The Art Shows You Can’t Miss This October

Our can’t-miss picks for art this month include sketch-like cartoons from a legendary Beatle and a collection of local artists that carve up the Long Island landscape in the spirit of en plein air.

ARTIST ADVISORY COUNCIL(AAC): LOCAL COLOR: THEN AND NOW

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In the spirit of painting en plein air, local artists in AAC navigated Long Island and recreated vin- tage photographs using paint and mixed media on various applications. The exhibit celebrates the beauty of our Island, focusing on historical architecture and bygone landsc apes. Included in the collection are antiqued liquor stores, libraries, gas stations and farmhouses.

Artist Advisory Council: Local Color:
Then and Now will be showing Oct 9 through Nov 13 at Gallery North in Setauket. (631) 751-2676, info@nullgallerynorth.org

 

THE ART OF JOHN LENNON

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This pioneering songwriter was also an accomplished visual artist whose sketch-like illustrations celebrated every day moments. Included in this show will be whimsical and colorful self-portraits of Lennon in many scenes representing the multitude of faces of his legendary persona. Most of Lennon’s collection maintains a sophisticated, cartoonish quality, a sensibility that surfaced in many of his compositions as a Beatle. Yet, his dedication to love and communication are palpable.

The Art of John Lennon will show through Oct 31 at the AFA Gallery in SoHo, New York. (212) 226-7374, afanyc.com

 

SUSAN WOOD, RIGHT ON! THE LENNON YEARS,
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUSAN WOOD, 1968 – 1978

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The times they were a-changing from flower children and free spirits to high ambitions, glam rock and disco. It was a period of tranquility and hysteria all in one. The Beatles were broken up and these photographs taken by Susan Wood create a sense of nostalgia for the days in that transitory time when celebrities were just ordinary people. The East Hampton Historical Society and curator Deirdre Brennan bring Wood’s photographs to Long Island for the first time. The images showcase the tumultuous decade and capture the intimate brilliancies of the era’s personalities at ease in their element. Although the exhibit has been open since August, the hype remains steady.

Susan Wood: Right On! The Lennon Years, Photographs by Susan Wood 1968 – 1978, will be showing through Oct 18 at the Mulford Farm Museum in East Hampton.

(631) 324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org