Recent Stories: Arts

Star staff
February 26, 2015

Joseph Vecsey will bring his humor as well as that of three other up-and-coming comedians to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Mr. Vecsey’s guests will include Corinne Fisher, a stand-up comic, writer, and actor whose one-woman show, “I Stalk You,” had a run at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York. She is also the co-creator, with Krystyna Hutchinson, of the highly ranked “Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast.”

Star staff
February 26, 2015

ZIMA! — a whimsical, theatrical treasure hunt performed by Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls in partnership with the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation — will take place Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. in Montauk.

Carissa Katz
February 26, 2015

On Saturday, Will Stoecker, an East Hampton High School junior who plays center on the varsity basketball team, was fresh off a loss the night before in the county Class A semifinals but already looking forward to one of his next endeavors — a film series that the East Hampton Film Society, which he founded, is hosting at Guild Hall this month and next.

Mark Segal
February 24, 2015

Ralph Gibson on Film

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Ralph Gibson: Photographer/Book Artist,” a Checkerboard Film Foundation production, tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Mark Segal
February 24, 2015

No curtain separates audience from stage in “Bluebirds,” a new play by Joe Brondo that opened last weekend at Guild Hall and will run through Sunday. The audience enters the theater to the sound of music and a brightly lit set of well-worn living room furniture placed downstage. A digital clock says it’s 12:01. After a few minutes, a man bursts through the door and runs full speed off stage left. He is followed by a woman, who turns off the theater lights with a switch on the living room wall and cuts the music with a remote aimed at the audience.

Star staff
February 24, 2015

Art Donovan, an artist and designer from Southampton, will discuss his book, “The Art of Steampunk,” now in its second edition, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

The aesthetic of Steampunk, which first found expression in science fiction and fantasy literature, draws from the technology of the Victorian era. Steampunk artists use gears, goggles, gauges, brass tubing, leather, watch parts, and, in some cases, steam power to create mechanical objects ranging from jewelry to lamps to motorcycles that are fanciful but often functional.

Star staff
February 17, 2015

For the seventh consecutive year, Canio’s Cultural Cafe and the John Jermain Memorial Library will co-host the African-American Read-In, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

Members of the public have been invited to read short excerpts from a favorite piece of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, oral history, or family history, though it is not necessary to read in order to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Star staff
February 17, 2015

The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of Roger Rueff’s 1992 play, “Hospitality Suite,” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Set in a small hotel room in Wichita during a business convention, the story focuses on two salesmen and a research scientist for a firm that manufactures industrial lubricants. While waiting for a meeting with a C.E.O. they hope will save their company, they air their conflicting ideas about character, salesmanship, honesty, religion, and love, with less than harmonious results.

Star staff
February 17, 2015

For those unable to make it to the Big Easy this weekend, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks and the HooDoo Loungers will headline a Mardi Gras party at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Since Mr. Casey formed the Lone Sharks after moving to the East End in 1988, the band’s roots-drenched rock has been a staple of the local music scene and beyond. The band did 150 shows last year, mostly on Long Island but also in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York City.

Star staff
February 17, 2015

The more classically inclined might opt for “La Clarinette Francaise: An Evening in Paris,” a free concert of romantic works by Franck, Devienne, Messager, Poulenc, and Ravel, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.

Mark Segal
February 17, 2015

Southampton Town is celebrating its 375th birthday with a yearlong series of lectures, exhibitions, walking tours, parties, and dinners at locations throughout the town, beginning today at 3 p.m. with a screening of “The Manors of Long Island” at the Rogers Memorial Library. Next Thursday at 3 p.m., also at the library, Georgette Grier-Key, director and curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society, will discuss the influence of African-Americans locally and in the larger society.

Star staff
February 17, 2015

Amateur theatrics on the East End will be the subject of the East Hampton Historical Society’s second free winter lecture at the Clinton Academy Museum on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Hugh King, the village historian, and Barbara Borsack, the village’s deputy mayor, will present “Stagestruck: We’ve Got a Barn, Let’s Put on a Show.”

Mark Segal
February 17, 2015

Searching for Janeway

Carol Janeway (1913-1989), a ceramicist whose work was widely exhibited and purchased by major museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, is the subject of a monograph by Victoria Jenssen, a writer from Nova Scotia.

Star staff
February 17, 2015

“A Tale to Tell,” a workshop with Helene Patarot, a French actress in residence at the Watermill Center through March 7, will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students will combine acting, writing, and directing as they develop stories using elements from their own lives, such as family photographs, diaries and letters, clothes, and other items with personal meaning.

Mark Segal
February 10, 2015

“From the Archive,” an exhibition of photographs by Gosta Peterson, a renowned fashion photographer, is on view at the Turn Gallery in Manhattan through March 22. The show includes groundbreaking black-and-white photographs from 1960 through 1980, among them his New York Times photographs of Twiggy, the iconic English model, and his “Fashion of the Times” cover photo of Naomi Sims, the first African-American to appear on the cover of an American magazine.

Star staff
February 10, 2015

The local action of the 2015 campaign of One Billion Rising, a mass demonstration launched three years ago to end violence against women, will take place tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dodds and Eder Home in Sag Harbor.

Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls, an East End company of women dedicated to creating dance theater that explores the female voice, has organized the event, which will include a flash mob dance, poetic readings, and performances by Skylar Day, Lynn Blue, the East Hampton High School Key Club, and Escola de Samba BOOM.

Jennifer Landes
February 10, 2015

It wasn’t all that long ago that the art world cognoscenti and mere tourists would walk the streets of SoHo, then Chelsea, and even more recently the Lower East Side, with “Gallery Guide” booklets clutched to their chests. Now, it’s more likely that they are looking at their phones, parsing the disparate information and endorsements available online for their favorite galleries and artists.

Star staff
February 10, 2015

“Snow Orchid,” a play by Joe Pintauro, is enjoying a limited engagement at the Lion Theater in Manhattan through Feb. 28. A photographer and novelist as well as an acclaimed playwright, Mr. Pintauro lives in Sag Harbor.

Set in Brooklyn in 1964, the play stars Robert Cuccioli as Rocco Lazarra, who is returning home after having suffered a nervous breakdown. His wife, Filumena (Angelina Fiordellisi), refuses to leave their house and longs for her native Sicily.

Mark Segal
February 10, 2015

Pioneer at Watermill Center

The Watermill Center will present a special workshop introducing the work of Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990), a revolutionary Polish visual artist and theater director, on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Mark Segal
February 10, 2015

Joe Brondo, author and co-star of “Bluebirds,” which will open a six-performance engagement at Guild Hall on Friday, Feb. 20, did not grow up dreaming of a life in the theater. An East Hampton native, he was obsessed with computers while in high school. “That was all I did, I was always hunched over my desk,” he recalled. “I was kind of a class clown, but on the weirder end of the spectrum. I wasn’t the super-popular goofball.”

Star staff
February 6, 2015

The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

Mark Segal
February 3, 2015

The world premiere of “The New Sincerity,” a comedy written by Alena Smith and directed by Bob Balaban, will kick off the Mainstage summer season at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on May 26. The other Mainstage productions will be “Other People’s Money,” starring Jason Alexander in the play by Jerry Sterner, and “Grey Gardens,” the musical based on the story of the Beale ladies.

Star staff
February 3, 2015

The rafters will start shaking at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m. when local bands will duke it out with rotating sets of music by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Organized by Joe Lauro, filmmaker, musician, and archivist, the performers will include the HooDoo Loungers, Black and Sparrow, Randall Hudson, Mama Lee and Rose, Joe Delia, Inda Eaton, and Sarah Conway, with other musicians expected to show up. Two bands will be onstage at all times, rotating sets of the best dance music by the Beatles and the Stones.

Star staff
February 3, 2015

Christine Morro, a writer, photographer, and printmaker, will teach “Drawing With Natural Materials,” a class for adults and children age 8 and older, on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.

The class, which is for both beginning and experienced artists, will examine the direct nature of drawing, approaching it through an exploration of mark-making, using local grasses, stems, and branches as well as traditional brushes.

There is a $15 materials fee, and the class is limited to 10 participants.