Recent Stories: Art Blog

Jennifer Landes
September 22, 2016
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced on Thursday that Aaron Eckhart, Holly Hunter, and Edward Norton will take part in its "Conversation With" series at this year's festival.

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced on Thursday that Aaron Eckhart, Holly Hunter, and Edward Norton will take part in its "Conversation With" series at this year's festival.

Jennifer Landes
September 13, 2016
"Loving" and "American Pastoral" will open and close the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival, respectively.

The Hamptons International Film Festival will open this year’s festival in East Hampton with “Loving,” the story of the couple whose Supreme Court case did away with laws against interracial marriage in 1967. Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, it stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, and Michael Shannon. It will open in theaters on Nov. 4.

Jennifer Landes
September 12, 2016
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced this week that Edward Norton will receive a Career Achievement Award during this year's festival, citing a career of acting in as well as producing and directing a number of acclaimed and award-winning films.

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced this week that Edward Norton will receive a Career Achievement Award during this year's festival, citing a career of acting in as well as producing and directing a number of acclaimed and award-winning films.

Durell Godfrey
September 8, 2016
Sunday's Hampton Classic Grand Prix featured the usual celebrities as well as the typical and unusual hats.

The Hampton Classic Grand Prix was a study in confusion on Sunday, as the starting time kept changing due to evolving weather conditions. Despite the early uncertainty, those who attended enjoyed the competition and the people-watching.

Durell Godfrey
August 26, 2016
Bill King looks to be the favorite at this year's Box Art Auction with bids already entered on one of his small sculptures.

The Box Art Auction is Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. The annual benefit for East End Hospice will begin with a silent auction and reception at 4:30 p.m. and a live auction at 6. The festivities kicked off with a preview on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mark Segal
August 23, 2016
Several writers will read from their own work or that of others in response to Toni Ross's installation at Marders on Friday.

Four noted writers—Kathy Engel, Paul Goldberger, Joe Pintauro, and Iris Smyles— will give a free reading of works selected in response to Toni Ross's Parrish Road Show installation "Permanent Transience" at Marders in Bridgehampton on Friday at 6 p.m. Some of the authors will read from their own work, some from work by other writers.

Morgan McGivern
August 10, 2016

It was a busy weekend of events: dinners, benefits, paddles, and parties from Lily Pond Lane to Wickapogue Road. Morgan McGivern headed out to capture some of the highlights.

Durell Godfrey
August 10, 2016

Last weekend offered a variety of events, from big-name outside organizations to those near and dear, like Southampton Hospital, the East Hampton Historical Society, the Amagansett Historical Association, the Peconic Land Trust, and others.

Jennifer Landes
July 22, 2016
Two art-centric summer benefit parties, the Watermill Center and LongHouse Reserve, are offering their onsite auctions online.

Even those who can’t make it to two of the most anticipated summer parties will still have a chance to attend vicariously through their online auctions.

Jennifer Landes
July 15, 2016
Employees of the South Fork working in the service industry have been invited to tonight's preview performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged" at no charge.

Employees of the South Fork working in the service industry have been invited to tonight's preview performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged" at no charge.

The comedy takes the text of Shakespeare as a launching point to explore contemporary culture, politics, and even the local landscape with subtle and racy humor. 

Morgan McGivern
July 14, 2016

Celebrants filled the big tent on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor for the Party for the Park! on July 10. The fund-raiser for the proposed John Steinbeck Memorial Park included an art auction with work by 60 artists, a photography contest for Pierson students, music by the HooDoo Loungers, plenty of food and drink from local purveyors, and a picture-perfect sunset.

Morgan McGivern
July 5, 2016

There was sadness, laughter, a drag performance, and dancing, dancing, dancing at One Pulse, held at Muse in Sag Harbor on June 30.  The party raised money for the employees of Pulse, the Orlando nightclub that was the target of a mass shooting on June 12.

Morgan McGivern
June 25, 2016
Art Hamptons premiered Thursday night in Bridgehampton and will be open all weekend with 56 international exhibitors and many local galleries as well.

There was a different look and feel this year as Art Hamptons kicked off the summer art fair season. Under new management, it has the same location as last year at Lumber Lane and Scuttlehole Road in Bridgehampton on land owned by Maria and Kenneth Fishel. In a 40,000 square foot tent, 56 exhibitors from around the world will be showing and selling their inventory all weekend.

Durell Godfrey
Morgan McGivern
June 1, 2016
Several parties and benefits kicked off the summer season last weekend, including Planned Parenthood, which raised more than $220,000 at its benefit.

Memorial Day weekend began on the chilly side but heated up quickly with social activity.

On Friday night, the Garden Club of East Hampton inaugurated the weekend with its annual plant sale at Mulford Farm.

Jennifer Landes
May 31, 2016
Recently, a group of Stony Brook Southampton film students pared down their approaches to storytelling, borrowing ideals adopted by Danish avant-garde directors in 1995.

From May 13 to May 20, Stony Brook Southampton film students visited sites around East Hampton for a series of linked webisodes using techniques inspired by Dogme 95's ethos for a pared-down, anti-Hollywood approach to filmmaking. 

Morgan McGivern
May 11, 2016
A packed house greeted "Radical Seafaring" at the Parrish Art Museum last weekend.

"Radical Seafaring," a new exhibition with a focus on off-shore art, opened last weekend at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

A private reception on Saturday was followed with a brunch reception for members on Sunday.  

Morgan McGivern
April 12, 2016

If you were in East Hampton on Saturday night and had a penchant for art, you had plenty to keep you busy.

The Drawing Room gallery hosted a talk by Eric Booker, the curator of the National Academy Museum, on Stephen Antonakos. It preceded a reception for a new show featuring his drawings and neon sculpture from the 1970s. The show is on view through May 9.

Jennifer Landes
March 23, 2016
Your fictional blurb could appear on the back of the second book of Iris Smyles, an acclaimed author and current Guild Hall artist in residence.

Do you like fiction? Are you a critic (or fan) of the overheated praise heaped on the back covers of books, some of which seems to have scant bearing on the content? There is a contest for you.

Jennifer Landes
March 18, 2016
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced new funding and a special master class in conjunction with its annual Screenwriters Lab to be held the weekend of April 8.

The Hamptons International Film Festival will receive new funding for its annual Screenwriters Lab, which will be held this year during the weekend of April 8. For the first time, in conjunction with the lab, the festival will offer a master class that will be open to the public.

Jennifer Landes
March 17, 2016
Despite an initial sense of dislocation, the new Met Breuer in the old Whitney Museum space has clearly claimed the building as its own and on its own terms.

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens the doors of the Met Breuer to the public Friday, those with recent and long-passed memories of its landlord and former occupant, the Whitney Museum of American Art, will find themselves a bit flummoxed.

Jennifer Landes
March 16, 2016
LongHouse Reserve held “Design for Living,” its winter benefit, on Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The event was presented at National Sawdust in Williamsburg and featured a performance by Nona Hendryx.

LongHouse Reserve held “Design for Living,” its winter benefit, on Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The event was presented at National Sawdust in Williamsburg and featured a performance by Nona Hendryx. 

Jennifer Landes
Morgan McGivern
March 11, 2016
The staff and new artists in residence at Guild Hall were busy this week keeping up with receptions, cocktails, and dinners in East Hampton and New York City.

The staff and new artists in residence at Guild Hall were busy this week keeping up with receptions, cocktails, and dinners in East Hampton and New York City.

Jennifer Landes
March 7, 2016
The exhibition at the Berry Campbell gallery shows the artist on her best days and is on view through Saturday

With so much going on during Armory Week in Manhattan, you can be forgiven for not getting to the Charlotte Park survey on view at the Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea, but it's really your loss.

Jennifer Landes
February 29, 2016
Although nominations rained down on films with South Fork connections in January, by the time the Oscar awards ceremony came around, many of those films were eclipsed by others in those categories.

While a number of films connected to the South Fork were nominated for Academy Awards in various categories this year, most did not take home the prizes on Sunday night.