Sometimes it’s the unlikeliest combinations that produce the best things. Whether it’s unexpected flavors working in concert or contrasting colors playing off each other, disunion can be its own kind of union. Colm Rowan Fine Art’s Winter Gallery Show in East Hampton embraces this philosophy, presenting a total mix of artists in its new show.
It’s January, so you know what that means. Time to realign those priorities and kick all the bad habits to the curb that we’ve spent years cultivating — especially what we eat. Diet. On its surface, it’s a word that Julie Wilcox is not particularly fond of, given its association at this time of year with New Year’s resolutions and the deprivation of culinary enjoyment.
As worldwide celebrations marked what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday on January 8, Sag Harbor Cinema hosts a rare screening of “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” D.A. Pennebaker’s film of David Bowie’s legendary final performance as Ziggy Stardust, held at the Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973. The film will be screened at Sag Harbor Cinema on Sunday, January 16, at 7 p.m.
On January 10, the Parrish Art Museum Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Melanie Crader as its new Deputy Director. With over 20 years of experience at leading arts institutions and in the financial sector, Crader will join the Parrish on February 22, 2022.
This week, the artwork of Richard Sigmund goes on view in an exhibition titled “A Place to Rest” at Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs through February 2.
The Grenning Gallery opens its newest exhibition, “Down the Rabbit Hole: Hunt Slonem & Kristy Gordon” on Saturday, January 15. The show runs through Sunday, February 13, but due to the recent surge in Omicron COVID cases, the gallery will not be hosting a typical opening reception.
Recognizing the climate crisis is one of the most critical issues of our time, Southampton Arts Center has partnered with the Carbon CREW Project, Drawdown East End, and filmmaker and activist Damon Gameau to present a virtual festival to inspire action in regenerating our earth and reversing climate change.
The Parrish Art Museum has opened “Pictures in Pictures,” a new exhibition drawn from the museum’s permanent collection that brings together paintings and sculpture that include secondary images of other works.
The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue is holding auditions for its upcoming production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play “Ripcord.” Performance dates of the play, which will be directed by HTC’s Andrew Botsford, will be March 17 to April 3.
“Winter Lift,” a show of paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture and wearable art, opens January 14 at ZADEH, a Southampton gallery opened by Catherine Zadeh last November.
Boots on the Ground Theater is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Mat Smart’s play “The Agitators,” the true story of the lifelong friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Auditions are at 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, January 16 and 17, at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead. Masks are required and scripts will be provided.
On January 20, at 11 a.m., Southampton History Museum will host historian Sandi Brewster-Walker who will present “Tiana Coastguard Men of Color 1942-1944,” a lively discussion via Zoom on the crew of color who lived and worked at East Quogue’s Tiana Lookout Barracks Station during WWII.
There’s this recurring nightmare I had as a child where the McDonald’s “Hamburglar,” staple of 1970s TV commercials, breaks into our house and steals all our hamburgers. It was only a dream, but for some of us omnivores, a burger-less existence really would be a nightmare.
Let’s be honest. It’s not always easy to find germane insight in ancient writings, especially if you’re a lay scholar. While exploring historic biblical texts may not appear on the surface to offer any relevance to our complicated 21st century reality, as Rabbi Minna Bromberg has discovered throughout her career, there are still many lessons to be learned through the messages and meanings of these long ago writings.
“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a play starring Tovah Feldshuh and written by Mark St. Germain, enjoyed a successful evening for its Off-Broadway opening night at Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on Thursday, December 16.