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Norman Rockwell Paintings to be exhibited at Phillips Southampton

This fall, Phillips is offering two works by Norman Rockwell from the Miller-Boyett Collection in the “Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art” on December 7. Rockwell’s works “An Audience of One,” estimated at $2.5 to $3.5 million, and “The Peephole,” estimated at $1 million to $1.5 million, have both been in the Miller-Boyett Collection since 1999. They will be on view at Phillips Southampton through October 25.

2020 Long Island Biennial Features East End Artists

The 2020 Long Island Biennial, a juried exhibition featuring art from contemporary artists across Suffolk and Nassau counties, received more than 800 artwork entries this year, with 100 works selected for exhibition.

‘A Good Show For Strange Times’

Now through November 22, Phillips Southampton is hosting “A Good Show For Strange Times,” featuring works from artists reflecting gallerist Vito Schnabel’s artistic orbit and personal collection.

Live Stream Talk on Fairfield Porter and Friends

“Housebound: Fairfield Porter And His Circle Of Poets And Painters” is an exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum that presents paintings and poems that bring in sharp focus the many connections between the works and the artists who created them. In conjunction with the exhibition, on October 30, the Parrish presents an illustrated talk with chief curator Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D. and Karin Roffman, author of a biography of poet John Ashbery — a close friend of Porter’s and frequent guest at the artist’s Southampton home.

‘Material Witness’ Opens at the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum has opened “Material Witness,” a new exhibition presenting four large-scale sculptures and paintings in which the materials used by the artist are inextricably connected to and imbued with the meaning of the work itself.

Cinema will Honor First Responders and Care Workers

In just two months, the board of the Sag Harbor Cinema will recognize the anniversary of the terrible fire of December 16, 2016, that devastated the cinema and a portion of the village’s Main Street by honoring the 19 fire companies and more than 150 first responders who came to battle the blaze in icy temperatures and powerful winds.

On the Hunt for Artistic Expressions

LongHouse Reserve is hosting Art Foray, an ongoing art scavenger hunt that culminates on October 31. Artists have hidden their work around the 16-acre sculpture garden (in trees, shrubs, and other spots) to be found, photographed, and tagged by participants. Lucky players will get to keep the art they’ve discovered.

‘Imber’s Left Hand’ added to Doc Fest List of Offerings

This week, Hamptons Doc Fest adds the 2014 Fest Favorite “Imber’s Left Hand” to its website. The art film directed by award-winning Oceanside-raised director Richard Kane is about the life and career of Baldwin-raised New England painter Jon Imber, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2012 and courageously adapted from painting with his right hand to his left.

Four Spine-Chilling Tales Woven in the Moonlight on All Hallows’ Eve

A small company of costumed actors will read short tales of the macabre from the stage of the John Drew Backyard Theater, complimented by eerie sounds, mystifying lights, haunting projections plus some truly terrifying surprises.

‘Awake At Night’ Brings Poe to Life in 21st Century Morality Tales

Edgar Allan Poe is considered the undisputed master of 19th century American fear fiction. But in the course of his short life, the Baltimore-based writer, who died at age 40, suffered unimaginable tragedy and loss. All that misery and pain must have been a powerful driving force for Poe, who not only was an originator of the short story form as we know it, but was also the inventor of the horror genre. It turns out that in the midst of a 21st century pandemic, both those facets of Poe’s work make it ideal material for Zoom theater.

For The Love Of Canio’s: Memorable Moments (and a Fire) as Sag Harbor’s Beloved...

I wish I could remember the first time I stepped into Canio’s Books, which would have been in the spring of 1982... It took a little time for me to fully appreciate what has become a local cultural institution, with Canio’s Books celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. It almost never made it, thanks to me, because I sort of set it on fire. I’ll get back to that in a minute.

‘Red, Gold, and You’ is Art that Invites Community to Contribute

This Friday, Guild Hall opens “Red, Gold, and You” an outdoor installation by Amagansett artist Rosario Varela that will be on view in the Minikes Garden for two weekends. The work is composed of red paper and gold tape that will weave through the trees and shrubbery of the garden. But the piece is also designed to be interactive and impermanent, and a team of minders (aka members of Guild Hall’s Teen Arts Council) will be on site to redrape and gradually redesign the piece at the direction of visitors who offer suggestions for how it should change and morph into something else. 

Climate Corner: Does The Planet Have Your Vote This November?

In 2012, a thirsty dog named Rosie stopped to lap up a bit of water from Georgica Pond. Three hours later she was dead. A toxin called microcystin that’s commonly caused by algae blooms was found in her liver. It’s hard not to see Rosie as the canary in the coal mine. If this could happen in the pond of Steven Spielberg and Ron Perelman, it can happen anywhere.

Book Review: Barbara Goldowsky’s ‘Immigrant Dreams’

Although she came to this country when she was 14, Barbara Pitschel Goldowsky, now 84, never lost her indomitable heritage growing up in Nazi Germany in the make-do household of a remarkably creative and resilient mother.

Sag Harbor Cinema presents ‘Wednesdays With Wiseman’

Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) is thrilled to announce a tribute to American legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, kicking off with three retrospective programs of some of Wiseman’s past work, and building to the release of the great director’s latest film, “City Hall” on November 6. “Wednesdays With Wiseman” will feature the master documentarian in conversation with luminaries from his field. All programs will be presented in SHC’s Virtual Cinema, accessible through sagharborcinema.org.

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