Recent Stories: Art Blog

Jennifer Landes
March 14, 2017
The 32nd Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards at New York City's Rainbow Room honored Susan Stroman for performing arts, Edwina von Gal for visual arts, Philip Schultz for literary arts, and Cheryl and Michael Minikes for their philanthropic efforts.

It was time once again Monday for Guild Hall to celebrate the achievements of a special group of East End part-time and full-time residents at the Rainbow Room in New York City.

Jennifer Landes
March 13, 2017
Imagine all of the attitude of the corporate boss Jack Donaghy, from the cult-favorite television series "30 Rock," packed into a toddler with a passing resemblance to Sean Spicer, and possibly a cousin of "Family Guy's" Stewie, and you might have some idea of the elevator pitch for “The Boss Baby."

Imagine all of the attitude of  the corporate boss Jack Donaghy, from the cult-favorite TV series "30 Rock," packed into a toddler with a passing resemblance to Sean Spicer, and possibly a cousin of "Family Guy's" Stewie,  and you might have some idea of the elevator pitch for “The Boss Baby." 

Jennifer Landes
February 27, 2017
In addition to the 45 nominations that the Hampton International Film Festival selections garnered, there were two films with direct local connections.

Sunday was a busy night for films associated with the South Fork at the Academy Awards. Two nominated films had direct connections to East Hampton and Sagaponack, and several others were screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival, including the best picture winner "Moonlight." Because of a mix-up with the announcement, the award was at first thought to be going to "

Durell Godfrey
February 17, 2017

East magazine, launched by The East Hampton Star last year, celebrated its summer fiction contributors with a reading by them on St. Valentine's Day at Malia Mills in East Hampton Village.

Taking part were Patricia Marx, Iris Smyles, Frederic Tuten, each novelists whose shorter fiction has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Bomb magazine.

Jennifer Landes
February 9, 2017
This year, the Hamptons International Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary with encore screenings of films from each of its annual festivals.

This year, the Hamptons International Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary with encore screenings of films from each of its annual festivals. One representing each year will be shown in various venues on the South Fork, New York City, Palm Beach, and Los Angeles.

Jennifer Landes
January 20, 2017
A rare Nathaniel Dominy IV clock will be sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York City on Saturday.

A tall-case or grandfather clock crafted by Nathaniel Dominy IV in 1780 will be part of a sale of American antiques at Sotheby’s in Manhattan on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. The auction house has estimated that it will sell in the range of $30,000 to $50,000.

Jennifer Landes
January 9, 2017
Lots of nominations in film and television categories, but the real winner was the Hamptons International Film Festival selection "La La Land," which sweeped most categories.

The Golden Globes on Sunday included nominees, but not many winners, from the long list of part-time and full-time East End residents from the film and television industries. “La La Land,” which was a Hamptons International Film Festival selection, swept all categories in which it was nominated, including best musical.

Jennifer Landes
November 17, 2016
"The Underground Railroad" won the National Book Award for fiction. Robert Caro was honored for his body of work.

Beating out a list of 10 nominees and four other finalists, Colson Whitehead, who has had a long association with Sag Harbor since his youth, won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night.

Star Staff
September 29, 2016

On Sunday, Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater was the setting for a benefit preview of “Chapter & Verse,” a film by Jamal Joseph, an activist and former Black Panther who is now a professor in Columbia University’s graduate film program. A discussion with Mr. Joseph, who is also an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, followed the screening.

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.