July 05, 2006

Coming Attractions

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Embracing The Female Form

An opening reception for artist Julia O'Sullivan and her exhibit of oil paintings entitled Organic Love will be held at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton next Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Major Works At Vered

Vered Gallery in East Hampton is exhibiting Major Works of the 20th Century, showcasing artwork by Avery, Matisse, Pollock, Renoir, Mapplethorpe, Picasso, and Chagall, to name a few. The exhibit runs through July 28.

Sylvester Opening

Painter Joseph Haske and sculptor Gavin Zeigler will show their work at an art opening and champagne reception at Sylvester & Co. Home in Amagansett on Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through August 5. Call 267-9777.

Only The Best

The artwork of Kathy Anderson, Rich Denisiewicz, David Caudill and Larry Johnston will be featured in the exhibit Par Excellence at the Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton. Meet the artists at an opening reception on Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m. Show runs through July 25. Call 287-1883.

Last Call

The Artists Alliance of East Hampton's 12th Annual Artists Exhibition will come to a close on Sunday. The show at Ashawagh Hall features original fine art in various mediums by over 100 AAEH members.

A Lifetime Of Painting

Mac Wells is showcasing Full Spectrum, Paintings from 1965 - 2002 at Art Sites, which recently moved to Riverhead. The exhibit features paintings from different periods of Wells career and will run through July 30. Also on view is Art Sites Selection of varied works featuring artists previously shown by the gallery. Call 323-1426.


In celebration of Paul McCartney's 64th birthday, WEHM (92.9/96.9 FM) Radio and Martha Clara Vineyards is showcasing Revolution, the world's largest Beatles fine art and sale at Martha Clara's in Riverhead. The exhibit will run through Sunday and every piece is available for purchase. Call 610-389-1807.

Art In All Mediums

A reception will be held for artist Rita Blitt at the Ezair Gallery in Southampton on Saturday at 5 p.m. The painter/sculptor/filmmaker is showcasing over 90 drawings, paintings and sculptures in Rita Blitt: The Passionate Gesture. The exhibit will run through July 31.

Genius At Work

The Parrish Art Museum and The Rogers Memorial Library will offer a free tour of the Parrish's summer exhibition Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, followed by a brown bag lunch, beginning at 11 a.m. Call 283-0774 to make a reservation.

Glued To Nudes

Nudes an exhibit featuring artwork by Ben Stahl and Bob Markell will be on view at the Wallace Gallery in East Hampton through July 27.


Life After Prison

The Parrish Art Museum will screen After Innocence on Monday at 8 p.m. The documentary focuses on prisoners who were wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit and later set free by the work of the Innocence Project. $5 for members/$8 for non-members. Complimentary beverages will be provided.

Capturing The Eccentric

Guild Hall in East Hampton will screen Andy Warhol tonight at 8 p.m. Lana Jokel's 1973 documentary profiles the renowned artist, following his evolution from commercial art to 'underground' filmmaker. Free. Tomorrow, Guild Hall will debut its Red Carpet Film Series with a screening of the documentary Grey Gardens at 8 p.m. The Maysles brothers visited Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie at their crumbling mansion in East Hampton. The reclusive pair lived with cats and raccoons in Grey Gardens. Albert Maysles will be a guest speaker. $20 non members/$18 members/$150 series price.

Kinky Comedy

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will screen Kinky Boots next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, at

7:30 p.m. The cheeky British comedy tells the story of two outcast dreamers who finally figure out how to stand up for themselves . . . in thigh-high leather stilettos. Southampton Press Associate Editor Andrew Botsford will lead an informal discussion afterwards. $10 for adults/$7 for students & seniors/$3 for members.


Singing The Blues

The 8th annual Riverhead Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead. The two day event will see 36 bands on three stages. The fund-raising event for the musical hall requests a minimum $5 donation for both days. Check out RBF2006.com for more info.

The Good War

Go back to the era of "the good war" with Andrea Marcovicci as she performs "I'll Be Seeing You . . . Love Songs of WWII," at Guild Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $55 non-members/$53 members. Call the box office at 324-4050. On Sunday, Lucky To Be Lenny: The Broadway Electricity of Leonard Bernstein will debut as part of American Musical Salutes, at 7:30 p.m. $50 non-members/$45 members. Finally, on Monday, listen to the work of skilled fingers tickling the ivories in Pianofest in the Hamptons at 5 p.m., followed by commentary by Paul Schenly & reception to meet the artists. $10/students free. Call 329-9115 for tickets or info.


Nixon Reads

"Sex and the City" co-star Cynthia Nixon is starring with Judith Ivey and Elizabeth Wilson in a staged reading of Time Will Tell at the John Drew Theater in Guild Hall on Friday at 8 p.m. The seven monologues explore the connections between the choices people make and the impacts they have on others. $20 non-members/$18 members.

Like Father, Like Daughter

Famed country singer Rosanne Cash will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $85/$70/$60. (See page B-1 for Indy's exclusive interview with Cash.) On Saturday, the Beatles tribute band Fab Faux will return to the arts center for two encore performances at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $65/$55/$45. Call the box office at 288-1500.

Going Solo

Euan Morton will perform music from his current album New Clear at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. $20. Morton is currently playing the role of Tommy in The Who's Tommy at Bay Street. The final performance of the musical is Sunday. Call 725-9500 for tickets.


Celebrating Roots & Threads

A gallery exhibit, reception and book signing with author and photographer Wendy Chamberlin will be held at East End Books in East Hampton on Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Her book True East, Farming Ancestral Lands On Long Island's East End was published by Peconic Land Trust and features 300 color photographs. She follows four Long Island farm families as they went about their routine with the same devotion and commitment of their ancestors nearly 400 years ago.

On Sunday, local author Betsy Durkin Matthes will talk about and sign copies of her new book Dressing the Man You Love: A Woman's Guide to Purchasing, Coordinating, and Caring for His Classic Wardrobe, at East End Books from 2 to 3 p.m.

Posing & Property

Robin Hazelwood will read from her new novel Model Student: A Tale of Co-eds and Cover Girls at Bookhampton in Southampton on Saturday at 5 p.m. Later that day, Steven Gaines will discuss his new book The Sky's The Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan at Bookhampton's East Hampton location at 8 p.m.

Poetic Endurance

The 12th annual Poetry Marathon hosted by Bebe Antell and Sylvia Chavkin will be held at the Marine Museum in Amagansett on Sunday at 4 p.m. Grace Shulman and Carole Muske-Dukes will read from their recent works. Free admission, wine & cheese reception. Call 324-6850.

Mad About Benton

Poet William Benton will read from his new novel Madly, at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Friday, at 6 p.m. On Saturday, at 6 p.m., poet/farmer Scott Chaskey, and photographer Kathryn Szoka will present a reading and slide show from This Common Ground, now in paperback and Through the Seasons at Quail Hill, a photographic essay of the organic farm in Amagansett. Ellen Carney will read from her new memoir From Here to There: An Illustrated Memoir of a Swiss Childhood, on Sunday at 4 p.m.

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