Recent Stories: Art Blog

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.

Mark Segal
August 10, 2015
This year’s festival will include the world premiere of “The Champions,” a documentary by Darcy Dennett that follows the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of Michael Vick, the NFL quarterback, and the people who fought to save them despite pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society to euthanize them.

The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced that its 23rd iteration, which will take place Oct. 8 through Oct. 12, will include three new signature programs.

Jennifer Landes
August 10, 2015
Jessye Norman had to cancel her Watermill lecture, but Audrey Gruss will lead a discussion on new research into depression.

The Watermill Center’s summer lecture series will continue this week with a talk by Audrey B. Gruss on depression and creativity on Tuesday evening at 7:30.

Ms. Gruss is replacing Jessye Norman, who was scheduled to speak at the same time but had to cancel her appearance. 

Jennifer Landes
August 4, 2015

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced Monday that Stuart Match Suna, one of its founders, will step down as chairman after 18 years. Additionally, the festival's board of directors elected Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro to serve as the new co-chairmen. Mr. Suna will continue as chairman emeritus.

Jennifer Landes
photos by Durell Godfrey
July 22, 2015
LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton hosted its annual benefit on Saturday night.

Kiki Smith was the honored guest at Saturday night's On Gossamer Wings party at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.

Jennifer Landes
July 12, 2015
Private properties have become the new home of art fairs.

Art Southampton and Market Art + Design opened at new sites this year, but it did not keep opening night crowds from finding them and enjoying their champagne, cocktails, finger food, and, oh yes, the art.

Jennifer Landes
June 9, 2015
"Gratitude and Trust" will adapt ideas from their book into conversations and interviews with guests such as Chris Hardwick and Judd Apatow.

Tracey Jackson and Paul Williams have taken their successful partnership to the airwaves with a new podcast that will adapt ideas from last year's book “Gratitude and Trust” into conversations and interviews with guests, centered around the themes of recovery.

Durell Godfrey
May 26, 2015
The Garden Club of East Hampton held its annual plant sale and benefit preview cocktail party over the weekend.

The Garden Club of East Hampton held its annual plant sale this past weekend and with it a preview cocktail party on Friday night. Ambitious horticulturalists flocked to Mulford Farm to kick off the summer season and find the best choices for their gardens, while raising a glass to celebrate.

Morgan McGivern
April 30, 2015
Good fun was has for a good cause at the Parrish's sold-out Spring Fling party on Saturday night.

Saturday was the night for revelry at the Parrish Art Museum where one of its annual harbingers of the coming season, the Spring Fling, was held to capacity crowds.

The benefit provides funds for the museum’s children’s education programs and attracts a festive mix of year-rounders and weekenders.

Jennifer Landes
April 29, 2015
A nod for Nivola and Comden & Green, but nothing for Albee, Balaban, Broderick, Danner, or Lane.

South Fork actors and other theater types who participated in Broadway productions this past year were both honored and snubbed in this year’s Tony nominations.

Jennifer Landes
April 28, 2015

With so many pre-eminent American artists associated with the East End, it is not surprising that the Whitney Museum of American Art would feature many of them in the inaugural exhibition for its new home in New York City’s meatpacking district opening to the public on Friday.

Jennifer Landes
April 22, 2015
A gallery that has had a significant impact on Southampton Village's art scene is expanding to East Hampton.

Tripoli Gallery, a small gallery that has made a significant impact on the Southampton Village art scene, is expanding east to the first floor space of Glenn Horowitz Bookseller on Newtown Lane in East Hampton.

Jennifer Landes
April 20, 2015
Deeming it the "first unquestionably mainstream podcast," jurors said it was an "audio game-changer."

"Serial," a podcast that has now been downloaded almost 60 million times, won a Peabody award this week from the University of Georgia. The award, considered the "Pulitzer Prize for broadcasting," was announced on Monday.  It is the first time since the awards started in 1941 that the board of jurors has chosen to give a Peabody to a podcast.

Jennifer Landes
April 14, 2015

A small, but excellently edited collection of Michael Halsband portraits are on display at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park through April 25.

Included in the mix that goes back to the mid 1980s are selections from Rolling Stones tours, images of artists and other musicians of the time, his nudes series, contemporary surfers and their culture across a few continents, and some recent formal portraits.

Jennifer Landes
April 12, 2015

Art Groove opened Saturday night at Ashawagh Hall with 13 artists and the band Out East providing fusion rock and a dance party following with DJ G-Funk.

The art was a mixture of color and movement with more restrained or slightly twisted offerings.

The show is on view Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a screening of “Hans Van de Bovenkamp: In His Own Words,”  a documentary by John Jinks, who is also one of the artists in the show.

Jennifer Landes
April 9, 2015

Laurie Anderson will serve as curator for the “Live Ideas” festival of New York Live Arts beginning Wednesday.

Working with Bill T. Jones, the artistic director of New York Live Arts, they have developed a program of musical performances, lectures, dance works, panels, film screenings, and other events over a five-day period ending on Sunday.

Jennifer Landes
photos by Durell Godfrey
April 7, 2015

On an otherwise quiet holiday weekend, the Watermill Center attracted crowds looking for something artful to do on Saturday afternoon.

After a late morning puppet workshop with Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane that transformed ordinary objects into beautiful storytelling props, Kembra Pfahler led a rapt group in techniques taken from her East Village performance art school. Stream-of-consciousness writing and meditative activities were just some of the exercises in the session.

In the early evening, a reception was held for a site-specific sculpture made by Daniel Arsham.

Jennifer Landes
March 18, 2015

Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls will offer a night of "naughty one-acts" at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday night. Called "Taboo," the event is a benefit for "EVE," an original theatrical production the group is bringing to New York City in the fall.