The Shinnecock Years
The special connections and ongoing relationships between artist William Merritt Chase, his family and students, and members of the Shinnecock Nation beginning in the late 1800s will be revealed in an illustrated talk by Alicia Longwell, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator at the Parrish Art Museum, and guest curator/Shinnecock historian David Bunn Martine on Friday, January 25, at 6 PM. Longwell and Martine’s discussion is based on the exhibition “William Merritt Chase: The Shinnecock Years,” currently on view at the Parrish in Water Mill.
One Under the Sun
Suffolk County Community College celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit of paintings by Rani Carson. “One Under the Sun” will be displayed at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College from January 28 through March 2 at the Lyceum Gallery. A reception will be held on Wednesday, February 27, from 4 to 6 PM.
Carson paints spiritual friends and experiences from within the Jamaican Rastafarian culture. Traveling between her studio in Oracabessa, Jamaica and Riverhead, she has created an intimate body of genre paintings.
Student Art Festival
Guild Hall in East Hampton presents its 27th annual Student Art Festival for grades K through 12. The show will run through February 24.
Robin Rice Gallery in NYC presents its first ever exhibition for Robin Rice titled “It’s About Time.” For decades, Rice has exhibited a wide variety of photographers at the gallery but never her own work. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 PM, and includes many images of the East End. The show runs through March 17.
Folioeast presents “Hello Color!” a group exhibit featuring artists Peter Dayton, Michele D’Ermo, Dennis Leri, William Pagano, Anne Raymond, and George Singer at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The show will be on view through February 18.
Bridgehampton’s White Room Gallery presents “Splash,” on view through February 10. The show features photographer Lynn Savarese, painter Heidi Rain, and a group show consisting of works in variety of mediums, styles, and subjects that were inspired by the word “splash.”
The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor presents the group show “Figuratively Speaking.” The show will run through February 3. Artists include Ben Fenske, Ramiro, Stephen Bauman, Alyssa Monks, Kelly Carmody, and others.
East End Arts hosts the 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.