In 2010, after having lived in New York City for five years, Ross Watts was at a crossroads. Since exhibiting at the Stefan Stux Gallery in Chelsea soon after moving to the city, he had been spending less time in his studio and more time working as an art handler at the New Museum and at various galleries.
Ceramics at Ille Arts
Ille Arts in Amagansett will open a solo exhibition of sculpture by Peter Jauquet with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through April 6.
Mr. Jauquet, who lives in Greenport, has worked as a ceramic sculptor for eight years. His work is informed by Cubism and Surrealism and reflects his interest in tribal art, veneration objects, and religious and political figure types.
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their annual awards Monday morning at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
The festival’s Audience Awards went to Stephen Frears’s “Philomena,” a drama starring Dame Judi Dench, and “Desert Runners,” Jennifer Steinman’s documentary about the 4 Deserts Race Series of 150-mile ultramarathons. Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “One Last Hug (…And a Few Smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp” won the Audience Award for Best Short.
Filmed in Bellport over a period of 18 days for $700,000, "The Maid's Room" has the look of an expensive Hollywood production. “We did everything we could to make a local film, but not a small film,” says Michael Walker, its director.