Recent Stories: Lead C

August 16, 2016
Christopher John Campion's performance opening for M. Ward at the Stephen Talkhouse brought him full circle to the night he first set foot there for a Buddy Guy show in 1988.

The first time I ever attended a show at the Stephen Talkhouse I was a young, typically clueless, and most of the time hammered 22-year-old frontman for an aspiring rock ’n’ roll band out of Huntington. My rock star dreams were first ignited then subsequently inflated by my great musical love in life, the Rolling Stones.

August 11, 2016
Studio or plein-air, Tile Club member or Abstract Expressionist, painters have praised the South Fork’s light across many disciplines and movements. All of them agree it casts a certain spell, and few places can match the body of remarkable artistic evidence we have to back it up.

Studio or plein-air, Tile Club member or Abstract Expressionist, painters have praised the South Fork’s light across many disciplines and movements. All of them agree it casts a certain spell, and few places can match the body of remarkable artistic evidence we have to back it up. 

Christopher Walsh
August 4, 2016
Last fall, Billy Strong and Dell Cullum would reveal few details of the unique project they were planning, raising almost as many questions as answers. Despite scant details, Mr. Strong, an environmental activist known as the Green Explorer, and Mr. Cullum, a photographer, wildlife-removal specialist, and tireless crusader against litter, seemed an ideal partnership. The East Hampton residents were equally passionate about the environment, and their plan was ambitious.

Last fall, Billy Strong and Dell Cullum would reveal few details of the unique project they were planning, raising almost as many questions as answers. Despite scant details, Mr. Strong, an environmental activist known as the Green Explorer, and Mr. Cullum, a photographer, wildlife-removal specialist, and tireless crusader against litter, seemed an ideal partnership.

Christine Sampson
July 28, 2016
If there is anything that funny TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show” have proven, it is that there is a huge market for comedy. And if there’s anything that Caroline Hirsch has proven, it’s that it is possible to develop a comedy business with longevity.

If there is anything that funny TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show” have proven, it is that there is a huge market for comedy. And if there’s anything that Caroline Hirsch has proven, it’s that it is possible to develop a comedy business with longevity.

Mark Segal
July 21, 2016
When Michael Cohen was 15, growing up outside of Philadelphia in Cheltenham, Pa., his father told him and his brother it was time to get summer jobs. “My brother went to work in a pet store, because he was interested in fish and reptiles,” Mr. Cohen recalled one sunny afternoon in the garden of East Hampton’s 1770 House. “I said I’m going to work at a restaurant as a busboy. I found a job at a really swanky restaurant, and I got the bug. I’ve had a passion for wine and hospitality ever since.”

When Michael Cohen was 15, growing up outside Philadelphia in Cheltenham, Pa., his father told him and his brother it was time to get summer jobs. “My brother went to work in a pet store, because he was interested in fish and reptiles,” Mr. Cohen recalled one sunny afternoon in the garden of East Hampton’s 1770 House.

Christine Sampson
July 14, 2016
Just as an artist working in assemblage would craft a three-dimensional project with objects that take up space and achieve a specific goal, so did Karyn Mannix build her working art studio from scratch.

Just as an artist working in assemblage would craft a three-dimensional project with objects that take up space and achieve a specific goal, so did Karyn Mannix build her working art studio from scratch.

Jennifer Landes
July 7, 2016
As of the date of this publication, Williams Cole is at the Galway Film Festival for the world premiere of his film “Rebel Rossa,” enjoying the accomplishment of several months of filming and just as much time editing.

As of the date of this publication, Williams Cole is at the Galway Film Festival for the world premiere of his film “Rebel Rossa,” enjoying the accomplishment of several months of filming and just as much time editing.

Jennifer Landes
June 30, 2016
For the past decade, it’s seemed that Mary Heilmann was bent on world domination. A career survey show that started in her native California in 2007 and made stops in Houston and Columbus, Ohio, before concluding at Manhattan’s New Museum in 2009, ignited a critical and popular response that led to several solo shows in New York, Holland, and all over Germany, and a regular presence at the most respected international art fairs.

For the past decade, it’s seemed that Mary Heilmann was bent on world domination.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
When he talks about the various dishes from around the world that can be made over an open cooking fire and the different effects flame has on food itself, Adam Kelinson exudes enthusiasm and expertise.

When he talks about the various dishes from around the world that can be made over an open cooking fire and the different effects flame has on food itself, Adam Kelinson exudes enthusiasm and expertise.

Mark Segal
June 16, 2016
Nick Tarr saves stuff, and he always has. “I need things,” he said. “I don’t paint things.” The boxes he made for 20 years and with which he is perhaps most closely identified are jam-packed with objects and images he has accumulated. So, too, are his more recent scanographs and a series of spatially ambiguous photographs that testify to his compulsive and wide-ranging collecting.

Nick Tarr saves stuff, and he always has. “I need things,” he said. “I don’t paint things.” The boxes he made for 20 years and with which he is perhaps most closely identified are jam-packed with objects and images he has accumulated.

Mark Segal
June 9, 2016
On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Amy Kirwin, the Southampton Arts Center’s new director of programs, took a visitor on a tour of the Job’s Lane building that was the longtime home of the Parrish Art Museum. With the shops replaced by exhibition space and a temporary wall removed to admit daylight into another gallery, the exhibition area feels brighter and roomier.

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Amy Kirwin, the Southampton Arts Center’s new director of programs, took a visitor on a tour of the Job’s Lane building that was the longtime home of the Parrish Art Museum. With the shops replaced by exhibition space and a temporary wall removed to admit daylight into another gallery, the exhibition area feels brighter and roomier. 

Mark Segal
May 12, 2016
The surprising thing about an exhibition of outdoor sculpture in the Springs Historic District is that it hasn’t happened before. The idea came to Loring Bolger two years ago, when she helped organize a show of Bill King’s work at Duck Creek Farm in the hamlet. Ms. Bolger is a board member of the Springs Improvement Society and one of the founders of the John Little Society.

The surprising thing about an exhibition of outdoor sculpture in the Springs Historic District is that it hasn’t happened before. The idea came to Loring Bolger two years ago, when she helped organize a show of Bill King’s work at Duck Creek Farm in the hamlet. Ms. Bolger is a board member of the Springs Improvement Society and one of the founders of the John Little Society.

Christine Sampson
May 5, 2016
From the original hip-hop beats aligning their movements to the movements themselves to the art on the walls in the studio where Adam and Gail Baranello train and teach, right down to some of the clothing they wear, their film projects, and live events, everything is all their own.

From the original hip-hop beats aligning their movements to the movements themselves to the art on the walls in the studio where Adam and Gail Baranello train and teach, right down to some of the clothing they wear, their film projects, and live events, everything is all their own.

Mark Segal
April 28, 2016
“Early on I worked from life,” Virva Hinnemo said in her Springs studio, surrounded by decidedly abstract works executed with acrylic paint on cardboard. “I still use a sketchbook and draw from life when I have a chance because I enjoy it. But even though the work has become abstract, it’s really rooted in spatial issues. I think life and the outdoors, whether the woods or the ocean, all of that seeps in.”

“Early on I worked from life,” Virva Hinnemo said in her Springs studio, surrounded by decidedly abstract works executed with acrylic paint on cardboard. “I still use a sketchbook and draw from life when I have a chance because I enjoy it. But even though the work has become abstract, it’s really rooted in spatial issues.

Baylis Greene
April 21, 2016
“Every ‘failure’ is a piece of future luck. Because it brings you closer to being ready.” This bit of wisdom from Uncle Lester, an eccentric and flop-prone composer of musical theater, to his nephew, Jimmy, a budding cartoonist, in Jules Feiffer’s 1993 illustrated novel, “The Man in the Ceiling,” is the heart of the matter.

“Every ‘failure’ is a piece of future luck. Because it brings you closer to being ready.” This bit of wisdom from Uncle Lester, an eccentric and flop-prone composer of musical theater, to his nephew, Jimmy, a budding cartoonist, in Jules Feiffer’s 1993 illustrated novel, “The Man in the Ceiling,” is the heart of the matter.

Jennifer Landes
April 14, 2016
Museum permanent collection shows can be confusing. Some are installed, well, permanently, and others are of the more ephemeral variety. The Museum of Modern Art’s “Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954,” for example, has been up for a few months but will be a memory come May 1.

Museum permanent collection shows can be confusing. Some are installed, well, permanently, and others are of the more ephemeral variety.

Christopher Walsh
April 7, 2016
It has now been more than 20 years since Jerry Garcia, guitarist and cofounder of the Grateful Dead, died at age 53, effectively ending the band’s 30-year lifespan. In the ensuing years, however, the Dead’s influence has not only persisted, but directly inspired both countless other bands and an entire musical genre.

It has now been more than 20 years since Jerry Garcia, guitarist and cofounder of the Grateful Dead, died at age 53, effectively ending the band’s 30-year lifespan. In the ensuing years, however, the Dead’s influence has not only persisted, but directly inspired both countless other bands and an entire musical genre.

Mark Segal
March 31, 2016
Managing one career at a time is enough for most people, but not for Setha Low. After receiving her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976, she established herself as a leading scholar and researcher in the field of cultural anthropology, focusing on the politics of public spaces, their increasing privatization, and the need to preserve diversity in their use.

Managing one career at a time is enough for most people, but not for Setha Low. After receiving her Ph.D.

Mark Segal
March 24, 2016
During a recent conversation at his house and studio on seven wooded acres in Noyac, Dan Welden said, “ ‘Master printmaker’ is a touchy title for me,’ I know printmaking pretty well now, but every so often it will throw me for a bit of a loop. I like the idea that I don’t feel totally secure in any one thing. If somebody knows it all, then they might be considered a master. But that word ‘master’ prevents you from learning more, it puts a ceiling on things.” Little wonder, then, that the ceiling of his great room soars 30 feet.

During a recent conversation at his house and studio on seven wooded acres in Noyac, Dan Welden said, “ ‘Master printmaker’ is a touchy title for me,’ I know printmaking pretty well now, but every so often it will throw me for a bit of a loop. I like the idea that I don’t feel totally secure in any one thing.

Mark Segal
March 17, 2016
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” was one of the few grown-up films I saw as an 11-year-old. While I respect its place in the history of musical theater, I did not expect to be engaged almost 50 years later by a concert version at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” was one of the few grown-up films I saw as an 11-year-old. While I respect its place in the history of musical theater, I did not expect to be engaged almost 50 years later by a concert version at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Christine Sampson
March 10, 2016
There are tiny cabinets, hand-made with care. Bathtubs are repurposed soap dishes, and hand-cut curtains adorn the windows. Much of the furniture is fashioned by hand, with the exception of chairs — chairs are too time-consuming and tough for her hands to handle, seasoned as those hands may be.

There are tiny cabinets, hand-made with care. Bathtubs are repurposed soap dishes, and hand-cut curtains adorn the windows.

Baylis Greene
March 3, 2016
“The Safety of Objects,” A.M. Homes’s 1990 story collection, arrived like an open-handed smack to the bourgeois reader’s face.

“The Safety of Objects,” A.M. Homes’s 1990 story collection, arrived like an open-handed smack to the bourgeois reader’s face. 

Mark Segal
February 25, 2016
Lindsay Morris became obsessed with both photography and travel at the age of 10, when her grandfather gave her a subscription to National Geographic magazine. “My parents didn’t have the means to take us on any big trips, so that was how I found my adventure,” she said during a recent conversation in the Sag Harbor house she shares with her husband, Stephen Munshin, and their sons Milo, 15, and Cecil, 11.

Lindsay Morris became obsessed with both photography and travel at the age of 10, when her grandfather gave her a subscription to National Geographic magazine.

Christopher Walsh
February 18, 2016
Those of us on the South Fork who are decidedly not “morning” people can awaken to music and high spirits at 92.9 and 96.9 on the FM dial, where Anthony, host of “The Morning Show” on WEHM, reliably serves up an abundance of both.

Those of us on the South Fork who are decidedly not “morning” people can awaken to music and high spirits at 92.9 and 96.9 on the FM dial, where Anthony, host of “The Morning Show” on WEHM, reliably serves up an abundance of both.