Category | Arts

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.

Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Presents a Tribute to Albert Maysles

Posted on 13 April 2015

On Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will pay tribute to pioneering documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died at his Manhattan home at the age of 88 in March, with a special screening and discussion at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The festival, which is run by [...]

Les Sylphides & the Littlest Mermaid Come to Guild Hall

Posted on 13 April 2015

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will present its spring ballets, “Les Sylphides” and the “Littlest Mermaid” this weekend in Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Main Street in East Hampton. “Les Sylphides” is a short non-narrative romantic ballet, a “ballet blanc,” originally choreographed by Michael Fokine with music by Frederic Chopin. The ballet premiered  in 1907 [...]

“Five Presidents” & “The Darrell Hammond Project” Added to Bay Street Mainstage Season

Posted on 12 April 2015

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater announced Sunday it has added two new productions to its 2015 Mainstage Season—both East Coast premieres. “Five Presidents,” a new play by Emmy Award winning writer Rick Cleveland (“Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing,” and “House of Cards”) will be directed by Mark Clements and will run June 23 through [...]

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A Life Less Ordinary with David Slater at the Peter Marcelle Project

Posted on 08 April 2015

It’s been 60 years since David Slater first picked up a paintbrush.
In that time, the Sag Harbor-based artist has lived a storied life, full of unusual experiences. He has travelled the country, frequently by thumb and boxcar. He’s met a coterie of unusual characters. He’s taught art, both here in the States and abroad. And he’s done his fair share of hard labor as well.

Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation: School Gardens Grow in the Wake of a Life Lost

Posted on 07 April 2015

In November 2010, Joshua Levine, a young farmer who lived in Sag Harbor, was killed in a tragic tractor accident at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. He was 35 years old and he left behind a wife and two small children. The tragedy shook the East End community to its core, especially those involved in the farm to table movement for whom tilling the soil, planting seeds and growing crops is more than an occupation, it’s a way of life. And it was Joshua Levine’s passion.

Musicians Make Great Music for a Great Cause

Posted on 07 April 2015

Going out for the evening to hear local musicians perform live has become a favorite pastime for many music fans on the East End. So when someone figures out how to merge live music with a good cause, there’s absolutely no excuse for not getting out of the house and into a groove — especially when it’s happening just up the road.

McCormick & Kriegman Talk at Writers Speak Wednesdays

Posted on 06 April 2015

Patricia McCormick and Mitchell Kriegman will be the next guests in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. The two authors will read and talk about their work on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second [...]

Minecraft Adventures Debuts at Bay Street

Posted on 02 April 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced the first “Minecraft Adventures at Bay Street,” hosted by Mason Cohen and Miller Croke, on Sunday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Students aged 11 and older are invited but reservations are required. Only the first 10 students will be able to participate, but the afternoon will be open [...]