The crown. It’s a recurring symbol in Christopher Engel’s artwork and it figures prominently in “Kings,” a series of paintings by the Sag Harbor artist on view now through the end of summer in Romany Kramoris Gallery’s first-ever virtual exhibition.
In truth, Roger Rosenblatt never really intended for his collection of prose to become a book. But once a writer, always a writer, and that’s exactly what his selected essays — on the subject of writing, as it turns out — has become. “I knew I would make a fortune on the book and couldn’t resist the opportunity,” joked Rosenblatt, who will most likely do nothing of the sort with “The Story I Am: Mad About the Writing Life,” which was published by Turtle Point Press in April.
Florencia Lozano has recently found herself questioning what she always took for granted: the books and articles she read, the plays and films she watched, the music and stories that moved her, the reality she assumed to be true. But as the world continues to shift through the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the dismantling of white supremacy — and, to a certain degree, the patriarchy — and the rebirth of the civil rights movement, she is choosing what she consumes in a new light. And with a new, heightened focus on women.