Art Beat: One-day exhibit at Brecknock Hall; new artist-in-residence at East End Arts

• ‘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.

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