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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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• East End Arts education director Steve Watson will moderate the third-Thursday arts talk series on Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. The topic is ‘Arts Education for Children: Why Bother?’ A panel of school administrators, EEA faculty and arts education advocates will discuss obstacles facing youth arts education, weigh its costs and benefits and examine decision-making criteria and explore the dilemma faced by policymakers. Audience members will be invited to participate. For more information, call 369-2171 or visit education@eastendarts.org.

• ‘New York State Slate,’ original nature and botanical paintings on local Granville slate by Laura Wilson, will be on display Saturday, Jan. 14, 3-6 p.m., at Rich Fiedler Gallery in Greenport.

• Three poets who also share a background in clinical social work will explore the common ground between their dual vocations in ‘Poets and Community: What’s the Connection?’ on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. Maggie Bloomfield, Nina Yavel and Susan Dingle will read from their poetry and share their discovery that while the “therapist listens for what is said in what is not said; the poet speaks of what can’t be spoken” and that the acts of listening and speaking, as when poetry is shared, can transform both speaker and listener.

• Meet artists Gary Long and June Long/Schuman at a 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, reception for “Two Views,” their show of original oils and giclées at Cut­ch­ogue New Suffolk Free Library. The show will continue through February.

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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• See ‘Mermaids and Magnets,’ functional art by Laura Wilson, between 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Rich Fiedler Gallery in Greenport. Ms. Wilson’s work includes maritime-themed jewelry and magnetic eyeglass holders.

• ‘Four Women Artists,’ paintings by North Fork artists Nancy Willott, Karen Fellows, Patricia McCarthy and Barbara Zegarek, is on view through the end of January at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport.

• North Fork wood turner Harry Wicks will be a judge in an arts and crafts competition presented by Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay and the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce. The multimedia competition, “Show the Love,” celebrates America’s first valentine, written by a British officer while he was stationed in Oyster Bay. For competition details, go to thinklongislandfirst.com.

• “Janet Culbertson: Possible Peril” features the Shelter Island artist’s work from Jan. 12 to Feb. 18 at Accola Griefen Gallery in New York. A reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12.

• East End Arts will celebrate its 40th birthday with a brunch on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Riverhead gallery from 1 to 3 p.m.

To help get the party started, the community is also invited to submit birthday cards to decorate the gallery walls for the brunch and through most of January. Submit on your own, or attend a birthday card-making party at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in the EEA carriage house. Bring art scraps. All submissions must be received by Thursday, Jan. 12. Submissions will not be returned.

Brunch tickets are $50. Call 727-0900 or visit eastendarts.org.

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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• The vocal ensemble LARK will give its premiere concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Poquatuck Hall in Orient. The octet will present a wide range of a cappella music, from Italian Renaissance to American jazz.
LARK members include Christine Franke, Karen Haley (the group’s music director), Lucinda Hemmick, Tom Hemmick, Michael Manuelian, Betty Satterwhite, Laurence Sutter and Gregory Welch.
The concert is presented by the recently formed Eastlight Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 at the door; seating is limited.

• The ‘EHM Rock Art Show’ will be presented Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18 to 20, at Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. The show features artwork by rock stars, rock photographs, gold records, concert posters, Beatles animation and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Cartoonist Ron Campbell, who was the animator on the “Yellow Submarine” film and directed the Saturday morning Beatles cartoon series in the late ’60s, will be the special guest throughout the show.

• An exhibit of work by artist/illustrator Jacqueline Maloney of Hampton Bays will open Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 to 9 p.m., at Greenport Art and Design. Ms. Maloney’s “bright, happy art” features East End scenes and local flora and fauna.

• “All a Twitter” opens with a reception Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., at Sirens’ Song Gallery in Greenport. The bird-themed show features etchings, monotypes and collage by Dianne Martin and photography by Conrad Obregon.

Ms. Martin uses materials (and inspiration) found in North Fork beaches, waterways and fields and on the sidewalks of New York, where she has a studio. Mr. Obregon, who works in Peconic River, Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound locations, is a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association and the North Fork Audubon Society, which will receive 20 percent of commission on all sales in the exhibit.

• Port of Egypt Marine in Southold will offer a series of ‘Canvas & Cocktails’ art classes led by local artist Rita Rooney on Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10. Dec. 3 offers a choice of two sessions in painting on canvas; Dec. 10 features an afternoon class in painting on Christmas ornaments and an evening class in painting on wine glasses. The fee is $40 per class.

• “The Joy of Music and Dance,” new works by Sibylle-Maria Pfaffenbichler, is on view from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31 at The South Street Gallery in Greenport. The paintings, inspired by jazz, include a new series of nude dancers on one-by-seven-foot scrolls.

An opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

• An artist’s reception for Randy Kolhoff of Sag Harbor will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, where “Mysticete,” an exhibit of Mr. Kolhoff’s carved wooden whales and sketches, is on view through November.

• The final Greenport Gallery Walk of the year will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 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.

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 work by East End Arts members Barbara Groot and Keith Mantell is on view through Feb. 1 at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. A reception is planned for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. The show is a joint effort of East End Arts and Jamesport Manor.

Ms. Groot, of East Hampton, works in acrylic and pastel. “Inspired by nature,” her pieces “capture the essence of landscape with the force of abstract impressionism,” says a press release.

Mr. Mantell works in oil, and his paintings incorporate “the narrative content that marks both European and American Impressionism of the 19th and 20th century.”

Call EEA at 727-0900 or Jamesport Manor Inn at 722-0500.

• “Getting Oriented,” a show of artwork by former William Steeple Davis artist-in-residence Annie Wildey, will open with a reception Saturday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. The show, which features work Ms. Wildey did while in residency in Orient, will run through Dec. 31.

• A visual “vertical tasting” with artist Jeffrey Abrams will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cut­ch­ogue. The show will include work Mr. Abrams, who grew up in an artistic family, completed between 1971 and 2011.

• Brandon Boardman, 17, has been chosen to receive East End Arts’ Frances Ligon Memorial Scholarship for 2011.
Brandon, a senior at Riverhead High School, has been playing piano since he was 2. At age 5 he started studying at East End Arts, where he also studies jazz improvisation. He recently recorded an audition CD for Juilliard School of Music in New York, which he hopes to attend upon graduation.

Brandon, who has Asperger’s syndrome, on the autism spectrum, will be the first special education student to graduate from Riverhead High School with an advanced Regents diploma. At RHS he is on the honor/principal’s honor rolls, earned a college credit from his advanced placement music theory class last year, and plays keyboard and piano in the high school stage band.

During the summer Brandon played with the Jazz Foundation of America, performing at the Riverhead nursing Home, and he participated with East End Arts in the NOFO Rock and Folk Festival. You can find 47 of his videos on YouTube, through which he landed an invitation to audition for “America’s Got Talent.”

The scholarship is given in memory of Ms. Ligon, who served on the EEA board of directors from 2005 to 2007. Among other things, she was a member and often a soloist with the Harvest Gospel Choir.

• ‘Open Studio: Works by Hector deCordova’ will be shown from Nov. 12 to Dec. 18 at deCordova Studio & Gallery in Greenport. The show features paintings by Mr. deCordova, who owns the gallery with his wife, Joyce. According to a press release, “If there were a theme to this show, it would probably be called ‘the work he is most proud of … so far.’ ”
• Call for artists: Nov. 20 is the submission deadline for South Street Gallery’s ‘10 x 10 = 100’ to benefit North Fork Environmental Council. The Greenport gallery will provide 10-inch-square boards, which may be picked up on weekends, noon to 5 p.m.

The first board is free; up to two more boards are available for $7 each. Each work will be sold for $100, with 25 percent going to the gallery and the remainder split between NFEC and the artist.

A preview is set for Friday, Dec. 2, with the sale beginning at 6 p.m. the next day. Call 477-0021.

• The November show at Studio East Gallery in Greenport opens with a reception Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit features “From Body to Fantasy” and “Des Notes au Corps, Accord,” paintings by Veronique Crepy, along with the “Abstract & Sculpture Show” featuring gallery members and emerging artists.

• Myra Eisenberg of Gallery M and Amy Martin of Winter Harbor Gallery, both in Greenport, will present ‘Craft as Art’ at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. This is the final third-Thursday talk held in conjunction with the Greenport Gallery Walk (which will take place Saturday, Nov. 19). The series is hosted by the East End Arts School and the Greenport galleries. The speakers will lead a discussion on the artistic process, the value of craft, and running an art gallery as a business venture.

Call 369-2171 or visit education@eastendarts.org.

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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• East End Arts will repeat its downtown Riverhead Holiday Window Decorating Contest, with a $500 cash prize for the winning display.

Window spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a $25 entry fee. Each application must be accompanied by a sketch of the design; themes must be suitable for family viewing, and youth groups must be accompanied by an adult.

Installation will take place Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. Public voting will begin Sunday, Dec. 4, with ballots available at the East End Arts gallery, 133 East Main St. Voting will end Dec. 22, and the winning entry will be announced at the Thursday, Dec. 29, Riverhead Town Board work session.

For details and application, visit eastendarts.org, or stop by the EEA gallery. Call 727-0900.

• Seven new faculty members have joined East End Arts for the fall semester. They are Bryan Campbell, jazz and classical guitar; Michael Cholodenko, strings; Leonardo Gala, piano and MIDI and digital audio recording; Nicholas Orifici, violin, viola, guitar and mandolin as well as general music and music theory; Jennifer Paul, piano; Jennifer Roller, musical theater; and Dr. Anthony Salvi, music for home-schooled children.

• Acrylic paintings by Diane Alec Smith of Cutchogue are on view this month at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue.

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.