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• ‘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.

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07/12/2011 4:51 PM

• This month’s Greenport Gallery Walk takes place Saturday, July 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. Participating galleries include 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.
Walks will continue on the third Saturday of each month through November.

• The East End Arts Council will present ‘About the Sea,’ part of its “Third Thursday” discussion series, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Breck­nock Hall in Greenport. The talk is held in conjunction with the upcoming South Street Gallery show of the same name and the July 16 Greenport Gallery Walk.

Guests will include Lochlin Reidy, a survivor of a sea disaster whose story is told in the book “Overboard!,” and local poet and writer Billy Hands. South Street Gallery’s Amy Worth will moderate the discussion. Admission is free. Call 369-2171 or visit eeacSchool.blogspot.com.

• ‘Laura Westlake: Masterworks in Color Pencil’ will open at Gallery M in Greenport with receptions on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17, 4 to 7 p.m.

• Work by several North Fork artists, including Amy Worth, Harvey Hellering, Hector deCordova and Bob Berks, will be featured in the Sunday, July 17, live and silent art auction, “Making Waves on Mecox Bay,” to benefit 88.3 WPPB-FM. The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Water Mill home of Stormy Byorum Good, with a rain date of July 24. Mr. deCordova, owner of deCordova Gallery in Greenport, is the auction’s curator.

Tickets are $50. Bidding for all items begins at $300. The live auction begins at 4:30. Call 631-591-7003 or visit peconicpublicbroadcasting.org for tickets (also available at the door). To see images of featured artwork, visit decordovagallery.com/wppb.

• Artwork by Mario Tomiatti is on view through August at Southold Free Library.

• Northeast Stage, which will present “Romeo and Juliet” at Greenport’s Mitchell Park in August, will offer Café Shakespeare, an afternoon of “random acts of Shakespeare” performed by local actors, on Saturday, July 17, 3 to 5 p.m. at Comtesse Thérèse Bistro & Winery in Aquebogue. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted in support of Northeast Stage’s programming and classical training for local actors.

The group plans a preview performance of “Romeo and Juliet” for 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the bistro. The Mitchell Park performances are set for Aug. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.Call 208-6933 or find Northeast Stage on Facebook.

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.

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05/25/2011 9:30 AM
'New Suffolk Porch" by Jo-Ann Corretti

'New Suffolk Porch" by Jo-Ann Corretti

• Work by members of the Long Island Sierra Club artist group will be on display during June and July at Riverhead Free Library. Featured artists include Jo-Ann Corretti, SallyAnne Keller, Carol Boye, Susanne Corbelletti and Marlene Bezich. An artist’s reception is planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. All sales will benefit the Long Island Sierra Club Water Sentinels.

• “Local Harbor Reflections,” photography by JoAnne Dumas, is Mattituck-Laurel Library’s June art exhibit in the downstairs gallery. Natural light is the primary focus of Ms. Dumas’ work, according to a press release. A reception will be held Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

• Original paintings by Mario Tomiatti will be on view June 6 through 26 at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport. Artist’s receptions are set for Saturdays, June 4 and 11, from 2 to 5 p.m.

• Call for artists: for ‘Folk Art,’ a juried all-media show that opens June 10 at the East End Arts Council gallery Riverhead. Juror Kathy Curran, curatorial administrator for Islip Museum and Suffolk County Historical Society, will judge works of painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, video, sculpture and poetry.
Artists may enter up to three pieces not previously exhibited at EEAC; dropoff dates are June 2, 3 and 4 at the gallery. Poems must be emailed.
For full details or prospectus, call 727-0900 or visit eastendarts.org.

• An opening reception for an exclusive New York exposition of works by Jack and A.J. Ferrell will be held Saturday, May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Terrence Joyce Gallery in Greenport. According to a press release, the artists, husband and wife, embody “Peinture Verre au Feu,” the 15th-century tradition of paintings of glass in fire on handmade clay tiles.

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.