10/04/11 12:21pm
10/04/2011 12:21 PM

• Work by John Wissemann of Southold will be exhibited at Gallery West on Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus from Oct. 13 to Nov. 10. A reception is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.
Mr. Wissemann, a former art teacher at Southold High School, has worked as a painter, printmaker and draftsman for decades; his current work involves colored pencil and watercolor, with stencils using figures taken from Japanese woodblock prints.

• A Columbus Day weekend art exhibition and sale presented by Oysterponds Historical Society will celebrate local artists. Paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture will be offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Orient museum’s Swanson Gallery of the Old Point Schoolhouse. Thirty percent of proceeds will benefit the historical society.

Call 323-2480.

• Call for artists: Items are sought for East End Arts’ annual “Deck the Halls” Holiday Market, open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23 at the Riverhead gallery.

Ornaments, jewelry and wearables, ceramics and crafts may be submitted for consideration (no painted rocks or shells). Artists may apply by in-person interview or by mailing a CD showing their work. Mail-in applications must be received by Nov. 5; interviews must be scheduled by Nov. 11 and will be held Wednesday to Friday, Nov. 16 to 18.

The entry fee is $30 per artist, except for those only submitting ornaments and holiday cards, for which there is no fee. Accepted artists must be or become members of East End Arts.

For details, call gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or email [email protected]

• ‘Favorite Places, Suffolk County,’ a juried photography exhibit, will open alongside historic images at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Winners of the competition, chosen by juror Neil Scholl, an award-winning photographer and Hal B. Fullerton archivist, will be announced at the reception.

The show will be on view through Nov. 19.

To send arts news, email [email protected], 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.

09/27/11 12:45pm
09/27/2011 12:45 PM

• ‘Chai, Life,’ a one-day exhibit of sculpture by Arden Scott, Robert Oxnam and David Nyce, will be held between 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. The show, presented by Benton Nyce Gallery, will benefit Congregation Tifereth Israel of Greenport.

Mr. Nyce will present pieces of furniture crafted from a beech tree that lived next to St. Agnes R.C. Church on Front Street. Ms. Scott’s work represents her recent travels to Laos and Cambodia in pieces that “resemble time-scarred artifacts that could have been forged … by an ancient people,” states a press release. Mr. Oxnam’s driftwood sculpture is “informed by Chinese scholars’ rocks, which were believed to represent the linkage between individual creativity and … cosmic energy.”

• Printmaker Rosamaria Eisler of Ridge has joined East End Arts in Riverhead as its artist-in-residence.
Ms. Eisler’s involvement with East End Arts has been long and varied; she has been a member for 15 years, was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010 and became a faculty member at the East End Arts School last June. She is now head of the printing department and the school’s printing press facilitator.

A native of Mexico City, Ms. Eisler worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 22 years, while studying art privately. After taking up art full-time, she worked For 10 years as an adjunct professor of art at Adelphi University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues on Long Island.

Her studio space in the East End Arts carriage house is open every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. until her residency ends Dec. 4. She will also teach five printmaking workshops in the next few months, and end her residency as the guest speaker for December’s First Fridays Art Talk on Dec. 2.

For more information, call 369-2171 or email [email protected]

• The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund will host the first annual New Suffolk Artsy-Crafty, Fun-Key Festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, on the waterfront property the group has preserved. The invitational show will include metal artists, wood carvers, quilters, painters, weavers, beaders, bakers and others. The North Fork Cork Necklace, crafted from recycled wine bottle corks, will be introduced and sold.

The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. All proceeds will go to NSWF to help maintain the property.

• Nella Khanis of Mattituck will participate in a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Parrish Art Museum in Southampton. She will be part of a panel of East End artists who were represented in the museum’s “Artists Choose Artists” juried exhibition, on view through Oct. 9.

• During October, Mattituck-Laurel Library’s gallery and display case will feature work by members of Manor Hill Art Studio. The members have studied with Cutch­ogue artist Diane Alec Smith, whose work will also be shown, and include Beverly Chierch, Lee Cleary, Eileen Cooper, Mary Epperlein, Tracy Flynn, Janine Harrigan, Gus Mueller, Karen Land Rich, Jackie Rogers, Don Wilson, Marion Wipf, Ronny Wolfrom and others. Their work will be available for sale.

• Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue will feature acrylic paintings by Chris Gordon in the tasting room during October.

• Call for artists: for Studio East Gallery’s show ‘Women Only’ — traditional, expressionistic to abstracts by female artists, which will be on view Oct. 8 to Nov. 5 at the Greenport gallery. Male artists may participate if the subject matter is of a woman.

Work will be accepted Friday, Sept. 30, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit breast health awareness.

• “Mysticete,” an exhibit of recent wood whale carvings by Randy Kilhoff of Sag Harbor is on view through November at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. The pieces use driftwood and old textured wood, and Mr. Kilhoff says, “I find the personalities of the carvings develop throughout the creative steps.”

• “On the Line,” an exhibit of paintings by Max Moran, will be hosted by the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport from Oct. 1 to 23. An opening reception in the barn gallery is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., and weekends, 1 to 7 p.m., or by appointment.

To send arts news, e-mail [email protected], 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.

08/22/11 3:29pm
08/22/2011 3:29 PM

• Pat Feiler of Mattituck and Bob Miller of Sacramento, Calif., are the featured artists of an exhibit on view through Nov. 2 at the Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. The show is presented in conjunction with East End Arts. An artists’ reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Ms. Feiler is an impressionist painter who works in oil, acrylic and monoprint; she is a teaching artist at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Mr. Miller, a graphic designer, works in watercolor and acrylic. He first visited the North Fork in the 1990s, and the local landscape is the subject of many of his paintings.

• ‘Remembering 9/11’ is the title of a group exhibit that opens Aug. 29 at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery in Riverhead. Featured artists include Gina Marquand, Seymour Levy, Roz Dimon, Joan Rogers, Steve Alpert, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Janet Culbertson, Dennis Snyder, Anna Jurinich and Beth Giles. The show continues through Sept. 28.

• The Cottage Quartet will give a concert of works by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Ludwig van Beethoven and Cole Porter at 3 p.m .Saturday, Aug. 27, at Floyd Memorial Library in Greeenport. The group includes Alena Chubet, flute; Anne-Marie Woelker Chubet, violin; Jeannie Woelker, cello; and James Chubet, piano. Admission is free.

• East End Arts’ juried ‘Red Dot’ exhibit, featuring art by living Long Island artists submitted by their collectors, will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the EEA gallery in Riverhead. The winning piece, artist and collector will be announced at that time.

Artwork may be dropped off Thursday, Aug. 25, through Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the EEA gallery, 133 East Main St. Guidelines are available at eastendarts.org.

The exhibit’s juror is arts journalist, author, professor and curator Dr. Charles Riley II. At 6:30, Dr. Riley will present ‘Landscape With Figures,’ an illustrated look at the art market and collectors who find work locally and internationally. The talk is part of the First Fridays Arts Talk series. Admission is free.
The ‘Red Dot’ show is the final event of East End Arts’ “Year of the Collector.”

• Studio East Gallery has announced ‘Remember, Honor & Hope,’ a show commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and has issued an open call for artists to submit work depicting “our great country,” flags, family members, survivors and responders. Work will be received at the Greenport gallery on Friday, Sept. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 3, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and in Miller Place on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-9 p.m. An artists’ reception is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m., in Greenport.

To send arts news, e-mail [email protected], 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.

08/16/11 3:49pm
08/16/2011 3:49 PM

• ‘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 [email protected]

• 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 [email protected], 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 [email protected], 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.

08/10/11 3:22pm
08/10/2011 3:22 PM

• Collectors of local art are invited to participate in the East End Arts Council’s juried ‘Red Dot’ show, which will open Sept. 2 at the Riverhead gallery. Art lovers who have bought the work of living Long Island artists may enter one piece from their collections, with entries to be accepted on Aug. 25, 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery.

The exhibit will be juried by arts journalist, author, professor and curator Dr. Charles Riley II. He will award best in show to both collector and artist for the piece he finds to be the “most amazing collecting coup in the exhibit,” according to a press release.

The collector will win dinner for two at Jamesport Manor Inn and a year’s membership in EEAC, Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall. The winning artist will have a solo show at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. Entry guidelines can be found at eastendarts.org. under Call for Artists. Call gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or email [email protected]

• Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is hosting the second annual ‘Un-Hamptons Outsider Art Exhibit, North Fork Edition’ through Aug. 28. Featured artists are Jim Bloom, Candyce Brokaw, Susan Brown, David Ellis, Garance, Gary Brent Hilsen, Mark May, John Van Orsouw and Harald Olson. The exhibit includes works on paper, acrylics, mixed media, metal and sculpture.

The show’s theme is self-taught, visionary, folk and outsider art. It is a collaborative effort with the nonprofit organizations Fountain Gallery and Pure Vision Arts, both of New York City, and Survivors Art Foundation of Quogue.

• East End Arts Council’s Third Thursday Series offering for August will be “Oh Say Can You See What I See,” a presentation by Greenport gallery owner Hector deCordova, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport.

Mr. deCordova, owner of a Greenport gallery, will facilitate a discussion on the collaborative process between artist and viewer and what perspective a viewer might bring to a work of art.
Admission is free. Call 369-2171 or email [email protected] for information or to register.

• Artist Don Wilson will give a reverse glass painting demonstration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Studio East in Greenport. Mr. Wilson, who has completed 12 Long Island lighthouses and other scenes on glass windows, is one of gallery’s featured artists this month. A new exhibit opens there with a reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

• Old Town Art and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is accepting entries for its 2011 Young Artist Contest. Youngsters ages 5 to 15 may enter one original drawing or painting, no larger than 9 inches by 12 inches, with judging in three age groups. Art must be submitted (with name, age, address, telephone number and optional title on back) by Aug. 26, brought to the Main Road guild or mailed to The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, P.O. Box 392, Cutchogue 11935.

The winner in each age group will receive $25 and art lessons from a guild member. All entries will be displayed at the guild’s Art and Craft Fair on Aug. 27. Call 734-6382, email [email protected] or visit oldtownguild.com and click on Events & Programs.

• Entries are sought for the Downtown Riverhead Summer Photo Contest 2011, a free online competition. Photos of the downtown area — the river, Main Street, the neighborhoods, people and events — can be downloaded at flickr.com/groups/2011downtown­riverheadcontest. Submissions should be photos taken between Memorial Day and Labor Day; the deadline is Sept. 15. Winning photos will be exhibited at Riverhead Free Library.

• The Laurel Group at Baywoods in Water Mill announces a new exhibit of paintings by Charles Wildbank of Jamesport. “HADO: Waves of Consciousness” opens with a reception on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 25. In this show, the artist moves from his signature hyper-realist still lifes to embrace “a more profound perspective,” according to a release.

To send arts news, e-mail [email protected], 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.

08/03/11 6:19am
08/03/2011 6:19 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The North Fork Community Theatre will present a stage adaptation of the popular 1984 movie "Footloose" beginning on July 28 and running through August 14.

Of all the dedicated theater artists, dancers are closest to the angels. Not just because they can soar above us ordinary mortals, which they can, but because of the admirable passion, discipline and tenacity they devote to their work. That is what raises the sparkling production of “Footloose” by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford at Mattituck’s North Fork Community Theatre above ordinary fare.

The feel-good plot concerns characters who live in a community where dancing is against the law. They find a way to remedy the situation. That’s it.

But as directed and choreographed by Erin McKenna, it explodes with a youth-fueled energy that revs up the metabolism of the audience. It exudes the happiness and well-being we associate with beach books and escapist summer film comedies.

In spite of the fact that there is not a lot of room to breathe on the NFCT stage, Ms. McKenna fills the space with ever-changing original patterns, with an occasional refreshing example from vaudeville or variety (“Mama Says”).

In the same tasteful style, she balances riotous routines with rapturous renditions of ballads. We are elated by the appearances of Victoria Carroll, the irrepressible Becca Mincieli and Abbey Clark and we are enraptured by the beautiful singing of Tara McKenna (“Can You Find It in Your Heart”) and her lovely duet with the ebullient Amanda Mouzakes (“Learning To Be Silent”).

All this does not happen by chance. It results from the precision that characterizes dancers. Once the press visited a Jerry Robbins rehearsal and after watching a complicated section executed over and over again, a reporter asked, “How many more times are you going to do that?” Without a pause, Broadway’s foremost choreographer replied, “As many as it takes.”

Under the musical direction of Jacob Boergesson, a well-balanced pit band supports these extraordinarily good singers. The musical score has a large share of generic melody and the lyrics capitalize on cliché, but Mr. Boergesson inflects them with sensitivity and brassiness in equal parts.James Yaiullo gives a believable, endearing performance as the hero, and the NFCT lucked out with a star-quality, professional performance from the attractive Ivy Croteau as his girl. Their duet of “Almost Paradise” is unforgettable.

Ryan Beodeker is excellent as the tortured minister who eventually “sees the light” on dancing. His “Heaven Help Me” and “I Confess” are heartbreaking. Billy Finn is all you could wish for as the “bad” boyfriend and his fierce version of “The Girl Gets Around” is stunning.

Dan Yaiullo gets even better every time we see him. He is always good, but here his sharp awareness of the seriousness of his situation blends with his talented singing and dancing into a marvelous performance.

Christina Stankewicz aces all her comic moments and moves us deeply with her heartfelt “Let’s Believe We’re in Love.” Justin Harris is at his best as the free-spirited Cowboy Bob. He is immensely enjoyable.

We all start life with freedom of movement. If you sing to a baby, both little legs fly up in the air and he wiggles his toes. But as life progresses, we settle for tapping a toe or drumming our fingers. “Footloose” will awaken your agility and set you free. There are eight more performances; don’t miss it.

North Fork Community Theatre
Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck
Performances continue Aug. 4-7 and 11-14: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. For tickets, call 298-6328 or visit nfct.com.

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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 [email protected], 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.

07/06/11 10:16am
07/06/2011 10:16 AM

• New York’s rockabilly subculture is the subject of “Wheels on Art,” photographs by emerging artist George Schneider of Cutch­ogue, on view July 7 to 31 at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 7.
Mr. Schneider’s photos depict a hot rod club based in Brooklyn; the exhibit “encompasses a nostalgic look at the past with an unexpected romantically raw look at the future,” according to a press release.

• An exhibit of paintings, ‘The Creative World of Marilyn Uhl-Utz,’ can be seen during July and August at Cut­ch­ogue New Suffolk Library.

• A posthumous exhibit of work by Vincent Quatroche Sr. of Greenport, who died in April, will open with a reception Saturday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rothman’s Gallery in Southold.
Mr. Quatroche’s son Vincent Jr., who curated the show, will perform his own poetry and soundscapes that connect with his father’s work, and the band TAOST will play.

Mr. Quatroche Sr. worked over half a century, with a style that ranged from abstract, cubist and pop art to more traditional techniques. Influenced by Pollack and Picasso, he depicted subjects that included historic trains, seascapes and landscapes, portraits and jazz musicians.

During the 1950s he displayed his work in the window of what is now Goldin Furniture in Greenport, and later had his own gallery where the Opportunity Shop is now located. He continued to work until just weeks before his death.

• ‘Discovering the Inner Child,’ paintings by South African artist Joel Berman, aka Bermano, will open July 9 at the Bego Ezair Gallery in Greenport and Southampton,

According to a press release, Bermano said he was born with a “tormented soul.” He grew up amid apartheid, but said he cherished the day he was able to vote for President Nelson Mandela. He began painting in 2003, without formal training, and said his painting helped him overcome depression. He was a boxing promoter in Las Vegas, but after moving to Dallas, Texas, he is now a full-time artist. Just recently Bermano’s painting “Madiba’s Rainbow Nation” was signed by Mr. Mandela, who is known in South Africa as Madiba.

Also on view: artwork by Wanda Murphy.

An opening reception in Southampton is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and the Greenport exhibit opens Sunday, July 10, and runs through Aug. 10.

• Laura Wilson, an emerging acrylic painter, has paintings, drawings and more on display upstairs at the Fiedler Gallery in Greenport. Ms. Wilson’s work also includes jewelry, pen and colored pencil drawings and unique sculptures displayed under glass domes.

• Entries are sought for the Downtown Riverhead Summer Photo Contest 2011, a free online competition. Photos of the downtown area — the river, Main Street, the neighborhoods, people and events — can be downloaded at flickr.com/groups/2011downtown­riverheadcontest. Submissions should be photos taken between Memorial Day and Labor Day; the deadline is Sept. 15. Winning photos will be exhibited at Riverhead Free Library.

• The new show at Studio East in Greenport that opens July 9 includes work by Long Island artist Elaine Thompson, who’s best known for her U.S. Open golf art; “Transitions,” abstract forms by David Cappella, a stylist, artist and brand manager who studied at Fashion Institute of Technology; and “Beyond What the Eye Sees,” large-scale contemporary acrylic and resin works by Barbara Bilotta.
A reception is set for Saturday, July 16, 6 to 9 p.m. The show continues through July 31.

• Award-winning product designer Neil Cohen will be the guest at a “meet and greet” Sunday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. Mr. Cohen, a Long Island native and a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, lives in Manhattan.

• East End Arts Council announces two new summer series of classes.
The print media series includes four adult classes; two for all ages; a youth camp (Aug. 15-19); and “The Print Show,” a juried exhibit that opens July 22.
Music and technology classes start with a synthesizer workshop for all ages and skills in late July, followed by a youth camp for ages 9-14 (Aug. 1-12) and two teen training programs in August.
To register, call 369-2171 or email [email protected] For information and course descriptions, visit eastendarts.org.

To send arts news, e-mail [email protected], 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.