Fine Arts

John Stango Brings Americana Pop Art to Bridgehampton

Art is in John Stango’s blood. The Philadelphia-based pop-art painter is the son of a talented artist, and the cousin of an American illustrating icon. Mr. Stango’s artistic talents were cultivated and encouraged early on by his mother, Frances Elaine Rockwell, who was also a painter and lover of the arts. Mr. Stango didn’t discover until later on that that there was to be another major artistic influence in his life, his mother’s relative, Norman Rockwell.

LongHouse Reserve Celebrates Young Artists at Student Annual VIII

On Wednesday, June 17, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton hosted the Student Annual VIII honoring artwork inspired by the reserve, which students in...

Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton Opens “A Walk … Curated by Rob Teeters”

On Saturday, June 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton will host a reception for “A Walk … Curated...

Richard J. Demato Gallery Shows a Little Skin

It’s not just beachgoers who dare to go bare this summer in Sag Harbor. RJD Gallery on Main Street is taking it all off with “Skin Deep.”

A Whale of a Show Brings Salt Air to the Sag Harbor Whaling &...

Dan Rizzie, an artist for more than 40 years, is best known for his colorful bird imagery. But whales have actually been on his mind for years. He was certainly thinking about them when he and gallery owner Peter Marcelle hatched up an idea to raise money for the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum approximately four years ago. That’s when they conceptualized the idea, and the name, of the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum’s first “Whale of a Show” art benefit exhibit and sale, which debuted in 2013.

Romany Kramoris in Sag Harbor Shows Schlesinger, Maxwell Smith & Jackson

The Romany Kramoris Gallery will open the holiday weekend with a locals show, featuring Christina Schlesinger, Dinah Maxwell Smith, and Ruby Jackson. The show...

Small Scale in a Big Show at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton

With more than 50 artists and 150 pieces represented, the annual “Big Show” at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton is a monumental undertaking. Having that many items to hang can be overwhelming, though fortunately the art is relatively easy to handle since it’s all created in an 8-inch-by-11-inch format, says exhibition organizer Jess Frost. But just because the canvases and panels are small, doesn’t mean that the statements made on them aren’t big, she adds.

An Evening with Dan Rizzie at Peter Marcelle Gallery

In celebration of Sag Harbor artist Dan Rizzie’s new book, recently published by the University of Texas Press, and an accompanying exhibit, the Peter...

“Chuck Close Photographs” Opens at The Parrish

Chuck Close (American, born 1940) Self-Portrait/ Composite/ Nine Parts, 1979. Nine color Polaroid mounted on canvas. 82 x 68 inches. Whitney Museum of American...

Art With Animal Attraction

Maybe it’s an inherent part of our human nature, but it seems very few people can resist images of very cute animals — or any animal for that reason. And this Saturday, art goers and animal lovers alike will have the opportunity to get an eyeful when the Richard J. Demato Art Gallery in Sag Harbor opens “A Magical Menagerie,” an exhibit of 30-plus paintings and mixed media works all depicting animals.

Members Exhibition Brings Art & Community Together at Guild Hall

Even for professional artists, the dream of showing in a museum is rarely realized. But for East End locals, the opportunity is within reach. All it takes is a piece of artwork, residency and a membership to Guild Hall in East Hampton. That’s because the annual “Artists Members Exhibition,” the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island, is also one of the few non-juried museum shows that is still offered. Better yet, the giant group exhibition at Guild Hall, which features the work of hundreds of East Enders every year, offers a grand prize of a solo show at the museum to the winner. This one-man or one-woman exhibition is offered regardless of whether the Top Honor recipient is a pro or amateur.

“For Lisa” Opens at the Tripoli Gallery

The Tripoli Gallery East Hampton will debut a solo exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Félix Bonilla Gerena, “For Lisa,” for the official launch of...

Local Artists Embrace the Audacity of Abstraction

Independent of representational imagery, abstract art is a bold departure from its figurative and scenic brethren. Not surprisingly, given the bohemian allure of the Hamptons in the mid-century years, the East End has long been associated with the boundary-pushing genre. From the beginning of the movement—which saw the birth of colorful works of Mark Rothko to the expressive drip paintings of Jackson Pollock and biomorphic geometry of Willem de Kooning—to the artists who are producing today—including Dan Welden, Roy Nicholson, Gerson Leiber, Shari Abramson and Dennis Leri—it’s easy to see that when it comes to genres of art, there is perhaps none more audacious than that of the abstract ilk.

A Life Less Ordinary with David Slater at the Peter Marcelle Project

It’s been 60 years since David Slater first picked up a paintbrush. In that time, the Sag Harbor-based artist has lived a storied life, full of unusual experiences. He has travelled the country, frequently by thumb and boxcar. He’s met a coterie of unusual characters. He’s taught art, both here in the States and abroad. And he’s done his fair share of hard labor as well.

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Sag Harbor Cinema Screens Keaton Classic

The next installment of Sag Harbor Cinema’s “Here Comes the Cinema!” is “The Cameraman,” a 1928 film directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton, which will be screened on Sunday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Writer and director Mary Harron will lead a post-screening discussion.

Meet Chef George Hirsch, If He Can Do It, You Can Do It

Maybe you’ve seen Chef George Hirsch while you’re out and about on the East End. You might have caught him at a farm stand chatting up a grower, or discussing wine production at a local vineyard, or even cooking up a recipe on a grill somewhere near the water. It’s all done for the filming of George Hirsch Lifestyle, his long-running PBS television series which is about combining good food with good living.

Student Artists Consider the Role of Water in Their Lives and Art

Every winter, for almost three decades, Guild Hall has turned over its galleries to 2,000 painters, drawers, sculptors, photographers, mixed media and digital visionaries — none over the age of 18 — for its annual Student Art Festival. This year, for the first time in its 28-year-history, the work in the show all speaks to a theme, “Made by Water,” which is a reflection of the community and the landscape.