May’s Must See Art Exhibits

Our can’t miss picks for art this month include artist depictions of beautiful blooms and garden life, and a juried show in the Hamptons. 

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In the Garden

This exhibition will provide a unique perception of garden life, conveying the many living things within: a plethora of green plants, soil, whimsical flowers and insects. Each piece portrays a part of horticulture through a different medium. Seven artists’ work will be on display: paintings by Alice Plusch, glass sculptures by Theodor Kaufman, works on paper by Claus Hoie, large insect sculptures by David Rogers and photographs by Sandi Daniel and Eric Kempf.

In the Garden will be showing May 31 through July 16 at Steinberg Museum of Art in Brookville. (516) 299-4073, liu.edu/museum.

Amanada Bellino_Essence of Beuaty_30 x 40 Mixed sand and mortar sculpted with Gold Leaf, acrylic and glazes

Amanda Bellino_Essence of Beauty_30 x 40 Mixed sand and mortar sculpted with Gold Leaf, acrylic and glazes

The Art Of Discovery

The RJD Gallery is hosting the 7th Annual Hampton’s Juried Art Exhibit featuring works by Amanda Bellino, Anthony D’Avino, Miles Jaffe and Sarupa Sidaarth. The pieces encompass the unique and varied styles of each artist. “Essence of Beauty” created by Bellino is a three-dimensional side view of a horse—contorted showing life-like creases in the neck and bodice—made with mixed sand and mortar sculpted with gold leaf, acrylic and glazes. On the contrary, Jaffe’s sculpture “Primary Colors” and D’Avino’s painting “The Red Motorcycle” feature bright and bold colors, while Sidaarth’s “Me” 20 x 20 acrylic on canvas, is layered with texture, royal purples and turquoise colored details. Proceeds from the exhibit will benefit The Retreat, a comprehensive domestic violence agency.

The Art Of Discovery will be showing May 14 through June 15 at RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor. (631) 725-1161, rjdgallery.com