Category | Arts

John Stango Brings Americana Pop Art to Bridgehampton

Posted on 24 June 2015

Art is in John Stango’s blood.
The Philadelphia-based pop-art painter is the son of a talented artist, and the cousin of an American illustrating icon.
Mr. Stango’s artistic talents were cultivated and encouraged early on by his mother, Frances Elaine Rockwell, who was also a painter and lover of the arts. Mr. Stango didn’t discover until later on that that there was to be another major artistic influence in his life, his mother’s relative, Norman Rockwell.

Bay Street Theater Brings Quinn’s New York Story to the Stage

Posted on 24 June 2015

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will present a work-in-progress, “Colin Quinn The New York Story,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld, on June 30, July 2 and July 3 at 4 p.m. In “Colin Quinn The New York Story,” the comedian bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to [...]

Peter Jennings’ Commitment to Community Showcased through Jazz for Jennings

Posted on 24 June 2015

The late Peter Jennings, a legendary newscaster, was a man of grace, intelligence, and compassion. In 1996, Mr. Jennings and his wife, television and documentary producer Kayce Freed Jennings, hosted an event at their house in Bridgehampton to support The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, who had provided critical support services to needy families in the East End since 1954. The fundraiser became a tradition, and the Jennings’ annual gathering of internationally famous jazz musicians was a fundamental element sustaining the good and vital works of the BHCCRC.

LongHouse Reserve Celebrates Young Artists at Student Annual VIII

Posted on 24 June 2015

On Wednesday, June 17, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton hosted the Student Annual VIII honoring artwork inspired by the reserve, which students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to visit free of charge. The reserve received over 300 submissions in categories as diverse as animation, technology, photography, product design, illustration and landscape [...]

Choral Society of the Hamptons Brings 100 Voices Together for “The Creation”

Posted on 24 June 2015

A chorus of 100 voices and a 30-piece orchestra will join forces to perform Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation, on Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Most Holy Trinity Church on Buell Lane in East Hampton. The Choral Society of the Hamptons will be joined by The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers, [...]

Hail to the Chiefs: The Politics and Posturing of Presidents Past

Posted on 24 June 2015

What would it be like to be a fly on the wall in a room filled with U.S. presidents, both past and present? Who, and what, would they talk about? Those are the types of questions playwright Rick Cleveland sets out to answer in “Five Presidents,” a new play opening this week at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton Opens “A Walk … Curated by Rob Teeters”

Posted on 23 June 2015

On Saturday, June 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton will host a reception for “A Walk … Curated by Rob Teeters,” which will remain on view at the Newtown Lane gallery through July 19. The exhibition includes works by Yuji Agematsu, Quentin Curry, Lucy Dodd, Daniel Dewar & Grégory [...]

Hole in Her Heart: Dusky’s New Book is the Story of a Mother’s Regret

Posted on 16 June 2015

In April 1966, when she was 22 years old, Lorraine Dusky gave birth to a little girl who she gave up for adoption. That decision has haunted her ever since. In her new book, “Hole in My Heart,” Ms. Dusky tells the story of what happened in the decades following the birth of her daughter and advocates for changes in law to make it easier for adoptees to find out who their birth parents are.

Still Have Your Adolescent Diaries? Why not Get Mortified?

Posted on 16 June 2015

Remember all those self-tortured writings you locked up in diaries as a teenager, or the fantasies you sketched out in notebooks about kissing the teacher you had a crush on? Well, if you didn’t burn, lose or tear up those tidbits of history in the intervening years, you may be a candidate for “Mortified,” a live performance where participants read verbatim the musings and tragedies taken directly from the pages of their youth.

Morality Tale Boils Over with Talent in Hamilton’s Staging of “All My Sons”

Posted on 15 June 2015

Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” was written at a time when honor and integrity were more than hashtags tacked at the end of social media posts. The words meant something.