Category | Arts

The Miró Quartet Brings Transcendence to the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Spring Concert

Posted on 22 April 2015

For those who want the best of the best, the Hamptons is the place to be. From fashion and design trends, to luxury real estate prices, and even classical music performances, the South Fork sets the pace.
Case in point is the upcoming Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival’s spring concert on Sunday, April 26, featuring The Miró Quartet.

LongHouse Reserve Opens Season with Rites of Spring

Posted on 22 April 2015

  LongHouse Reserve will open its season on April 35 from 2 to 5 p.m. with Rites of Spring, featuring the work of Kiki Smith, Takashi Soga, Grace Knowlton, Sui Jianguo and Ronald Bladen on its East Hampton grounds. LongHouse welcomes back Takashi Soga back to LongHouse with his Eye of Ring. Mr. Soga’s kinetic [...]

Join the Barefoot Movement at Sylvester Manor

Posted on 22 April 2015

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island will present an evening of energetic and heartfelt bluegrass with award-winning artists The Barefoot Movement, on Saturday, April 25, with two shows in the intimate Manor House setting. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the Nashville-based band aims for [...]

“For Lisa” Opens at the Tripoli Gallery

Posted on 22 April 2015

The Tripoli Gallery East Hampton will debut a solo exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Félix Bonilla Gerena, “For Lisa,” for the official launch of the gallery’s East Hampton location at 87 Newtown Lane. “For Lisa” will open on Saturday, April 25 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through [...]

At Bay Street Theater, You Can Give Playwrights a Piece of Your Mind

Posted on 20 April 2015

This weekend, audiences at Bay Street Theater will have an opportunity to do something that few theater goers ever get a chance to do — tell a group of playwrights exactly what they think of their plays. But that’s precisely what artistic director Scott Schwartz is encouraging people to do as part of Bay Street’s 2nd Annual New Works Festival which runs Friday to Sunday at the theater.

“Art for Aid:” Tapping Into a Network of Artists to Change Lives

Posted on 20 April 2015

Wendy Wachtel has been in the art business for years. As the owner of Walk Tall Gallery, she operated a gallery space in East Hampton Village for several seasons, and since closing that location has continued to actively work with artists and collectors as an art dealer. While she’s accustomed to moving fluidly among the movers and shakers of the East End’s art and cultural scene, as the assistant director of Meals on Wheels in East Hampton, Ms. Wachtel is also keenly aware of the wealth discrepancies that exist out here and the incredible need among those who struggle on a daily basis to survive.

“Light in the Tunnel” Opens to Benefit The Retreat

Posted on 20 April 2015

For the sixth year in a row, Sag Harbor’s RJD Gallery will host an art exhibit benefiting The Retreat, the only non-profit domestic violence agency serving the East End of Long Island. “Light in the Tunnel” will open on Saturday, April 25 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit features three accomplished [...]

The Weight Comes to Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater

Posted on 14 April 2015

The Weight is no cover band. While they focus their work on playing songs of The Band, these five musicians have tight ties to the group, from playing as official members of the Canadian-American rock roots band to writing some of The Band’s original songs. So when they get together to play, it’s more than a tribute to a great American band. It’s a tribute to music itself, and to the longevity of these songs, which these very musicians helped to create.
Jim Weider, who was in Sag Harbor for the recent Masters of the Telecaster show at Bay Street Theater this winter, played lead guitar with The Band from 1985 to 2000. Randy Ciarlante was the drummer for The Band from 1990 to 1999, and Marty Grebb wrote songs on The Band’s 1993 album, “Jericho.” So when they get together, it’s as much a remembrance of first-hand experience as it is paying homage.
“It’s not a tribute band,” said Mr. Grebb. “It’s a reincarnated sidecar of The Band, because there’s so much closeness.”

Local Artists Embrace the Audacity of Abstraction

Posted on 14 April 2015

Independent of representational imagery, abstract art is a bold departure from its figurative and scenic brethren.

Not surprisingly, given the bohemian allure of the Hamptons in the mid-century years, the East End has long been associated with the boundary-pushing genre. From the beginning of the movement—which saw the birth of colorful works of Mark Rothko to the expressive drip paintings of Jackson Pollock and biomorphic geometry of Willem de Kooning—to the artists who are producing today—including Dan Welden, Roy Nicholson, Gerson Leiber, Shari Abramson and Dennis Leri—it’s easy to see that when it comes to genres of art, there is perhaps none more audacious than that of the abstract ilk.

Violinist Tim Fain Redefines Classical Music in the Modern Age

Posted on 13 April 2015

If you’re one of those people who think classical music is for an older generation and performed primarily by overdressed musicians in stuffy concert halls, you obviously haven’t heard Tim Fain. Or maybe you have — you just don’t realize it.