The Big Erase
Join North Fork chalk artist Kara Hoblin on Thursday, December 20, from 6 to 8 PM at the Southampton Arts Center to wipe away many of her large chalk drawings as a tool to let go of attachments from the past, present, and future.
The third “Big Erase” invites all participants to come with an open heart and mind to the power art has to heal and build compassionate relationships in modern society. All chalkboards will also be available for participants to make their own chalk creations inspired by something they would like to let go of. Then all chalk drawings will be ceremoniously wiped clean during “The Big Erase,” including live music by Julia King and refreshments.
The Fabric Of Our Lives
An opening reception for “The Fabric of Our Lives” will be held Saturday, December 22, from 5 to 7 PM, at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The exhibition presents photography by Joel Lefkowitz and fabric and ceramic sculpture by Setha Low, including The Wardrobe, an artistic clothing swap organized by Low. The exhibition is through Sunday. Visit www.ashawagh-hall.org.
Amagansett’s ILLE Arts hosts its seventh annual holiday show through January 15. The “Holiday Group Show” features works by various artists. The exhibition kicked off this past weekend with a party and reception. For more information, visit www.illearts.com.
East End Arts hosts a new art exhibit, “Winter Scenes,” at the Riverhead Town Hall Gallery, featuring the photography of Paul Dempsey of Southampton. Dempsey describes himself as a fine art photographer and a “digital manipulator.” The current series of abstract work focuses on macro images of nature combined with additional exposures of ice, snow, sand, and sky. The exhibition runs through March 1, and can be visited during Town Hall open office hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM.
Once again, the South Street Gallery in Greenport is providing artists with 10×10 cradled birch plywood boards. Each work will be sold for $100. The works will be featured on www.artsy.net, under “South Street Gallery.” The gallery space has moved this year to the second floor. All proceeds will be split between the North Fork Environmental Council and 88.3 WPPB FM, Peconic Public Broadcasting. The show will be on view through December 24.
On And Off The Wall
folioeast will host “On and Off The Wall,” an installation of 3D works by 10 artists — Carolyn Conrad, James DeMartis, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Dennis Leri, Paul Pavia, Justin Peyser, Robert Schwarz, Aurelio Torres, Rosario Varela, and Mark Webber. The show runs on weekends, noon to 5 PM, or by appointment, through January 2.
Multi Is The Media
The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Multi Is The Media,” featuring works by Keith Ramsdell, Jim Gemake, Bengt Hokanson, and Trefny Dix. A group show will also include artists Alicia Gitlitz, Karen Kirshner, Phil Marco, Martha Mcaleer, Alyssa Peek, Cindy Press, Linda Sirow, CHO Yea Jae, and Strosberg/Mandel. The show will run through December 30.
Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor presents “Timeshapers,” with recent work by Paul O’Connor, Mimi Saltzman, and Johnny Wong. The exhibition runs through December 28. “Timeshapers” brings together three friends who met five years ago in the art community of Taos, NM.
“Not Nature,” featuring the works of Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller, and Darius Yektai, is on display at Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. The show is open Saturdays through December 22. Visit www.madoo.org.
The Wednesday Group is showing “Small Treasures” at the East Hampton Library through December 20. Participating artists include Barbara Jones, Teresa Lawler, Jean Mahoney, Deb Palmer, Gene Samuelson Frank Sofo, Aurelio Torres, Pam Vossen, and Dan Weidmann.
Romany Kramoris Gallery
Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor presents a group art show featuring 30 plus local artists highlighting small and affordable art and fine crafts.
Participating artists include Nancy Achenbach, Lianne Alcon, Herbert August, Olivia August, Adriana Barone, Ann Barzola, Eve Behar, Lois Bender, Joyce Brian, Lauren Chenault, Sue & Al Daniels, Christopher Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Suzzanne Fokine, Rick Gold, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Ruby Jackson, Mary Jaffe, Adrienne Kitaeff, Romany Kramoris, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Mary Milne, Alan Nevins, Maria Orlova, Isabel Pavao, Heidi Rain Oleszczuk, Christina Schlesinger, Veronica Mezzina, and Deby Zum.
The exhibit is on display through January 13.
Light Of The Ocean
Southampton Arts Center presents the exhibit “Light Of The Ocean” by Francisco Alvarado-Juárez. The show will run through the rest of the year, closing on Monday, December 31. The exhibit is a dynamic, site-specific installation by Alvarado-Juárez, a New York-based American artist born in Honduras.
With the help of community volunteers and experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, the two main galleries are turned into a magical marine environment with pathways through sand, seashells, and other organic materials indigenous to the East End, plus video projections of water and marine life, approximately 30 of Alvarardo-Juárez’s large-scale acrylic paintings, and thousands of repurposed painted paper bags. The smell of the sea and sounds of whales enveloping the viewer’s senses will make for a transformative gallery visit.
Drawing Room Gallery
The work of John Alexander, Jennifer Bartlett, Mary Ellen Bartley, Gustavo Bonevardi, Sue Heatley, Charles Jones, Laurie Lambrecht, Hector Leonardi, Sheridan Lord, Kathryn Lynch, Aya Miyatake, Dan Rizzie, Raja Ram Sharma. John Torreano, and Fiona Waterstreet will be shown at the Drawing Room Gallery on Newtown Lane in East Hampton through January 20. The gallery is open from 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
Each year, just before the holidays, the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor scours the studios of the artists it represents for works that will make great gifts. This year’s show features the work of Sarah Lamb, Ben Fenske, Marc Dalessio, Nelson H. White, Ramiro, and Maryann Lucas, as well as some of the gallery’s newer artists including Rachel Personett, John Morfis, Benjamin Lussier, Stephen Bauman, and Amy Florence. The show will hang until January 6 in the gallery’s new space at 26 Main Street, Sag Harbor.