At the Parrish

   Robert Hobbs, author of “Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects” published by M.I.T. Press in 2005, will speak on “Alice Aycock: How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts” tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum. Tickets are $10 and include museum admission.
    “Since the ’70s, Alice Aycock has created works that question the many ghosts inhabiting our contemporary world, particularly those involving electricity, physics, computers, constructed world views, and the mind/body dichotomy,” according to Dr. Hobbs. He will examine how these ghosts operate in her work, including one with the title “How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts.”
    Dr. Hobbs is a visiting professor at Yale and the chair of the Virginia Commonwealth University art history department with a specialty in both late modern and post-modern art.
    Preceding the talk will be the museum’s Jazz en Plein Air series from 4 to 6. The Ada Rovatti Band will perform, free with museum admission. Ms. Rovatti is a young saxophonist born in Italy. Her 2005 recording “Airbop” was nominated by “All about Jazz” as one of the top 10 CDs of the year.
    The museum is also seeking entries of short, non-commercial surf movies shot on location between Montauk and Westhampton for its “Atlantic Vibrations: Surf Movie Night” set for Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. Films should be no more than five minutes in length. They will be judged and compiled by Michael Halsband, a surfer and photographer, and Mike Solomon, an artist and surfer. Up to five films may be submitted online at, no later than July 19. The submission fee is $10.