Recent Stories: Arts

Star staff
December 9, 2014

The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading by John Shuman of “Underneath the Lintel,” a 2001 play written by Glen Berger, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The one-character play follows a librarian who discovers a returned book that is more than 100 years overdue and embarks on an around-the-world hunt for the borrower’s identity.

December 9, 2014

During what is now known innocuously as the holiday season, many people set aside time for at least one live music performance. Those looking for Advent music found a perfect opportunity on Sunday to hear two musical settings of the Canticle of Mary, otherwise known as the Magnificat. The Choral Society of the Hamptons once more joined forces with the South Fork Chamber Orchestra and a quartet of fine soloists to present an uplifting concert featuring interpretations from Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47).

Jennifer Landes
December 9, 2014

“The 50 Year Argument” by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, screened at the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, offers proof not just of the vitality of the documentary medium, but of the growing importance of the festival itself.

Star staff
December 9, 2014

The Southampton Arts Center in Southampton Village will have an open house for the holidays on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

In honor of the center’s current show, “Awkward Family Photos,” guests will be encouraged to take their own pictures at a holiday-themed photo booth with a seasonally appropriate backdrop and props. Those with ugly holiday sweaters or similarly themed attire have been invited to don them for the event.

Star staff
December 9, 2014

The Perlman Music Program has been awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $50,000 grant will support the Summer Music School on Shelter Island, the organization’s signature program.

Star staff
December 9, 2014

The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum in Southampton will hold its 13th annual winter festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free event will feature live dance and musical performances, food, children’s activities, and the Art Market, which offers authentic Native American-made jewelry, art, and other handcrafted traditional and contemporary pieces.

Mark Segal
December 9, 2014

“Winter Salon”

The Drawing Room in East Hampton will open its “Winter Salon” tomorrow morning at 10. The exhibition includes work by 37 contemporary artists as well as a selection of historical works on paper. Participating artists include Polly Apfelbaum, Carol Gove, Robert Harms, Sue Heatley, Robert Jakob, Vincent Longo, Diane Mayo, Raja Ram Sharma, and Jane Wilson.

The gallery’s winter hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 to 4. 

Star staff
December 2, 2014

The Southampton Cultural Center has announced a new program, Local Talent @ SCC, which will make the Levitas Center available without charge to East End artists of all disciplines for recital and performance.

Mark Segal
December 2, 2014

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will present its annual Christmas program on Sunday, with two performances of “Celebrate With Bach and Mendelssohn” at 3 and 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The concerts will feature Bach’s Magnificat and Mendelssohn’s Magnificat and “Behold a Star From Jacob Shining.”

Amanda M. Fairbanks
December 2, 2014

Last summer, Sophie Chahinian successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign, ultimately raising $25,000 to help fund the Artist Profile Archive. It’s a website that houses short-form videos of contemporary artists discussing their own work.

Three of Ms. Chahinian’s videos are now on display at Guild Hall as part of its current exhibition of new additions to the permanent collection. A gallery talk and guided tour, led by with Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall’s chief curator, will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Star staff
December 2, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Four American Composers: John Cage” tomorrow at 6 p.m. An excerpt from Peter Greenaway’s 1983 documentary “Four American Composers,” it profiles the avant-garde composer, writer, and artist whose influence has been felt in the visual arts and dance, as well as by composers and musicians ranging from Stockhausen to Morton Feldman to Philip Glass to Frank Zappa.

Star staff
December 2, 2014

The group called Our Fabulous Variety Show will return to Guild Hall this weekend with four performances of “A Spectacular Christmas Carol,” its retelling of Dickens’ classic story. The show will present the tale of Scrooge, played by Tony D’Alessio, and the three ghosts through song and dance.

Mark Segal
December 2, 2014

Five Young Contemporaries

The Parrish Art Museum has developed the Parrish Contemporaries Circle, for younger patrons of the museum ages 21 to 45. The group will offer access to six art-related events and experiences each year on the East End and the New York metropolitan area. These will include private collection and artist’s studio tours and networking events.

Star staff
December 2, 2014

The East Hampton Library will screen “Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle” Saturday at 1 p.m. The 60-minute BBC documentary, directed in 2005 by Steve Cole, tells the story of Sutcliffe, who became friends with John Lennon in 1957 when both were students at the Liverpool School of Art, and joined the rock group, then known at the Quarrymen, in 1959.

Star staff
November 26, 2014

 Cherish the Ladies, an ensemble that has grown over the past 29 years into the most successful Irish-American group devoted to Celtic music, will perform “A Celtic Christmas” on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall.

Named after a traditional Irish jig, the group of five women blends vocals, step dancing, and a variety of instruments, including the fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle, and piano, into a lively package of traditional Irish culture.

Star staff
November 26, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the Long Island premiere of “Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture,” tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Selected for the 2014 Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City, the 50-minute documentary profiles the lives and work of Annabelle Selldorf of New York, Marianne McKenna of Toronto, Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle and London, Farshid Moussavi of London, and Odile Decq of Paris.

Christopher Walsh
November 26, 2014

Forty-six years to the day after the Beatles released the eponymous album that is commonly known as “The White Album,” a most interesting and perhaps unusual homage to that sprawling, 30-track work of genius followed it into the world and the collective consciousness. Last Saturday, another rock ’n’ roll quartet, this one known as the Mercyfunks, released “Don’t Pet the White Dog,” a sort of New Wave version of “The White Album.”

Star staff
November 26, 2014

The Parlor Jazz concerts will return to the Bridgehampton Museum on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with “Jazz Woman to the Rescue,” a performance by Antoinette Montague. Hosted by Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss, East End musicians, the series will present six monthly programs in the museum’s archives building.

Star staff
November 26, 2014

A Thanksgiving weekend tradition, along with turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce and stuffing, the East Hampton Historical Society’s annual house and garden tour will return on Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

This year, the society is saluting the shingle, the South Fork construction staple from its earliest days. Houses from those earlier times, as well as more recent construction that plays with the vernacular, will be featured.

Mark Segal
November 26, 2014

Two at Halsey Mckay

Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton is presenting concurrent solo exhibitions of work by Arielle Falk and Ted Gahl through Dec. 14.

Mark Segal
November 26, 2014

Vincent Longo had his first exhibition in New York in 1949. Since then his paintings and prints have been shown extensively and joined the collections of dozens of important museums here and abroad. During that time, from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimal, Conceptual, and many other kinds of art, his work has remained resolutely his own. Not static, but driven by beliefs and principles that have informed his practice from the beginning.

Star staff
November 18, 2014

“A Cavalcade of Dolls and Toys” will open Saturday at Clinton Academy in East Hampton and remain on display on Saturdays and Sundays through December.

The exhibition features dolls and toys from years past, among them a whale boat pull toy, a red fire truck, Mr. and Mrs. Weasel, Noah’s Ark, sleds, a milk pickup truck, and many more. A special feature is a Christmas village nestled beneath a tall Douglas fir, lent by an East Hampton resident who wanted to share her childhood display with the community.

Mark Segal
November 18, 2014

Michael Wolfe, director, writer, star, and co-producer of “Maybe Tomorrow,” an independent dramatic film that has just been released on DVD, began his film career with humble ambitions. As teenagers growing up on Long Island in the early 1990s, he and his friends made skits using his father’s video camera and showed them at parties.

Star staff
November 18, 2014

Guild Hall is offering an eight-session Shakespeare workshop for actors and actors-in-training beginning today at 6 p.m. and continuing through Feb. 5. Students age 16 and up will work on sonnets, monologues, mask work, scene work, and more, culminating in a performance on the stage of the John Drew Theater on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.