The Arts

Art Beat: Marla Milne on display in Town Hall

East End Arts is sponsoring the Town Hall exhibit. (Credit Barbaraellen Koch, file)
East End Arts is sponsoring the Town Hall exhibit. (Credit Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Paintings by Greenport artist Marla Milne will be on view June 6 to Sept. 4 at the Riverhead Town Hall gallery, in an exhibit co-sponsored by East End Arts.

Ms. Milne worked in freelance graphic design, through which she was able to travel and “explore the discipline of design through print, fi lm textiles and computers.” She worked in Brazil, France and New York. In 2006, she took a watercolor class at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport to prepare for a trip to Bolivia. She paints in watercolor and oil.

She said in a press release that, having sharpened her perceptual skills throughout her graphic design career, “The art of observation, a painter’s greatest tool, is another skill that had been strengthened through the practice of ‘learning’ as I navigated multiple industries, cultures and languages.”

• A multimedia exhibition by artists who teach at Suffolk County Community College will be shown at Riverhead Free Library’s Overton Gallery through July 25. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Participating artists are Cheryl Ma-chat Dorskind, Margery Gosnell-Qua, Meredith Star, Dawn Lee DiPieri, John Stefanik and Chris Vivas.

• “Tides,” paintings by abstract expressionist Barbara Bilotta of Long Island and Miami, will be exhibited through June 23 at The South Street Gallery in Greenport.

Ms. Bilotta works in acrylic and resin. According to a press release, “The striking abstract patterns in her works are more than just arrangements of colors and shapes. Her love of nature animates those patterns, forging a connection between pure abstraction and organic forms.”

• The 33rd annual Peconic Quilt Show will be hosted by Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern campus in Riverhead. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

This year’s theme is “Around the World in 80 Quilts,” with a special exhibit of “trip around the world” quilts created by members, each depicting an iconic place. Each fi nished quilt is round and between 24 and 30 inches in diameter.

The show will feature more than 150 judged quilts, lectures, demonstrations of quilting techniques from all over the world, vendors and more.

Daily admission is $10; two days, $18; children under 12, free. Visit for details.

• Mixed-media artist Susan Schrott of Shelter Island and New York will show her work from June 7 to July 6 at Floyd Memorial Library in Green-port. An opening reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7. She uses dyed fabrics, threadwork, crystals and beads in her textile pieces. Her work appears in permanent installations and private collections and has been featured in art books and magazines.

• A program on ‘Judaism and Art’ will be presented by artist/playwright Leah Friedman of Shelter Island at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Greenport. Ms. Friedman will discuss the life and art of Louise Nevelson, a 20th-century sculptor born in Czarist Russia. She was known for her monumental wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures.

• “Whimsical works” by painter Stefanie Pesce are on display at Clovis Point Wines in Jamesport. An artist’s reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

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