Fine Arts

The Power of Women Revealed in ’12,’ a Painting at Grenning Gallery

In honor of Women’s Month, Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is currently presenting a formidable new painting from the gifted Italian artist Daniela Astone, virtually on exhibit through April 15.

‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ To Screen At The Parrish Art Museum...

On Friday, April 9, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present two screenings of HBO’s newly released documentary “Black Art: In the Absence of Light,” an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today.

A Sale for Sag Harbor and its Artists

Under the curatorial leadership of artist April Gornik, along with art dealer Tripoli Patterson and artist Dan Rizzie, the Sag Harbor Partnership is hosting a virtual art sale featuring works by both well-known artists and emerging talent to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Sag Harbor Village.

Art Inspired by Conservation

On Saturday, April 17, Southampton Arts Center will open its new exhibition, “EARTH — Artists as Activists.” The exhibition is a timely, actionable multidisciplinary exhibition featuring artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism.

Jeremy Dennis Discusses ‘On This Site’

The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection will present a live Zoom discussion with Jeremy Dennis about his “On This Site” project, on Monday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. Dennis is an enrolled Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal member, artist and photographer.

Making Hallowed Guitars From Formerly Sacred Wood

It’s almost Biblical: removing a rib to create something new. In the case of the big book, it was the rib of Adam to create Eve. In the case of The Church in Sag Harbor, it was removing one of the church’s ribs — or a 180-year-old floor joist — to create a quartet of prized solid body electric guitars.

Making the Case for the Kimono

LongHouse Reserve, the 16-acre nature reserve and sculpture garden in East Hampton, is hosting a series of virtual talks led by Yoshiko Wada, one of the leading experts in Japanese textiles and techniques. The next talk, “Japanese Costume in History: A Kimono Journey,” is Sunday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m.

A Visit to the Extraordinary Sculptures in ‘Field Of Dreams’

The Parrish Art Museum’s chief curator, Alicia G. Longwell, and museum docents will lead guests on a socially distanced “Field of Dreams” walking tour, where the 2020 Parrish Road Show artist Scott Bluedorn will be onsite to give tours of his installation “Bonac Blind,” on Friday, March 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Guests will be separated into small groups for the tours, and masks are required to be worn throughout.

Looking To The Future At The Church

The Church, the new artist residency, exhibition space and creative center in Sag Harbor, will host a discussion with founders artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik and executive director Sara Cochran about plans for the institution as it readies to open in the coming weeks.

Parrish Art Museum Opens its 2021 ‘Student Exhibition’

The Parrish Art Museum takes pride in opening its doors for the first time this year by celebrating its annual “Student Exhibition,” a 65-year tradition. Students from all over the East End will showcase their artistic expression in three galleries, which open on Friday, March 12, for members, and two days later to the general public. I met with the museum’s education director, Cara Conklin-Wingfield, as the show was being prepared for the big reopening.

Don’t Miss The Sixth East End Collected At SAC

Southampton Arts Center is currently showing “East End Collected,” now in its sixth iteration. Conceived and curated by Artist Paton Miller, “EEC6” is on view through Sunday, April 11. The show draws attention to the large population of artists living in the region and reflects Miller’s vision of the East End as an ideal environment for artists to create work.

Winners of Guild Hall’s 83rd Artist Members Exhibition

On Friday, March 5, Guild Hall in East Hampton named the winners of its 83rd Artist Members Exhibition, with eight awards selected from 426 submissions. Each year, the exhibition attracts remarkable art world professionals as jurors who assign awards in a wide variety of categories. This year’s juror was Gagosian Curator and Director Antwaun Sargent, who spent the morning of March 5 in the Guild Hall galleries reviewing the works and making his selections.

The Watermill Center Welcomes Two New Resident Artists

This week, The Watermill Center (TWC) welcomes its newest artists-in-residence: dancer and choreographer Yusha-Marie Sorzano and researcher and poet Zoë Hitzig. The new artists are the latest group to continue TWC’s hybrid residency program, with Sorzano working onsite at the East End campus, while Hitzig is working virtually from her home studio.

A Discussion on Women and Migration

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Parrish Art Museum will present a live-stream discussion on women artists and their profound and turbulent experiences of migration through the lenses of politics, war, love and family, on Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m.

‘Parrish Pairings’ Discussion Series Begins

This week, the Parrish Art Museum begins “Parrish Pairings” — a series of three intimate conversations between leading artists, avid collectors, and the museum’s new director, Kelly Taxter. The dialogues will focus on significant topics in the art world today and explore the intersection of creativity and collecting.

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Q&A With Bay Street’s Artistic Director Scott Schwartz

This week, Bay Street Theater unveiled its plans for a new facility to be built on Long Island Avenue in Sag Harbor. Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz talked about the way in which a new space will change what the theater can offer.

Friends Of Bay Street Target 2 Main Street Property To Add To Steinbeck Park

On Tuesday, during a Zoom meeting to unveil the initial renderings for the new theater, Adam Potter, the chairman of Friends of Bay Street, announced that his not-for-profit organization is also in discussions to purchase 2 Main Street, which is currently home to K Pasa restaurant, Espresso, the Yummylicious ice cream parlor, and Havens, a gift shop.

‘Dust For Blood’ Reveals Truth of Long Island’s Migrant Labor Camps

In 1949, two young children died in a Bridgehampton migrant camp while their parents were out working in the fields. The children, who were alone at the time, were killed when the 12-foot-by-20-foot chicken coop in which the family lived caught fire. The tragedy was hardly the first and it would definitely not be the last of many that befell the East End’s migrant farm population in the mid-20th century.