09/15/12 12:00pm

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Dress rehearsal for “Once On This Island Jr.” at Riverhead High School. The show opened Friday and continues through Sunday, Sept. 15.

The Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre are presenting an all-junior cast in its summer musical, “Once On This Island Jr.,” at Charles Cardona
Auditorium at Riverhead High School this weekend. Performances started Friday and continue at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Sept. 15, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The show tells the story of Ti Moune, a poor peasant girl living on a Caribbean island divided by social prejudice, who falls in love with Daniel, an upper-class boy from the other side of the island. The production features a lively cast ages 8 to 14, a calypso-flavored score, exuberant choreography and
brilliant costumes incorporating rich and colorful island traditions.

Tickets are $5 for students 17 and under and $15 for adults. They are available in advance from any cast member, online at rfct.org or from Christine Springer at 255-1205. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Laura Nitti is the show’s director, musical director and choreographer. Assistant director is Heidi Perry Hipp; Gretchen Chapman is producer; and
Judy Schiavone is costume coordinator.

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02/04/12 12:00pm
Performance artist Kate Mueth from the East Hampton dance company Neo-Political Cowgirls among the art at the opening reception for East End Arts' Members' Show Friday in Suffolk County Community College's Montaukett Learning Resource Center in Northampton. The college hosted the show while EEA's downtown Riverhead gallery is being refurbished.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Performance artist Kate Mueth from the East Hampton dance company Neo-Political Cowgirls among the art at the opening reception for East End Arts' Members' Show Friday in Suffolk County Community College's Montaukett Learning Resource Center in Northampton. The college hosted the show while EEA's downtown Riverhead gallery is being refurbished.

• “Light and Shadows,” pastels and acrylics by Fran Liburt of Orient, is on view at Mattituck-Laurel Library during February. An artist’s reception will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Ms. Liburt donated one of her paintings for the library’s January art raffle.

• Mattituck-Laurel Library’s downstairs display case will hold a collection of art in wood by Harry Wicks of Cutchogue through March 30. Most of Mr. Wicks’ pieces are fashioned from local wood, much of it “rescued” from downed trees.

• An ‘Artist-in-Residence Retrospective’ will be the focus of East End Arts’ First Friday Arts Talk for February. The informal presentation will start at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the EEA carriage house in Riverhead. Past and future EEA artists-in-residence will discuss their experiences or goals in the program; artists interested in applying to the program are encouraged to attend. Call 369-2171 or visit eastendarts.org.

• ‘Poetry at Poquatuck,’ a celebration of poetry and art, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Orient hall. Poets Luke Conti, Vivian Eyre, Pierre Gazarian, Sarah Kain Gutawski, Billy Hands, Yvonne Lieblein, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and Adam Penna will be featured, as will artists Alan Bull, Holly Mastrangelo and Annie Wildey.
Admission of $10 will benefit Poquatuck Hall. Contact Linton Duell at ocslid@aol.com.

• ‘Art Through the Ages II,’ a group art show featuring work by Peconic Landing residents and art students from Greenport Schools, will be on view from Feb. 3 to 12 at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. Exhibit hours are 2 to 5 p.m. An opening will be

held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

• A preview of ‘Alan Bull: An Oysterponds Sampler’ is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Oysterponds Historical Society’s Janet T. Swanson Gallery in Orient. The exhibit of multimedia representations of the artist’s favorite places in Orient, along with essays and personal anecdotes, will be open 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 26.

• Black-and-white images by landscape photographer Ken Hubbard can be seen from Feb. 5 to April 1 at Clovis Point winery in Jamesport. A reception for the artist will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

• Painter Bryan Gutman and photographer Howard Stevens will be the featured artists at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery from Feb. 3 to May 2. Mr. Gutman, of Patchogue, mainly paints local landscapes, particularly autumnal scenes. Mr. Stevens, a Rocky Point resident, travels the world for his images of people and places.

A reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Jamesport Manor Inn and East End Arts, of which both artists are members.

• Small works in oil by Naomi Campbell are on view through March 5 at The South Street Gallery & Framers in Greenport.

To send arts news, email lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• An exhibit of pastel paintings by Manhattan artist Eileen Serwer will open Saturday, Dec. 10, at Riverhead Town Hall. The show is cosponsored by Riverhead Town and East End Arts, of which Ms. Serwer is a member.

The award-winning artist also belongs to the Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of the West Coast, and is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists and the Degas Pastel Society. She says, “Beauty is what impels me to paint. I look to create a mood, to convey a feeling or bring back an impression.”

The show continues through March 1.

• Bob Kuhne is the featured artist at Old Town Art and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue, for which he serves as president. Mr. Kuhne is known for his North Fork scenes; he has shown his work throughout Long Island and New England.
The guild will hold a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11.

• Work by members of the East End Photographers Group, including North Forkers Mary Trentalange and Pamela Greinke, is on view through Dec. 14 at 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton. A reception is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

Other participating members include Virginia Aschmoneit, Gerry Giliberti, George Mallis, Joel Lefkowitz, Ron Nicoletta, Sean Noblett, Kathryn Odell-Hamilton, Rosa Hanna Scott, Marilyn Stevenson, Christina Stow, Jarret Stretch, Nick Tarr and Alan Weinschel.

• A Members’ Show and open house holiday party will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Studio East Gallery in Greenport.

• ‘An Afternoon of Music During Advent’ will be presented by the Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church in Riverhead, beginning at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

Performers will include pianist/songwriter Terence Purtell and flutist Michelle Lisi, who will perform Bolling’s “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano,” 1:15-2:15 p.m.; vocalist Maribeth Mundell, 2:30-3:30; and guitarist/singer/songwriter Valerie Griggs, 3:45-4:45.

Suggested offering is $10, with partial proceeds benefiting Elsa’s Ark Animal Shelter of East Hampton and its spay/neuter program for cats and dogs.

• ‘Collected,’ work by artists who have previously shown at Art Sites, is on view through March 15 at the Riverhead gallery. More than 70 artists are represented, all of whom have had exhibits at the gallery since it opened in 2000.
A party is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Guests are invited to bring a pet rock to be judged.
Ten percent of sales will benefit Peconic Green Growth for a future project. A raffle will also benefit PGG programs.

• Barbara Groot and Keith Mantell, whose work is featured this month at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor Inn, will lead a discussion on their work and process at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. The program is part of the Third Thursday Arts Talk Series hosted by East End Arts.
Admission is free. Call 727-0900 or visit eastendarts.org.

• The Peconic Bay Masterworks Choir will perform music by Handel, Vivaldi and Harlan in two concerts at Mattituck Presbyterian Church this weekend. Concerts are planned for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10, at 8 p.m.

The 55-member choir and soloists, directed by the Rev. Ronald Wickey, will be accompanied by an orchestra of 28, with pianist Karen Haley and organist Jason Cockerill.

Tickets are $15 in advance; call 477-0648 or email PBMChoir@aol.com.

To send arts news, email lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• ‘Chai, Life,’ a one-day exhibit of sculpture by Arden Scott, Robert Oxnam and David Nyce, will be held between 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. The show, presented by Benton Nyce Gallery, will benefit Congregation Tifereth Israel of Greenport.

Mr. Nyce will present pieces of furniture crafted from a beech tree that lived next to St. Agnes R.C. Church on Front Street. Ms. Scott’s work represents her recent travels to Laos and Cambodia in pieces that “resemble time-scarred artifacts that could have been forged … by an ancient people,” states a press release. Mr. Oxnam’s driftwood sculpture is “informed by Chinese scholars’ rocks, which were believed to represent the linkage between individual creativity and … cosmic energy.”

• Printmaker Rosamaria Eisler of Ridge has joined East End Arts in Riverhead as its artist-in-residence.
Ms. Eisler’s involvement with East End Arts has been long and varied; she has been a member for 15 years, was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010 and became a faculty member at the East End Arts School last June. She is now head of the printing department and the school’s printing press facilitator.

A native of Mexico City, Ms. Eisler worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 22 years, while studying art privately. After taking up art full-time, she worked For 10 years as an adjunct professor of art at Adelphi University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues on Long Island.

Her studio space in the East End Arts carriage house is open every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. until her residency ends Dec. 4. She will also teach five printmaking workshops in the next few months, and end her residency as the guest speaker for December’s First Fridays Art Talk on Dec. 2.

For more information, call 369-2171 or email education@eastendarts.org.

• The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund will host the first annual New Suffolk Artsy-Crafty, Fun-Key Festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, on the waterfront property the group has preserved. The invitational show will include metal artists, wood carvers, quilters, painters, weavers, beaders, bakers and others. The North Fork Cork Necklace, crafted from recycled wine bottle corks, will be introduced and sold.

The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. All proceeds will go to NSWF to help maintain the property.

• Nella Khanis of Mattituck will participate in a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Parrish Art Museum in Southampton. She will be part of a panel of East End artists who were represented in the museum’s “Artists Choose Artists” juried exhibition, on view through Oct. 9.

• During October, Mattituck-Laurel Library’s gallery and display case will feature work by members of Manor Hill Art Studio. The members have studied with Cutch­ogue artist Diane Alec Smith, whose work will also be shown, and include Beverly Chierch, Lee Cleary, Eileen Cooper, Mary Epperlein, Tracy Flynn, Janine Harrigan, Gus Mueller, Karen Land Rich, Jackie Rogers, Don Wilson, Marion Wipf, Ronny Wolfrom and others. Their work will be available for sale.

• Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue will feature acrylic paintings by Chris Gordon in the tasting room during October.

• Call for artists: for Studio East Gallery’s show ‘Women Only’ — traditional, expressionistic to abstracts by female artists, which will be on view Oct. 8 to Nov. 5 at the Greenport gallery. Male artists may participate if the subject matter is of a woman.

Work will be accepted Friday, Sept. 30, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit breast health awareness.

• “Mysticete,” an exhibit of recent wood whale carvings by Randy Kilhoff of Sag Harbor is on view through November at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. The pieces use driftwood and old textured wood, and Mr. Kilhoff says, “I find the personalities of the carvings develop throughout the creative steps.”

• “On the Line,” an exhibit of paintings by Max Moran, will be hosted by the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport from Oct. 1 to 23. An opening reception in the barn gallery is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., and weekends, 1 to 7 p.m., or by appointment.

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

08/22/11 3:29pm

• Pat Feiler of Mattituck and Bob Miller of Sacramento, Calif., are the featured artists of an exhibit on view through Nov. 2 at the Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. The show is presented in conjunction with East End Arts. An artists’ reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Ms. Feiler is an impressionist painter who works in oil, acrylic and monoprint; she is a teaching artist at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Mr. Miller, a graphic designer, works in watercolor and acrylic. He first visited the North Fork in the 1990s, and the local landscape is the subject of many of his paintings.

• ‘Remembering 9/11’ is the title of a group exhibit that opens Aug. 29 at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery in Riverhead. Featured artists include Gina Marquand, Seymour Levy, Roz Dimon, Joan Rogers, Steve Alpert, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Janet Culbertson, Dennis Snyder, Anna Jurinich and Beth Giles. The show continues through Sept. 28.

• The Cottage Quartet will give a concert of works by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Ludwig van Beethoven and Cole Porter at 3 p.m .Saturday, Aug. 27, at Floyd Memorial Library in Greeenport. The group includes Alena Chubet, flute; Anne-Marie Woelker Chubet, violin; Jeannie Woelker, cello; and James Chubet, piano. Admission is free.

• East End Arts’ juried ‘Red Dot’ exhibit, featuring art by living Long Island artists submitted by their collectors, will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the EEA gallery in Riverhead. The winning piece, artist and collector will be announced at that time.

Artwork may be dropped off Thursday, Aug. 25, through Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the EEA gallery, 133 East Main St. Guidelines are available at eastendarts.org.

The exhibit’s juror is arts journalist, author, professor and curator Dr. Charles Riley II. At 6:30, Dr. Riley will present ‘Landscape With Figures,’ an illustrated look at the art market and collectors who find work locally and internationally. The talk is part of the First Fridays Arts Talk series. Admission is free.
The ‘Red Dot’ show is the final event of East End Arts’ “Year of the Collector.”

• Studio East Gallery has announced ‘Remember, Honor & Hope,’ a show commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and has issued an open call for artists to submit work depicting “our great country,” flags, family members, survivors and responders. Work will be received at the Greenport gallery on Friday, Sept. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 3, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and in Miller Place on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-9 p.m. An artists’ reception is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m., in Greenport.

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

08/16/11 3:49pm

• ‘Ebb & Flow,’ featuring work by Cynthia Back and Shelley Haven, opens Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Sirens’ Song Gallery in Greenport. In the show of water images, according to a press release, “both artists use observation in interpreting the watery landscape, and their memory of good times spent there.”

Ms. Back’s work includes linocut prints and collage, while Ms. Haven works in monotypes and etchings. An opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20; the show runs through Sept. 20.

• The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s North Fork by North Fork art show continues Saturday, Aug. 20, with ‘Art, Strings & Wine’ and Saturday, Aug. 27, with ‘Art, Oysters & Champagne.’
On Aug. 20, local musicians will perform during a sampling of local wines; admission is free. The Aug. 27 fundraiser will celebrate “the bounty of our land and seas”; admission is $50.
Both events take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Galley Ho building on the waterfront. Call 631-603-8456.

• The August Greenport Gallery Walk is set for Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening features gallery talks and refreshments in the following venues: deCordova Studio & Gallery, Gallery M, Greenport Art & Design, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, John Jude Glass Gallery, The South Street Gallery & Framers, Springsteel Gallery, Studio East Gallery, Terrence Joyce’s Dockside Gallery and Winter Harbor Gallery.

• Fifteen photographs by James Slezak are on view this month in the tasting room at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport.

• The newly renamed East End Arts (formerly East End Arts Council) will hold a design competition for artwork to be used at the 25th anniversary Harvest Gospel Concerts, planned for November.

Designs in all mediums, including computer-generated, that “reflect the joy and soul of gospel music” are sought. The artwork will be used on the concert program books, posters and commemorative hand fans. The winning designer will receive two tickets to a Saturday, Sept. 24, celebration that includes a dinner party at Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead and screening of the documentary “Rejoice & Shout” at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall. Some of the submitted images will be showcased that evening.

Work must be original, unframed, full-color and a maximum of eight by eight inches. Submissions can be dropped off by Friday, Sept. 9, at the EEA gallery, 133 East Main St., Riverhead. Entry fees are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Contact Jean Caiola at 727-0900 or jcaiola@eastendarts.org.

• Nella Khanis of Mattituck is the only North Fork artist featured in Parrish Art Museum’s “Artists Choose Artists” juried exhibition that opens Saturday, Aug. 20, with a reception at 6 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 9.
Seven East End artists served as jurors, each selecting two artists from 200 submissions. Ms. Khanis, who a press release says “paints with exuberant colors,” was chosen by juror Agathe Snow.

• ‘Steampunk,’ an exhibit of work by Art Donovan, opens Saturday, Aug. 20, at Gallery 429 in Greenport. Mr. Donovan will sign copies of his book “The Art of Steampunk” between 5 and 7 p.m. The show continues through Sept. 10.

Mr. Donovan, a curator, artist and designer, writes online about the Steampunk genre: “It must feature genuine technical elements and also reference the 19th century concept of the ‘machine fantastique’ but conceived through the eyes of contemporary artists and designers.” He curated a major exhibition of Steampunk art objects at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, England.

• Call for artists: Artists are invited to paint during the Greenport Maritime Festival and have their completed work included in a plein air art auction, with proceeds split between the artists, East End Seaport Maritime Museum and Greenport Gallery Walk. The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25; the auction will take place in Mitchell Park on Sunday between 4 and 6 p.m. Contact Diane Carpentieri at 516-729-4007 or dletitbe@aol.com, or sign up at South Street Gallery in Greenport.

• Artists of Shelter Island will hold their annual ARTSI Open Studios between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. Sixteen members of ARTSI will open their studios to the public for free; artwork will be available for sale. Participating artists include Jackie Black, Hap Bowditch, Janet Culbertson, Roz Dimon, Marianna Fox, Victor Friedman, Jerry Glassberg, Katherine Hammond, Karen Kiaer, Diana Malcolmson, Bob Markell, John Pagliaro, Kia Pederson, Olive Reich, Peter Waldner and Mike Zisser. Visit artsi.info for a map and information.

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.