A combined total of over 100 summers spent in East Hampton shaped a powerful connection to the ocean and nature for artists and sisters Jane Parkes and Idoline Duke.
To artist Ann Chwatsky, the skies represent mystery and beauty, mythology and science. Her relationship with the solar system and galaxies is an “utter absorption,” she said.
Now a highlight of the benefit season, the annual Box Art Auction will kick off with a “Meet the Artists” free preview on Wednesday, August 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hoie Hall of St. Luke’s church, located at 18 James Lane in East Hampton, where the main event will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
“Within the limitations of geometric repetition, I'm exploring ways to show a type of balance,” the artist said in a statement. “Through disrupting order there is movement and equilibrium. This duality between structure and fluidity is a force that can be found in all living things.”
At 8 p.m., the event moves into the John Drew Theater for live performances by local bands The Sectionals, Big Karma and Earthreal.
Through the lens of a millennial, Jeremy Dennis explores indigenous identity, assimilation and tradition — and, starting Saturday, he will be one of two artists included in the 2018 “Parrish Road Show,” an off-site summer exhibition series featuring temporary projects by East End artists in unexpected places.
In celebration of “Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons,” Guild Hall will host a preview of the exhibition, with dinner and dancing to follow at a private equestrian property in East Hampton, on Friday, August 10, from 5 to 11 p.m.
Eric Firestone Gallery, located at 4 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, will host a panel discussion on Saturday, August 11, at 4 p.m. on the occasion of the exhibition “Montauk Highway II: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons.”
Beginning Tuesday, August 14, the Neo-Political Cowgirls will be performing “Baubo,” a live, 90-minute performance that combines aerialists, dance, music and text.
This Thursday, August 2, at 7 p.m., artist and gallery owner Romany Kramoris will speak at Temple Adas Israel about the stained-glass windows she created for the synagogue. The project spanned 20 plus years. Ms. Kramoris, who owns the Romany Kramoris Gallery on Main Street in Sag Harbor, sat down with The Express to talk about the project and how she got her start in stained glass.
The seventh annual national show “INK” will open with a reception on Friday, August 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at East End Arts, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, and remain on view through September 19. For more information, call (631) 727-0900 or visit eastendarts.org.
On view starting Saturday, August 5, “Barthélémy Toguo: The Beauty of Our Voice” will explore issues of migration, mobility, colonialism, race and the relationship between the global north and south in a body of multi-disciplinary work — from watercolor paintings, sculpture and installation to photography, performance and the aforementioned community project.
Beginning Saturday, August 4, the East Hampton gallery will present “Shapes and Symbols,” the first comprehensive exhibition of Stern’s fashion and commercial work from 1953 to 1970 — many of which have never been publicly displayed outside the magazines of their time.
Landscapes by artists better known for their figurative work — including Joan Semmel and Alyssa Monks — will also be on view, as well as pieces by Alan Bray, Dina Brodsky, Zaria Forman, Susan Grossman, John Hardy, Catherine Howe, Shiva Jlayer, Lisa Lebofsky, Mary Reilly, Susan Shatter, Keiji Shinohara, Daniel Sprick, Emma Tapley, Annie Wildey, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth.
Like a three-dimensional scrapbook, many Sag Harbor treasures are on view at the Annie Cooper Boyd House in the historical society’s exhibition, “Presenting Sag Harbor through Letters, Journalism, Costumes, Art, Photos and Local Voices.”