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Arts Notes 06.18.20

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 21:46
LongHouse Reserve opened for reserved timed visits this week.

LongHouse Returns

The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has opened its 16-acre sculpture garden to the public after the state modified its guidelines for outdoor arts spaces, making it one of the first arts institutions to open on Long Island.

To preserve the health and safety of visitors, timed ticketing — available through the website — will be required to ensure adequate space for social distancing. Face coverings will be necessary for visitors 10 years old and older and recommended for those 2 to 10. Masks will be available at the entrance. Throughout this month, LongHouse will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. In July, it will be open Wednesday through Saturday at those hours.


Tripoli's New Concept

For eight weeks, Wainscott's Tripoli Gallery will assume the mantle of the Alone Gallery, conceived by Max Levai, Mr. Patterson, Bob Rubin, and, a design agency. 

The gallery will have five short exhibitions through Aug. 10, each featuring a solo artist or pairings of well-known artists representing different generations, styles, and mediums. Solo shows of Alex Katz, through June 28, and Tony Matelli, from June 30 to July 7, will begin the schedule, with more to be announced. Further information and registration to see the shows are available at 

The gallery will limit its 30-minute visits to no more than four people from a shared household available only by advance reservation. Masks, hand sanitizer, and shoe covers will be available on site.


At the Galleries

Art galleries and spaces are gradually opening up, often with limited hours and social distancing measures in effect. The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs is showing painting and sculpture by Mason Saltarrelli and Bill Saylor. "Return to Summer Reading," new photographs by Mary Ellen Bartley, is at the Drawing Room in East Hampton, and a solo show of paintings by Darius Yektai is on view at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor.

Upcoming exhibitions include "Change of Focus," a group show to open Wednesday at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton. On Saturday, MM Fine Art in Southampton will open "Headspace," a show of portraits by Rainer Andreesen, and Kathryn Markel in Bridgehampton is offering a show of work by Susan English through July 6.

While not yet open, Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton recently launched an online solo show of abstract paintings by Janet Mait, and work by Mary Heilmann can be found in the virtual viewing room of Chelsea's 303 Gallery. The Star's online galleries calendar has dates and hours.


Remembering McNally

Accompanying the release of the film "Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life," virtual discussions by friends and colleagues of the playwright, who had homes in Water Mill and Sarasota, Fla., will take place on July 1 and July 8.

Directed by Jeff Kauffman for PBS's "American Masters" series, the film traces McNally's life from his troubled home in Corpus Christi, Tex., through the career that earned him five Tony Awards. It includes interviews with Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera, and F. Murray Abraham, among others. It will be streamed through Aug. 31. 

Taking part in the online conversations will be Mr. Kauffman, performers such as Rita Moreno and Billy Porter, Tom Kirdahy, who was McNally's husband, and other guests to be announced. A link can be found at 


Curator in Conversation

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will live-stream a conversation at 5 p.m. tomorrow between David Pagel, the museum's adjunct curator, and Mary McCleary, one of eight artists whose work is included in "Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives," the museum's current online exhibition.

Organized by Mr. Pagel, "Telling Stories" focuses on the work of artists who transform their personal histories into participatory dramas. Ms. McCleary's collages depict images of everyday life but contain visual clues that refer to history, literature, art, and Christianity, and employ an unusual variety of materials. A link to the talk is on the Parrish's website.

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