Art Beat: East End Arts Members’ Show to focus on character

• Character is the theme of this year’s nonjuried Members’ Show at East End Arts in Riverhead. A press release says that the subject “should be anyone or anything with a distinct individual nature,” and all media are accepted, including short performances, which will be presented at the opening reception.

Rather than at the downtown gallery, the show will be held at Suffolk County Community College’s Montaukett building at the Riverhead campus. It will run from Jan. 27 to Feb. 24, with the reception on Friday, Jan. 27.

Artwork — one entry per artist — may be dropped off Thursday and Friday, Jan. 19 and 20, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Montaukett building. The performances — up to three minutes and relatively quiet — must be discussed with or presented to the gallery director for consideration; DVDs are encouraged.

The entry fee is $10; artists may become members of East End Arts at the time of submission. For details and a prospectus, call 727-0900 or email [email protected].

• “Stop and See,” photographs by Patrick Haggerty of Southold, will be on display during January at Mattituck-Laurel Library. All the photos were taken on the North Fork, and Mr. Haggerty has donated one for the Friends of the Library’s January art raffle fundraiser.

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