Recent Stories: Arts

Irene Silverman
July 21, 2016
Dozens of skilled craftsmen are well on their way to converting a falling-down wreck into a showplace.

Five years ago, when the restoration of the Thomas Moran House began in earnest, no one was willing to predict when it might ever end.

Mark Segal
July 21, 2016
“Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption From Park Avenue to Havana,” a one-woman show written and performed by Adelaide Mestre that combines music and storytelling, will be performed at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Tuesday evening at 7.

“Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption From Park Avenue to Havana,” a one-woman show written and performed by Adelaide Mestre that combines music and storytelling, will be performed at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Tuesday evening at 7. 

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Yes, the only person who cares about grandmother’s collection of needlepoint-slogan pillows may be grandmother, but it is still fun to spot some old bit of her bedroom furniture or her favorite egg-beater at Hamptons prices at a summer antiques show.

Yes, the only person who cares about grandmother’s collection of needlepoint-slogan pillows may be grandmother, but it is still fun to spot some old bit of her bedroom furniture or her favorite egg-beater at Hamptons prices at a summer antiques show.

Christine Sampson
July 21, 2016
The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy-training schools have produced so many hot names in the industry that you never know if the performers you’re seeing on its stages in New York and Los Angeles will be the next Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Jack McBrayer, or Rob Corddry.

The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy-training schools have produced so many hot names in the industry that you never know if the performers you’re seeing on its stages in New York and Los Angeles will be the next Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Jack McBrayer, or Rob Corddry.

Jennifer Landes
July 21, 2016
As much as purists love a meaty, topical play, everyone can appreciate a good farce now and then, particularly in the summer. Purpled Pheasant Productions, a new professional theater group based at the Southampton Cultural Center, has chosen to introduce itself through the latter.

As much as purists love a meaty, topical play, everyone can appreciate a good farce now and then, particularly in the summer. Purpled Pheasant Productions, a new professional theater group based at the Southampton Cultural Center, has chosen to introduce itself through the latter.

Mark Segal
July 21, 2016
The sculptor Michael Combs, whose work is inspired by the lives of his ancestors, North Fork baymen, fishermen and decoy-carvers, will sign copies of his new book in the lobby of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Sunday at 11 a.m. “Time Out of Mind,” an exhibition of oil paintings by Michael Oruch, will open with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Art Space 98 in East Hampton and remain on view through Aug. 22.

More “Summer of Sculpture”

Jennifer Landes
July 21, 2016
After months of silence and speculation, Guild Hall announced last Thursday that Andrea Grover has been named executive director to replace Ruth Appelhof, who is retiring.

After months of silence and speculation, Guild Hall announced last Thursday that Andrea Grover has been named executive director to replace Ruth Appelhof, who is retiring.

Jennifer Landes
July 14, 2016
Andrea Grover, the curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum, will become Guild Hall's new director, replacing Ruth Appelhof, on Sept. 1.

After months of silence and speculation, Guild Hall announced today that Andrea Grover has been named executive director to replace Ruth Appelhof, who is retiring.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
“Bohème to Broadway,” an evening of music ranging from opera classics to Broadway and beyond, will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. Melissa Zapin, a vocalist, actress, and voiceover artist, will perform with Willy Falk, a Tony Award-nominated actor-singer, and Konstantin Soukhovetski, a conductor and pianist. Tickets are $50 and include a preconcert reception.

“Bohème to Broadway,” an evening of music ranging from opera classics to Broadway and beyond, will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. Melissa Zapin, a vocalist, actress, and voiceover artist, will perform with Willy Falk, a Tony Award-nominated actor-singer, and Konstantin Soukhovetski, a conductor and pianist.

Thomas Bohlert
July 14, 2016
Two concerts that will be welcome summer events for lovers of chamber music will take place at Guild Hall tomorrow and Saturday night at 7, well before other established festivals here. Six musicians from the New York Philharmonic will give the back-to-back concerts along with a guest pianist, the first time the Philharmonic has been represented on the John Drew Theater stage.

Two concerts that will be welcome summer events for lovers of chamber music will take place at Guild Hall tomorrow and Saturday night at 7, well before other established festivals here. Six musicians from the New York Philharmonic will give the back-to-back concerts along with a guest pianist, the first time the Philharmonic has been represented on the Guild Hall stage. 

Mark Segal
July 14, 2016
If you think eating 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes is difficult, imagine performing all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Ian Harkins, Shannon Harris, and Rafe Terrizzi will attempt the seemingly impossible feat not once but 10 times starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center.

If you think eating 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes is difficult, imagine performing all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Ian Harkins, Shannon Harris, and Rafe Terrizzi will attempt the seemingly impossible feat not once but 10 times starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
The Steve Shaughnessy Quartet will perform a live show at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum tomorrow at 6 p.m.

The Steve Shaughnessy Quartet will perform a live show at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum tomorrow at 6 p.m. The free concert, says the museum, offers an opportunity to enjoy live jazz in an intimate setting.

Christine Sampson
July 14, 2016
Just as an artist working in assemblage would craft a three-dimensional project with objects that take up space and achieve a specific goal, so did Karyn Mannix build her working art studio from scratch.

Just as an artist working in assemblage would craft a three-dimensional project with objects that take up space and achieve a specific goal, so did Karyn Mannix build her working art studio from scratch.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
The Montauk Library will present “Recipes for Disaster,” a free one-man show in which Charles Baran, an actor and singer, serves up a smorgasbord of music, comedy, and zaniness, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Montauk Library will present “Recipes for Disaster,” a free one-man show in which Charles Baran, an actor and singer, serves up a smorgasbord of music, comedy, and zaniness, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
“The Hamptons Get Mortified” will return to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow evening at 6. “Mortified” is a stage show featuring participants who bring in their most embarrassing childhood artifacts to display before a public audience.

“The Hamptons Get Mortified” will return to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow evening at 6. “Mortified” is a stage show featuring participants who bring in their most embarrassing childhood artifacts to display before a public audience. The Parrish show will be hosted by John Dorcic of Mortified N.Y.C.

Mark Segal
July 14, 2016
“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” a play written by James Lecesne, who plays all nine characters, will begin a six-day run at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on Monday at 8 p.m. Leonard is an orphaned gay 14-year-old who comes to live with his aunt, a hairdresser in a small New Jersey shore town. However, he is never seen; the story begins when the aunt reports his disappearance to a local detective.

“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” a play written by James Lecesne, who plays all nine characters, will begin a six-day run at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on Monday at 8 p.m. Leonard is an orphaned gay 14-year-old who comes to live with his aunt, a hairdresser in a small New Jersey shore town.

Mark Segal
July 14, 2016
Paintings by Paul Feeley and John Wesley, will be shown in the first exhibition at the Collective by Jeff Lincoln in Southampton. “Pop Art: ‘A Catalyst for Dreams,’ Abstraction and Figuration,” will be shown through July 27. “The Last Baymen of Amagansett,” an exhibition of photographs by Michael Ruggiero, is on view from today through Sept. 19 at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor. A reception will be held Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Vivien Bittencourt at Ille Arts

“Captiva,” an exhibition of photographs taken by Vivien Bittencourt on Captiva and Sanibel Islands off the west coast of Florida, will open at Ille Arts in Amagansett tomorrow and continue through Aug. 3. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

July 12, 2016
Run, don’t walk, to the Bay Street Theater’s adaptation of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” It’s the best local production since last year’s “All My Sons” at Guild Hall, which rose to Broadway-level quality. Review by Kurt Wenzel.

Fans of Hamptons regional theater take note: Run, don’t walk, to the Bay Street Theater’s current adaptation of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” It’s the best local production since last year’s “All My Sons” at Guild Hall, which rose to Broadway-level quality. 

Christine Sampson
July 11, 2016

From about 500 works by Long Island students chosen for the Student Annual show at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, more than 20 from this area earned ribbons awarded by a judge from the world of professional art last month.

Mark Segal
July 7, 2016
If music is the food of love, a satisfying supper can be had at Guild Hall on Sunday evening at 8 when Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett, newly married Broadway veterans, will perform the greatest songs from notable married couples, among them Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Sonny and Cher, and Beyonce and Jay-Z.

If music is the food of love, a satisfying supper can be had at Guild Hall on Sunday evening at 8 when Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett, newly married Broadway veterans, will perform the greatest songs from notable married couples, among them Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Sonny and Cher, and Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Jake Lear, a blues guitarist and songwriter, will perform a free concert at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum tomorrow evening at 7:30.

Jake Lear, a blues guitarist and songwriter, will perform a free concert at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum tomorrow evening at 7:30. Raised on the music of John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, and Howlin’ Wolf, he recently relocated to East Hampton from Memphis, where he recorded three albums with his drummer, Roy Cunningham, and bassist, Carlos Arias.

Mark Segal
July 7, 2016
The second annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival has brought together seven documentaries and one narrative feature that explore different aspects of the Jewish experience. Presented by the Southampton Cultural Center in partnership with the Chabad Southampton Jewish Center, the weekly screenings will begin Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a showing of “I Have Never Forgotten You,” a 2006 documentary about Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor, and his work with the American War Crimes Unit, which tracked down more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals.

The second annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival has brought together seven documentaries and one narrative feature that explore different aspects of the Jewish experience. Presented by the Southampton Cultural Center in partnership with the Chabad Southampton Jewish Center, the weekly screenings will begin Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Mark Segal
July 7, 2016
Once a year the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill invites one artist to use the museum as a playground whose building, collection, and grounds are fair game for projects that use them in imaginative and innovative ways. Since the “Platform” series launched in November 2012, “We have been wondering how the series would incorporate performance, dance, and other artistic disciplines,” said Andrea Grover, the museum’s curator of special projects. “Since Jonah Bokaer is very much a crossover artist working between media, he seemed like the perfect person to invite to do this.”

Once a year the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill invites one artist to use the museum as a playground whose building, collection, and grounds are fair game for projects that use them in imaginative and innovative ways.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Tomer Gewirtzman, an award-winning Israeli pianist, will perform a classical recital at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor tonight at 8. Only 26 years old, Mr. Gewirtzman has performed in London, Paris, Moscow, Belgium, and the United States, as well as regularly in Israel.

Tomer Gewirtzman, an award-winning Israeli pianist, will perform a classical recital at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor tonight at 8. Only 26 years old, Mr. Gewirtzman has performed in London, Paris, Moscow, Belgium, and the United States, as well as regularly in Israel.