There is a poem in Philip Schultz’s book “Failure,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2008, called “The Reasonable Houses of Osborne Lane.” Shifting from “cottages slowly blooming into mansions” to “neighbors carried in and out of ambulances” to “long azure afternoons dragging shadows toward twilight,” its acute observations of the everyday are infused with grace and a hint of the elegiac.
Love and Passion in Water Mill
The annual “Love and Passion” exhibition, whose theme this year is “Walk on the Wild Side,” will open Saturday in Water Mill at Hampton Hang and its neighbor the Sara Nightingale Gallery, and remain on view through Feb. 22. A collaboration between the two galleries and Karyn Mannix Contemporary, the show will feature more than 60 artists from around the country.
Yektai at Tripoli
“Two Weeks in Umbria,” an exhibition of 25 new paintings by Darius Yektai, will be on view at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton from Saturday through March 17. The paintings were made last summer during Mr. Yektai’s 14-day stay in Montecastello di Vibio, a medieval fortress town.
A conversation with Rick Liss, a painter and filmmaker from Amagansett, involves poking around in the dusty corners of history, specifically the cultural history of the East End and New York City over the past 60 years. Some artifacts have disappeared; Mr. Liss lost 30 years of work when Hurricane Sandy flooded his loft building in the South Street Seaport area in 2012.
Busy Day at Watermill
The Watermill Center has scheduled a full afternoon of activities Saturday, including an exhibition of new work by Jose Carlos Casado at 3 and a dance-theater work-in-progress by Jack Ferver at 4. Both artists are currently in residence at the center.
When Steven Caras was 15 years old, Emile Sanzari, the director of his high school production of “Brigadoon,” assured him he had enough talent to pursue a career in dance, despite having never taken a single lesson. “I started ballet classes immediately,” Mr. Caras recalls, “and three years later found myself dancing with, in my opinion, the greatest ballet company in the world — the New York City Ballet — under the watchful eye of the legendary choreographer, George Balanchine.”
New at the Drawing Room
An exhibition of drawings by Christine Hiebert and sculpture by Diane Mayo opens tomorrow at the Drawing Room in East Hampton, where it will remain on view through March 10. Ms. Hiebert has investigated the art of drawing for 25 years, using traditional and nontraditional tools to create works ranging in size from a sheet of paper to rotunda wall installations in museums. The 10 drawings in this exhibition reveal the range of her experimentation over the last 20 years.
No Vacation for Grenning
The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is inaugurating its first warehouse sale, complete with cookies and coffee, on Saturday morning at 10. The sale, which will be held in the gallery Fridays through Mondays this month and next, includes paintings, small sketches, works on paper, and a large selection of handmade frames.
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.