Arts

As the Hamptons International Film Festival has grown, so has its commitment, through its signature programs, to films that engage a range of social and political issues. This year’s festival, which will take place Oct. 6 through Oct. 10, will include the 17th iteration of Films of Conflict and Resolution, the second Compassion, Justice, and...
Suzanne Vega, a singer-songwriter who has forged a three-decades-plus career in an ever-shifting musical landscape, said “a mix of old and new songs” from her extensive catalog is in store when she performs at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m.
The media, particularly cable news, loves the horse-race aspect of elections, so much so that they devote hours of airtime to the speculation of who will run for president five minutes after the current president has been inaugurated. This election cycle brought the usual frenzy, but then it trebled with the announcement last year that Donald...
Christopher French will have an exhibition of his new work at the Drawing Room in East Hampton. In his new work, symmetry has given way to pointed shafts of refracted color that surge across the canvas from distinct vortices like beams of colored light. The show will open tomorrow and remain on view through Oct. 3. The Southampton Artists...
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will wrap up its Sounds of Summer series of outdoor music tomorrow afternoon at 5 with its annual Labor Day weekend “Bluegrass and BBQ” celebration.
The Southampton Arts Center will conclude its summer music programs with free outdoor concerts by the HooDoo Loungers on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Jazz on the Steps with Bill Smith on piano and Baron Lewis on trumpet on Sunday at noon.
Guild Hall’s summer season will close this weekend with two very different musical performances. Suzanne Vega, a singer-songwriter whose voice is as distinct as her music, will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. Details of her concert can be found elsewhere on this page.
Some artists discover their medium and stick with it. Throughout most of her career, Carol Ross has shifted artistic gears with apparent ease between wood reliefs, metal sculpture, drawing, and painting. “I’m an artist who changes a lot,” she said during a recent conversation in Guild Hall’s sculpture garden, where her large aluminum pieces can be...
On a perfect, warm summer late afternoon, in a pastoral outdoor setting overlooking Fort Pond, Music for Montauk’s program “Inspired by Shakespeare” delighted concertgoers. The program on Aug. 17 was the second of five events in a summer series that took place over seven days, and it was the first concert to be held at the newly renovated Fort...