01/28/16 5:21pm
Flanders columnist Colleen Carini

Flanders columnist Colleen Carini

Colleen Carini of Flanders will begin writing the Flanders/Riverside/Northampton column in the Feb. 4 edition of the News-Review. Ms. Carini invites her neighbors to contact her with news of the community. Call her at 631-594-8406 or email [email protected]

Note: The phone number and email address have been updated.

12/03/15 3:27pm

“Lemons & Blue,” oil on canvas by Anne Lombardo

Classical painter Ann Lombardo of Water Mill is the featured artist at Riverhead Town Hall. Her exhibit, presented by East End Arts, will be on display through March 4. Ms. Lombardo has worked as a fashion illustrator, designer and product specialist in the apparel field. As a painter, she “employs classical processes when creating an oil painting, commencing with time spent on creating and lighting the setup itself. Then comes attention to the drawing, observing the design and forms on the canvas. She applies the next layer, a tonal underpainting, then finally paints with the colorful palette. She is drawn to domestic themes, such as floral and still life,” according to a press release.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s “Back to the Bays” initiative will be a beneficiary of an exhibit and sale that opens Saturday, Dec. 5, during the Shellabration festival in Greenport. ‘Vitamin Sea: Wave 2’ will open at The Sirens’ Song Gallery with a reception Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon to 7 p.m. (with refreshments from 4 to 7 p.m.), and another viewing on Sunday, Dec. 6, from noon to 2 p.m. The show, which will continue weekends through Dec. 20, will offer maritime-themed paintings, prints, photography, mugs, T-shirts, jewelry, ceramics, vintage fashions, holiday note cards, decorative items and gifts. Ten percent of sales will go to the marine program.

‘Fall and Winter Drawings’ by Patrick Lofthouse of Greenport will be on view Dec. 5 to Jan. 9 at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, Dec. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead will hold its fifth annual Wooden Wonderland from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event will offer hand-crafted carvings, wooden items, candles, baskets and more for sale, as well as wood-carving and woodworking demonstrations. Admission is free. Call 727-2881.

Concert pianist Alex Wu and his trio will be joined by mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna and flutist Laura Falzon in a “Holiday Magic” concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Mattituck-Laurel Library. The free concert is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library.

• The East End Arts Chamber Ensemble will give a concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Riverhead United Methodist Church. Admission is free. The ensemble is made up of six student musicians chosen for the tuition-free fellowship program directed by Jeannie Woelker. The students are Megan Brunner of Baiting Hollow (violin), Brett Callagy of Shoreham-Wading River (viola), Allyson Koehler of Bayport (viola), Christina Mirro of Oakdale (viola), Aidean Saltini of South Jamesport (cello) and Fallon Spellman of Westhampton (cello). Call 369-2171, email [email protected] or visit eastendarts.org.

Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild will hold a holiday open house Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, at the Cutchogue gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery will close for the season on Dec. 23.

The South Street Gallery in Greenport will host the ninth annual ‘10×10=100’ art show and sale to benefit North Fork Environmental Council this weekend. The event will open with a preview Friday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m. The sale will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The show, which will be on view through Dec. 30, features 10-inch-square works that are sold for $100 each, with proceeds split among the gallery, the artist and NFEC. Call 477-0021 or visit thesouthstreetgallery.com.

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

11/12/15 9:30am

‘An Evening of Love,’ a variety show that will raise funds for the Riverhead high school and middle school Gay-Straight Alliance, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Jamesport Meeting House.1c5dc181-1037-488b-930e-4d7427824bb0

The show will feature actors, writers, storytellers and musicians, all of whom will express how love moves them. The evening will include a reception and chinese auction.

Tickets are $15 at whatsup-love.com.

• During the Taste North Fork event Saturday (Nov. 14), Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue will host free mini gallery talks from 1 to 3 p.m. The featured photographers are Karen Bell (“Capturing Small Moments &

Curiosities”), Susan Dooley (“Photojournalism and the Globetrotting Exhibit”) and Patricia Beary (“iPhone Photography Techniques”).

• Work by North Fork artist and sculptor Margaret Knowlden is on view through December at Southold Free Library. The exhibit includes works in acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor.

• A reception for artists Scott McIntire of Greenport and Madeline Daversa of Garden City will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. Their work is on display through Feb. 3. The exhibit is co-sponsored by East End Arts.

Scott McIntire’s photography exhibit “Backyard Project 2013” has been extended through the end of November at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. The show chronicles the mammals, birds and insects Mr. McIntire observed on his quarter-acre property in Greenport.

The artist will give a screen presentation and talk at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

10/29/15 4:07pm

Golden Earthworm Farm• Mattituck photographer Steve Berger, formerly of Jamesport, will present “North Fork Posters” during November at Mattituck-Laurel Library. An artist’s reception is set for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

Pianist Paolo Bartolani of Southold will give a concert Sunday, Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church of Southold. The event will raise funds for the preservation of the Old Burying Ground, which is adjacent to the church and the oldest cemetery in New York State.

Mr. Bartolani’s program will feature works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Bach, Schumann and Cimarosa.

A 3 p.m. reception with refreshments will precede the concert, which will begin at 4. Coffee and dessert with Mr. Bartolani will follow at 5.

Tickets are $50. Call 765-2597 or 283-6145.

Paintings by Scott McIntire of Greenport and fine art prints by Madeline Daversa of Garden City will be on view Oct. 30 to Feb. 3 at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. The exhibit is co-sponsored by East End Arts.

An artists’ reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

Mr. McIntire, using images from his backyard, “elevates his subjects to larger-than-life iconic status and depicts them in vibrant colors using high gloss enamel paint … ,” according to a press release. He said, “I take elements from my surrounding environment and place them in a new environment of my own making.”

Ms. Daversa’s work “reflects a love for the natural environment” of the East End, with many of her farm landscapes featuring workers.

Artwork created by members of the prominent Floyd family will be the topic of a ‘Book & Bottle’ presentation by Mary Laura Lamont at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. Ms. Lamont is the author of “Land, Sea & Sky: The Artwork of Old Mastic.”

The presentation will focus on rarely seen artwork from the Old Mastic House on the property — now known as the William Floyd Estate — and dating from the 1850s to 1970s. Ms. Lamont has been a park ranger at the estate for more than 20 years.

Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call 727-2881, ext. 106. Information: suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

• “Pomme©,” an exhibit of mixed-media work by self-taught artist Robert Perez, is on view at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue. According to a press release, “Pomme© is a fictitious company exploring ideas, consumerism, advertising, manipulation and subversion through language, visual compositions and symbolism in the manner of faux-vintage French advertisement posters from … circa 1900.”

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

10/15/15 4:52pm
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“East of the Sun, West of the Moon” by Candace Eaton.

• A cocktail reception for artist Candace Eaton will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue. Ms. Eaton’s “Jazz and Horse” series will be on view at the winery through Jan. 7.

Call for artists: Work is sought for the ninth annual ‘10×10=100’ art show and sale to benefit North Fork Environmental Council. The exhibit will be presented by The South Street Gallery in Greenport, where boards of cradled birch plywood are available. Artists may submit up to three pieces. The first board is free; two additional boards may be purchased for $7 each.

Artwork must be submitted to the gallery by Nov. 22. A preview will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; the sale will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Each piece will be sold for $100, with proceeds split among the gallery, the artist and NFEC.

Call 477-0021 or visit thesouthstreetgallery.com/exhibitions.

• An artist’s reception for Cathy Campbell will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue.

According to a press release, Ms. Campbell’s watercolors are “influenced by the beauty that surrounds her every day while living on the East End.”

• An artist showcase featuring oil pastel and watercolor paintings by Daniel Dubinsky will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Macari Vineyard’s Mattituck tasting room.

Cellist Andrew Smith and pianist Alfredo Oyaguez Montero will give a concert of music by Spanish composers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Poquatuck Hall in Orient. A reception will follow.

Admission is $20 (children, free). Call 323-1378.

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

09/30/15 2:10pm
DOUGLAS GREGG PHOTO | Pianists Charlotte Day and Jeffrey Wentz (pictured), along with cellist Ted Hoyle, perform Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Universalist Church of Southold.

Pianists Charlotte Day and Jeffrey Wentz.

• Two pianos, four hands: Charlotte Day of Southold and Jeffrey Wentz of Greenport will give a piano concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Jamesport Meeting House. The “Coming Back” concert is a benefit for First Universalist Church of Southold, whose building was destroyed by fire in March, and for which Ms. Day is music director.

The program will include compositions by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy and Poulenc.

Ms. Day is also a teacher and solo concert pianist. Mr. Wentz is minister of music at First Congregational Church of Riverhead. The two gave numerous concerts together at the Southold church.

Suggested donation is $20 at the door.

• Work by three East Coast photographers, Susan Dooley, Ray Germann and Dave Burns, will be on view Oct. 3 to Nov. 15 at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. The exhibit, “Globetrotting,” includes photographs taken around the United States and abroad. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The three photographers will give a free gallery talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Call 734-8545 to reserve a seat.

• Orient artist Frances Liburt will present “Variations on a Dream,” an exhibit of her paintings, during October at Mattituck-Laurel Library. Ms. Liburt studies painting with local artist and teacher Lee Harned.

• “Local to Global” is the theme of an ‘Arts Mean Business’ seminar and networking event planned by East End Arts for Thursday, Oct. 8. The event will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.

Speakers will include EEA executive director Patricia Snyder; artist Caitlyn Shea; Riverside Rediscovered community liaison Siris Barrios; Patch­ogue Arts Council president Lori Devlin; Allen Handelman, vice president of development at Conifer Realty, which plans to offer artist-priority housing in Riverhead; and Long Island Arts Alliance executive director Theresa Statz-Smith.

Business owners, artists, arts organizations, local government and community leaders, nonprofit groups and interested individuals are welcome.

Artists are invited to display promotional materials and business cards. The materials deadline is Oct. 2.

The advance registration fee is $10 for East End Arts members and $15 for nonmembers; admission is $20 at the door.
Call 727-0900 or go to Events at eastendarts.org.

• A reception and awards presentation for the 50th annual photography contest presented by Friends of Riverhead Free Library will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the library.

Contact Jane Hill at 727-3228, ext. 168.

Quilter Shannon Shirley will present a trunk show at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Southold Town Recreation Center in Peconic. She will then lead a ‘Bottles and Blooms’ workshop from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the recreation center. All levels of quilters are welcome.

Both programs are hosted by the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild. Ms. Shirley is an artist, teacher, author and award-winning quilter from Woodbridge, Va.

The guest fee for the trunk show is $5. The workshop fee is $50. For details or to register, visit eliqg.com.

Call for artists: Work is sought for East End Arts’ Holiday Gift Boutique, which will be open Nov. 14 to Dec. 23 in the EEA gallery.

Artists may submit handmade ornaments, greeting cards, jewelry and wearables, ceramics and giftware. The deadline for the online application is Thursday, Oct. 22; those accepted must become East End Arts members to participate.

Go to Events at eastendarts.org for the application and information or contact gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or [email protected]

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

07/25/15 6:02am

• A Summer Opera Concert Series will be hosted by Diliberto Winery in Jamesport on two Saturdays, July 25 and Aug. 15. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

The concerts, sponsored by northforker.com, will feature international performers baritone Rod Gomez, soprano Jodi Koegan, tenor John Tiranno and pianist Seth Weinstein. Local musicians include pianist Jessica Sisti, soprano Donna Butler and winery owner Salvatore Diliberto. The August concert will include local soprano Taylor Burgess. (more…)