Art Beat: New exhibits open, shows seek submissions

03/29/2011 4:31 PM |

'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' by Francoise and Yan Rieger, was inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book of the same name.

• ‘Fiber & Glass’ is the title of April’s exhibition at Oysterponds Historical Society’s Janet T. Swanson Gallery in the Old Point Schoolhouse in Orient, featuring work by an Orient couple, Francoise and Yan Rieger.
The “Fiber” of the title refers to large abstract tapestries designed and woven by Ms. Rieger on a high-warp loom in the “haute lisse” (vertical) technique. Mr. Rieger provides the “Glass” with his fused art glass panels: small, abstract architectural pieces.
Ms. Rieger is a native of France; Mr. Rieger was born and raised in Germany. Each studied and worked abroad before coming to the United States. The couple established an art and design studio in 1971. They live in Orient in a solar house they designed and built themselves.
“Fiber & Glass” will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m., from April 2 to 23. Call 323-2480 or visit

• Mattituck-Laurel Library’s annual Student Art Exhibit, titled “For the Love of Art,” will be on display during April. The show will feature recent work by Mattituck-Cutchogue students in grades 4-12 along with work shown in December as part of Parrish Art Museum’s student show. An artists’ reception and award presentation will be held Monday, April 11, 5 to 7 p.m.

• Joyce Beckenstein of Mattituck will present ‘What Is a Masterpiece?’ at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the East End Arts Council gallery in Riverhead. She begins a new series of three “First Fridays” talks exploring the art world from the perspectives of artists, patrons and critics. Ms. Beckenstein, an art historian and writer and director of the North Fork Arts Project, will discuss “how and why certain works soar above the rest.” Donations will be accepted. Call 369-2171, email [email protected] or visit

• The April show at Springsteel Gallery in Greenport is ‘Fool’s Paradise,’ paintings and collages by guest artist Tom Lulevitch of Southold and watercolors, oils and sculptures by gallery owner Bernard Springsteel. The exhibit opens Saturday, April 2, with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m., and runs through April 30. Mr. Lulevitch teaches at Baruch College in New York, and has had his work exhibited on both the East and West coasts.

• Call for artists: The East End Arts Council is seeking submissions for ‘East End Light,’ an all-media juried art show planned for April 22 to June 3. Guest juror is Glynis Berry, owner of Art Sites gallery in Riverhead.
Dropoff dates are April 14-16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the EEAC gallery in Riverhead. Artists may submit up to three works that have not been included in previous EEAC shows. For entry guidelines and prospectus, contact Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or [email protected], or visit

'Urban Tinkers' by Max Moran.

'Urban Tinkers' by Max Moran.

• “April Rains,” paintings by North Fork artist Max Moran, will be presented by 4N Main Gallery in Southampton from April 2 to 17. An opening reception is planned for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2.

• Work by photographer Susan Tiffen of Roslyn Heights will be on display April 1 to 26 at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. An artist’s reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

• Call for artists: Studio East Gallery has announced an open call for its ‘Floral & Automobiles Show,’ which will run from April 9 to May 7 at the Greenport gallery. Entries will be received Friday, April 1, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 2, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call Terry at 697-0735.
A reception is set for April 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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