The Arts

Art Beat: Opening reception for ‘Nature’s Call’ Saturday


Paintings by Ann Holton and photographs by Marilyn Stevenson will be on exhibit May 22 through June 2 at Gallery Crossing on Peconic Lane in Peconic. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, May 24, from 3-5 p.m. 

• An opening reception for “Nature’s Call: A Return to Silence,” an exhibit of photographs by Peter Azrak, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Barn at Jedediah Hawkins in Jamesport. The exhibit runs through June 29.

• Maribeth Mundell and Lauren Sisson, The Sopranos, will perform a concert Sunday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall on Village Lane in Orient. Pianist Lea Kendall will accompany them in a program of opera, folk songs, 20th-century compositions by Ned Rorem, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber and more. Admission is $15 at the door.

• An exhibit of painting, illustration and animation by artist Cynthia Wells of Southold opens Friday, May 23, at Rothman’s Gallery in Southold with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show, “An Artist’s Life,” runs through July 7 and documents Ms. Wells’ “flamboyantly precise imagination, then and now,” according to a release.

A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Ms. Wells worked at Walt Disney Studios in the 1980s with animators Eric Larsen and Richard Williams (of “Roger Rabbit” fame). The anatomical understanding this training provided informed her figurative painting, which “pushes the limits of body contortion” and features “vibrant color and high relief lighting.” In addition to these paintings, and others in a more refined style, the show includes her animated films and her most recent work — fine art prints and silverpoint drawings of sea creatures and sea birds.

• Works by artist Terrence Joyce will be on view at the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation in Greenport on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Mr. Joyce, whose art often incorporates North Fork landscapes and marine life, is donating his painting “Blue Docks Greenport” to the museum.

• Miniature encaustic paintings by Marilyn Gartelmann of Manorville are on view through June 4 at Riverhead Free Library. Ms. Gartelmann, formerly of Jamesport, said she finds the process of “painting” in hot wax on special paper “fascinating.” “Every one you do is going to be different,” she said.

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