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Haim Mizrahi Merges Art & Music at Ashawagh Hall

Springs artist, musician and poet Haim Mizrahi is showing his large-scale Abstract Expressionist paintings in Music Sheets at Ashawagh Hall (780 Springs Fireplace Road) in Springs, East Hampton this Saturday and Sunday, May 6–7. An opening reception is planned on Saturday evening from 4–9 p.m.

Mizrahi, who many know as the host of the Hello Hello morning talk show on LTV, comes from traditional jazz training, but he’s been making “freestyle alternative” music for 40 years, playing in his home country of Israel, as well as cities such as New York and Paris. Mizrahi has also been creating and exhibiting his art in many forms for decades in the Hamptons and Israel.

Music Sheets, sponsored by his gallery Janet Lehr Inc. (aka Vered Gallery) in East Hampton, combines all of the artist’s great loves—painting, music and poetry.

Lia and Haim Mizrahi in front of Bert Stern's
Lia & Haim Mizrahi in front of Bert Stern’s “Marilyn Monroe,” Photo: Richard Lewin

“It’s a correlation between music, rhythm and painting,” Mizrahi says of the show and his current work, which consists of massive expressionist drip paintings in sizes such as 6 x 12 feet, 6 x 9 feet and 5 x 11 feet. “What I know and feel with music, I do with painting—I bring them all together,” he continues, describing Music Sheets.

“The title speaks for itself,” Mizrahi adds. “When I say ‘sheets,’ I mean layers, music layers.”

The show will feature about 25 paintings total and, with their large size, it should be something to behold.

Mizrahi, Gary Swanson, Nancy Wicht and possibly others will also participate in a poetry at Ashawagh Hall at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.

Haim Mizrahi’s Music Sheets is open from 4–9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at Ashawagh Hall, located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road, in Springs, East Hampton.

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