The Art Scene: 09.20.12

Local art news
Hiroyuki Hamada will be one of several artists, among other creative personalities, participating in tonight’s PechaKucha at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton.

Business of Art Returns
    Jane Martin’s popular four-part seminar, “The Business of Art,” will return this week beginning Monday with “The Professional Artist,” part one of the discussion, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    The series deals with learning how to operate as a professional artist, offering a primer on consignments, contracts, marketing, invoicing, resale certificates, Web sites, databases, catalogues, crowdfunding, pricing, social media, press coverage, galleries, and studio visits.
    Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday, this week and the week of Oct. 1 at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Old Stone Highway.
    Monday’s class looks at consignments and contracts with galleries, invoicing clients and eliminating tax on art supplies with a resale certificate. Next Thursday’s class will focus on pricing, organizing, building a Web site, catalogs, grants, crowdfunding, and other resources.
    Future classes will delve into promotion and selling. Each seminar will include several handouts and is open to any artist at any point in his or her career. Each class is $40, payable by cash or check only, a portion of which will be donated to the church. Reservations are not necessary. More information is available through

Decoy by Hand
    Robert Hand and Robert Hand Jr. will demonstrate decoy carving on Saturday at the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s archives building at 2539-A Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
    Mr. Hand is known for his carvings of both decoys and songbirds. Both he and his son have competed in carving contests around the country. They work out of a small shop in Sag Harbor and grew up in Bridgehampton.
    Admission is free as part of the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s Heritage Celebration.

Lightning Round Is PechaKucha
    The Parrish Art Museum’s well-attended Lightning Round series is now called PechaKucha Hamptons in recognition of its official status gained from the PechaKucha Foundation in Toyko, from which these rapid-fire presentations took their inspiration.
    Participants in these dynamic talks will have six minutes to present 20 slides describing what they do, be it art, food, or business-oriented.
    The participants for the next event at the Parrish this evening at 6 include artists, dealers, writers, and restaurateurs such as Sydney Albertini, Theo Coulombe, Alexandra Fairweather, Hiroyuki Hamada, Silas Marder, Joe Pintauro, Toni Ross, Sabina Streeter, and Don Sullivan.

Beck Is Back
    Julian Beck Fine Paintings in Bridgehampton will show new work by Roz Cole, Marilyn Church, and Alexander Russo beginning Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Ms. Church is known for her courtroom renderings and paints abstract paintings in her downtime. Mr. Russo is the former dean of the Corcoran School of Art. Ms. Cole’s works on paper range from fanciful abstractions to more realistic doodles and likenesses.
    All three artists are longtime residents of the East End.

Kanovitz Talk in N.Y.C.
    Molly Barnes, an art dealer from Los Angeles who hosts a series of art talks at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City, will present Carolyn Oldenbusch, the widow of Howard Kanovitz, speaking on the art of her late husband, today at noon.
    Ms. Oldenbusch will give a PowerPoint presentation on Mr. Kanovitz, whose paintings in the 1960s helped launch Photo-Realism as an artistic genre. He died in 2009. Prior to adopting a realist style, he was a student of abstraction with Franz Kline and was also a musician, who studied the trombone and played in a jazz band with Larry Rivers.
    Ms. Barnes’s lecture series is more than two decades old. Her talks deal with an eclectic mix of artists and other related personalities presented in a lively format and with a brown bag lunch.