Recent Stories: Arts

Mark Segal
May 22, 2018
“Light on Shadow,” an exhibition of work by Shawn Heinrichs will open at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Light on Shadow,” an exhibition of work by Shawn Heinrichs, an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, photographer, and marine conservationist, will open at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday and continue through July 16, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Blue Sphere Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Mr. Heinrichs to help safeguard the planet’s oceans and stop the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats.

Jennifer Landes
Photos by Durell Godfrey
May 22, 2018
On Friday, the designers for this year’s showhouse sale at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Thrift and Treasure Shop were mostly getting started in their rooms and spaces, but the frisson of creativity was already palpable, as was their love of their dogs.

On Friday, the designers for this year’s showhouse sale at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Thrift and Treasure Shop were mostly getting started in their rooms and spaces, but the frisson of creativity was already palpable, as was their love of their dogs.

Set in two buildings on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, the store consists of a former house and large shed. For this event, they are transformed into discrete spaces that reflect the vision of the designers, who are encouraged to incorporate some of the shop’s donations into them.

Jennifer Landes
May 22, 2018
There seems to be an element of sound in almost everything to be presented at Guild Hall this summer, including the artwork. With talks, films, theater, dance, and music, the multitasking institution will offer plenty to keep us busy through Labor Day.

There seems to be an element of sound in almost everything at Guild Hall this summer, including the artwork. With talks, films, theater, dance, and music, the multitasking institution will offer plenty to keep us busy through Labor Day.

Star Staff
May 22, 2018
Gil Gutierrez, a guitar virtuoso, will perform a program of jazz, Latin, and cinema music on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church’s Session House.

Gil Gutierrez, a guitar virtuoso, will perform a program of jazz, Latin, and cinema music on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church’s Session House. 

Mr. Gutierrez has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Mexican Embassy Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., and as a soloist with the New York Pops and the Minnesota and Florida symphonies. Bob Stern on violin, Peter Martin Weiss on bass, and Jane Hastay on piano will accompany him.

Tickets are $25 and available at artofsong.org. OLA of Eastern Long Island is a co-sponsor.

Star Staff
May 22, 2018
The LongHouse Reserve will hold its second annual Salon on the Lawn on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will hold its second annual Salon on the Lawn on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a rain date set for Monday. Organized by the Junior Council, this year’s event is a collaboration with Tripoli Patterson of the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton, who will present works by Benjamin Keating, Quentin Curry, and Aakash Nihalani.

The salon will feature live music by Hot Club of Montauk as well as drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $75, $50 for members, but guests who sign up for a new membership at any level will be admitted free.

Mark Segal
May 22, 2018
The annual S.I.S. Members Show at Ashawagh; Maryam Eisler at Harper's Books; New group show at Firestone; "Velocity Games" at Nightingale, and much, much more opening this weekend.

S.I.S. Members Show

The Springs Improvement Society’s annual members show has been a Memorial Day weekend fixture at Ashawagh Hall for 34 years. This year’s will open with a reception tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday from 11 to 2.

The show will include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs by more than 100 artists. Admission to the opening reception is $5, which includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit Ashawagh Hall.

 

Sublime and Feminine

Star Staff
May 15, 2018
Darcey, a singer-songwriter, and Mark Marino, a jazz guitarist, will perform the duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Darcey, a singer-songwriter, and Mark Marino, a jazz guitarist, will perform the duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass at the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m. Both Darcey and Mr. Marino have more than 40 years’ experience performing in and around New York City.

Tickets are $20 at the door, $10 for students, and proceeds will benefit the Pierson High School scholarship fund and other local charities. Doors will open at 7:30 for wine and refreshments.

Star Staff
May 15, 2018
The Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum will conclude its spring programs tomorrow at 6 p.m. with an evening of instrumental music and Spanish-language songs from Argentina.

The Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will conclude its spring programs Friday at 6 p.m. with an evening of instrumental music and Spanish-language songs from Argentina performed by the New Docta Ensemble.

Consisting of Solange Merdinian, a mezzo-soprano, Sami Merdinian on violin, and Edward Fisher on piano, the group will perform works by Argentinean classical and contemporary composers, tango, traditional folk songs, Brazilian and contemporary jazz, and American musical theater songs by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Stephen Sondheim.

Tickets are $25, $10 for members.

Star Staff
May 15, 2018
Golden Eagle/Studio 144 will hold its first creative networking night Friday from 6 to 7:30.

Golden Eagle/Studio 144 in East Hampton will hold its first creative networking night Friday from 6 to 7:30. The program will feature people working in numerous creative disciplines, from poets to curators to filmmakers to dancers. Tomorrow’s guests will include four visual artists, Roisin Bateman, Jonathan Glynn, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, and Robert Schwartz, and Sarah Conway, a singer.

Mark Segal
May 15, 2018
“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” an English adaptation of a French farce, will open next Thursday at the Quogue Community Hall.

“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” Robin Hawdon’s English adaptation of Marc Camoletti’s French farce, will be the final production of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2017-18 season, opening next Thursday at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 10.

Camoletti also wrote “Boeing Boeing,” a long-running bedroom farce whose two main characters, Bernard and Robert, return in “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” When his wife, Jacqueline, is scheduled to visit her mother, Bernard invites his mistress, Suzanne, to spend the weekend. He arranges for a private chef to cook for them and invites his friend Robert as an alibi.

May 15, 2018
Here it is, your unabridged calendar for summer benefit parties

Not all events were set at the time of publication. Check back often for more and updated information.

May

• May 25, Garden Club of East Hampton Party and Plant Sale, Mulford Farm, East Hampton, 6-8 p.m., $50, gceasthampton.org

• May 26, Animal Rescue Fund Designer Showhouse, ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop, 17 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, 6-8 p.m., $150  Preview 5-6 p.m. $250, arfhamptons.org

• May 26, Hetrick Martin Institute, Edie's Backyard BBQ, Southampton, 1-4 p.m., $75-$300, hmi.org

Jennifer Landes
May 15, 2018
Reed and Delphine Krakoff's collection, touching on the world of art and design, some with an East Hampton pedigree, will be sold at Sotheby’s.

A massive sale of designer objects, some with an East Hampton pedigree, will hit the auction block on Wednesday at Sotheby’s in New York.

“A Collection That We Dreamt Of: Art and Design From the Homes of Delphine and Reed Krakoff” is the title of the sale, objects from which will go on view at Sotheby’s beginning Saturday.

Mr. Krakoff is a designer who may be best known for reigniting the Coach brand and then failing with his own fashion line. He is currently the chief artistic officer of Tiffany & Co. Ms. Krakoff is an interior designer. The couple are known for buying and flipping houses that they have decorated in their unique and luxurious style.

Star Staff
May 15, 2018
Mambo Loco, known for its music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin, will give a concert at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Mambo Loco will give a concert at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. Formed in 2002 and a fixture on the Long Island music scene ever since, the band is known for its performance of music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin. It consists of Larry Belford, lead vocals and percussion, Cristian Rivera, vocals, conga, and percussion, Bill Smith, piano and vocals, and Wayne Burgess, bass and vocals.

Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens, and $10 for artists.

Star Staff
May 15, 2018
The Montauk Music Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday with more than 100 bands at 59 different venues.

The ninth annual Montauk Music Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday at 59 different venues. More than 100 bands and singer-songwriters will perform, among them Alfredo Merat, Dalton Portella, Hopefully Forgiven, Hot Club of Montauk, Jim Turner, Joe Delia, the Lynn Blue Band, Molly Adele Brown, and Nina Lee.

The festival will kick off with a party featuring 10 of the festival bands Thursday evening at 7 at the Montauk Yacht Club. Party tickets are $45 and available at montaukmusicfestival.com. All other performances are free.

Mark Segal
May 15, 2018
With "Salvation," Joe Pintauro enters the musical theater world with a performance at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday, May 25.

Joe Pintauro is a prolific playwright, poet, photographer, novelist, and fixture of the theatrical and literary worlds. However, the Sag Harbor resident has not been associated with musical theater — until now.

“Salvation,” a fully staged, contemporary musical theater piece adapted by Kevin Jeffers from one-act plays by Mr. Pintauro, will have its world premiere on Friday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. The production will feature six vocalists and piano accompaniment by Mr. Jeffers.

Star Staff
May 15, 2018
The Southampton Cultural Center’s Rising Stars piano series will feature a performance by Do-Hyun Kim on Saturday evening.

The Southampton Cultural Center’s Rising Stars piano series will feature a performance by Do-Hyun Kim on Saturday evening at 7. A first-prize winner at the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Kim will make his recital debuts in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center during the 2018-19 season.

Mr. Kim’s many awards include the Korean Concert Society Prize, the Embassy Series Prize for a concert in Washington, D.C., the Paul Fish Memorial Prize, and the Tri-I Noon Recitals Prize at Rockefeller University for a concert in New York City.

Mark Segal
May 15, 2018
Art Barge Reopens; Billy Sullivan at Rental; DeMartis exhibtion; Keyes Art's new East Hampton space; new group shows at Halsey McKay; Stephen Bauman and Carl Bretzke at Grenning, and more.

Art Barge Reopens

The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art on Napeague, which comprises the Art Barge and the D’Amico Studio and Archive, will open for the season on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. with receptions for two exhibitions.

“Sea, Sky, and Sculpture: An Integration of Art, Architecture, and Landscape,” will feature outdoor sculpture by Mabel D’Amico, Phyllis Hammond, Marcie Honerkamp, Ruby Jackson, Jim Posner, Michael Rosch, Arden Scott, Claire Watson, and Marianne Weil. Organized by Anne Seelbach, a Sag Harbor artist, the show will occupy the grounds of the studio and archive at 128 Shore Road on Lazy Point through Sept. 22.

Jennifer Landes
May 15, 2018
The “Florilegium” exhibition of Robert Dash’s flower paintings at Madoo has only five works in it. That is plenty.

The “Florilegium” exhibition of Robert Dash’s flower paintings at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack has only five works in it. That is plenty. These are paintings that are hard to love, but impossible to dismiss. 

First, there is the size. Most sport dimensions in the five-to-six-feet range. Then there are the colors and compositions. Mr. Dash’s indiscriminate use of Fauvist hues and idiosyncratic forms challenges traditional assumptions of the handling of still-life or floral subjects.

Star Staff
May 15, 2018
The Bach Before and Beyond chamber music series will present a concert by Liu Fang, the “empress of pipa,” on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Bach Before and Beyond chamber music series at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will present a concert by Liu Fang, who has been called the “empress of pipa” by the Canadian magazine L’actualité, on Sunday at 3 p.m. She will perform works of the Tang Dynasty characterized by spectacular finger dexterity and virtuosi programmatic effects, according to Walter Klauss, artistic director of the series.

Jennifer Landes
May 10, 2018
Mixing fashion and art can make for a frothy mélange, but Ms. Watson takes it a step or two further, deconstructing her found pieces so much that they become something else entirely.

Did you give up or give away a pair of gloves, some pants, or a jacket over the past few years? Were they leather? You might find them repurposed in a colorful and unique show by Claire Watson at Ille Arts in Amagansett.

Star Staff
May 10, 2018
The Southampton Cultural Center’s 2018 Spring Performing Arts Festival will feature a Chinese face changer as one of its major attractions.

The Southampton Cultural Center’s 2018 Spring Performing Arts Festival, which will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m., will feature a Chinese face changer as one of its major attractions. Face changing was initially an important part of the Chinese Sichuan Opera, in which performers created fascinating transitions by repeatedly changing their painted masks.

Presented by the Asian Cultural Arts Alliance, the festival will showcase the music and dance of Korea, China, and Japan. The performance will be preceded from 3 to 5 by a free workshop for children that will include Chinese paper cutting, Indian henna painting, Asian face painting, and Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. 

Star Staff
May 10, 2018
Paul Moschetta has issued a casting call for a screenplay reading of “Do No Harm,” to be presented at the East Hampton Library on Aug. 5.

Paul Moschetta has issued a casting call for a screenplay reading of “Do No Harm,” to be presented at the East Hampton Library on Aug. 5. The call is for four male actors, two ages 20 to 35 and two ages 40 to 65. Auditions can be arranged by emailing evpaul2@gmail.com.

Christopher Walsh
May 10, 2018
The Bridgehampton Museum’s archives building will be the site of a live-music series called “Summer Songs: The Great American Songbook . . . and Other Stories,” featuring Caroline Doctorow and her band, the Ballad Makers.

The Bridgehampton Museum’s archives building will be the site of a live-music series called “Summer Songs: The Great American Songbook . . . and Other Stories,” featuring Caroline Doctorow and her band, the Ballad Makers. The series will comprise four concerts, the first happening on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are also scheduled for June 30, July 28, and Aug. 25. 

Star Staff
May 10, 2018
Randy Brecker and Ada Rovatti will perform at the Made in New Yokr Jazz Competition on Saturday in New York City.

The Made in New York Jazz Competition, an online-based, technology-driven, global jazz contest, will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Among those slated to perform is Randy Brecker, a six-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter who lives in East Hampton with his wife, Ada Rovatti, a saxophonist. Mr. Brecker has also been a judge for Made in New York since its inception.

Other performers are to include John Patitucci, Francisco Mela, Bobby Sanabria, and Yaacov Mayman, as well as winners of this year’s competition. Tickets are $45 to $55 and available through madeinnyjazz.com.