Southampton Arts Center’s current exhibition, “Clearing The Air,” has been a remarkable showing of its mission of community building through the arts. Presenting art as a powerful tool for healing, both for the artist and the observer, complementary programming strengthens the exhibition’s overarching themes.
The Church in Sag Harbor hosts two opportunities for local artisanal holiday shopping this season.
On Friday, November 19, at 6 p.m., Alicia Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, leads an intimate and informative walk-through of the museum’s three recently opened solo exhibitions by artists peter campus, Virginia Jaramillo, and John Torreano.
Titled “and and and,” Matt Rich’s third solo show with Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, runs now through January 1, and continues his ongoing play with the ideas of supports and surfaces, objecthood and observation, flatness and relief, abstraction and recognizability.
“The Ark,” is a collection of artist Garrett Chingery’s new acrylic paintings featuring wild and domestic animals from around the world. From November 20 to January 4, Chingery’s paintings will be on view in an exhibition at Quogue Library.
On the surface, peter campus, Virginia Jaramillo and John Torreano don’t seem to have much in common other than their shared, lifelong devotion to art — although the octogenarians each took a different approach.
“On The Nature of Art: The Work of Miles Jaffe,” a 12-minute video created by Jaffe, will be available for on-demand streaming through December 31 via the Montauk Library at montauklibrary.org/video. The premiere of the screening will be Wednesday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor offers “Swan Song,” an exhibition of paintings by Barbara Hadden on view through November 29. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, November 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio on the Shinnecock Reservation will present “Les Parages,” a solo exhibition of new works by October and November resident artist Beau Bree Rhee. The exhibit will run from November 16 to December 16, and opens with a reception and refreshments on Tuesday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Continuing programming complementing its current exhibition, “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center (SAC) has scheduled a number of tours, workshops, wellness and films for the month of November. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation, and reflection.
From November 7 through February 27, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present three solo exhibitions of East End artists peter campus (American, b. 1937), Virginia Jaramillo (American, b. 1939), and John Torreano (American, b.1941).
The Thirty Squared artist collective will present a juried art show at East Hampton’s historic Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery from November 5-21. A meet the artists reception will be held on Saturday, November 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Way back in 1931, when East Hampton’s Guild Hall first opened its doors as cultural center, among the works on view in the gallery was a portrait of artist Thomas Moran by American painter Howard Russell Butler. What made the painting particularly interesting was the fact that it was not in East Hampton on loan from some other institution or collector, but rather was a piece that actually belonged to Guild Hall.
While many of us may have experienced a loss of focus and direction in the last year-and-a-half as a result of the upheaval brought on by the pandemic (and everything else happening in the world), in their tidy house tucked away on a quiet road in Springs, Monte Farber and Amy Zerner, husband and wife creative collaborators and spiritual visionaries, were focused on the task at hand.
On Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents “Stories and Reflections from The Land Claim Collaborators” — a panel and round table discussion with artists, historians, advocates, and keepers of heritage whose contributions to the acclaimed exhibition “Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim” helped unearth many untold stories of communities of color on the East End.