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  • This year, LongHouse’s arts committee has made some bold and dramatic selections well suited for the unique environment.
  • Sara de Luca has given over Amagansett’s Ille Arts to Saskia Friedrich for a show called “Ubiquity.”
  • Slowly and steadily, however, some of the best of those long neglected are turning up again, whether on Midtown gallery walls, the less sturdy partitions of art fair booths, or, now, in a new home in Chelsea, on one of its highest-profile blocks — 24th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues‚ the location of the Berry Campbell gallery.
  • For all the rich cultural diversity the East End offers, dance has always lagged behind the visual arts, music, and theater. On Tuesday, though, East Hampton audiences will get a rare chance to see a show devoted to tap-dancing.

  • Admit it, we all desperately need some spring in our lives, and a smidgen of meaning wouldn’t hurt either. Sara Nightingale felt the same way, and she has mounted a show that brings together the pretty colors of spring in artwork that also has something to say.

  • Given Robert Dash’s diverse range of interests and talents — he was an artist, writer, horticulturalist, and creator of the Madoo Conservancy gardens at his Sagaponack property — it can be hard to get your arms around the man and his legacy. Extolling one aspect without the others is a poor strategy that could lead to only a third of the story. The Parrish Art Museum understands this and is taking its responsibility seriously in examining his distinctive contributions to the landscape and cultural life of the South Fork.

  • Christopher Byrne knew the significance of the house he purchased on Alewife Brook Road way before he thought about living in it. The remnants of previous artists who lived there, such as Elaine de Kooning and John Chamberlain, were still evident when he visited years later as a friend of Richmond Burton, who lived there after Chamberlain.

  • It might seem as though the new Parrish Art Museum exhibition, “Perspectives‚” was a last-minute, thrown-together thing, but its spontaneity is intentional and considered.

    According to the museum, the short lead time worked well with these shows, which are responses to recent events or acquisitions. Each is a very focused presentation, including only objects related to one subject or theme.

  • If you want fresh vegetables, grown with organic methods, and like the idea of being as close to the farming of them as possible, the C.S.A. model may be for you and sign-ups are starting now.
  • The cleaning of “Alchemy,” one of Jackson Pollock’s earliest poured paintings, has revealed a new depth of color and contributed further evidence that his working methods included using a structural plan as a way to ground his poured compositions.

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  • A gallery that has had a significant impact on Southampton Village's art scene is expanding to East Hampton.
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  • A small, but excellently edited collection of Michael Halsband portraits are on display at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park through April 25.

    Included in the mix that goes back to the mid 1980s are selections from Rolling Stones tours, images of artists and other musicians of the time, his nudes series, contemporary surfers and their culture across a few continents, and some recent formal portraits.

  • Art Groove opened Saturday night at Ashawagh Hall with 13 artists and the band Out East providing fusion rock and a dance party following with DJ G-Funk.

    The art was a mixture of color and movement with more restrained or slightly twisted offerings.

    The show is on view Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a screening of “Hans Van de Bovenkamp: In His Own Words,”  a documentary by John Jinks, who is also one of the artists in the show.

  • Laurie Anderson will serve as curator for the “Live Ideas” festival of New York Live Arts beginning Wednesday.

    Working with Bill T. Jones, the artistic director of New York Live Arts, they have developed a program of musical performances, lectures, dance works, panels, film screenings, and other events over a five-day period ending on Sunday.

  • On an otherwise quiet holiday weekend, the Watermill Center attracted crowds looking for something artful to do on Saturday afternoon.

    After a late morning puppet workshop with Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane that transformed ordinary objects into beautiful storytelling props, Kembra Pfahler led a rapt group in techniques taken from her East Village performance art school. Stream-of-consciousness writing and meditative activities were just some of the exercises in the session.

    In the early evening, a reception was held for a site-specific sculpture made by Daniel Arsham.

  • Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls will offer a night of "naughty one-acts" at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday night. Called "Taboo," the event is a benefit for "EVE," an original theatrical production the group is bringing to New York City in the fall.

  • Just like the buds on the trees and the first stirrings of crocuses and snowdrops this weekend, the winter hibernation of the South Fork art scene showed signs of abatement.

    At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, three shows under the heading of "Perspectives," quick takes on artists who work or have worked on the East End, opened with receptions on Saturday and Sunday. The show features installations of three artists: Robert Dash, Jules Feiffer, and Joe Zucker.

  • Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton opened two shows this weekend, an artist-curated show in the Newtown Lane gallery and a single artist installation at the former residence and studio of Elaine de Kooning on Alewife Brook Road.

  • The Watermill Center hosted two open studios this weekend with Mary Ellen Bartley and Helene Patarot.