The Art Scene 09.01.11

Letty Nowak’s oil portrait of Rob Machado
Letty Nowak’s oil portrait of Rob Machado is one of several paintings she will exhibit at the Outeast Gallery in Montauk this weekend.

Vered Stitches Time
    The Vered Gallery in East Hampton will show “A Stitch in Jewish Time” beginning Saturday with an opening at 9 p.m. The exhibit brings together a group of 20 contemporary artists, each of whom uses textiles “to address the issues of memory and reflection, interpretations of history and ritual, and links between the past and present relating to the Jewish experience.”
    Laura Kruger, its curator, originally organized the show at Hebrew Union College in New York. At Vered, she has expanded the concept with further textiles and photographs. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 3.

Small Works at Boltax
    The Boltax Gallery on Shelter Island will have its annual Labor Day weekend small-works show beginning Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be juried by seven artists from the East End and features work by Maureen Bennett, Kathryn Cunningham, Melora Griffis, John Haubrich, Bruce Medeiros, Dan Welden, and Laura Zanes. Artists are allowed to submit up to three works no larger than 14-by-14-by-14 inches, including frame or other finishing elements.
    A portion of the gallery’s proceeds will benefit Sylvester Manor. The show will be on view through Sept. 14.

Outeast Shows Nowak
    The Outeast Gallery in Montauk has a show of Letty Nowak’s large-format oil portraits through Tuesday. The artist is also showing encaustic paintings. The subjects include faces familiar from the Montauk scene, natives, and her “Faces of Surfing” project. The show will include portraits of people she knows from Key West, Fla., where she has also painted over the past decade. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

A Horse Is a Horse
    Lynn Matsuoka’s “Fields of Horses, Fields of Dreams,” an exhibit of equestrian drawings, paintings, and prints, will be at the Delaney Cooke Gallery in Sag Harbor beginning today and running through Monday. A reception catered by Sen restaurant will take place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
    The show, which is intended to run concurrently with the Hampton Classic Horse Show, includes artwork inspired by the “polo and equestrian lifestyle” as well as designs for T-shirts and silk scarves.