Schnabels at Fireplace Project
The Fireplace Project in Springs will open its 2014 season tomorrow with “Picture of Lola,” an exhibition of self-portraits by Lola Montes Schnabel and portraits of Lola by Julian Schnabel, her father, that will remain on view through June 23. Father and daughter have never before exhibited together.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is turning its thrift shop in Sagaponack into a designer showhouse for the Memorial Day weekend. Six rooms will be styled by well-known interior designers from New York City and the East End for the event, which will launch with a preview cocktail party Saturday at 5 p.m. The shop will be open on Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Dazed and Confused
The Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton will open the summer season on Saturday with “Dazed and Confused,” a group show of contemporary art, which will remain on view through June 15.
According to the gallery, the work in the show reflects “aesthetic emotion,” which the art critic Roger Fry characterized in 1920 as a positive, pleasurable response to an object.
“Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,” which will have its nationwide broadcast premiere tomorrow at 9 p.m. on PBS and locally on WNET, is a spellbinding film that chronicles the life of a singular man. George Plimpton grew up in a duplex apartment on upper Fifth Avenue, attended St. Bernard’s School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard -— where he was a classmate and close friend of Robert F. Kennedy — and Cambridge University.
Almond Zigmund, an artist who lives in East Hampton and Brooklyn, has a new installation, “Plane Sight,” on view in what seems at first an unlikely location, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1988, the museum occupied a basement space in SoHo that offered kids multiple hands-on art opportunities. Once the museum outgrew that space, it built a new, 10,000-square-foot facility that has enabled it to expand its mission.
New at Ille Arts
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Virva Hinnemo will open Saturday at Ille Arts in Amagansett, with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception, and remain on view through June 2. Ms. Hinnemo, who was born in Helsinki, Finland, and now lives in Springs, has exhibited widely and was selected by David Salle for the Parrish Art Museum’s “Artists Choose Artists” show in 2013.
“Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert Morgan,” an exhibition chronicling the recreational pursuits of the town’s wealthy summer residents, will open at the Southampton Historical Museum Saturday and remain on view through Oct. 18.
“Exteriors: The Explosion of Outdoor Furnishings” will open at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on May 17 and remain on view through Oct. 11. The largest exhibition in the foundation’s history, it will include outdoor furnishings, including shelters, fabrics, lighting, and materials, from designers and manufacturers from France, Italy, Colombia, Sweden, and the United States.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s annual house and garden tour, this year including six private properties in and around the village of East Hampton, will take place on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The evening before, May 9, from 6:30 to 8:30, a cocktail party will be held at a newly built classic cottage-style house on Ocean Avenue as a fund-raiser for the church’s community outreach programs.
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will present the East Coast premiere of “Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner” on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The film, directed by John Tweedy and narrated by Diane Lane, tells the story of Penny Chenery and Secretariat, her champion thoroughbred, also known as Big Red, who won racing’s Triple Crown in 1973.
The annual Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will take place Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ross School Center for Well-Being in East Hampton. Now in its 14th year, the event is the hospice’s only annual fund-raiser held in East Hampton.
Each year, approximately 100 artists transform small cigar and wine boxes into works of portable art. Among this year’s participants are Jennifer Cross, Eric Fischl, Connie Fox, April Gornik, Priscilla Heine, William King, Rex Lau, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, and Frank Wimberly.
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.