The Art Scene 12.01.11

Nick Tarr is one of the photographers participating in the “Suddenly December” show opening this week in Southampton. ©Nick Tarr

Holiday Show
    The Romany Kramoris Gallery has a holiday exhibit on view that includes the work of Shey Wolvek, Isabel Pavao, Jude Amsel, Christopher Engel, George Wazenegger, Laura Rozenberg, and Maria Orlova. It focuses on small works of art, and there will be special pricing on artists of the week. The show is up through Jan. 8 at the Sag Harbor gallery.

“Painter of Long Island”
    The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead will show “Charles Henry Miller: Painter of Long Island” beginning with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Organized by Geoffrey K. Fleming, the director of the Southold Historical Society, the exhibit will include paintings, sketchbooks, and other historical memorabilia relating to the life and career of the artist, who lived from 1842 to 1922. It can be seen through Feb. 11.

Drew Shiflett Talk
    On Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Drew Shiflett will discuss her work that is on view at Guild Hall. The artist’s “constructed drawings” resemble painted fabric and use handmade paper as their support. She applies graphite, ink, watercolor, and conté crayon to sections that she then layers and places together.
    Guild Hall is bringing back its “cafe” on Fridays, beginning tomorrow, with free admission to the museum, free coffee, and free Wi-Fi access. They will continue through March.

“Suddenly December”
    Photos from the East End Photographers Group will be at the 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton beginning Wednesday with a reception on Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. “Suddenly December” will include works by Virginia Aschmoneit, Gerry Giliberti, Pamela Grienke, Kathryn Odell-Hamilton, Joel Lefkowitz, George Mallis, Ron Nicoletta, Sean Noblett, Rosa Hanna Scott, Marilyn Stevenson, Christina Stow, Jarret Stretch, Nick Tarr, Mary Trentalange, and Alan Weinschel. It will remain on view through Dec. 14.

Trip to Crystal Bridges
    The LongHouse Reserve’s spring trip is to Bentonville, Ark., to visit the new Crystal Bridges Museum, founded by Alice Walton, the daughter of the founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton.
    Ms. Walton has caused some controversy with her recent acquisitions, which include a seminal Hudson River School painting from the New York Public Library. Nonetheless, the collection is a singular representation of American art from colonial times to the present.
    The trip, from May 3 to May 7, will also take in the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, a chapel designed by a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Italianate Peel mansion, and Eureka Springs, an entire town listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More information is available at

Whale Sculptures
    Wooden sculptures of whales by Randy Kolhoff of Sag Harbor will be on view at Black Swan Antiques in Bridgehampton through New Year’s. The artist uses local history, folklore, and nature as inspiration for his carving and painting. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.