While many may spend the summer of 2012 waiting for the end of the world, those on the South Fork might remember it instead as the beginning of a renaissance in outdoor Shakespearean theater. Not one but two theatrical groups plan to stage productions, and both are taking their cues from the outdoors to leave a very small environmental footprint.
Southampton Town officials announced this week that they had raided a private 10-bedroom house in Water Mill that was, they said, being operated as a resort. On Sunday, police officers and town code enforcement officers entered the building at 76 Rose Hill Road and found numerous violations of the town building and rental codes, including two additional basement bedrooms, which were prohibited by the certificate of occupancy and the building plans approved by the town.
Filmmakers participating in the Stony Brook Southampton’s summer shorts 20-day intensive production workshop were given a warm welcome on Monday with an opening discussion with Todd Haynes, the director of “Far from Heaven,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “I’m Not There,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Safe,” and many other original and provocative films.
A documentary about an early pioneer of ecologically friendly architecture will be shown Monday at the Southampton Arts Center at 6 p.m. AIA Peconic will present “The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert,” which has been selected for a number of film festivals this year from Boston to Sedona and even New Zealand.
Beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., Paddle 8 will hold an auction of Robert Wilson’s own artwork as well as his personal collection of chairs.
Mr. Wilson told ARTINFO that his collection was being culled because he no longer had room to keep it all after moving out of his Tribeca loft. “Selling them, however, is like letting your children go,” he said. But he sees it as an opportunity for more people to enjoy them in a way he no longer can.
Those looking for a lovely spring stroll through some of the most exclusive private gardens in Southampton Village had a treat on Sunday during the garden tour portion of the Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures weekend.
On Saturday, guests heard talks by Chip Callaway, Martin Filler, and Arne Maynard.