The Art Scene 04.11.19

The week's art news
The artwork of Kenneth B. Walsh, above, will be the subject of a talk by his son Christopher Walsh as part of the East Hampton Arts Council's Creative Networking Night Friday at the Golden Eagle in East Hampton from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Margery Gosnell-Qua, a painter, Kate Mueth, the artistic director of the Neo-Political Cowgirls, and Aaron Warkov, a multidisciplinary artist, will also make short presentations, with time after to mingle. Kenneth B. Walsh

Feelin’ Groovy?

Ashawagh Hall in Springs will be filled with visual, musical, and performance art this weekend as the “Art Groove” returns for its ninth iteration on Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 to 6. Organized by Geralyne Lewandowski, the exhibition will include work by more than 20 East End artists, among then Michael Cardacino, Nadine Daskaloff, David Geiser, Phyllis Hammond, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, and Hans Van de Bovenkamp.

A reception and dance party with music by the King Bees will take place on Saturday evening from 6 to 11, and a tea dance and art sale featuring work by more than 50 artists will happen on Sunday from 3 to 6 for the benefit of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Cancer Foundation. More information is at artgroove.info.

Art for the Retreat

“We Believe,” the 10th annual Hamptons Juried Art Show, a benefit for the Retreat, will open at the RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through May 19. The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, photography, and ink drawings by 19 artists from the United States and abroad, among them Richard Mothes, Blair Seagram, Barbara Abeltina, James Feehan, and Leah Morgan.

The opening reception will feature cocktails, refreshments, and music by the Bridgehampton School Marimba Band. For more than 30 years, the Retreat has provided comprehensive domestic violence services for children and adults on the East End.

Two at Keyes Art

A show of paintings by Sarah Fairchild and Joey Monsoon will open at Keyes Art in Sag Harbor on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue through May 10.

Ms. Fairchild’s paintings transform common and often ignored forms such as weeds and vegetables through the use of magnified scale, hot color, and metallic and velvet surfaces. The subtle distortions of Mr. Monsoon’s figures reflect the wear and tear of lives of struggle, but his subjects also project strength and endurance.

Seven Women at Grenning

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor will show “Broad Impressions,” paintings by seven female artists, from Saturday through May 12, with a reception set for Saturday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

The participating artists are Amy Florence, Kelly Carmody, Tina Orsolic Dalessio, Melissa Franklin Sanchez, Maryann Lucas, Sarah Lamb, and Barbara Thomas. Ms. Florence will give a rapid portrait demonstration at the gallery on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3.

Call for Docents

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs is looking for docent volunteers to lead one-hour guided tours of the house and studio on Thursdays and Fridays from May through October. A background in studio art or art history is helpful but not required, and training will begin in early May. Those interested can call Theresa Davis at 631-324-4929 or email her at theresa.davis@stonybrook.edu. 

Barbara Rose, a distinguished art historian and critic, has donated to the Pollock-Krasner House a whimsical paper bag hand puppet made by Lee Krasner in 1965. The puppet, which was made for Ms. Rose’s daughter when she was 2, is a felt-tip drawing of a woman with an exaggerated grin and bulbous body. 

 

The Grid in Greenport

VSOP Projects in Greenport and Scott Bluedorn will show “On the Grid,” an exhibition of work that focuses on the grid as a formal device, from Saturday through May 19. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Exhibiting artists include Sabra Moon Elliot, Darlene Charneco, Bastienne Schmidt, Christine Sciulli, Mike Solomon, Colin Goldberg, Drew Shiflett, Patience Pollock, Daniel Sullivan, Robert Otto Epstein, Ryan DaWalt, and Josh Cohen.