Category | Arts

A Man is Drawn to the Blues

Posted on 24 November 2014

Jake Lear is an impressive guitar player who, despite the fact he was raised in Vermont, Sag Harbor and East Hampton, has a love of (and a talent for) blues and roots music from the Mississippi Delta. It’s an incongruity that Mr. Lear can readily explain.

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“It’s A Wonderful Life” – Radio Style

Posted on 18 November 2014

By Emily J. Weitz “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of the great holiday stories: the tale of George Bailey, the everyman who gets stuck in his small town existence and finds out, through the course of the story, that there is a beauty to it after all. When Joe Landry adapted the story into [...]

“In Narrative Tradition” Opens at the Peter Marcelle Project

Posted on 18 November 2014

The Peter Marcelle Project, 41 North Main Street in Southampton, will open “In Narrative Tradition” on Saturday, November 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, which examines the narrative tradition in contemporary art, will be on view through December 14. Featuring a diverse group of artists including Bo Bartlett, Gary Beeber, David Gamble, Gina [...]

Paul Davis: Defining the Art of Theater

Posted on 17 November 2014

As a work of art, the theater poster is a unique object with two very specific jobs to do. The first is to convey the emotion, tension and drama inherent in a play through a single iconic image that is both compelling and accurate. The second is to sell tickets. Between 1975 and 1991, Sag Harbor’s Paul Davis created 51 posters for Joseph Papp’s Public Theater. Now, 16 of his iconic theater posters are on permanent display at the Public Theater on Lafayette Street in New York City.

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Ned Smyth: Larger Than Life on Shelter Island

Posted on 16 November 2014

Ned Smyth doesn’t mind making art in solitude. Good thing too, because that’s a lot of what he has found on Shelter Island where he lives and works making larger than life sculptures.

Paton Miller: The Edge of the World

Posted on 16 November 2014

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 87 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, will showcase “Paton Miller: The Edge of the World,” an exhibition of recent and older paintings and drawings by the East Hampton-based artist with an opening reception on Saturday, November 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will continue through December 31. “Paton Miller: The [...]

Fame Debuts at Pierson Middle-High School

Posted on 13 November 2014

“Fame – The Musical,” the age-old story of a group of struggling, young performing artists in New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, the city’s high school for the performing arts, is coming to Sag Harbor with a junior version of the production debuting this Thursday, November 13 performed by the Pierson Middle School Theatre [...]

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Offers a Timeless Message

Posted on 11 November 2014

If there is such a thing as a seminal American novel, then “To Kill a Mockingbird” would have to be at the top of the list.
Set in Alabama in the depths of the Depression, Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1960 novel which tackles the subjects of race, segregation, poverty and prejudice. The book came out in the midst of the Civil Rights struggle and though we’d like to think the issues it raises are firmly entrenched in the rear view mirror of the 21st century, given current political and societal polarization playing out across the nation — and its accompanying hateful rhetoric — Lee’s Maycomb County circa 1935 can look an awful lot like Main Street U.S.A. in 2014.

Abstraction Inspired by Nature

Posted on 11 November 2014

You might say that Roisin Bateman’s artwork is inspired by nature. But hers is not a literal interpretation, instead, her art speaks to forces hinting of change to come—in a moment, an hour or even a lifetime.

The Box Collective Outside the Box with “Wild Horses”

Posted on 11 November 2014

The Box Collective doesn’t operate inside any box. In fact, the philosophy of this theater group is to push the boundaries of traditional labels, and to create a forum for creative expression that inspires performers and audiences to think outside the box. “We are always looking to challenge the boundaries of different disciplines,” said Andrea [...]