Art Beat: New project, ‘Outhouse 2014,’ on display at Hallockville

08/30/2014 6:00 AM |
Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of 'Outhouse 2014' by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of ‘Outhouse 2014′ by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

• Artist Michael Combs, whose roots run deep on the North Fork, has recreated a full-size outhouse that can be seen through Sept. 28 on the grounds of Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. It’s part of the Parrish Road Show presented by Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill that features temporary installations by East End artists. 

The project, “Outhouse 2014,” was built in the style of a bayhouse or fisherman’s shack, “a place where men, and only men, stayed when they were hunting or waiting for the day’s catch,” Mr. Combs said in a press release. It “replicates the actual primitive latrine that was located at the end of an old dock behind our family’s bayhouse [on the Great South Bay].”

The installation is the working model for the artist’s planned “Self-Portrait 2015,” an outhouse of aluminum and mirrors. It is set near a wood-carving shop used by Mr. Combs’ father, Jack.

• Artwork by Joanne Rosko and Jon Schuesteritsch will be exhibited Aug. 28 to Sept. 8 at Gallery Crossing in Peconic.

Ms. Rosko, a co-owner of the gallery, works in pencil, paint, clay, fabric, glass and metal. “Although focused on painting en plein air, Joanne is also known for her surprising departures into a variety of styles and subject matter,” according to a press release.

Mr. Schusteritsch, an established children’s and family portrait photographer, will exhibit photos that “capture the interactions between dynamic natural light and the beautiful settings of the North Fork.”

An artists’ reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.

• Master printmaker Dan Welden will be on hand at a closing reception for “Intimate Connections,” an exhibit of his recent works, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at The South Street Gallery in Greenport.

• Make your mark in downtown Riverhead by entering East End Arts’ fire hydrant design contest, held in collaboration with Riverhead Town. Artists are invited to submit proposals for 10 hydrants located on Main Street between Maple Street and Griffing Avenue.

A sketch, application and brief artist bio are due no later than Friday, Sept. 8. Send to East End Arts, 2014 Fire Hydrant Contest, 133 East Main St., Riverhead 11901. Go to under Events to download an application. There is no entry fee.

For those chosen, paint and supplies will be provided; all painting must be completed by Oct. 10, in time for an Oct. 12 awards ceremony at the Riverhead Country Fair. A $100 stipend will be given for winning designs.

Call 727-0900.

• “Versatility,” paintings and drawings by Virginia Mackey of Mattituck, will be on view Sept. 1 to 30 at Mattituck-Laurel Library. Ms. Mackey works in watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and etchings. She has worked in advertising and as a courtroom artist and fashion illustrator.

An artist’s reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.

• Peconic Green Growth will hold Art for Green’s Sake, a benefit auction of artwork and other goods and services, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Poquatuck Hall in Orient.

The offerings will include work by artists Gary Bartoloni, Bennett Blackburn, Rani Carson, Darlene Charneco, Andrea Cote, Janet Culbertson, Gina Gilmour, Wheiza Kim, Bryan Landesberg, John Levien, Debbie Ma, Scott McIntire, Sara Cedar Miller, Michael Pacilio, Yvonne Puffer, Oscar Newman, Ben Schonzeit, Francine Tint, Caroline Waloski, Annemarie Waugh, Harry Wicks and others.

Auction items may be viewed at Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 591-2402 or email [email protected].

• First Universalist Church will hold its annual Harvest of the Arts on Labor Day weekend at the Southold church. The event will open with an artist’s reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.

An art show and sale featuring work by Karen Fellows, Pat McCarthy and Barbara Zegarek, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During the Sunday service, at 10:30 a.m., siblings Barbara Terry Charnews and Richard Terry will speak about “North Fork Nostalgia,” the book they compiled of historical articles written by their mother, the late Becky Terry.

On Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., local authors Joe McKay, Teresa Taylor and Nina Yavel will share their recently published books at a writers’ gathering and poetry reading.

Admission to all events is free. Call 765-3494.

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