Sag Harbor Elementary School’s fifth grade class spent the last two months prepping for its annual “Wax Museum” event, in which each student researches an important figure in modern culture or past history — and then actually “becomes” that person by dressing in costume and standing as still as a wax figure while friends, family and fellow students visit the “museum.” The event, now in its 21st year, gives students a taste of what it’s like to complete an in-depth research and three-dimensional project, and many report having fun with the project as well.
“The Artist’s Wife,” a film shot on the East End and directed by part time resident Tom Dolby, will be released in theaters and on demand on September 25. The film had its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2019, and it stars Lena Olin as Claire, a once promising painter, who now lives in the shadow of her husband Richard’s (played by Bruce Dern) illustrious career.
Teaching artist Justin D. Harris has joined WHBPAC as its newest Arts Academy manager. Harris has been a teaching artist for the past several years, working on numerous productions and will be directing the Little Players, Elementary and Middle School After-School Musical Theater programs at WHBPAC this Fall.
West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s Arts Academy is gearing up for a full slate of classes beginning in October. Offerings include adult classes as well as WHBPAC’s After School Music Theatre program, the lynchpin of the academy.