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  • 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.”

  •     A three-day preview of the East End Hospice’s annual Box Art Auction will begin on Wednesday, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton.
    Some 75 East End artists are participating, each of whom will decorate a box — often a cigar box — for the event. The boxes will be auctioned on Sept. 10 at the Ross School in East Hampton, to benefit the hospice. The evening includes wine and hors d’oeuvres for an admission fee of $60.

  •     Guild Hall’s Red Carpet Film Series is welcoming one of its own next Thursday with the presentation of the film “The Art of Getting By” by Gavin Wiesen. Not only was the script written in East Hampton, but the writer and director also chose the films for the 2008 to 2010 summer series.
         If the title sounds familiar, it is because the film had a limited release in June, garnering positive reviews. It was also a selection of this year’s Sundance Festival, although under another title, “Homework.”

  •     An unlikely hero, Josh Grisetti has a face like a question mark. His raised eyebrows and nose are the curve and his often agape mouth forms the dot at its base. As the protagonist of “Enter Laughing,” he can mold that face like putty, looking doltish or debonair in the span of a second.

  •     The Parrish Art Museum will open “Artists Choose Artists,” its second juried exhibit, to the public on Sunday. The show will feature groupings of one “jury” artist who was selected by the museum to choose two other artists who seemed to share affinities or stylistic similarities. The exhibit will include displays of one of the juror’s works along side those artists chosen by the juror.

  • Pollock’s Politics
        Michael Leja will discuss Jackson Pollock’s political views on Sunday at the Fireplace Project, a gallery space across Springs-Fireplace  Road from the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs.

  •     It is not always clear where or how to look at the installation of Gerson Leiber’s recent drawings, titled “Drawings Drawings Drawings,” on view this summer at the Leiber Museum in Springs. Efforts to do so can be exciting and confounding at the same time.
        Calling it an installation rather than an exhibit is clarifying. The works tend to be around the same size, about 30 by 22 inches on average, and are hung by pushpin, stacked on top of each other and abutting their neighbors to create a kind of unified mural.

  •     It was a sunny and breezy summer afternoon on Aug. 3 as some 100 artists from Springs and its immediate environs pulled small canvases and sculptures out of their cars and trundled them up on the porch and into Ashawagh Hall.

  •     Escape to New York opened its weekend-long festival on Friday at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton to scant crowds but a game line-up. By Saturday, as word spread that the Music to Know festival scheduled for this weekend in East Hampton had been canceled because of lax ticket sales, the crowds had grown significantly, and, on Sunday, although the final day of music was canceled due to bad weather, the Escape to New York organizers indicated that they would return next year.

  •     Guild Hall will open “Covering Pollock,” an exhibit by Richard Prince, on Saturday in both galleries.                    

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