The Art Scene: 06.06.13

Local art news
Monica Banks incorporates rough ceramic figures in fine porcelain tea service for an installation for Ille Arts in Amagansett opening this weekend.

Four Women at Ille
    Ille Arts in Amagansett will show the artwork of Monica Banks, Suzanne Goldenberg, Janet Nolan, and Nicole Parcher in a show called “Four Women” beginning tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Ms. Banks will create an installation of teacups and miniature figures with one of her cloud sculptures hanging overhead. Ms. Goldenberg creates assembled sculptures of wires and found objects in forms related to other objects but still abstracted. Ms. Nolan uses “post-consumer objects” in “serial meth­ods of construction” in sculptures that look like helixes or strands of DNA. Ms. Parcher complements the sculptors with paintings focused on the tension between line and color.
    The exhibition will be on view through June 22.

Architecture at Parrish
    The Parrish Art Museum will present the first in a series of talks coordinated with the Peconic branch of the American Institute of Architects, tomorrow at 6 p.m. The presentation, “Architectural Sessions at the Parrish: Drawing Art into Architecture,” will feature Alice Aycock, Roberto Behar, and Maziar Behrooz.
    They were chosen for their cross-disciplinary practices to “discuss the creative possibilities and problems at the intersection of art and architecture.” Tickets to the program, which is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating,” are $10; free for members, children, and students, and include museum admission.
    Advance reservations have been recommended.

Business of Art Continues
    Three more seminars are scheduled for the “Business of Art” series presented by Jane Martin, an artist and veteran of the commercial side of creativity. Each session will be held at the Springs Presbyterian Church, on the next three Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    This week’s focuses on “The Ins and Outs” of pricing art, organizing, creating Web sites and catalogs, applying for grants, crowd-funding, and other resources. The June 15 seminar will discuss promotion via social media, online sales, e-mail blasts, press coverage, and networking. On June 22, “Selling Your Art” will examine galleries, consultants, interior designers, and art fairs as different outlets.
    Ms. Martin can be reached at for questions. The cost of each session is $40 at the door or $35 by Wednesday the week of the seminar, at P.O. Box 471, East Hampton 11937.

SoFo at the Beach
    Scott Bluedorn will lead a program for the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday in Montauk. “Driftology and Assemblage: Nature Art for the Beach” will take place at 1 p.m.
    Mr. Bluedorn, the owner and curator of Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett, will demonstrate how to make art pieces from driftwood (while also cleaning up the beaches). Advance registration is required through SoFo, which will provide more information.

Hand Made & Functional!
    The Romany Kramoris gallery in Sag Harbor will present “Hand Made & Functional!” beginning today. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
    The show features ceramics by David Fram, Eve Behar, and Ted Tyler, and works on paper by Lutha Leahy-Miller and Joyce Brian. It will be on view through June 27.

Grenning’s New Show
    Sag Harbor’s Grenning Gallery will invite patrons to “Immerse Yourself” in a show opening on Saturday and running through July 7.
    The artwork will include pieces by Nelson H. White, Leo Mancini-Hresko, Michael Kotasek, Karl Terry, Melora Griffis, Lynn Sanguedolce, and a sculptor, Chad Fisher. The show will also introduce the work of Kristy Gordon, a 2013 New York Academy graduate.
    The theme is tied to “diving into the summer season.” The paintings are primarily plein-air landscapes of familiar South Fork destinations, with a few more exotic locales thrown into the mix.
A reception will be held on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.