Bits: Paintings To Stony Brook, Holiday Jazz, Tulla Booth Show, PechaKucha at Parrish

“Deerfield Road, Spring” by Molly Dougenis.

Sag Harbor Paintings Move on Up to Stony Brook

There is a contribution to civilization that art gives, and the Reboli Center in Stony Brook is celebrating just that.

So is Miriam “Molly” Dougenis.

Four paintings by the longtime Sag Harbor resident are currently hanging in the show, “The Gift of Art,” which will remain on view through January 27 at the historic gallery, located at 64 Main Street.

“This is a not-for-profit enterprise with a group of wonderful people in the Stony Brook community area,” according to Dougenis. “They purchased an old bank building and made it into a truly gorgeous art gallery, which has become a showcase for artists of the region.”

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (631) 751-7707 or visit

Holiday Jazz Concert To Pair Nicely with Stargazing

The Custer Observatory may not seem like the most likely venue for a jazzy holiday concert, but the Transitions Saxophone Quartet is making it so.

On Saturday, December 15, the ensemble will pay the Southold observatory a visit with a concert of holiday favorites, including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” Vince Guaraldi’s music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” selections from “The Nutcracker,” and jazz arrangements of popular holiday tunes.

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the observatory, located at 1115 Main Bayview Road. Stargazing will follow, weather permitting. Suggested donation is $5 and $3 for children under age 12. For more information, call (631) 765-2626 or visit

Photographers Take Over Tulla Booth Gallery

It was 1994 when Roberto Dutesco first learned of Sable Island and its wild horses.

A perilous journey by small plane from Halifax, and a beach landing, brought him to this remarkable place that same year. Over time, with patience and respect, he learned the way of the horses — who, in the absence of natural predators, exhibit no fear of humans — and fell in love with the island in the process.

His subsequent photography will be on view from Saturday, December 8, through January 25, as part of the group show “Holiday Pleasures” at Tulla Booth Gallery, located at 66 Main Street in Sag Harbor, which also features photographers Daniel Jones, Stephen Wilkes and Blair Seagram.

“When my lens turned toward surfers, I was inspired by their keen sense of timing catching a wave then riding across it,” Seagram said in an artist’s statement. “The sequence of images that make up the surfing panoramas is less about a decisive moment than about a series of moments or continuity of actions that are presented as one still image.”

For more information, call (631) 725-3100 or visit

Quogue Artist Unveils New Work in Jamesport

Two decades ago, Steven Palumbo crossed paths with the Japanese art of chigiri-e — small collages made of rice and washi papers — and he was instantly drawn to it.

“I like the idea of working with paper,” the Quogue-based artist said. “Paper is organic. It lives and breathes. It tells me, during the process of tearing and pasting, where it wants to live on the canvas and what it wants to be. At times it is frustratingly thin, temperamental and shy — at other times, bold, thick and unbending — but there is always a unique dimension that it brings to my vision, a dimension that paints or pencil simply cannot.”

Ranging from landscape to figurative, Palumbo’s new body of work is now on view at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery at the Jamesport Manor Inn, located at 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport, alongside that of Islip Terrace artist Gail Neuman.

Using steel wire, Neuman’s mixed media tree sculptures “reflect the feeling of winter and the anticipation of spring,” she said in an artist’s statement. Most of the frames are sourced from old siding of homes long gone, she said.

“My wire sculptures show the bare bones of the trees I create — its soul, if you will,” Neuman said. “The tree sculptures and frames are designed and created in a one-woman studio with each wire piece created solely by me, beginning to end … Manipulating the wire into these forms is done with much care so that each piece I create speaks to the viewer and touches him or her in the same way it does me.”

An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, December 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., and the show will remain on view through April 28. For more information, call (631) 722-0500 or visit

PechaKucha Enters its 26thRound at Parrish

What do a lawyer, singer-songwriter, beekeeper and documentarian have in common?

Not sure, but they’re all presenting at PechaKucha Night Hamptons on Friday, December 7, so you might find out.

The 26thvolume of the rapid-fire presentation series will feature attorney Raymond Dowd, musician Inda Eaton, master beekeeper Deborah Klughers, documentary director Don Lenzer, artist/physicist/engineer Linh VIVACE, artist Ned Smyth, DJ TWILO, and environmental artist and educator Tonito Valderrama, who will each show 20 slides for 20 seconds at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

“We’re thrilled to present another exciting group of East End creatives at PechaKucha,” Jennifer Duque, head of museum experiences, said in a press release.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. at the Water Mill museum, located at 279 Montauk Highway. Tickets are $12 and free for members, children and students. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit