Recent Stories: Arts

Star Staff
January 12, 2017
The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will hold open auditions for Bernard Slade’s mystery “An Act of the Imagination” on Sunday and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall. There are roles for three men and four women.

The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will hold open auditions for Bernard Slade’s mystery “An Act of the Imagination” on Sunday and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall. There are roles for three men and four women. 

Mark Segal
January 12, 2017
For those whose taste in films includes the offbeat and independent, the East Hampton Library will present free screenings of six foreign films in its annual Winter International Film Festival, which will open on Sunday at 2 p.m. with “Antonia’s Line,” a Dutch production that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996. The festival continues on consecutive Sunday afternoons with the exception of Feb. 5. All films have English subtitles.

For those whose taste in films includes the offbeat and independent, the East Hampton Library will present free screenings of six foreign films in its annual Winter International Film Festival, which will open on Sunday at 2 p.m. with “Antonia’s Line,” a Dutch production that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996.

Star Staff
January 12, 2017
From the National Theatre Live series, Guild Hall will present an encore screening of the London revival of Harold Pinter’s 1975 play “No Man’s Land” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The production, which was broadcast live from Wyndham’s Theatre on Dec. 15, stars two of the pillars of English theater, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

From the National Theatre Live series, Guild Hall will present an encore screening of the London revival of Harold Pinter’s 1975 play “No Man’s Land” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The production, which was broadcast live from Wyndham’s Theatre on Dec. 15, stars two of the pillars of English theater, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Jennifer Landes
January 12, 2017
January is a surprising month on the South Fork. While the crowds die down and the only bluster is the wind (and snow), there are often quiet but significant efforts to draw full-time residents and weekenders away from their hearths and out onto the scene again.

January is a surprising month on the South Fork.

Mark Segal
January 12, 2017
“The Money Shot,” a play by Neil LaBute, which Variety’s Scott Foundas called “an acid-tongued showbiz satire” when it premiered Off Broadway in 2014, will have a two-and-a-half week run at the Southampton Cultural Center starting next Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

“The Money Shot,” a play by Neil LaBute, which Variety’s Scott Foundas called “an acid-tongued showbiz satire” when it premiered Off Broadway in 2014, will have a two-and-a-half week run at the Southampton Cultural Center starting next Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Mark Segal
January 12, 2017
The RJD Gallery which was destroyed during the recent fire in Sag Harbor, will reopen in a new facility on Main Street in Bridgehampton. Richard Demato, the proprietor of RJD Gallery hopes to open in mid-March. ArtUNPRIMED, an online art gallery and consultation service specializing in emerging and mid-career artists from the East End, will mount three exhibitions at 7 Main Street in Sag Harbor, beginning Saturday with an opening reception for “Water,” a group show, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online Gallery Goes Live in Sag Harbor

Star Staff
January 12, 2017
The comedian Joseph Vecsey is back, and Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has him — as host for new All Star Comedy Shows to be presented tomorrow and Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.

The comedian Joseph Vecsey is back, and Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has him — as host for new All Star Comedy Shows to be presented tomorrow and Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.

Jennifer Landes
January 5, 2017
“I like the idea of asking the viewer to think, but only for the process of thinking, rather than a specific idea,” he said. “I want my paintings to elicit that.”

Until recently, Matt Vega’s deck was home to a giant 10-by-18-foot canvas on a stretcher, hooked on to the exterior of his house in Amagansett’s Devon Colony so the winds off the bay wouldn’t blow it away. “Xenotropic Panspermia” is a work in progress and a kind of magnum opus. He now has it rolled up in a 10-foot PVC pipe, where it will spend the winter.

Christopher Walsh
January 5, 2017
“Most people are not familiar with the Latin side of Charlie Parker,” Claes Brondal said last week. The musician, who organizes the weekly Jam Session at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, will be on drums on Jan. 14 for the fourth concert in a series that brings world-class musicians to the Southampton Arts Center.

“Most people are not familiar with the Latin side of Charlie Parker,” Claes Brondal said last week. The musician, who organizes the weekly Jam Session at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, will be on drums on Jan. 14 for the fourth concert in a series that brings world-class musicians to the Southampton Arts Center. 

Star Staff
January 5, 2017
Guild Hall has announced the five recipients of its spring Artist-in-Residence program, which will run from March 11 through May 7. Artists in the fields of literary, performing, and visual arts, and in curatorial/critical studies, were selected from 131 online applicants by members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.

Guild Hall has announced the five recipients of its spring Artist-in-Residence program, which will run from March 11 through May 7. Artists in the fields of literary, performing, and visual arts, and in curatorial/critical studies, were selected from 131 online applicants by members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.

Star Staff
January 5, 2017
“4000 Miles,” a comic drama by Amy Herzog that won an Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, will open at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue on Jan. 12 and run through Jan. 29.

“4000 Miles,” a comic drama by Amy Herzog that won an Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, will open at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue on Jan. 12 and run through Jan. 29.

Star Staff
January 5, 2017
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back its popular winter program “Fireside Sessions With Nancy Atlas and Special Guests,” starting Saturday at 8 p.m. and continuing weekly through Jan. 28. The first concert will feature Clark Gayton, who played trombone on Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball tour and has accompanied such other artists as Sting, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Wyclef Jean.

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back its popular winter program “Fireside Sessions With Nancy Atlas and Special Guests,” starting Saturday at 8 p.m. and continuing weekly through Jan. 28.

Mark Segal
January 5, 2017
“Farms, Water, and East End Scenes,” a show of work by Aubrey Grainger, a plein-air painter from Sagaponack, is on view at the Quogue Library’s art gallery through Jan. 29. The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next iteration of “The Artists View,” an ongoing program of intimate gallery talks by artists from the exhibition “Artists Choose Artists,” tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Small Works Show in Bridge

Coco Myers, an art consultant who is the founder and owner of folioeast, an online art gallery, and her associate, Kay Gibson, will present a two-part exhibition of small works by East End artists beginning Saturday at Katherine Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mark Segal
January 5, 2017
The Hamptons International Film Festival never sleeps. Just when you might think it is on a hiatus, along comes its annual Winter Classic screening.

The Hamptons International Film Festival never sleeps. Just when you might think it is on a hiatus, along comes its annual Winter Classic screening.

 “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which sold more than 40 million copies, will be shown on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall.

Star Staff
January 5, 2017
Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco,” the next presentation of The Met: Live in HD, will be telecast at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. Placido Domingo performs the title role; his longtime collaborator James Levine conducts the Met orchestra.

Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco,” the next presentation of The Met: Live in HD, will be telecast at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. Placido Domingo performs the title role; his longtime collaborator James Levine conducts the Met orchestra.

Jennifer Landes
December 29, 2016
Now in its 12th year, the Tripoli Gallery “Thanksgiving Collective” has become a holiday season institution on the South Fork.

Now in its 12th year, the Tripoli Gallery “Thanksgiving Collective” has become a holiday season institution on the South Fork. 

Star Staff
December 29, 2016
Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for “Promises, Promises,” the 1968 Tony Award-winning musical, on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. Michael Disher will direct the production, which will run from March 9 through March 26, and Amanda Borsack Jones will be the musical director.

Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for “Promises, Promises,” the 1968 Tony Award-winning musical, on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. Michael Disher will direct the production, which will run from March 9 through March 26, and Amanda Borsack Jones will be the musical director.

Mark Segal
December 29, 2016
Amid a flurry of holiday film releases and the inevitable handicapping of the races for Oscars and Golden Globes, “American Masters,” the award-winning PBS biography series, will launch its 31st season on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS with the nationwide premiere of “By Sidney Lumet.”

Amid a flurry of holiday film releases and the inevitable handicapping of the races for Oscars and Golden Globes, “American Masters,” the award-winning PBS biography series, will launch its 31st season on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS with the nationwide premiere of “By Sidney Lumet.” 

Mark Segal
December 29, 2016
The Drawing Room in East Hampton is open through March by appointment only. The gallery’s directors, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe, have installed paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and drawings that can be explored in depth during the winter season by clients, architects, designers, and other interested viewers.

At the Drawing Room

The Drawing Room in East Hampton is open through March by appointment only. The gallery’s directors, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe, have installed paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and drawings that can be explored in depth during the winter season by clients, architects, designers, and other interested viewers.

Mark Segal
December 22, 2016
Jules Feiffer has been more productive in his 80s than many people are in a lifetime. Since 2014, he has published two graphic novels, “Cousin Joseph” and “Kill My Mother,” and next summer the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will open its Mainstage season with the world premiere of “The Man in the Ceiling,” a musical comedy based on his 1995 children’s book of the same name.

Jules Feiffer has been more productive in his 80s than many people are in a lifetime.

Christopher Walsh
December 22, 2016
“Dreaming in Vinyl,” Caroline Doctorow’s latest release, is a fitting metaphor for the approach she has taken to a life in music. With songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Donovan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and Randy Newman, as well as two of her own, the collection recalls the pop-music and folk revival’s peak years in the 1960s.

“Dreaming in Vinyl,” Caroline Doctorow’s latest release, is a fitting metaphor for the approach she has taken to a life in music. With songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Donovan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and Randy Newman, as well as two of her own, the collection recalls the pop-music and folk revival’s peak years in the 1960s. 

Mark Segal
December 22, 2016
“Twenty Sixteen,” an exhibition of new photographs and handmade books by William Eric Brown, is on view at Harper’s Apartment, the Manhattan outpost of Harper’s Books of East Hampton, through Jan. 19.

At Harper’s Apartment

“Twenty Sixteen,” an exhibition of new photographs and handmade books by William Eric Brown, is on view at Harper’s Apartment, the Manhattan outpost of Harper’s Books of East Hampton, through Jan. 19.

Jennifer Landes
December 22, 2016
The stated aim of the Parrish Art Museum’s recurrent “Artists Choose Artists” exhibitions is to spark a visual dialogue between discrete triads of artists who work and live on the East End. Yet there is often a more comprehensive conversation that spreads between the walls and throughout the galleries, giving us a series of snapshots of current regional artistic practice and influences.

The stated aim of the Parrish Art Museum’s recurrent “Artists Choose Artists” exhibitions is to spark a visual dialogue between discrete triads of artists who work and live on the East End.

Mark Segal
December 15, 2016
Tumbleweed Tuesday might be a thing of the past, but empty storefronts still proliferate in East Hampton Village during the off-season. This winter, however, the windows of at least one high-end Main Street clothing purveyor, Malia Mills, will not be papered over. The company has decided to make its empty space available to artists for a series of exhibitions, the first of which will open on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. It will feature the work of the East End artists Bastienne Schmidt, Almond Zigmund, Margaret Garrett, and Philippe Cheng.

Tumbleweed Tuesday might be a thing of the past, but empty storefronts still proliferate in East Hampton Village during the off-season. This winter, however, the windows of at least one high-end Main Street clothing purveyor, Malia Mills, will not be papered over.