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Victor Slezak as Rothko, center, discusses the function of black with his apprentice Ken, played by Christian Scheider.
Mr. Slezak and Mr. Scheider in a scene that is visually reminiscent of Caravaggio's painting of the "Conversion of Paul," one of the topics of discussion in the play.
Mr. Slezak illustrates a point and borrows another classical painting pose in this scene.

From Christie's E-Catalogue for Andy Warhol's "Race Riot." Christie's

Elizabeth Reaser and Richard Kind, both actors in upcoming Bay Street Theatre productions, flanked Pia Zankel, one of the evening's honorees. Barry Gordin, photos
A larger lineup of attendees included from left: JimmyZankel, Elizabeth Reaser, Scott Schwartz, Pia Zankel, Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley, and Richard KindBarry Gordin
Also in attendance were, from left: Amy Ma, Andy Sabin, Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane, Debra Halpert, and John MigotskiBarry Gordin
Ana Daniel, a former honoree, and Frank Filipo at Joe's Pub.Barry Gordin
Elisa Stein and Jenny LynBarry Gordin


A whole roast lamb provided the basis for a feast at c/o the Maidstone complete with wines matched by Wolffer Estate Vineyards. Morgan McGivern, photos
Mathius Brogie, the evening's chef, stood with Dushy Roth at the dinner.
Roman Roth, the winemaker of Wolffer Estates described each course and the wine pairings.
David VonOesen and Susannah Maher enjoyed the ambiance and the spring weather.
Monica Navia of Southampton and Kelly Austin Carr Of the Daily Front Row Magazine helped themselves at the buffet.

"Twins (Homage to Elizabeth Murray)," consists of 60 baked enamel steel plates.
L-R Joy Missonnier, Christine Mathai, Hans Van Bovenkamp, and Mata Hallam attended the opening on Saturday night. Morgan McGivern
Kristin Houdlett and David Perez were part of the crowd at the Jennifer Bartlett members' opening.

William S. Heppenheimer received top honors from Robert Storr at the Guild Hall members show on Saturday. Durell Godfrey, photos
The winners gathered outside after the announcement with members of Guild Hall's staff.
Tracy Jamar won the distinction of best mixed media work.
Linda Miller's "Paperweight" received a honorable mention.
Susan Frame won best sculpture.
Natsaka's "Antikythera," a Venus of Willendorf-like figure stood out in the galleries.
Jeff Muhs won a honorable mention.
Carol Quint found art in many chicken bones in a piece called "Relic."
Michael Malce examined one of the exhibition's smaller sculptures.
Ann Chwatsky earned a honorable mention for her work "My Solar #3."

J. Kelly Caldwell provided the sound effects while Lucas Beck, Joshua Perl, and Molly McKenna read a baseball-themed skit for the sixth installment of the Water's Edge Radio Hour. Jennifer Landes photos
Brad Penuel and Telly Karoussos are Hopefully Forgiven, the house band for the Water's Edge Radio Hour.
The cast mimes a song parody in the "Ethan Talkhouse" open mike night sketch.
Joshua Perl, center, is the host of the program and also plays different roles in the skits. He also reads essays, such as "The Domestic God" from this episode.

Elizabeth Dow caught up with Sam Panton at the opening of her show at Vered gallery on Saturday night. Morgan McGivern
The painting "Still" is in the background of the main photograph.
An installation view of the workMorgan McGivern
Ms. Dow posed for another photo, this time with Kenny Wessberg on the right.Morgan McGivern
Kenna Panton, left, and a guest in front of one of Ms. Dow's water paintings.Morgan McGivern
"Ripple Effect" from 2013
In another part of the gallery Tim Okeeffe, Ferry Foster, and Janet Lehr stood in front of a Weegee composite distortion of Marilyn Monroe and Hunt Slonem's "Bunnies."Morgan McGivern
Damien Roman, an art specialist at the gallery and Meghan Musarra, a gallery associate, stood in front of an Eric Fischl work at the opening.Morgan McGivern

Jack Larsen gave a talk on Saturday about his collection of objects that he has put on sale to benefit LongHouse Reserve. Durell Godfrey Photos
Fitzhugh Karol stood by his wood sculpture "What's Supposed to Be."
LongHouse is known for, among other things, its thousands of daffodils and its "Fly’s Eye Dome" fabricated from an original idea by Buckminster Fuller by John Kuthik in 1998
Wendy Van Deusen showcased some of her favorite objects at the sale.
More of the many items in the Larsen collection
Wendy Chavkin examined some details on a wooden panel.
Matko Tomicic, LongHouse's executive director, inspected a table of vessels and other objects.
At LongHouse, even a arrangement of two benches is a bit of an event.
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