Recent Stories: Arts

Jennifer Landes
December 8, 2016
Looking at the happy, bright-colored paintings of Guy Yanai, an Israeli artist who has taken over the first floor of Harper’s Books in East Hampton through mid-December, a viewer might be tempted to decide they were a cross-pollinated canvas offspring of the visions of Jennifer Bartlett, Richard Die­benkorn, and David Hockney.

Looking at the happy, bright-colored paintings of Guy Yanai, an Israeli artist who has taken over the first floor of Harper’s Books in East Hampton through mid-December, a viewer might be tempted to decide they were a cross-pollinated canvas offspring of the visions of Jennifer Bartlett, Richard Die­benkorn, and David Hockney.

Jennifer Landes
December 8, 2016
Two years in the making, the East End Special Players will bring a new production to Sag Harbor on Saturday called “Trouble in Jamaica.”

Two years in the making, the East End Special Players will bring a new production to Sag Harbor on Saturday called “Trouble in Jamaica.”

Mark Segal
December 8, 2016
Ashawagh Hall in Springs will present “Short Days,” an exhibition of work by Anahi DeCanio, John Todaro, Annie Sessler, and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 5.

Trunk Show

A two-day trunk show featuring jewelry, apparel, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and books by nine South Fork artists will open tomorrow with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at 21 Gould Street in East Hampton. The show will also be on view Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m.

Star Staff
December 8, 2016
The Southampton Arts Center will present “An Evening of Cabaret With Valerie diLorenzo” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The actress and singer is a fixture at cabaret venues in New York City and on Long Island and has upcoming engagements in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Sacramento, Calif., among others.

The Southampton Arts Center will present “An Evening of Cabaret With Valerie diLorenzo” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The actress and singer is a fixture at cabaret venues in New York City and on Long Island and has upcoming engagements in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Sacramento, Calif., among others.

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host a stop-motion animation workshop tomorrow evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host a stop-motion animation workshop tomorrow evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Led by Laura Bellmont of the Good School, participants will use professional animation software, explore animation methods and materials, and collaborate with other guests.

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
“Songwriters in the Round,” a concert hosted by Caroline Doctorow and featuring three other singer-songwriters, will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Hugh Prestwood, Mary Ann Rossoni, and Mike Laureanno will share the stage with Ms. Doctorow for an evening of music rooted in folk, blues, and country.

“Songwriters in the Round,” a concert hosted by Caroline Doctorow and featuring three other singer-songwriters, will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Hugh Prestwood, Mary Ann Rossoni, and Mike Laureanno will share the stage with Ms. Doctorow for an evening of music rooted in folk, blues, and country. 

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
“Chopin and 19th-Century Paris,” a free concert by Anna Karkowska, a violinist, and her sister, Katarzyna Karkowska, a pianist, will take place at the Montauk Library on Saturday evening at 7:30.

“Chopin and 19th-Century Paris,” a free concert by Anna Karkowska, a violinist, and her sister, Katarzyna Karkowska, a pianist, will take place at the Montauk Library on Saturday evening at 7:30.

Mark Segal
December 1, 2016
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate the holiday season on Sunday afternoon with two performances, at 3 and 5:30, at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The program includes Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, Bach’s Cantata No. 61, festive works by Purcell and Schutz, and Christmas carols.

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate the holiday season on Sunday afternoon with two performances, at 3 and 5:30, at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The program includes Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, Bach’s Cantata No. 61, festive works by Purcell and Schutz, and Christmas carols.

Mark Segal
December 1, 2016
Cyber warfare, animal rights, East End artists, and Maya Angelou are a few of the more than 20 subjects explored by filmmakers during the 11th annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which opens today at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater and runs through Sunday evening.

Cyber warfare, animal rights, East End artists, and Maya Angelou are a few of the more than 20 subjects explored by filmmakers during the 11th annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which opens today at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater and runs through Sunday evening.

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
Our Fabulous Variety Show will present a double-barreled sendup of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” this weekend at Guild Hall, starting tomorrow evening at 7:30 with the first of three performances of “The New Christmas Carol.”

Our Fabulous Variety Show will present a double-barreled sendup of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” this weekend at Guild Hall, starting tomorrow evening at 7:30 with the first of three performances of “The New Christmas Carol.” 

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will present a klezmer concert featuring the renowned composer, singer, and pianist Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd and Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will present a klezmer concert featuring the renowned composer, singer, and pianist Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd and Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
The Madoo Conservancy in Saga­ponack will hold its annual holiday market on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the gifts are gardening books, clove-studded apple pomanders, fresh-cut greens from the garden, Sneedboer garden tools, Madoo-grown paperwhites, and kindling made from cedar shakes from the center’s Summerhouse.

The Madoo Conservancy in Saga­ponack will hold its annual holiday market on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the gifts are gardening books, clove-studded apple pomanders, fresh-cut greens from the garden, Sneedboer garden tools, Madoo-grown paperwhites, and kindling made from cedar shakes from the center’s Summerhouse.

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab is now accepting submissions for its 2017 program, which will take place from April 7 through April 9 in East Hampton. The lab develops screenwriting talent by pairing emerging screenwriters with established writers and producers.

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab is now accepting submissions for its 2017 program, which will take place from April 7 through April 9 in East Hampton. The lab develops screenwriting talent by pairing emerging screenwriters with established writers and producers.

Mark Segal
December 1, 2016
“Oil Works” will open today at the Amagansett Library and remain on view through Dec. 31. A reception will be held tomorrow afternoon from 4 to 6. The Woodbine Collection in Montauk will open “Epic Presence,” an exhibition of mixed-media artworks by the Montauk artist Kelly B. Darr, with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.

Kelly B. Darr at Woodbine

 The Woodbine Collection in Montauk will open “Epic Presence,” an exhibition of mixed-media artworks by the Montauk artist Kelly B. Darr, with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will continue through Jan. 8.

Christine Sampson
December 1, 2016
Some two decades after Lynn Blumenfeld was told by record executives she could sing, she's finally listening and singing, too.

Move to Nashville, they told her. You’ll make it as a singer-songwriter in Nashville, they said.

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
The Watermill Center will open its doors to the public Saturday afternoon with a tour of the building and grounds at 1, an open studio featuring the work of Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson at 2, and an open rehearsal at 3 by the performance group Undisciplined Body. All events are free but require advance reservations.

The Watermill Center will open its doors to the public Saturday afternoon with a tour of the building and grounds at 1, an open studio featuring the work of Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson at 2, and an open rehearsal at 3 by the performance group Undisciplined Body. All events are free but require advance reservations.

Star Staff
December 1, 2016
The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will interrupt its winter hiatus with its third annual holiday cocktail party on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Steve Shaughnessy will be playing jazz in the festively decorated Sage Parlor, where drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be on offer.

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will interrupt its winter hiatus with its third annual holiday cocktail party on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Steve Shaughnessy will be playing jazz in the festively decorated Sage Parlor, where drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be on offer.

Mark Segal
November 23, 2016
The East Hampton Historical Society’s 2016 House and Garden tour offers an opportunity to burn a few holiday calories while visiting five houses that run the gamut from an 1840s Greek Revival to a contemporary waterfront at Lazy Point. The annual Thanksgiving weekend event will take place Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The East Hampton Historical Society’s 2016 House and Garden tour offers an opportunity to burn a few holiday calories while visiting five houses that run the gamut from an 1840s Greek Revival to a contemporary waterfront at Lazy Point. The annual Thanksgiving weekend event will take place Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Mark Segal
November 23, 2016
If you can’t get to today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a new book from Rizzoli that celebrates the event’s 90th anniversary might be the next best thing. “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A New York Holiday Tradition,” includes archival photographs and an essay by Steven M. Silverman on its past and present, but what really brings the parade to life are the more than 100 color photographs by Matt Harnick, who divides his time between East Hampton and New York City.

If you can’t get to today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a new book from Rizzoli that celebrates the event’s 90th anniversary might be the next best thing. “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A New York Holiday Tradition,” includes archival photographs and an essay by Steven M.

Star Staff
November 23, 2016
The Southampton Arts Center is throwing a party for a good cause tomorrow night from 8 until 10. Billed as “The Harvest Night Out,” the evening, featuring dancing to D.J. Twilo, will celebrate local nonprofits, farms, and small businesses. “Think barn-raising party, without the tedious barn-raising part,” said Amy Kirwin, the center’s director of programs.

The Southampton Arts Center is throwing a party for a good cause tomorrow night from 8 until 10. Billed as “The Harvest Night Out,” the evening, featuring dancing to D.J. Twilo, will celebrate local nonprofits, farms, and small businesses.

Star Staff
November 23, 2016
In what has become a holiday tradition, the Southampton Cultural Center will present “It’s a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play,” Joe Landry’s twist on Frank Capra’s iconic holiday film, tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 and 5.

In what has become a holiday tradition, the Southampton Cultural Center will present “It’s a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play,” Joe Landry’s twist on Frank Capra’s iconic holiday film, tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 and 5.

Star Staff
November 23, 2016
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold its annual Thanksgiving weekend “Holiday Party + Market” Friday and Saturday. The market, which continues the decades-long tradition formerly known as “Parrish Presents,” will be open Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold its annual Thanksgiving weekend “Holiday Party + Market” Friday and Saturday. The market, which continues the decades-long tradition formerly known as “Parrish Presents,” will be open Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Star Staff
November 23, 2016
LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will hold a holiday gathering on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4, rain or shine.

LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will hold a holiday gathering on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4, rain or shine. The event offers an opportunity to see the gardens and toast the season before LongHouse closes for the winter.

Admission is $10, free for members. 

Jennifer Landes
November 23, 2016
It is clear early on in the Guild Hall exhibition “Connie Fox and William King: An Artist Couple” that there is fun to be had there. A sense of play and the absurd is introduced from the very beginning both by the artists and the exhibition’s curator, Gail Levin.

It is clear early on in the Guild Hall exhibition “Connie Fox and William King: An Artist Couple” that there is fun to be had there.