
Seen and Unseen
The William Ris Gallery in Jamesport presents “Seen and Unseen,” paintings and drawings by Scott McIntire. The solo exhibit features 40 paintings and drawings that explore the interconnection of art, nature, and science. An artist talk will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 2 to 4 PM.
Sky Sea Land
Folioeast in East Hampton is showing “Sky Sea Land,” painting and photography by Scott Farrell, Jaime Lopez, Anne Raymond, and Barbara Thomas. The show runs through April 29.
East End Collected4
Paton Miller curated the Southampton Arts Center’s “East End Collected4,” the annual group show of works by new East End artists. The show will be on view through May 20. “East End Collected4” reflects Miller’s vision of this area as an ideal environment for artists.
Artists include Mary Abbott, Mike Ahearn, Hal Buckner, Perry Burns, Eteri Chkadva, Bonnie Cohen, Andrea Cote, Pierre Cote, Gregory Delahaba, James DeMartis, Ellen Frank, Elizabeth Geisler, Kimberly Goff, Elaine Grove, Michael Ferran, Sophie Howell, Dana Little, Steve Loschen, Kenny Mann, Mary Mattingly, Lindsay Morris, Roy Nicholson, Shimon Okshteyn, Mickey Paraskevas, Julia Scheuer, Kerry Sharkey-Miller, Liz Sloan, Neal Thomason, Abigail Vogel, and Dan Welden.
WHO ART THOU?
A group of eight Jewish artists have come together in search of a deeper understanding, insight, and connection to Judaism through their art in a multimedia exhibit entitled “Who Art Thou?” Honoring the late North Fork illustrator/sculptor Robert Strimban, the show is on view at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Greenport through May 20. Artists include Robert Strimban, Saul Rosenstreich, Debra Riva, Roberta Garris, Cookie Slade, Irma Strimban, Judith Kaufman Weiner, and Meryl Spiegel.
“Breaking Boundaries,” an exhibit of collages and paintings by Garance and jewelry by Elisca Jeanfonne is on display at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus Lyceum Gallery in Riverhead. The show runs through Saturday.
The Drawing Room in East Hampton presents “Spring Forward.” On view through May 7, this group show presents 10 artists, several of whom are new to the gallery program.
Established East End artists John Alexander, Robert Harms, Laurie Lambrecht, Kathryn Lynch, Aya Miyatake and Jean Pagliuso will be joined by four emerging artists: Gustavo Bonevardi, Hector Leonardi, John Torreano, and Fiona Waterstreet. Works on view comprise painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.
Word On The Street
The Watermill Center presents “Word On The Street,” a text-based public art initiative by House of Trees. The show consists of poetic and political banners created by international female artists and writers, in collaboration with Texas based female refugee fabricators. The lineup of artists and writers includes Carrie Mae Weems, Tania Bruguera, Anne Carson, Amy Khoshbin, Laurie Anderson, A.M. Homes, Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Holzer, House of Trees, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
Times Square Arts commissioned the exhibit, on view through June 19, by appointment only. Visit www.watermillcenter.org.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents “Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture,” organized by guest curator Therese Lichtenstein. The show is a comprehensive survey that explores the dynamic relationship between architecture, photography, and the viewer.
Seen through the lens of historical and architectural photographers from the 1930s to the present, “Image Building” offers a nuanced perspective on how photographs affect our understanding of the built environment and our social and personal identities.
The show is on view through June 17. The exhibition features 57 images that explore the social, psychological, and conceptual implications of architecture through the subjective interpretation of the photographer.
“Cannabis: Herb Of The Hour” is on display at East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead. The show runs through April 20.
People and Places
“People and Places” by photographer Mery Flaherty will be on display at Riverhead Town Hall through May.
The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead presents “Spotlight Series: The Paintings,” highlights from the permanent collection. The museum has more than 25,000 physical objects in its collection, most of them held in storage, sometimes for years, until placed on view for a specific exhibit. This is the first in a new Spotlight Series of exhibits, designed to bring some of the objects out on display for all to enjoy. The show runs through May 19.
Five And Forward
“Five and Forward” is an exhibition that celebrates the Parrish Art Museum’s fifth anniversary in its Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Water Mill. On view through October 31, the exhibition takes a closer look at artists whose work represents major trends, themes, and concepts in American art history, and underscores the ongoing artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End.