Arts & Leisure

A ‘Winter Lift’ In Southampton

“Winter Lift,” a show of paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture and wearable art, opens January 14 at ZADEH, a Southampton gallery opened by Catherine Zadeh last November.

Auditions In Riverhead For ‘The Agitators’

Boots on the Ground Theater is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Mat Smart’s play “The Agitators,” the true story of the lifelong friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Auditions are at 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, January 16 and 17, at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead. Masks are required and scripts will be provided.

Tiana Coastguard Men Of Color

On January 20, at 11 a.m., Southampton History Museum will host historian Sandi Brewster-Walker who will present “Tiana Coastguard Men of Color 1942-1944,” a lively discussion via Zoom on the crew of color who lived and worked at East Quogue’s Tiana Lookout Barracks Station during WWII.

Sustainable Living: Good Cow. Bad Cow.

There’s this recurring nightmare I had as a child where the McDonald’s “Hamburglar,” staple of 1970s TV commercials, breaks into our house and steals all our hamburgers. It was only a dream, but for some of us omnivores, a burger-less existence really would be a nightmare.

A Workshop in Ancient Texts Evoke Powerful Feminine Voices

Let’s be honest. It’s not always easy to find germane insight in ancient writings, especially if you’re a lay scholar. While exploring historic biblical texts may not appear on the surface to offer any relevance to our complicated 21st century reality, as Rabbi Minna Bromberg has discovered throughout her career, there are still many lessons to be learned through the messages and meanings of these long ago writings.

Opening Night for ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ in NYC

“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a play starring Tovah Feldshuh and written by Mark St. Germain, enjoyed a successful evening for its Off-Broadway opening night at Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on Thursday, December 16.

NYS Council on the Arts Funding for 10 Local Organizations

Ten local arts and cultural organizations have been awarded a cumulative $467,000 in state funding through the New York State Council on the Arts.

Film Explores the Impact of Marcel Duchamp

On Friday, January 7, at 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum will present a screening of “Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible,” a 2019 documentary by director Matthew Taylor, onsite at the Lichtenstein Theater. The film explores the life, philosophy and impact of one of the most influential early 20th century modernists.

Artwork by the Volunteers Of Guild Hall

An art exhibit featuring the work of Volunteers of Guild Hall (VoGH) is now available to view online. The participating artist members support Guild Hall’s tradition of interest in all aspects of the arts.

‘Paris Is Burning’ Comes To Sag Harbor Cinema

The documentary “Paris is Burning,” Jennie Livingston’s 1990 pioneering portrait of the New York drag ball culture. comes to Sag Harbor Cinema on January 6, at 7 p.m. The screening will be held in conjunction with The Church’s collaboration with Works & Process at the Guggenheim, hosting Omari Wiles and his company Les Ballet Afrik while they develop “New York is Burning,” a new performance to honor the 30th anniversary of Livingston’s documentary.

Winter Gallery Show in East Hampton

Colm Rowan Fine Art, located at 55 Main Street in East Hampton, is currently featuring a “Winter Gallery Show” with works by 21 international, national and local artists, each with a different style, including hard edge, academic realism, abstract expressionism, pop art, contemporary realism and neo-impressionist.

Applications for Artist Residencies

The Watermill Center is calling artists from all disciplines and is now accepting applications for its 2023 Artist Residency Program. Application deadline is March 1, 2022 and accepted artists enjoy a two to four week residency on-site at the Water Mill campus, and are granted full use of the facilities to explore and expand their creative practice.

The Hope Girl Comes Alive

Inspired by Little Amal, a giant puppet that traveled thousands of miles across Europe to focus attention on the needs of young refugees in “The Walk” by The Handspring Puppet Company, Neo-Political Cowgirls (NPC) will host a similar project this month.

Bay Street Theater Launches a New Student Academy

Bay Street Theater has announced the creation of Bay Street Theater Student Academy, a theater academy for children and teens serving the youth of eastern Long Island.

Kelly Taxter Steps Down as Director of the Parrish Art Museum

On December 23, the Board of Trustees at the Parrish Art Museum announced that museum Director Kelly Taxter had resigned from the position. Taxter, who officially began at the Parrish on March 22, was in the job for less than a year.

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