Artist and curator Paton Miller’s third annual group exhibition and survey of Hamptons and North Fork artists, East End Collected3, returns to the Southampton Arts Center this weekend. On view April 14 through May 29, and featuring a new crop of emerging and established artists, the show kicks off with an opening reception for the public this Saturday, April 15 from 5–7 p.m.
Celebrating the East End of Long Island’s venerable tradition of fostering creative talent, East End Collected3 reflects Miller’s vision of this area as an ideal environment for artists to create quality work. As Miller explains, the East End provides artists with the freedom to remain meditative given the natural surroundings, while granting them the opportunity to receive feedback from an ever-growing artistic community.
Through this exhibition, Miller celebrates the community of artists, honors the collectors who have supported it, and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive. In addition to showing some of the best artists the region has to offer, East End Collected3 is offering supplementary programs, including a free Artists Talk on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. where six of the exhibiting artists will present slides of their work. Each artist will join Miller for a brief Q&A following their slide presentation. Miller will also hold an exclusive Drawing & Painting Workshop for Kids and Teens ($40) on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m.
Mambo Loco is playing a closing weekend concert on Saturday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Admission to the concert is $15 and tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved online.
The robust list of artists on view at East End Collected3 includes Stephanie Brody Lederman, David Bunn Martine, Arthur Carter, Jennifer Cross, Janet Culbertson, Franco Cuttica, Josh Dayton, Eric Dever, Adriana Echavarria, Chris Engel, William Falkenburg, Brian Farrell, Terri Gold, Lautaro Keudell, Mary Lambert, Laurie Lambrecht, Gerson Leiber, Judith Leiber, Brett Loving, Lynn Matsuoka, Simon Parkes, Olivier Robert, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Jonathan Morse, J. Alan Ornstein, Pamela Ornstein, Gabrielle Raacke, Maria Schon, Neill Slaughter, Eileen Stretch, Susan Tepper, Diane Tuft, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull and Frank Wimberley.
Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village. Call 631-283-0967 or visit southamptonartscenter.org.