08/12/15 4:14pm
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A colorful mural on East Main Street seemed destined to be taken down a couple of weeks ago after the building owner’s architect said that it would be removed as part of a facade alteration.

But an effort by Caitlyn Shea — the artist who created the mural last summer — to save the piece of public art seems to have worked: the mural has proven too popular to remove. READ

07/25/15 6:02am
07/25/2015 6:02 AM

• 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…)

07/03/15 2:30pm
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Robert Mince, 66, has his artwork on display in the hallway of the Riverhead Town Senior Center, where he spends a lot of his time during the week. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Robert Mince, 66, has his artwork on display in the hallway of the Riverhead Town Senior Center, where he spends a lot of his time during the week. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

As a visitor approaches, the man with graying hair sits at a table, blending in among the dozen or so other senior citizens. He turns his head and introduces himself, politely asking if he can finish his oatmeal. He loves oatmeal.

“A lot of people complain that they don’t like it,” he later comments.

His name is Robert Mince, the son of a famous clarinet player, a man who can sing opera, who plays the piano and spends much of his time painting abstract drawings using bright, vibrant colors.  (more…)

06/27/15 6:00am
06/27/2015 6:00 AM
"Green Leaves" by Karen Bell.

“Green Leaves” by Karen Bell.

• “Translucent,” photographs by Karen Bell and Ennid Berger, will be on view June 27 to Aug. 9 at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. An artists’ reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

Ms. Bell’s use of “natural curiosities” in “combined photographic images on airy layers of vellum over paper” will be shown alongside “delicate images from chance encounters found with greenery fragments and petals afloat in still waters,” according to a press release.  (more…)

06/20/15 6:00am
06/20/2015 6:00 AM

Beaded bracelet my Marjorie Oxman

• East End Arts in Riverhead will host an artisan trunk show featuring glass jewelry by Marjorie Oxman of Remsenburg from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in the EEA gallery. Ms. Oxman’s jewelry, which incorporates beads of colored glass with sterling silver and other fine materials, will be available for sale.  (more…)

06/12/15 6:00am
06/12/2015 6:00 AM
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Paolo Bartolani at the piano.

Italian virtuoso pianist Paolo Bartolani will perform “A Musical Conversation: Franz Schubert and Philip Glass” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Jamesport Meeting House. The program will include music by the Austrian composer (born 1797) and Mr. Glass, a contemporary American composer.

Mr. Bartolani explained in a release: “By having a conversation between the music of today and that of the past, we discover the invisible thread between composers and how their music resonates with each other.”

Mr. Bartolani, who lives in Southold, was director of the Association Resonnance-Italy, a nonprofit group that promotes classical music throughout Europe and the United States.
Tickets are $18 in advance (jamesportmeetinghouse.org) and $20 at the door. Student tickets are $8 and $10.

• New land- and seascapes by North Fork artist Max Moran will be on display through Labor Day in the tasting room at Lieb Cellars on Oregon Road in Cutchogue. The show, entitled “Vintage: Twenty Years Painting the North Fork,” opens Saturday, June 13, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

In a release, Mr. Moran reflected on two decades of local inspiration by saying, “… seeing those Connecticut clouds drifting over the L.I. Sound or farmlands still gives me a rush. There are still plenty of places that are quiet and hidden away that are a delight to paint and discover for the first time.”

• An exhibit of hooked wall hangings by fiber artist Marilyn Bottjer will be on display June 13-27 at Southold Historical Society’s Cosden-Price Gallery, housed in the Reichert Family Center on Main Road, where a reception is set for Friday, June 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Her “colorful and inventive” pieces, according to a release, “can depict anything from local and regional buildings and landscapes to special events and independent creations that appear almost abstract in nature.”

Ms. Bottjer has shown and taught at the American Folk Art Museum in New York and been featured at many other major museums and institutions, as well as on HGTV and in publications on rug hooking, the release stated.

• Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead will host two arts-related events in conjunction with its current exhibits, “From Shore the Shore: Boatbuilders and Boatyards of Long Island” and a maritime art exhibit in the new Noel J. Gish Gallery.

Boatbuilder Christopher Hale will demonstrate his skill as a crafter of half-model boats indigenous to Long Island’s South Shore at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. Using specialized hand tools and line drawings, he will create working models of a 1970s-era Garvey and a sail-powered tonging boat from the early 1900s.

Gallery owner J. Russell Jinishian will give a talk on ‘Maritime Art of Yesterday and Today’ at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Mr. Jinishian is the author of “Bound for Blue Water,” a guide to contemporary marine art, and the publisher of Marine Art News.

Admission to each event is $5 for nonmembers and free for members and includes entry to the exhibits. An RSVP is requested; call 727-2881, ext. 106.

• A showing of paintings by Dolores Castrucci of Southold opens Friday, June 12, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., at Town and Country Real Estate on Main Road in Southold. According to a release, Ms. Castrucci’s passion is painting “en plein aire” to “capture the visual poetry of seas, earth and sky.” Her latest works are described as “earth paintings” — compositions that incorporate textures such as sand, grass and seeds.

• Applications are being accepted for an intensive nine-week, tuition-free soul and R&B vocal ensemble workshop for high school musicians this fall. The East End Arts’ Music Masters Fellowship Program will be led by professional vocalist Anastasia René, accompanied by pianist Mark Mancini. Singers ages 14-18 are welcome to apply.

Sessions will be held Monday evenings, Sept. 28 to Nov. 30, at East End Arts School in Riverhead. A performance will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1. There are no fees.

The deadline to apply is July 17. Students must submit an online application at eastendarts.org (go to Events), along with a recorded performance sample. For more information and the online application, go to eastendarts.org under School. Contact Diane Giardi at 369-2171 or dgiardi@eastendarts.org.

• Student string musicians are invited to play in East End Arts’ third annual student orchestra collaborative project with the Perlman Music Program. Violin, viola, cello or double bass players ages 8-18 may participate in an open rehearsal conducted by Itzhak Perlman alongside the Perlman Music Program String Orchestra at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The venue has not yet been determined.

A series of rehearsals will take place at East End Arts in Riverhead Mondays, July 13, 20 and 27, with a mandatory full rehearsal Wednesday, July 29, all from 4 to 6 p.m.

There are no auditions, but students must be registered by Friday, July 10. Go to eastendarts.org under School. For information, call 369-2171 or email education@eastendarts.org.

Butterfly photography by Patrick Haggerty is on view through June at Southold Free Library.

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.