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  • It is possible to feel sorry for the artists who are on view at Ille Arts for the gallery’s inaugural exhibition at 171 Main Street in Amagansett. Sara DeLuca’s new quarters are perched a little higher from street level, and the floor-to-ceiling windows that span the south-facing wall provide a panoramic view both inside and out. The gallery almost steals the show.
  • There are two recent trends of note to East End art aficionados who split their time in varying percentages between here and New York City. One is the expansion of some East Hampton gallery spaces into Manhattan; the other is the rediscovery of some native female artists long relegated to the sidelines of mainstream art history.
  • If the complaint that there are not enough meaty roles in the theater for women sounds familiar, it may be because more women are doing something about it, even if they have to take matters into their own hands. Two actresses felt so strongly about appearing in “This Wide Night,” a play by the British playwright Chloe Moss, that they decided to produce it as well, and it will be staged at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater beginning next Thursday.
  • Ruth Appelhof was surprised with her own Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday night at the Rainbow Room in New York City.
  • For the past few months, Guild Hall has displayed an array of photographic portraits in the intimate space of its Wasserstein Gallery. The set of 15 predominantly black-and-white prints, the work of Walter Weissman, befit the room, and the room enhances them.
  • With a freshly minted M.F.A. from the State University at New Paltz, Christian Little, a Southampton native, is already attracting attention for the coldly suggestive paintings in his “Exhibitionists” series on view now at Sara Nightingale’s gallery in Water Mill.
  • Arlene Bujese has had a long association with East End artists through several galleries and independent projects. This history has made her partnership with the Southampton Cultural Center successful for all concerned.
  • Orson Munn grew up during the Great Depression, when skinny boys were considered sickly and were often sent to bed in the afternoon for rest. Munn, a summer resident of Southampton from his birth in 1925 until he died in 2011, was one of those boys, according to his wife, Pat Munn.
  • A political season with many candidates hoping to distinguish themselves in the race for their party’s nomination has created little light but a great deal of heat in American discourse. Most of the smoke of the campaign is traveling well north and west of here (the New York State federal primary election is not until April 18). Yet many artists on the South Fork and farther afield have taken note of the acrimony, and their reactions now hang at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton.
  • Last week’s announcement of the Academy Award nominations for 2015 films included a number with connections to the South Fork.

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