Recent Stories: Arts

Star Staff
April 20, 2017
Josh and Hannah Faye Huizing will present a free concert of Disney songs and anecdotes about the media giant on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

Josh and Hannah Faye Huizing will present a free concert of Disney songs and anecdotes about the media giant on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. A married couple, they are both classically trained singers who performed as soloists with the Choral Society of the Hamptons in December.

Mark Segal
April 20, 2017
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a showing of two important documentaries this spring.

The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, now in its 10th year, has brought not only a diverse selection of acclaimed documentaries to the South Fork every December but also award-winning filmmakers such as Alex Gibney, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Stanley Nelson, and Barbara Kopple.

Star Staff
April 20, 2017
Sarah Hunnewell, who has served as the executive director of the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue for more than 20 years, has announced that she is stepping down to turn the company over to new leadership and new ideas.

Sarah Hunnewell, who has served as the executive director of the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue for more than 20 years, has announced that she is stepping down to turn the company over to new leadership and new ideas.

Mark Segal
April 20, 2017
Divaria Productions will present Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” at the Bay Street Theater on Saturday evening at 8.

The soprano Ashley Bell has performed as a soloist in the United States, Italy, Spain, France, and Russia, and with such opera companies as the New York City Opera and the National Opera Center. As rooted as she is in traditional opera, in 2011 she founded Divaria Productions, which is dedicated to making quality opera more accessible and entertaining to modern audiences. 

Star Staff
April 20, 2017
The Slocan Ramblers, a young bluegrass band from Canada, will perform two shows on Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sylvester Manor Living Room on Shelter Island.

The Slocan Ramblers, a young bluegrass band from Canada, will perform two shows on Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sylvester Manor Living Room on Shelter Island.

Christopher Walsh
April 20, 2017
Two musicians who should be familiar to music fans far and wide will meet on the Southampton Arts Center's stage on Saturday.

A series of off-season concerts at the Southampton Arts Center brought many well-known jazz musicians to the South Fork over the winter, including, last month, the renowned bassist Nilson Matta.

Mark Segal
April 20, 2017
“Open Garden,” a group exhibition of flower paintings and other mediums with floral motifs, will open at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through May 22. “EarthHamptons 2017,” a celebration of Earth Day featuring artworks, panel discussions, and talks, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Three at Halsey Mckay

The Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton is presenting two concurrent exhibitions through May 14. “Eights” is Elise Ferguson’s third show at the gallery. Steven Cox, a painter, and Sarah Peters, a sculptor, are paired for the second show.

Jennifer Landes
April 20, 2017
A permanent collection show that opened at the Museum of Modern Art last week reveals the result of several decades of commitment to acquiring art objects created by women. “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” spans the years following World War II through the late 1960s and underlines the primacy of those early female abstract painters who found their way to the South Fork in those decades.

A permanent collection show that opened at the Museum of Modern Art last week reveals the result of several decades of commitment to acquiring art objects created by women.

Star Staff
April 20, 2017
The Met Live in HD will present Tchaikovsky’s 1881 opera “Eugene Onegin” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Adapted from Pushkin’s verse novel, the opera is a meditation on love, betrayal, art, and the pitfalls of society.

The Met Live in HD will present Tchaikovsky’s 1881 opera “Eugene Onegin” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Adapted from Pushkin’s verse novel, the opera is a meditation on love, betrayal, art, and the pitfalls of society.

Star Staff
April 20, 2017
“In Process,” the Watermill Center’s ongoing series of programs designed to connect its artist residents with the community, will feature performative works by Carrie Mae Weems, Lexy Ho-Tai, and Lotte Nielsen on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4. The center will also offer a tour of its building, collection, and grounds from 1 to 2 p.m.

“In Process,” the Watermill Center’s ongoing series of programs designed to connect its artist residents with the community, will feature performative works by Carrie Mae Weems, Lexy Ho-Tai, and Lotte Nielsen on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4. The center will also offer a tour of its building, collection, and grounds from 1 to 2 p.m.

April 13, 2017
Iris Smyles, the fiction editor of The Star's East magazine introduced The Met: Live in HD simulcast of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” last month at Guild Hall.

Verdi’s “La Traviata,” translated as “The Fallen Woman,” is about a courtesan named Violetta and her tragic love story with the young bourgeois Alfredo. It’s worth noting that in the early 1800s, the time during which this story was written, women had few options. 

Mark Segal
April 13, 2017
Williams and Rossa Cole, who grew up in East Hampton and are descended from one of the Irish rebellion's folk heroes, have made a film about their ancestor and what their family's legacy means to them. The East Hampton Library will screen the film on

The Irish struggle against England in mid-19th century and the failed rebellion of 1867 might seem far removed from contemporary East Hampton, but not to Williams and Rossa Cole, brothers and East Hampton natives.

Mark Segal
April 13, 2017
First conceived as“a one and done thing,” Paton Miller's "East End Collected" exhibition is back for a third year at the Southampton Arts Center.

When he first conceived of an art exhibition that would reflect the community, Paton Miller thought it would be “a one and done thing.” For most people, putting together a show of work by 50 artists even once would be daunting. But Mr. Miller, a painter who is also a surfer and world-traveler, isn’t most people.

Star Staff
April 13, 2017
The Hamptons International Film Festival’s “25 Films in 25 Years” series will continue tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill with a screening of “Embrace of the Serpent,” a 2015 entry that went on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s “25 Films in 25 Years” series will continue tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill with a screening of “Embrace of the Serpent,” a 2015 entry that went on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Star Staff
April 13, 2017
La Compagnia Amarilli, a vocal duo formed in New York City in 2013, will perform “Rosa Mystica,” a concert featuring music by Pergolesi, Monteverdi, Schutz, and Telemann, at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 5 p.m.

La Compagnia Amarilli, a vocal duo formed in New York City in 2013, will perform “Rosa Mystica,” a concert featuring music by Pergolesi, Monteverdi, Schutz, and Telemann, at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Star Staff
April 13, 2017
A staged reading of “Venus in Fur,” David Ives’s darkly funny adaptation of Sacher-Masoch’s erotic novel “Venus in Furs,” will take place Tuesday night at 7:30 at Guild Hall as part of the JDTLab series.

A staged reading of “Venus in Fur,” David Ives’s darkly funny adaptation of Sacher-Masoch’s erotic novel “Venus in Furs,” will take place Tuesday night at 7:30 at Guild Hall as part of the JDTLab series.

Star Staff
April 13, 2017
The opening of Guild Hall’s 79th Artist Members Exhibition on Saturday afternoon was accompanied by a private reception for the 2017 prizewinners. Joyce Kubat was awarded top honors for her ink-on-paper piece “Armour.” She will have a solo show in the museum’s Spiga Gallery in 2019. Judging this year’s 383 artworks was Ruba Katrib, curator at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City.

The opening of Guild Hall’s 79th Artist Members Exhibition on Saturday afternoon was accompanied by a private reception for the 2017 prizewinners. Joyce Kubat was awarded top honors for her ink-on-paper piece “Armour.” She will have a solo show in the museum’s Spiga Gallery in 2019.

Mark Segal
April 13, 2017
If it’s April, it must be time for Art Groove to take over Ashawagh Hall in Springs for the weekend. The seventh iteration of the multimedia event will include art, music, and video on Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor will open concurrent solo shows of work by Paton Miller and Brett Loving with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibitions will run through May 9.

Emerging Artists at Malia Mills

“Icebox Tilt,” the final show in the Spring Salon at Malia Mills in East Hampton, will be on view today through Wednesday, with a reception set for tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m.

Jennifer Landes
April 13, 2017
For the past few weeks, “Black and White,” currently on view at his Tripoli Gallery in Southampton, has explored the absence of color with a diverse cast of artists, both new and familiar to the gallery.

Sometimes you feel like color and sometimes you don’t. Tripoli Patterson, a dealer and collector, said that while color is the primary reason he himself is attracted to an art object, he also seeks to understand what artists and their audiences respond to in a muted or absent palette.

Star Staff
April 7, 2017
The Hamptons International Film Festival’s “25 Years: 25 Films” series will visit the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 6 p.m. with the 1999 film “Judy Berlin.” Edie Falco, who stars in the title role, will attend the screening and discuss it afterward.

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s “25 Years: 25 Films” series will visit the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 6 p.m. with the 1999 film “Judy Berlin.” Edie Falco, who stars in the title role, will attend the screening and discuss it afterward.

Star Staff
April 6, 2017
A program of country music performed by Tennessee Walt will take place at the East Hampton Library on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3. The occasion for the performance is the 90th anniversary of the Bristol Sessions in Bristol, Tenn., during which a producer for the Victor Talking Machine Company, the early record label, recorded blues, ragtime, gospel, ballads, topical songs, and string bands.

A program of country music performed by Tennessee Walt will take place at the East Hampton Library on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3.

Jennifer Landes
April 6, 2017
For more than a decade, Eric Dever employed a square canvas and a limited palette in his painting. Those familiar with those works will find his latest paintings very different and surprising.

For more than a decade, Eric Dever employed the same idiom in his painting, with a square canvas and a limited palette. It served him well, with many group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally.

Star Staff
April 6, 2017
T.S. Eliot called April the cruelest month, but that was 15 years before the first of Guild Hall’s 79 Artist Members exhibitions, which, at least for the award winners, are anything but cruel. This year’s iteration, which will include works by more than 400 artists, will open on Saturday and continue through June 3.

T.S. Eliot called April the cruelest month, but that was 15 years before the first of Guild Hall’s 79 Artist Members exhibitions, which, at least for the award winners, are anything but cruel. This year’s iteration, which will include works by more than 400 artists, will open on Saturday and continue through June 3.

Kurt Wenzel
April 6, 2017
Gabe McKinley’s drama “Extinction” — running now through April 16 at Guild Hall — sits firmly in the “Men Behaving Badly” genre.

Gabe McKinley’s drama “Extinction” — running now through April 16 at Guild Hall — sits firmly in the “Men Behaving Badly” genre.