Arts Around Town: Music, Art and Poetry Happenings

Numerous art exhibitions, music and educational programs are going on around Huntington this weekend and beyond. Here are a few of the highlights.

What: Holly Gordon: Photo-Liminalism

Where: fotofoto gallery

When: Opens June 27

About: Photographic Transformations by Holly Gordon. Technology is changing photography, as we know it…just as Impressionism changed the way society viewed painting. Holly Gordon, part of this change, calls this new body of work Neo-Photographic-Actualization. The starting point of each image is a photographic file that ranges from past film and digital work to recent digital files. While there is no predetermined plan, her extensive art background guides the intuitive outcome of each creation. The original photograph accompanies each exhibited image.

Free.

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What: David Hill Stand-Up Comedy In The Cafe

Where: Cinema Arts Centre

When: June 22 at 9:30 pm

About: Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, actor, radio host, and man-about-town originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in New York City.

Dave has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, and TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee among others. Dave performs live comedy all over the world and has appeared at such festivals as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SXSW, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2007, Variety magazine named Dave one of their “/,” something he still won’t shut up about. Dave is also a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life. He has also appeared on podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, The Adam Carolla Show, The Nerdist, and many more.

Members $13, Public $17.

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What: Last weekend to see “Time”

Where: Haven Art Gallery

When: Until June 23

About: Guest Curated by Patrick & Jeannie Wilshire.

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What: Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Hosts Why Women Needed Women: Presentation by Prof. Carol Singley.

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace

When: June 24th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

About: As a Professor of English at Rutgers, Carol Singley will discuss Walt Whitman’s relationships with feminists of his time and how Edith Wharton and other women of the era needed each other for gender advancement and recognition.

Professor Singley will also detail Edith Wharton’s deep admiration for Whitman as well as conventional norms for nineteenth-century womanhood and the contrasting freedom Whitman inspired in women of his time who sought intellectual and artistic achievement. She will delve into Whitman’s relationships with women that had the most impact on him.

Attendees do not need prior knowledge to engage in the discussion. Q & A to follow.

Free and open to the public.

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