SOCIAL SCENE: Springs Improvement Society Artist Members Show Draws a Crowd

Artists Lutha Leahy-Miller and Peter Gumpel stands besides their artwork. Top: "Lüthart - Oceania 41919" by Leahy-Miller. Ink, brush and pen on paper. Bottom: Gumpel's watercolor, "Smile." Photo: Pat Rogers.

Artists turned out in droves to support the Springs Improvement Society (SIS) when it opened its annual Artist Members Show with a Benefit Reception on Friday, May 24, 2019. Check out some of the art and the artists who made the scene a fun one.


Tony Oursler Solo Show Opens at Guild Hall

"Phase/Trans" by Tony Oursler, 2019. Projection with sound in high-energy resonant optical cloud system. Photo by Tony Oursler Studio. Courtesy of artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul; and Guild Hall.

A solo show of the renowned multimedia artist and video art pioneer will open Guild Hall's museum for the summer season. "Tony Oursler: Water Memory" will be on view from June 8 to July 21, 2019. An Artist Talk will be held for members only on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a private Members Reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition will span the entire museum. It is curated by Christina Strassfield.

FINAL WEEKEND |  "Jerry Schwabe: Color, Gesture & Line" Opens in Sag Harbor

"Other Worlds #1" by Jerry Schwabe, 2018. Watercolor on paper, 20 ¼ x 24 ¼ inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Color, gesture and line continue to be an important manifestation of inspiration for Jerry Schwabe's painting, photography and sculpture. In his solo show at the John Jermain Memorial Library, Schwabe exhibits a collection of watercolor and acrylic paintings that demonstrate his ability to convey atmosphere and mood through color as well as expressive forms and lines. His art is inspired by nature and he is deeply affected by the light and colors in the natural world of the Hamptons and East End.

Art on Long Island
Three to See to Welcome June 2019

"Beachy Keen" by Holly Gordon. Photograph. Courtesy fotofoto gallery.

June promises to be an interesting month for art on Long Island. Taking place west of The Hamptons and east of New York City, presented are three new art shows plus events to know about for the first half of June 2019. Organized by town, we've selected three art shows to know about that have receptions or events taking place on Long Island in Suffolk County. To discover more art on view on Long Island, in The Hamptons and on the North Fork in June, visit our Exhibition Finder by clicking here.


CALL FOR ART |  Hamptons Art Hub
Art Competition Open for Submissions for 
"Unexpected Moments: Art with a Twist."

Hamptons Art Hub is now accepting online art submissions for its Spring 2019 Art Competition in response to the theme "Unexpected Moments: Art with a Twist." Submissions will be accepted online through Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Midnight. 

The Art Competition seeks art that surprises, challenges, delights or channels an unexpected moment for an online exhibition at The aspect of unexpectedness can spring from the choice of material, a discovery made in the art making process, the source of inspiration, the composition's theme or a quality within a conceptual point of view.


East End Gallery Scene
Receptions & Events through June 8, 2019

"Cargo of Color" by Judith Simonian. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 46 inches. Courtesy Sara Nightingale Gallery.

East End Galleries host receptions and events on both forks this weekend. Starting on Friday and running through Sunday, expect to find a diverse range of contemporary art shows. Scroll on to discover the options for this weekend's gallery hopping. All take place through June 8, 2019.

Top Things to Do in The Hamptons & North Fork Through June 9, 2019

Garden on Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton, NY, featured on the 2019 Tour. Photo Jason Dewey. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

An Asian Cultural Festival, artists presentations paired with a chef's lunch and the pleasures of luscious gardens and landscapes are a few of this week's picks of the Top things to do this weekend in The Hamptons and East End. Also on tap are film, theater, live music with star-gazing and talks.

Asian Culture Featured in Spring Performing Arts Festival on Saturday

Chinese Dragon Dancers. Photo courtesy Douglas Elliman.

Asian culture takes the spotlight in the second annual Spring Performing Arts Festival taking place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) in Southampton Village, NY. Part workshop, part theater and part culinary experience, the Spring Performing Arts Festival presents a slice of culture from a variety of Asian cultures including those based in China, the Philippines and India. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and students under 21 years old.

FINAL PERFORMANCES: Hampton Theatre Company Presents Noël Coward's "Private Lives"

Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline in rehearsal for "Private Lives" performed May 23 - June 9, 2019 at Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue, NY. Photo by Tom Kochie. Courtesy HTC.

Thinking about catching "Private Lives" this weekend? Better hurry as there are only a handful of tickets left for the remaining performances.

Long considered one of Coward's masterpieces, "Private Lives" takes a side-splitting look at the volatile chemistry that can draw couples together or split them apart. Sparkling with wit and wisdom, the play opens with once-married Elyot and Amanda now honeymooning at the same hotel with their new spouses. When their paths cross, the old spark is reignited and the two impulsively run away to Paris, only to wonder a few days later whether love, jealousy or anger is the hotter passion.

Exhibition Finder Highlight


Roman Fine Art
East Hampton, New York

Alex Moore first became enamored with polaroid photography while studying abroad in Paris in the spring of 2016. Halcyon Days is a collection of photography based entirely on Moore's polaroid work.  The exhibit is comprised of images taken during Moore's many travels.  While Moore has taken polaroid photos throughout North America, Asia and Europe, most of the work in his newest exhibit focus on Mexico, New Mexico, Southern France, New York City and the Hamptons.  

Looking for Exhibitions on the East End or
New York City?

Artwork of The Week

by Jessica Alazraki
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Jessica Alazraki's figurative portraits convey everyday stories of colorful characters. These are confronting the viewer, without interacting with each other, instead submerged in their own personal psyche. The narratives are based in ordinary and familiar scenes of Latino family life, highlighting the influence of American culture and implying indirect political statements. The strong presence of primitive and naïve style connects the works to folklore elements and Mexican crafts.

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