Recent Stories: Arts

Mark Segal
October 14, 2014

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s “A Conversation With Patricia Clarkson” on Friday delivered more than advertised. The actress, whose film “Learning to Drive” was one of the festival’s Spotlight Films, provided her Bay Street Theater audience with a riveting, hourlong performance filled with humor, insight, self-revelation, and a bounty of anecdotes and observations culled from almost 30 years as an actress, all elicited with finesse by the film critic Thelma Adams.

Star staff
October 14, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum’s Salon Series will feature two performances by William Hobbs, a classical pianist, tomorrow at 6 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 2.

The concert will feature Night Music Op. 109 for flute, clarinet, and piano by Lowell Liebermann, an American composer who will attend the performance. Claire Temin Bird, flute, and Anna Temin Meisel, clarinet, will perform the work with Mr. Hobbs.

The program will also include piano transcriptions of works by Chopin, Liszt, Stravinsky, and Bach. Tickets are $20, $10 for members.

Christopher Walsh
October 14, 2014

The Telecaster, an iconic electric guitar that has barely changed in design since the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation introduced it in 1951, will be celebrated on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater when three renowned guitarists will pay tribute to their favored instrument.

Mark Segal
October 14, 2014

Judy Mauer at Lawrence

“Judy Mauer: NYC Dolls,” an exhibition of work by the New York City street photographer, will open at Lawrence Fine Arts in East Hampton Saturday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. It will remain on view through Nov. 5.

Mark Segal
October 13, 2014
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced the winners of its jury and special prizes on Monday.

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced the winners of its jury and special prizes on Monday. The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature award went to “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. The Israeli film focuses on the male-dominated and sometimes decades-long process required under rabbinical law to dissolve a marriage.

Star staff
October 7, 2014

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will be busy this weekend. Tomorrow at 8 p.m., Judy Carmichael and her quartet will perform music from “I Love Being Here With You,” the first all-vocal CD by the virtuoso stride pianist. Ms. Carmichael will sing standards from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $45 for side seating, $55 for center, while $75 includes admission to an after-party with the artist.

Star staff
October 7, 2014

The Shelter Island Friends of Music will present Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky in a free, four-hands piano concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Weiss and Ms. Polonsky, who are married, perform separately and together. She is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed at venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Kon­zerthaus, and Carnegie Hall.

Jennifer Landes
October 7, 2014

The simple yet elegant presentation of works by Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton begins at the entrance to the gallery. Like the restrained, masterly crafted boxes he makes for his glass sculptures, the gallery has been turned into discreet packaging for the jewels within its walls.

Mark Segal
October 7, 2014

Like them or hate them, pop-ups have become commonplace on the South Fork. From Whole Foods to Shuko, from Dash to Joe Fresh, shops, restaurants, and even art galleries have been sprouting up every summer since Nobu opened at the Capri motel in Southampton in 2011.

“The App Store” in Sag Harbor will close at the end of business on Sunday after a two-month run at GeekHampton on Bay Street, but it can’t be accused of trying to make a quick buck.

Star staff
October 7, 2014

Also on Shelter Island, bluegrass and traditional American music will be on offer as part of the Plant & Sing festival at Sylvester Manor Saturday from noon until 10 p.m.

The day will begin with the planting of garlic and the harvesting of fall crops, after which the music will get into full swing on the waterfront lawn. This year’s performers will include the Wainwright Sisters, the Deadly Gentlemen, Eastbound Freight, Edith & Bennett, the Ed Howe Bluegrass Band, and Jeff Davis & Friends.

Mark Segal
October 7, 2014

“Gabriel” opens with a shot of a winter landscape just before dawn, its stillness suddenly shattered by the roar of a bus speeding across the screen. A young man in a woolen watch cap and winter coat gazes out the window. He tries harmlessly to engage a little girl who is grinning at him from several rows away. She finally joins him, and they are pretending to be smoking Twizzlers when the girl’s mother rushes up the aisle, snatches her daughter, and drags her back to her seat.

Star staff
October 7, 2014

The Rising Stars piano series will return to the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts on Saturday evening at 7 with a concert by Robin Giesbrecht.

A 2013 Pianofest artist, Mr. Giesbrecht will perform Ravel’s “Sonatine,” Scriabin’s rarely played Third Sonata, and Liszt’s 1848 transcription of the Overture from Wagner’s “Tannhauser.”

Mark Segal
October 7, 2014

Landscapes at Ashawagh

Plein Air Peconic will return to Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend with “Land, Sea, Sky,” paintings by 11 East End artists whose work features the natural spaces of the region conserved by the Peconic Land Trust, which will receive a percentage of all sales.

The exhibition will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 to 5, and Monday from 10 to 4. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 8.

Techspressionism Rising

Mark Segal
October 7, 2014

While Human Rights Watch is one of the best-known and most effective organizations dedicated to investigating and defending human rights around the world, its emergencies team is less familiar to the general public. “E-Team,” a new documentary by Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny, sheds light on the work of four members of the division that, in the words of the organization’s website, “deploys as crises and conflicts are underway to impact the situation in real time.” 

Jennifer Landes
October 1, 2014

It is difficult to believe that we observe the centennial of Saul Steinberg’s birth this year. Born at the very start of World War I, he is an artist who has transcended his era in quieter and yet more influential ways than many of his peers whose centenaries we have also recently marked.

Isabel Carmichael
September 30, 2014

To hear Anne Seelbach talk about the painting, stencils, and bas-relief collages she’s been doing recently — “to bring awareness of the effects of industrial and chemical pollution on the marine environment” — one might easily conclude that she has become political, but it is not the case. “I am first an artist, not an activist,” she said at her Sag Harbor studio, adding, however, that “it is also true that I hope to bring awareness to nature as I see it.”

Jennifer Landes
September 30, 2014

The minimal world of Mary Ellen Bartley has been in evidence in group and solo shows around the country and closer to home at the Drawing Room in East Hampton and the Parrish Art Museum, but her first New York City solo exhibition featuring her “Paperbacks” series at Yancey Richardson Gallery is something of an event.

Star staff
September 30, 2014

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will kick off Columbus Day weekend on Friday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m., when Judy Carmichael and her quartet will perform music from “I Love Being Here With You,” her first all-vocal CD. One of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano, Ms. Carmichael will sing standards by Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and others from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $45 for side seating, $55 for center, while $75 includes admission to an after-party with the artist.

Star staff
September 30, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will open its Salon Series of classical piano concerts with the Lysander Piano Trio on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. Due to the past popularity of the series, a second performance by the trio will take place on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Each concert will be followed by an opportunity to meet the artists.

Star staff
September 30, 2014

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will hold an audition for children 8 to 12 years old for its November production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Monday.

The audition for the Literature Live! production, directed by Joe Minutillo, will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds living within 50 miles of Sag Harbor have been encouraged to attend. Performance dates are Nov. 5 through

Jennifer Landes
September 30, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art will present a survey of Robert Gober’s career, spanning four decades, beginning on Saturday.

The artist, who has had a house in Peconic since 1990, is known for his enigmatic sculptures of everyday objects with a twist, large installations, and drawings and prints. The work is often minimal but charged with narrative and allusions to religion, politics, and sexuality.

Mark Segal
September 30, 2014

Crazy Monkey in Transit
    The Crazy Monkey Gallery, located in Amagansett for 14 years, is in the process of relocating to a larger space on Main Street in Bridgehampton.

New at Halsey Mckay

Star staff
September 30, 2014

The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free reading of “Eastern Standard,” a play by Richard Greenberg, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Peter Connolly will direct the production, with a cast of Chloe Dirksen, Joanna Howard, Kate Mueth, Christian Scheider, Tristan Vaughan, and Mr. Connolly.

Mark Segal
September 26, 2014