Fine Arts

Artists Inspired in Days of Pandemic

Artists across the East End have reported mixed impacts on their creativity and productivity while sheltering in place — a concept that is foreign to some, but not much of a departure for many who are already accustomed to, and prefer, working in isolation.

Terrie Sultan will Step Down as Director of the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum has announced that Terrie Sultan, its Director for the past 12 years, is stepping down at the end of June.

Front Line Heroes Honored In Artwork

East End Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. has launched its Front Line Heroes Program in collaboration with Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) in Riverhead to show appreciation for essential workers dedicated to their work and community at this difficult time.

Parrish Opens Digital Exhibition “Telling Stories: Reframing The Narratives”

On Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m., join Parrish Art Museum Adjunct Curator David Pagel, a professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University and an art critic for the Los Angeles Times, and Museum Director Terrie Sultan for a live presentation to launch “Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives.”

Portraits in a Pandemic

The Hamptons Arts Network (HAN) is working with artist Philippe Cheng to take commissions for “Pause At Home” — family, individual, or essential worker portraits — as an important record of the community living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Salon with Eric Haze at Guild Hall

In these times of social distancing, Guild Hall is presenting a virtual Art Salon Series with curatorial assistant Casey Dalene who engages with one of the most valuable resources during this time (and at all times) — artists. 

The Days of Drive In Art

Remember drive-ins? Those great outdoor movie theaters of yore when you could take in a film or two from the comfort of your own car? Well, in these days of COVID-19 talk of reviving the drive-in abounds and artists are taking the concept and running with it. Among them is East Hampton’s Katherine McMahon whose exhibition “The Roast Beef is the Story” is currently on view in another classic 20th century Americana institution — the beloved diner.

It’s a Drive-By of the Artistic Kind

All across the South Fork, a car-themed touring art show of sorts will be offered this weekend by some 50 painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, film and video makers, poets, and musicians.

Carl Bretske’s Solo Show at Grenning Gallery

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor will open Carl Bretzke’s second annual solo show on Saturday May 9.  A virtual opening reception for the public will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Exploring Shades of Light

Richard J. Demato Gallery’s first virtual exhibition, “Shades of Light,” is the gallery’s 10th annual Hamptons Juried Art Show to benefit The Retreat, the East End non-profit organization providing shelter and services for victims of domestic abuse.  

Meet a Media and Video Art Pioneer at the Parrish

As its next “Friday Nights Live!” online offering on Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents new media and video art pioneer peter campus [sic], who will discuss his groundbreaking career in an illustrated talk with museum director Terrie Sultan.

Exploring Space with Sabra Moon Elliot

Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott is pleased to present “SPACE,” a solo exhibition with Bridgehampton artist Sabra Moon Elliot featuring a series of new ceramics and paintings.

Arts Organizations Adapt in the Time of COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, like nearly every artistic venue around the globe, East End cultural institutions have been getting creative by figuring out how to operate in the virtual world.

Recalling the Poetry of Anne Porter

Parrish Art Museum curator Alicia Longwell, Ph.D., will discuss the life and work of Anne Porter in “Anne Porter: A Poet Among Us,” a live-stream illustrated talk on Friday, May 1, at 5 p.m.

A Virtual Variety Show, Music, Theater and Film Planned For This Weekend

With another weekend of responsible social distancing upon us, several arts organizations are offering online programming in an effort to break up the monotony...

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