Art Beat: A potpourri, from blogging to the Bard

06/22/2011 12:02 PM |

• Professional photographer Meryl Spiegel will present a workshop on ‘Blogging for Artists’ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the East End Arts Council School of the Arts in Riverhead. The program, at which Ms. Spiegel will discuss how she created her own blog, is aimed at artists, galleries and arts organizations or businesses.
The fee is $30 for EEAC members and $45 for nonmembers. To register, call 369-2171 or email education@eastendarts.org.

• Free arts and crafts classes for children ages 7-12 will be offered by the Old Town Art and Crafts Guild in Cut­ch­ogue in conjunction with The Green Project Runway, in which participants will design and make clothing and accessories from recycled materials. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays beginning June 28, when parents will be introduced to the program.
Students will model their creations at the Green Project Runway fashion show, set for Aug. 6 on the Cutchogue Village Green.
To register, call 734-6382 or visit oldtownguild.com.

• An exhibit of work by New York photographer Nella Khanis will open Saturday, June 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lieb Family Cellars’ Mattituck tasting room. The exhibit by the self-taught, Russian-born artist is titled “The Summer of Love.”

• Photographs from the ongoing series “Visions of the East End” by photographer Diane Woodcheke will be on view through June 30 at the Greenport Starbucks.

• Work by Cutchogue woodturner Harry Wicks is on view through June 28 at A Gallery, a new art gallery in Provincetown, Mass. Mr. Wicks, a former executive editor with CBS magazines, uses mostly wood from the North Fork to “create shapes and forms which accentuate the wood’s beauty and energy,” he wrote in a press release.

• If you’re reading this on Thursday, June 23, there’s still time to support the East End Arts Council by eating at Applebee’s in Riverhead. For the “Dining to Donate” fundraiser, Applebee’s will contribute 10 percent of proceeds from customers who present a coupon available at eastendarts.org/TempPDFs/DiningtoDonate.pdf. Coupons must be presented for donations to be counted; Applebee’s is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Call 727-0900 or visit eastendarts.org.

• Northeast Stage, which will present “Romeo and Juliet” at Greenport’s Mitchell Park in August, will offer Café Shakespeare, an afternoon of “random acts of Shakespeare” performed by local actors, on Saturday, June 25, 3 to 5 p.m. at Comtesse Thérèse Bistro & Winery in Aquebogue. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted in support of Northeast Stage’s programming and classical training for local actors.
Call 208-6933 or find Northeast Stage on Facebook.

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