The Art Scene: 05.11.17

Local Art News
A quilt by Maxine Townsend-Broderick on view at the Eastville Community Historical Society through June 17.

Mixed Media in Sag

The Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor is presenting “Maxine’s World,” a solo show of work by the artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick. The exhibition, which includes quilts, stained glass, sand art, paintings, etchings, drawings, and ceramics, will be on view until June 17.              

Ms. Townsend-Broderick has work­ed in oils, watercolor, mixed media, fabric and sand painting, mural painting, printmaking, etching, collages, photography, encaustics, sculpture, jewelry making, doll making, quilt making, web design, and stained glass. She is a member of the Long Island Black Artists’ Association, as well as the Long Island Quilters’ Society.

The exhibition is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 5.


Benjamin Keating at Tripoli

“On View,” a solo exhibition of work by Benjamin Keating, will be on view at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton from tomorrow through June 11. A reception will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Keating, who has a metal-casting facility in Jersey City, N.J., will show some of his most recent works, all of which are unique and hand-cast in aluminum and bronze. 

Included are small wood chairs that are broken, reassembled with frames and supports to hold them together, then frozen by hot metals. 

The artist had a studio in Bridgehampton from 1998 to 2000.


Beth O’Donnell in Manhattan

Beth O’Donnell, who lives off Swamp Road in East Hampton, will have an exhibition of mixed-media works at the Heiberg Cummings Gallery on Washington Street in Manhattan from Wednesday through Aug. 17. A reception will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The show will include 42 6-by-6-inch photographs that are mounted on birch panel and covered with layers of encaustic wax and paint. All the photos were shot on the East End.


Cuba Book Campaign 

Tria Giovan, a part-time resident of Sag Harbor, spent part of the 1990s in Cuba on a series of monthlong trips. A professional and art photographer, she has gathered the images she took there for a book to be published in September called “The Cuba Archive: Photography From 1990s Cuba.”

The book, designed by Yolanda Cuomo, includes 120 photographs with an essay by Silvana Paternostro, a Colombian-born journalist. To raise money for the production, Ms. Giovan has an Indiegogo online campaign with several perks for supporters, including a signed book at the lower end and signed limited edition prints of the photographs for larger contributions. The campaign will continue through Monday.