04/26/11 7:00am

• ‘Historical Art Collections of the North Fork,’ a show and sale of paintings by contemporary and past artists, will be on view from April 29 to May 6 at Old Town Art and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue. Terry Wallace, author of “Caroline M. Bell and the Peconic Bay Impressionists,” will hold a book-signing in conjunction with the exhibit Saturday, April 30, from noon to 2 p.m.
The exhibit features work — borrowed from private collections — by Rachel Beebe, Helen Kroeger, Otto Kurth, Gil Miner, Larry Waitz, Julia Wickham, Walter Cole Brigham, Joseph Hartranft, Annie Young, Florence Picard, George Hallock Jr., William Hagen, Isabelle Wengenroth, Paul Stoutenburgh, Theresa Shaw, Adelaide O’Connell, Edna Hart, Marjorie Tuthill, Elenor Moser, Rose Hutchinson, Kathleen McGovern, Ann Raso, Francesca LoPresti and others. Many of the pieces have never been shown before.
Visit oldtownguild.com or email info@oldtownguild.com.

Work by Salvatore Gentile ('The Swimming Lesson' in foreground) is on view at Riverhead Free Library's Elizabeth Fox Overton gallery.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Work by Salvatore Gentile ('The Swimming Lesson' in foreground) is on view at Riverhead Free Library's Elizabeth Fox Overton gallery.

• Artwork by Salvatore Gentile of Northport is on view through June at Riverhead Free Library’s Elizabeth Fox Overton Gallery.

• “Dreams of Water,” paintings by Carol Gold, a part-time resident of Mattituck, is the May exhibit at Mattituck-Laurel Library. Ms. Gold, formerly an arts educator and assistant principal, is known for her vibrant oil seascapes and landscape paintings. An artist’s reception is set for Sunday, May 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• Janet Culbertson of Shelter Island will exhibit her environmental works from April 30 to May 30 at The South Street Gallery in Greenport. “Vital Signs” will open with a reception Saturday, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Southold Historical Society will hold its annual art auction Saturday, April 30, at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue. Works by living artists — John Crimmins, Jada Rowland, Lee Cleary and Karen Rich — and those of the past — Whitney Hubbard, Wallace Hukill, Caroline Bell and Julia Wickham — will be featured.
A preview begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the auction at 6. Admission of $10 includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. To see images of works for sale, visit southoldhistoricalsociety.org and click on “Auction of Fine Art.” Call 765-5500.

• Paintings by Donna Gabusi of Smithtown will be featured in the Peconic Bay Winery tasting room in Cutchogue from April 28 to May 31.

• Springsteel Gallery in Greenport will feature work by photographer Pat Patterson Hauck during May. Her exhibit is titled “Enchanted Spectrum.” An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

• Call for artists: Studio East Gallery in Greenport seeks submissions for its annual landscape exhibit. Work may be dropped off at the gallery’s Miller Place location Thursday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m., and at the Greenport gallery Friday, May 6, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
A reception will be held Saturday, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., with music by Charlie Tramantano and Jan Wickline.

• Recent oil paintings and humorous photography by emerging local artist Mark Ahrens are on display through this Saturday, April 30, at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. The artist will be sketching in the tasting room Saturday afternoon.

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.

04/19/11 8:50am

• An exhibit of drawings and paintings by Rob White of New Suffolk will be on view from April 22 to May 22 at Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. The show will include recent works as well as Mr. White’s editorial cartoons from The Suffolk Times and News-Review and giclée prints. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, April 30.

• ‘East End Light,’ an all-media juried art show, will open Friday, April 22, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the East End Arts Council gallery in Riverhead. The guest juror is Glynis Berry, owner of Art Sites gallery in Riverhead. The exhibit will continue through June 3.

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.

04/12/11 4:21pm

• The SCCC Eastern Campus Student Art Exhibit opens today, April 14, at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery in Northampton. The show includes works created by Eastern Campus students studying drawing, life drawing, painting, two-dimensional design, color and art appreciation. An opening reception is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28. The exhibit continues through May 14. Call 548-2536.

• Old Town Art and Crafts Guild in Cutch­ogue will hold an Ability Fair, featuring work by local artists with developmental disabilities, on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is held in conjunction with  the guild’s juried ‘Spring Awakenings’ competition and exhibition, which will run from April 16 to 23. The “Spring Awakenings” juror is Rob White of New Suffolk.

An opening reception for both exhibits will be held Friday, April 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 298-8416.

• The East End Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the 15th annual ‘Community Mosaic’ Street Painting Festival on Sunday, May 29, noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Riverhead. Madonnari artists (street painters) over age 14, of all skill levels, are invited to register; materials will be provided. Volunteer face painters also are sought; some experience is required.

Professional artists and craftspeople may apply to participate in the fine art, crafts and homemade goods sale; the fee is $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

The rain date is Monday, May 30, 2 to 5 p.m.

For applications and guidelines, visit eastendarts.org, email jcaiola@eastendarts.org or call 727-0900.

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.

04/07/11 3:58pm

‘Brookhaven National Laboratory: Long Island’s Innovation Engine’ is the topic of Riverhead Chamber of Commerce’s next ‘Eggs & Issues’ breakfast meeting. Dr. Walter Copan, BNL’s managing director of technology commercialization and partnerships, will speak at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 14, at The Hilton Garden Inn in Riverhead.

For reservations (members, $12; nonmembers, $15), call 727-7600 or visit riverheadchamber.com.

04/04/11 4:40pm

• A celebration of Walt Whitman’s life and art will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. Mel Mendelssohn leads “Walt Whitman: Songs of the People,” which incorporates Whitman’s poetry and autobiographical reflections with music of his time as well as contemporary musical settings of his work. The writer was a Long Island native.
Mr. Mendelssohn will be joined by Dee Laveglia (music director and keyboard), Jere Jacob and Rebekah White.
Call 477-0660.

• East End Arts Council and Peconic Landing have put out a call for artists for the second annual juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition planned for June 11 to Oct. 1 at Brecknock Hall in Greenport.
Jurors include Richard Mizdal, Dr. Charles Riley II and Marianne Weil; Matko Tomicic of the Longhouse Reserve sits on the honorary committee. Accepted artists will receive a stipend and a one-year membership to the arts council.
Each artist may submit up to three original pieces. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 22. For details and an application, call 727-0900, e-mail psnyder@eastendarts.org, visit eastendarts.org or write to East End Arts Council, 133 East Main St., Riverhead 11901.

• Studio East Gallery in Greenport will hold an opening reception for an exhibit of watercolors by featured member artist Andy Masino and a ‘Floral & Automobiles Show’ by various artists at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The Ramblers will provide music. The show will continue through May 7.
Mr. Masino is a longtime member of Studio East; a press release calls his work “as diverse as society,” ranging from the expressive to the abstract.

• Singer/songwriter Hugh Prestwood of Greenport gives his annual concert at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8. The program will include songs from his latest CDs.
Mr. Prestwood is a staff songwriter for BMG Music; he’s won an Emmy and earned three Grammy nominations among other awards. His songs have been interpreted by many well-known recording artists, including Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss and James Taylor.

• Call for artists: Old Town Art and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is seeking artists for the second annual “Spring Awakenings,” a juried art competition and sale that will open with a reception Friday, April 15. The show will continue on April 16, 17, 22 and 23. The juror is Rob White of New Suffolk.
Categories include fine art, photography and mixed media. The fee is $15 per entry. Artwork can be dropped off Thursday, April 14, 4 to 7 p.m., and Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details and an application, visit oldtownguild.com or e-mail info@oldtownguild.com.

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.

03/29/11 4:31pm

'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' by Francoise and Yan Rieger, was inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book of the same name.

• ‘Fiber & Glass’ is the title of April’s exhibition at Oysterponds Historical Society’s Janet T. Swanson Gallery in the Old Point Schoolhouse in Orient, featuring work by an Orient couple, Francoise and Yan Rieger.
The “Fiber” of the title refers to large abstract tapestries designed and woven by Ms. Rieger on a high-warp loom in the “haute lisse” (vertical) technique. Mr. Rieger provides the “Glass” with his fused art glass panels: small, abstract architectural pieces.
Ms. Rieger is a native of France; Mr. Rieger was born and raised in Germany. Each studied and worked abroad before coming to the United States. The couple established an art and design studio in 1971. They live in Orient in a solar house they designed and built themselves.
“Fiber & Glass” will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m., from April 2 to 23. Call 323-2480 or visit oysterpondshistoricalsociety.com.

• Mattituck-Laurel Library’s annual Student Art Exhibit, titled “For the Love of Art,” will be on display during April. The show will feature recent work by Mattituck-Cutchogue students in grades 4-12 along with work shown in December as part of Parrish Art Museum’s student show. An artists’ reception and award presentation will be held Monday, April 11, 5 to 7 p.m.

• Joyce Beckenstein of Mattituck will present ‘What Is a Masterpiece?’ at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the East End Arts Council gallery in Riverhead. She begins a new series of three “First Fridays” talks exploring the art world from the perspectives of artists, patrons and critics. Ms. Beckenstein, an art historian and writer and director of the North Fork Arts Project, will discuss “how and why certain works soar above the rest.” Donations will be accepted. Call 369-2171, email education@eastend­arts.org or visit eastendarts.org.

• The April show at Springsteel Gallery in Greenport is ‘Fool’s Paradise,’ paintings and collages by guest artist Tom Lulevitch of Southold and watercolors, oils and sculptures by gallery owner Bernard Springsteel. The exhibit opens Saturday, April 2, with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m., and runs through April 30. Mr. Lulevitch teaches at Baruch College in New York, and has had his work exhibited on both the East and West coasts.

• Call for artists: The East End Arts Council is seeking submissions for ‘East End Light,’ an all-media juried art show planned for April 22 to June 3. Guest juror is Glynis Berry, owner of Art Sites gallery in Riverhead.
Dropoff dates are April 14-16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the EEAC gallery in Riverhead. Artists may submit up to three works that have not been included in previous EEAC shows. For entry guidelines and prospectus, contact Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or gallery@eastendarts.org, or visit eastendarts.org.


'Urban Tinkers' by Max Moran.

'Urban Tinkers' by Max Moran.


• “April Rains,” paintings by North Fork artist Max Moran, will be presented by 4N Main Gallery in Southampton from April 2 to 17. An opening reception is planned for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2.

• Work by photographer Susan Tiffen of Roslyn Heights will be on display April 1 to 26 at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. An artist’s reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

• Call for artists: Studio East Gallery has announced an open call for its ‘Floral & Automobiles Show,’ which will run from April 9 to May 7 at the Greenport gallery. Entries will be received Friday, April 1, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 2, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call Terry at 697-0735.
A reception is set for April 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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.

03/22/11 9:23am
'Cosmic Earth Bull Series LX' by Sheila Isham

'Cosmic Earth Bull Series LX' by Sheila Isham

• ‘The Cosmic Earth Bull Series,’ an exhibit of paintings by Sheila Isham of Southampton, can be seen through April 1 at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery at the Eastern Campus. It’s the inaugural show at the newly built gallery in the college’s new Montaukett Learning Resource Center.
Ms. Isham’s monumental oil paintings depict animal herds along with “primal figures, partners and guardians of the wild beasts,” according to a press release. Call 548-2536.

• The East End Arts Council and New York Foundation for the Arts have announced the availability of Strategic Opportunity Stipends ranging from $200 to $1,500 for Nassau and Suffolk county artists in all visual disciplines as well as writing, music and theater. The grants help enable artists to take advantage of unique opportunities that will benefit their work and/or careers.  The application deadline for opportunities occurring between June 1 and Oct. 31, 2011, is 5 p.m. April 20. Application forms and guidelines can be found at nyfa.org/SOS or eastend­arts.org.

• An exhibit of Grey Gardens art by five Long Island artists is on view at Green Earth Café in Riverhead. Grey Gardens was the East Hampton home of socialites “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Beale, cousins of Jacqueline Onassis. The artists include Frank Latorre, Mym Tuma, Don Duga, Irra Verbitsky and Lois Wright, who once lived at Grey Gardens. The show also includes Grey Gardens memorabilia.

• ‘Mac Wells 1925-2009: A Memorial Exhibition will open Saturday, March 26, at Art Sites gallery in Riverhead. Mr. Wells, an abstract artist, was a resident of Orient whose studio overlooked Long Island Sound. A press release says, “A student of Buddhism, Mac translates his inner calm on canvas.” The show features “pieces he kept close at hand, such as a favorite painting, which hung in his living room, and the sketches made to explore ideas.” After the show closes, on May 8, the works will be added to an archive of his art in Lewiston, Maine.

“Details & Reflections,” photographs by Raymon Elozua, sculptor, ceramic artist and photographer, will run concurrently with Mr. Wells’ work at Art Sites. Mr. Elozua’s photographic explorations involve large sculptural installations using enamelware and mirrors from abandoned bedroom sets salvaged from deteriorating vacation bungalows in Sullivan County, N.Y. His aim is “to memorialize the individuals and lives behind these containers” through “dynamic abstractions that emphasize the vibrant details of decay.”
A reception for both exhibits is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26.

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.