Romany Kramoris Gallery
Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor presents a group art show featuring three local artists: Barbara Groot, Lianne Alcon, and Herbert August. The exhibition will be on view from August 15 through September 5, with a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 17, from 5 to 6:30 PM.
Three Roads, Three Artists
“Three Roads, Three Artists,” an art exhibition featuring local artists Kirsten Benfield, Kurt Giehl, and Daniel Vernola, will be held at Ashawagh Hall in Springs through Thursday, August 15. A closing reception will be held from 5 to 9 PM. “Three Roads Three Artists” is an exhibit where three roads converge and three artists come together to present a collection of oil paintings and watercolors that explores a place between.
Life At Sea
The photography series “Life at Sea” by Matt Raynor will be on view from Friday, August 16, through Monday, August 19, at the Southampton Cultural Center. A reception will be held on Friday, August 16, from 6 to 9 PM. Raynor’s evocative photos captured during his time as a commercial fisherman exude the raw power and simultaneous peace of the natural world. On April 18, Raynor suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him with permanent paralysis from the upper chest down. Faced with this new challenge, Raynor hopes to continue to share his artistic vision with the world while finding new ways to make art. For more info, visit www.matthewraynor.com.
Curator and interior designer Alexandra Hayden has gathered together a talented group of creatives to display their work in a new show, “Synchronicity,” at Chaos Theory Gallery in Sag Harbor, open now until late August. The show showcases a combination of photography, sculptural pieces, and furniture by artists including Mario Milana, Daisy Johnson, Gerard Williams, Annie Shinn, Bari Ziperstein, Steve Miller, the Campana brothers, Humberto and Fernando, and Wendall Castle.
Fields And Fences
The Madoo Conservancy presents “Fields and Fences: Paintings 1998-99,” a selection of paintings by Robert Dash. The exhibition will be on view through October 12, and is free and open to the public.
Sugar Hill Children Museum
Ille Arts in Amagansett presents the opening reception for Damien Davis and Lina Puerta, artists in residence at Harlem’s Sugar Hill Children Museum of Art and Storytelling on Friday, August 16, from 5 to 7 PM. The exhibition, organized by Sara De Luca, founder of Ille Arts, and curated by art advisor Wendy Cromwell, is the first collaboration on the East End to showcase the program. SHCMAS provides the culturally rich neighborhood of Harlem with a space for children and their families to engage with the work of accomplished artists and storytellers and to create and share their own work. The show runs through September 3.
MM Fine Art in Southampton presents “Watercolors.” The show will open with a reception on Friday, August 16, from 5 to 8 PM. Artists include Claudia Aronow, John Baeder, Lucy Cookson, Terry Elkins, Eric Fischl, Sean Friloux, Brook Laughlin, Nancy Maloney, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth. The show runs through August 25.
Artists Of Shelter Island
Artists of Shelter Island presents its 10th annual open studios event, with 16 artists participating. The event is held on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, from noon to 5 PM. Founded by Shelter Island artists of various disciplines and styles, the ARTSI studio tour has become a summer highlight for locals as well as visiting art lovers who come to the East End. Visit www.artsi.info.
Art Of Imagination
The “Art of Imagination” exhibit will be held at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Saturday, August 17 through August 21. The show features artists Brigid Marlin, Miguel Tio, France Garrido, Don Farrell, Olga Spegel, Jean Pronovost, Liba Waring Stambollion, and Roku Sasaki.
A closing reception for Bridge Gardens and Peconic Land Trust’s birdhouse exhibition and silent auction will be held in Bridgehampton on Saturday, August 17, from 4 to 6 PM at Bridge Gardens. The exhibition has been in place at the gardens since June 29. Winning bidders will be announced at 5:30 PM. Over two dozen local artists contributed their considerable talents to decorate or create the birdhouses.
For 2019’s Platform, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill features a two-part project by the New York City-based artist collective OptoSonic Tea, founded in 2006 by Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer to explore the interaction of live visuals and live audio. The Platform project comprises OptoSonic Echoes, a sound installation at the museum from August 15 to October 31; and OptoSonic Tea @ the Parrish, a site-specific indoor/outdoor multimedia performance with approximately 20 artists on Friday, September 27, from 7 to 11 PM.
Curated by Corinne Erni, senior curator of ArtsReach and special projects, OptoSonic Tea continues the museum’s commitment to Platform — the Parrish’s open-ended invitation to a single artist or artist collective to consider the entire museum as a potential site for works that transcend disciplinary boundaries, encouraging new ways to experience art, architecture, and the landscape.
Folioeast presents an open studio event with Rosario Varela — presenting ceramics, sculptures, and paintings, on Wednesday, August 14, from 5 to 7 PM at 87 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. For more info, contact [email protected].
Victor D’Amico Institute Tour
Southampton Town Arts and Culture Committee presents a tour of The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art in Napeague, co-hosted by John Bouvier and Minerva Perez, on Saturday, August 17, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The bus boards at Southampton Town Hall. Multi-disciplinary artist Shane Weeks will perform a traditional welcoming song. To RSVP, email [email protected].