Arts

Two concerts with imaginative programming and outstanding performances marked the beginning of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival’s 33rd season. One was an overview of a great composer’s life and music, and the other was a sampling of shorter, lighter pieces that are not often heard.

Studio or plein-air, Tile Club member or Abstract Expressionist, painters have praised the South Fork’s light across many disciplines and movements. All of them agree it casts a certain spell, and few places can match the body of remarkable artistic evidence we have to back it up.
Minimal Art does not have the strong connection to the East End that landscape painting, Abstract Expressionism, or Pop do. And, with the exception of Dan Flavin, Minimalism does not characterize the production of artists who have lived and worked here since the mid-1970s. It might, therefore, come as a surprise that “Aspects of Minimalism:...
Dan Welden, Gerry Giliberti, and Lois Youmans will show work created from alternative photographic techniques at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue. The show “Photo-Technic II,” will run from Saturday through Sept. 25, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. A solo show of collages and accordion books by Eugene Brodsky will be on...
Hidden away in Noyac, this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse is a reflection of current tastes and trends inside and out.
The first annual Hamptons Festival of the Arts will launch on Saturday evening at 7 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill with a recital in the galleries by the renowned soprano Renée Fleming and the singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. A reception will follow the performance.
The Comedy Club at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “It’s a Mad, Mad World . . . And We’re a Little Angry: An Evening With Angela LaGreca and Julie Halston” on Monday at 8 p.m. According to the theater, the two women will “dish on everything from marriage, motherhood, Botox, and the current deer population in the Hamptons.”
The Amagansett Library will continue its centennial-year celebration with a performance by Katherine C.H.E., a singer and library trustee, today at 6 p.m. in the community room.
For anyone stuck outside of Montauk with the August blues again, next week’s Music for Montauk schedule of concerts should be a soothing balm. The series, which runs from Tuesday to Aug. 22, will have world-class musicians performing creative musical programs in unconventional locations.