The Art Scene: 02.08.18

Local Art News
RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton is observing Black History Month with an exhibition titled “A Brief History,”with work such as “Orchids and Scorpions” by Alain Vaes.

For Black History Month

“A Brief History,” an exhibition organized by Dexter Wimberly in celebration of Black History Month, will open with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton and remain on view through March 18.

The show will feature work by Jules Arthur, Margaret Bowland, Sylvia Maier, Fahamu Pecou, Phillip Thomas, and Alain Vaes, all of whom address issues of African-American identity and culture in works that stretch the boundaries of figuration in different directions.

Mr. Wimberly, the executive director of Aljira, a center for contemporary art in Newark, has organized exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world, among them the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan, the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles, and Koki Arts in Tokyo.

Romany Kramoris Honored

Romany Kramoris, who has operated her glass studio in Sag Harbor for the past 43 years, has received a scholarship from Urban Glass in Brooklyn, one of the leading glass art facilities in the country, to study advanced painted and stained-glass assemblage. Taught by Glenn Carter, the workshop investigates the historical medium of stained glass with a contemporary approach.

Ms. Kramoris, who owns the eponymous gallery in Sag Harbor, has received commissions from Temple Adas Israel, Christ Episcopal Church, and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in that village and Incarnation Lutheran Church in Bridgehampton, among many others. She earned an international award from the Corning Museum in 1992 for excellence in contemporary use and design of stained glass.