To say that Ruby Jackson has retired after 13 years as assistant to the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs is only partly true. While Krista Biedenbach took over the job on Nov. 3, Ms. Jackson is not the retiring type. An artist who has been exhibiting on the East End since 1979, she will spend more time in her studio but will also serve as a docent at the museum, doing as a volunteer what she did for so many years as a paid employee.
Jeff Muhs’s New Paintings
“Slipstream,” a new series of abstract paintings by Jeff Muhs, will open this evening at Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea with a reception from 6 to 8 and will remain on view through Dec. 20.
A slipstream is an area of reduced air pressure and forward suction created behind a rapidly moving vehicle. In Mr. Muhs’s paintings, the slipstream is made visually by foreground elements that leave a swirling area of turbulence in their wake.
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.