Fine Arts

Gather with the Changemakers

“Gather,” a series of conversations led by Black and Indigenous change-makers in Suffolk County, begins at Guild Hall on Monday, January 25, from 7...

These are ‘Graphic Times’ for Jules Feiffer

American cartoonist Jules Feiffer is considered the most widely read satirist in the country. In 1986, he won the Pulitzer Prize as a leading editorial cartoonist and one of his most widely read and popular series was the weekly satirical comic strip, “Feiffer” which ran in the Village Voice from 1956 to 1997. “Graphic Times,” an exhibition of new works by Feiffer, opens Friday, January 22, at Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor.

Amy Kirwin is Guild Hall’s Inaugural Chief Creative Officer

It was early 2011 when Amy Kirwin and Andrea Grover first met at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, and it wasn’t long before the two artistic souls realized they were kindred spirits. “We’re like twins. I came out of the womb first,” said Kirwin, who arrived on the East End in the fall of 2010, just three months ahead of Grover.

Guild Hall’s Student Art Festival Celebrates Past, Present and Future

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall will, once again, host its Student Art Festival (SAF), an annual tradition that inspires and celebrates the artistic achievement and imagination of students in kindergarten through grade 12 from Bridgehampton to Montauk.

Art As Ecosystem: Building Community through Artist-led Transformative Spaces

On Sunday, January 24, from 8 to 9 p.m., Guild Hall hosts a virtual Zoom conversation with three artists who work closely and collaboratively with the community in which they live — Eric Fischl, founder of The Church in Sag Harbor, Stephen Petronio of The Petronio Residency Center in New York City, and Emily Simoness of SPACE on Ryder Farm in Putnam County, New York.

The Watermill Center’s Winter Viewpoints Series Continues

On Wednesdays in January, The Watermill Center is hosting the 2021 Winter Viewpoints series, a digital continuation of its annual Viewpoints: Nights @ The Round Table series, which began in 2018 and featured intimate conversations with local artists and community organizers, as well as center staff, alumni and community fellows.

Viewpoints Ring in the New Year at The Watermill Center

he Watermill Center is ringing in 2021 with its Winter Viewpoints series. On Wednesday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m. North Haven visual artist and fiction writer Erica-Lynn Huberty presents “Running from Houses/Retreating to Houses,” a talk focusing on women's roles in society, which are themes present in her work.

The Watermill Center announces 2021 Artists-In-Residence

Each year, The Watermill Center, the interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities based in Water Mill, hosts a process-based artist residency program that provides artists with the time, space and freedom to develop work in a communal environment that encourages experimentation. Artists-in-residence receive exclusive access to The Watermill Center’s art collection, research library, theatrical archives, curated facilities and grounds as tools in the creation of new work.

Let’s Talk Art: Pace Gallery’s Samanthe Rubell Shares Insight into Saul Steinberg

Though artist Saul Steinberg was most renowned for his iconic covers and cartoons for The New Yorker, for many years, he was also an East End resident. Pace Gallery in East Hampton is currently hosting a solo exhibition of 21 photographs and works on paper by the artist. In addition, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is also featuring his work in a show running through April 2021. 

The Watermill Center’s Winter Viewpoints Series

On Wednesdays in January, The Watermill Center will host its 2021 Winter Viewpoints series. The conversation series, offered online via Zoom, will begin in the new year on January 6, at 5:30 p.m. with The Daxophone Consort, composed of Watermill alum Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey and Ron Shalom.

The Neo-Political Cowgirls Offer Workshops to Empower all Ages

The Neo-Political Cowgirls (NPC) is offering several workshops for girls and women in the first month of 2021.

Final Days for ‘2020 Vision’ at SAC

These are the final days to check out Bastienne Schmidt’s work in the exhibition 2020 Vision at the Southampton Art Center. In her installation, “Everyday Objects in the Time of a Pandemic,” Schmidt, who lives in Bridgehampton, explores the items and ideas that took on meaning in 2020 through a series of watercolor paintings of these objects.

Four New Members Join LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has added four new members to its board of trustees.

The Parrish Art Museum is Abuzz with Apiary Action

It’s not a practice one normally associates with a world-class art museum, but tucked away in a quiet corner of the expansive meadow surrounding the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill sit four beehives. And now, the honey that those bees have worked so hard to make all summer long has been jarred and labeled and is ready to come home for the holidays.

Lauren Lyons is Bending Fiction in the Most Colorful Way

Lauren Lyons has made it her mission to tell stories through the photographs she takes: Amy, a naked, painted woman smokes a cigarette as she sits on a public toilet; a spiky-haired man named John stands in front of a vibrant, pink backdrop — he wears trousers made of candy, an “Eat Me” T-shirt and a sneer; Carolyn, a woman covered in mud, crawls on the ground toward the camera under the darkness of night. Though Lyons controls every aspect of what appears in the frame — from the models and costumes to the color scheme, props and setting — the responsibility of ultimately determining what story the image is telling lies with the viewer.

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