Recent Stories: Art Blog

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.

Jennifer Landes
February 9, 2016
Artwork by Paul Davis can be seen on the streets of Paris through Feb. 17.

Paul Davis, a Sag Harbor artist and graphic designer, was chosen to participate in an outdoor exhibition of posters on view in Paris during the past month.

Jennifer Landes
January 14, 2016
Carter Burwell of Amagansett is up for his first Academy Award for scoring the film "Carol."

This morning, the Academy Award nominations for 2015 films were announced in Los Angeles. Several films that have associations with the South Fork were in the mix. 

Jennifer Landes
January 10, 2016
The house at the end of Meadow Lane sets the cat-and-mouse plot of the series in motion.

A 12-bedroom Southampton Village house, 17,000 square feet in size and set on 7.5 acres, has a starring role in Showtime’s new series “Billions.”

Star Staff
January 4, 2016

East Hampton’s Richard Prince and Larry Gagosian may be headed back to court to face a new complaint, based on Mr. Prince’s appropriation of a copyrighted image.

Jennifer Landes
December 13, 2015
Got lullabies? Sophia Brous, an artist in residence at the Watermill Center will be collecting them from the community in appointments to be set up for Saturday.

Sophia Brous wants your lullabies. American folk or old English are okay, but more exotic genres and countries of origin are even better.

Mark Segal
November 17, 2015
The graduate program is now accepting applications for next fall.

Stony Brook University will hold an open house for filmmakers interested in its M.F.A. program in film on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus at 387 Park Avenue South. 

A joint venture of Killer Films, an independent production company, and the university, the three-year program is for writers, directors, and producers. 

Janis Hewitt
Jennifer Landes
October 8, 2015
Ever wondered where some of the scenes from "The Affair" were filmed and if they are actually here? The Star map can help.

A new season of “The Affair,” is now airing on Showtime. For those who were curious about the scenes in the first season, we have put together a map including most of the locations and what happened there. For those who have not seen the series, there are spoilers ahead, so be forewarned.

Jennifer Landes
September 24, 2015
A last chance this weekend to see a show that is charming audiences and for a good cause

According to a Star staffer who saw the Our Fabulous Variery Show's revue, "Our Adventures in Wonderland," it was a wonderful event full of great dancing, performances, and music. 

Jennifer Landes
September 18, 2015
"Spotlight" and "Carol" will be this year's Centerpiece films at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

“Spotlight” and “Carol” have been selected to be the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Centerpiece films.

Jennifer Landes
September 17, 2015
The Film Festival will honor Emily Blunt, Killer Films, Albert Maysles, and Stuart Match Suna at its first awards dinner on Oct. 12.

The Hamptons International Film Festival will hold its first awards dinner on Oct. 11. It will honor Emily Blunt, Killer Films, Albert Maysles, and Stuart Match Suna. 

Jennifer Landes
September 3, 2015
The Hamptons International Film Festival will show "Youth," starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, in Southampton on its opening night.

The Hamptons International Film Festival keeps building the suspense by offering further glimpses of its program for Columbus Day weekend.

Jennifer Landes
August 26, 2015

When the Hamptons International Film Festival opens on Oct. 8, the film it will screen will be James Vanderbilt’s “Truth” with Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, and Elisabeth Moss. Mr. Vanderbilt served as a mentor for the festival’s Screenwriters Lab in 2009.