Few get to meet their heroes. Even fewer get to portray them.
Few get to meet their heroes. Even fewer get to portray them.
There was a time when Lyme disease made artist Eva Haughie so sick she could no longer recognize her own work. READ
Starting this week, North Fork Community Theatre will present “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Edward Albee’s classic drama where George and Martha host a dinner party, during which unsuspecting guests Nick and Honey are subjected to their toxic marriage, verbally abusive conversations and emotional games. READ
The North Fork Community Theatre held its 12th annual Variety Show in Mattituck last weekend.
The dream to perform live with a legendary jazz group is about to come true for a group of local student musicians. READ
• 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.
A Smithtown artist working through East End Arts’ JumpstART project installed a mixed-media mural at the playground near the River & Roots community garden Monday morning. READ
• ‘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.
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.
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