Artbeat: Poetry and art at Poquatuck Hall

• Poquatuck Hall will be the beneficiary of a midwinter celebration of poetry and art planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Orient hall. Participating poets will be Suffolk County Poet Laureate Tammy Nuzzon-Morga, Kimberly Abruzzo, Harvey Feinstein, Pierre Gazarian, Billy Hands, Yvonne Lieblein, Anne MacKay and a special guest. Artists include Alan Bull, Paula DiDonato, Holly Mastrangelo and Annie Wildey.
Guests are invited to bring their own beverage and snacks to share. Admission is $10. Call 323-2580 or e-mail [email protected].

• Work by Jamesport artist Charles Wildbank and Southampton photographer Fred Vanderwerven will be on view Feb. 4 to May 4 at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor Inn. The show is co-sponsored by the East End Arts Council.
Mr. Wildbank will exhibit large paintings of fruits and desserts in an “explosion of symphonic color and mouth-watering ‘simple pleasures,’ ” according to a press release. Mr. Vanderwerven’s photos represent “a departure into a striking, almost abstract interpretation of strong, graphic images, super-saturated with color.”
An artists’ reception will be held Sunday, March 6, from 3 to 5 p.m.

• A reception for artist Mike Stanko will be held at Rothman’s Gallery in Southold from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. The CD cover for recording artists Caroline Doctorow’s most recent release, “Sweet to Me,” features a painting by Mr. Stanko. Also on view: recent work by Ron Rothman and Stacey Brandfon.
Caroline Doctorow and the Steamrollers, along with singer/songwriter Job Potter, Mr. Rothman, Southold Slim and other special guests, will give a free concert during the reception.

• ‘Getting Oriented,’ a show inspired by William Steeple Davis artist-in-residence Annie Wildey’s experiences living in Orient, will be on view Feb. 5–27 at the Janet T. Swanson Gallery in Oysterponds Historical Society’s Old Point School House in Orient. The exhibition will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m. A members-only preview will be held Friday, Feb. 4, 4 to 6 p.m. Call 323-2480.

• Submissions are sought for East End Arts Council’s juried exhibit ‘Women: The Eternal Artist’s Muse and Inspiration,’ which opens March 4 at the Riverhead gallery. All media are welcome, including sculpture and poetry. The guest juror is Amagansett gallerist Pamela Williams.
Work must be dropped off in person at the gallery on Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 24 to 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will run through April 15.
Call 727-0900 or visit eastendarts.org for details.

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