Recent Stories: Arts

Jennifer Landes
April 8, 2014

    The exhibition of John Chamberlain’s metal paintings from the mid-1960s at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton has not exactly set the world on fire, but it is the kind of focused, well-considered presentation complementing the Flavin installation upstairs that the Dia Art Foundation, which owns the institute, turns out annually.

Star staff
April 8, 2014

    Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank will perform as a piano duo at the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday at 7 p.m., as part of the Rising Stars piano series. Ms. Lee, a Korean-American pianist, won first prize in the 2010 Naumburg International piano competition. A Pianofest distinguished artist, she has performed internationally as a guest soloist.

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April 8, 2014

    Cynthia Carr, a New York City-based writer and cultural critic, will deliver a lecture at the Watermill Center today at 6:30 p.m. Titled “My Golden Age in Hell: Covering the ’80s East Village,” the talk will examine the performance art scene at artist-run clubs such as 8BC, WOW, and the Pyramid.

Christopher Walsh
April 8, 2014

    With “Suffering Fools,” his second CD, the singer-songwriter Michael Weiskopf returns with a nine-song collection liberally sprinkled with meditations on topical issues, including mass shootings and a hero of the Tea Party movement.

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April 8, 2014

    Patricia C. Wright, professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University and one of the world’s foremost experts on lemurs, will be honored at the university’s Stars of Stony Brook benefit on Wednesday at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. She is being recognized for her important contributions to the biology, ecology, conservation, and behavior of living primates.

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April 8, 2014

    The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab, now in its 13th year, will take place this weekend at the c/o The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton.

    Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the workshop pairs established screenwriters, directors, and producers with those still emerging in the field for individualized mentoring sessions.

Mark Segal
April 8, 2014

Art in Flower in Sag
    The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor is holding its third annual spring flower show today through May 8. The exhibition features floral-inspired paintings, pottery, and blown glass by Muriel Hanson Falborn, Arianne Emmerich, Laura Rozenberg, JoAnne Carter, Maria Orlova, Coco Pekelis, Joyce Brian, Taffi Laing, and Richard Udice. A reception will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.

New at Drawing Room

Jennifer Landes
April 1, 2014

    Those who thought the recent film version of “August: Osage County” was shrill might find the current production at the Southampton Cultural Center under Michael Disher’s direction more to their liking.

Mark Segal
April 1, 2014

    Chilling winds didn’t deter some 75 members of the local art community from attending the first public meeting of the East Hampton Arts Council last week at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The organization, which is co-chaired by Jane Martin and Kate Mueth, aims to serve as a liaison to the Town of East Hampton on issues regarding the performing, literary, and visual arts and to make the arts a more integral part of the community.

Christopher Walsh
April 1, 2014

    “Second Time Around” is, appropriately, the second album by Black and Sparrow, a duo that shares a 26-year history, in one form or another. Almost two decades after their debut release, Klyph Black and John Sparrow, veterans of the top Long Island band Rumor Has It, returned to the studio to record 10 new original songs. The band will perform these and more at a release party for the album on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

Star staff
April 1, 2014

   A series of free performances and concerts honoring the 450th anniversary of the births of Shakespeare and Galileo will be presented at the Montauk Library, beginning Sunday afternoon at 3:30 with “Music of the Celestial Spheres.” The Hofstra Madrigal Group and Christopher Morrongiello, lutenist and director of the group, will perform solos, madrigals, and monodies composed for the lute by Galileo’s father and brother and their musical contemporaries.

Star staff
April 1, 2014

    The Bridgehampton Museum’s Parlor Jazz series resumes Saturday evening at 7:30 with “A Session With Dr. Feelgood,” featuring Sari Kessler, a jazz singer and songwriter whose resumé includes not only a long list of performances and recordings but also a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

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April 1, 2014

    Performance is on the menu at the Watermill Center this weekend. Tomorrow evening at 7:30, Jayoung Chung, a resident artist from Korea, and Nixon Beltran, a performer and dancer, will present a 40-minute multimedia work combining movement, sound, drawing, and text. A reception and conversation with the artists will follow the performance. Reservations are free but required, and may be made at watermillcenter.org.

Star staff
April 1, 2014

    For those who prefer roots music to jazz or classical, Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor is presenting “Way Out East . . . a Journey in Song” on Saturday at 8 p.m. Nancy Atlas, Caroline Doctorow, and Inda Eaton will collaborate to perform original works from their respective repertoires, including new music and special guests. Tickets, which are $25 in advance, $35 the day of the event, are available at the box office or baystreet.org.

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April 1, 2014

   Classical music will return to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the first of four Salon Series concerts. Assaff Weisman, a pianist who has appeared at major venues in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas, will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Messiaen in the inaugural program.

April 1, 2014

New at Halsey Mckay
    Two new exhibitions will open at Halsey Mckay in East Hampton Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “Still Life With Woodpecker” is an interdisciplinary group show that looks beyond traditional definitions of still life to find new meanings in the specific and ordinary. Participating artists are Sarah Dornner, Paul Gagner, Ugo Rondinone, David B. Smith, Ryan Steadman, Torey Thornton, Lisa Williamson, and Kevin Zucker.

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April 1, 2014

    The weekend’s musical bonanza continues at Guild Hall, where The Met: Live in HD will present Puccini’s “La Bohéme” on Saturday at 1 p.m. The most performed work in the Metropolitan Opera’s history, “La Bohéme” is set in the artistic community of Paris in the 1830s and follows the romance between Rodolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a seamstress who is his neighbor.

Jennifer Landes
April 1, 2014

    On a windswept and rainy Saturday evening, somewhere on the cusp of March and April, a moody and sometimes sinister show featuring water and the sea might be just the thing to pull one out of a funk, or draw one in more deeply. Either way, “On an Eastern Shore,” featuring the work of Peter Ngo and Ingrid Silva, is a show that remains with you, rain or not.

Star staff
March 25, 2014

    The John Drew Theater Lab will present “The April Fool’s Show,” a free staged reading directed by Chloe Dirksen, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The program will include scenes from a range of comic plays, new work, and “a song or two,” according to Guild Hall.

Debra Scott
March 25, 2014

    Fifteen years ago Julie Keyes, an artist, art dealer, art consultant, and real estate agent at Saunders and Associates in Bridgehampton, met Adam Tihany, an internationally renowned interior designer. The introduction, made by Ms. Keyes’s beau, Nathan Slate Joseph, an artist who works out of a barn in Bridgehampton and lives with Ms. Keyes in Sag Harbor and New York, changed her life.

Mark Segal
March 25, 2014

    On a recent chilly night the East Hampton Presbyterian Church loomed dark and uninviting. At 6:45 a man emerged from a car on Main Street, walked around to the side of the building, and unlocked a door. Within seconds the soaring space was awash with light, and Walter Klauss, the guest conductor of the Choral Society of the Hamptons’ upcoming spring concert, doffed his coat and settled into a front pew for a few moments of conversation before rehearsal.

Christopher Walsh
March 25, 2014

    Fresh from multiple appearances at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals in Austin, Tex., the Montauk Project marks the unveiling this week of their album “Belly of the Beast” with a Saturday night performance at Pianos on New York’s Lower East Side.

Star staff
March 25, 2014