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.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, co-founders and designers of Proenza Schouler, chose the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill to film the presentation of their Fall/Winter 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection for New York Fashion Week. In February 2021, they brought their collection and nine models to the museum, where poured concrete walkways that extend along the north and south sides of the Herzog & de Meuron building provided a natural runway. The two-day shoot also marked the modeling debut of Ella Emhoff.
LongHouse Reserve, the 16-acre nature reserve and outdoor sculpture garden in East Hampton, will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 17, with its celebratory seasonal opening, ”Rites of Spring.” Thousands of colorful daffodils will welcome visitors and on display will be new artwork by several artists. This will be LongHouse Reserve’s first season without its inimitable founder, Jack Lenor Larsen, after his passing in December. To increase access of Jack’s gift to the community, LongHouse Reserve will now be open to the public on Sundays.
In recent months, LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton has hosted a series of virtual talks led by Yoshiko Wada, one of the leading experts in Japanese textiles and techniques. The final talk in her series, “The Power of Stitchery: Nui Project and Sashiko” will take place on Sunday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m.