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Emmanuel and Helm Sit for Portraits

The sounds of America are ringing out at Guild Hall this summer. Last month, the arts and cultural center’s second annual Guitar Masters Festival saw intimate performances by the likes of Buddy Guy, the Allman Betts Band, and Roseanne Cash, and the blues phenomenon J.D. Simo opening for the progeny of the Allman Brothers Band.

Aug 8, 2019
Chamber Music Festival Plays Outside the Box

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's “Dvorak in the New World” was narrated by the author, playwright, and Stony Brook professor Roger Rosenblat and centered on a few years (1891-93) when the Czech composer was in the United States.

Aug 8, 2019
Dance Project Born in the Sand

The Hamptons Dance Project was born on the sands of East Hampton’s Main Beach many years ago, after Jose Sebastian was adopted at the age of 3 but before he joined the American Ballet Theatre in 2010.

Aug 8, 2019
‘Sea of Shadows’ Exposes a Wildlife Crisis

It’s well known that animals are disappearing at an alarming rate due to overharvesting, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and global climate change. "Sea of Change" is about something else, the rising incidence of wildlife crime.

Aug 8, 2019
Letting the Sun Shine In

In these dark times of global unrest and uncertainty, Guild Hall has decided to bring a little light into at least our corner of the world with “Sunny Days,” an exhibition of work by Ugo Rondinone, a renowned Swiss-born artist with a residence in Mattituck.

Aug 8, 2019
The Art Scene: 08.08.19

Costantino Nivola at Drawing Room, Bluedorn curates "The Beach" in Amagansett, Beach Painting Club at Sammy's Beach, Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman at Art Barge, and much more

Aug 8, 2019
Bits and Pieces: 08.08.19

Watermill Center Open House, Aviva in Montauk, Burwell at Ross, Family Fun in Southampton, Toys and Game Show in Sag Harbor, and more

Aug 8, 2019
Candace Montgomery: A Different Kind of Political

“I don’t like art that is like somebody else’s stuff,” said Candace Hill Montgomery during a conversation in her Bridgehampton backyard. “I have a real hatred of things that are not original. Does it reference somebody else’s work? That’s fine. But not when it’s basically a copy.”

Aug 1, 2019
Frankenthaler on the Cape

Although Helen Frankenthaler spent some of her formative years as an artist in Springs and East Hampton, she developed a more lasting relationship with Provincetown, Mass., during her marriage to Robert Motherwell. The decade she kept a summer studio there had a profound impact on her work.

Aug 1, 2019
Pianofest’s Pianists, Surrounded by Music

Six pianists gathered last week to talk about their experiences participating in Pianofest, a summer festival that offers concentrated study to a small group of auditioned and very talented young artists, who live for four weeks in a large house in East Hampton and present concerts to the public in venues in Southampton, East Hampton, and Westhampton Beach.

Aug 1, 2019