Arts

The 2015 art season gets into full swing with some excellent shows opening in May. Don't miss Dan Rizzie at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton and join the crowd at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton for the “Big Show.”
The sixth annual Montauk Music Festival, featuring artists old and new, homegrown and hailing from as far as Texas, begins tonight with an opening party at Gurney’s Inn. From tonight until the festival’s conclusion on Sunday, Montauk will rock to more than 300 performances by some 80 acts at over 30 venues.
It’s a good thing Kathryn Lynch is a committed walker, since she doesn’t like to drive, and the subway stop nearest her Red Hook studio is more than a mile away. But there is a more important reason for her perambulations. “I make sure that every day I have to walk everywhere,” she said recently at her studio, a relatively small but high-ceilinged...
The Alexander Gray gallery in Chelsea has a mini-retrospective on view of Joan Semmel, a summer resident of East Hampton since 1971, which takes up two floors and covers five decades.
Over the years, the painterly products of Chuck Close’s photographs have transcended the art world to become part of popular culture, while the source material has been mostly held back from consideration.
So you might like opera, but don’t want the time commitment and are confused by the plot? Then Divaria’s “La Traviata‚” to be presented at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday night, might be for you.
The Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will conclude tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a concert by Yoonie Han, a South Korean pianist. Winner of numerous awards and prizes, she has performed with orchestras in Berlin, Buffalo, Helsinki, Houston, and Banff, among others.
A spring concert to reintroduce Music for Montauk under the new artistic directorship of Lilah Gosman and Milos Repicky will be held at the Montauk School auditorium on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Guild Hall will present National Theatre Live’s recorded performance of “The Hard Problem” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The play is the latest by Tom Stoppard, the author of acclaimed plays and screenplays such as “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ”and “Shakespeare in Love.”