Things are worn and things wear out — socks and rugs; barns and studios. The latest installation at the Arts Center at Duck Creek Farm, “Elizabeth Duffy: Wearing,” is about storytelling: What we reuse, how we repurpose, and how we re-imagine. It is not only Duffy’s current collection of stories, but the entire project of Duck Creek itself that is in conversation with past, present, and future.
Complementing the Southampton Arts Center’s (SAC) current October exhibition titled “Clearing the Air,” which focuses on the theme of the transformative power of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation and reflection, Hamptons Doc Fest will screen “Imber’s Left Hand” live at SAC on Sunday, October 24, at 4 p.m.
“The Painting Show,” a group show curated by folioeast, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from October 29 to November 1 and it celebrates painting in its many iterations. The works on canvas, paper and wood express a range of moods, textures and sensibilities. Underlying all the work is a love for the medium of paint itself, whether watercolor acrylic or oil.
On October 1, the new animated film “The Addams Family 2” debuted in theaters and on streaming platforms across the country. Though the film’s reviews are decidedly mixed, there is agreement on one thing — it’s hard to imagine a franchise with the kind of staying power of the Addams Family, which began long before the ooky, kooky bunch made their first big screen appearance in 1991 or became the subject of a Broadway musical in 2010.
On October 22 and October 23, The Church in Sag Harbor will host two performances of “Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption from Park Avenue to Havana,” Adelaide Mestre’s award-winning show of her journey to Cuba to seek out her deceased father’s piano, left behind when her family fled in 1960.
Guild Hall’s final two exhibitions of 2021 are “90 Years: Selections from the Permanent Collection” in the Moran and Woodhouse galleries and a selection of works by the winner of the 2018 Artist Members Exhibition, “Jeff Muhs: The Uncanny Valley” in the Spiga Gallery. Both exhibitions open Saturday, October 30, and run through January 2, 2022.
Artist Jeremy Dennis, creator of Ma’s House artist residency on the Shinnecock Indian Territory, has documented his experiences creating the center in “The First Twenty: Ma’s House,” an inspiring new documentary that began its national streaming debut on Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 11) on ALL ARTS, a new arts and culture hub that was created by The WNET Group, the parent company of New York’s PBS stations
The Parrish Art Museum presents Dorothy Lichtenstein, former director of the pioneering Paul Bianchini Gallery that operated in New York in the 1960s, and Donna De Salvo, senior adjunct curator, Dia Art Foundation, in the talk “Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art: Before & After the Dots.”
By her mid-20s, and by her standards, Kelcey Edwards lived comfortably. The curator had a steady job as co-founder of her gallery, Iron Gate Studios, and a nice apartment in Austin, Texas. Then she left it all behind to pursue her MFA in film at Stanford University in California. That move represented a turning point, Edwards recalled during a telephone interview from her home in Quogue.
Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year and a half for us all with shifting business models and lifestyles due to COVID-19, which has brought drastic changes that no one could have foreseen in late 2019. For healthy living expert Julie Sacks, who, in 2020, relocated from New York City to Wainscott with her husband and 6-year-old son Jack to ride out the pandemic, adjusting to a new way of life has been full of challenges.
Beginning this weekend, Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott presents “For Purpose, By Accident,” the debut solo exhibition by Lauren West. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, October 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
On Friday, October 15, at 7 p.m., artist/author Justin Beal and muralist/children’s book author Katie Yamasaki will discuss the life and work of the latter’s grandfather, Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986), the architect of the World Trade Center.
Complementing its recently opened exhibition “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center has scheduled a number of artist talks, tours, workshops, films and live performances for the month of October. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation and reflection.
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, an artist residency space created by Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, will welcome Pamella Allen, its third artist-in-residence, this week. On Friday, October 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., an informal meet-the-artist event will be held at Ma’s House.
The Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery, 36 James Lane, East Hampton will host its first contemporary art exhibit from Thursday, October 7 to October 25.