Art Blog

Randall Rosenthal’s matchbox reveals unexpected treasure. Durell Godfrey Photos
Left, Rocco Liccardi’s “Picasso’s Paint Box” looks as if Jackson Pollock might have had a hand in its facture. Right, Don Saco’s “Imploded Cigar Box” makes deconstruction visible.
Lewis Zack's salute to Ashawagh Hall
Jane Parks' box has a "Girls Gone Wild" theme.
April Gornik's seascape
A box full of oysters (and pearls, perhaps?) by Miriam Dougenis
The sea theme was also popular with John Capello.
A graphic piece by Gabrielle Raacke
Gerson Leiber's abstraction comes in bright summer colors.
Paul Giovanopoulos' box has just as much inside as outside.

Marilyn Burden, the chairwoman of the quilt show, with a few of those on view Durell Godfrey Photos
Many quilts are hung in the rafters on the second floor of the museum to dramatic effect.
A detail
This quilt appears to dissolve a corner.
Quilts in tones of black, white, and gray are popular this year.
Another black-and-white

Corey Tazmania as Prospera with Michelle Girolami as Miranda and Matthew Haas as Ferdinand in "The Tempest" Tom Kochie photos, unless noted
J.B. Alexander as Alonso and Molly McKenna as Gonzala
Joshua Perl led children through the set and the play's plot before the performance.Jennifer Landes
J. Kelly Caldwell as a very effective and affecting Caliban
Kathryn Lerner as Ariel
Prospera and cast
Charlotte Otremba as Trinculo, Stephan Scheck as Stephano, and J. Kelly Caldwell as Caliban
Audience members enjoy a stylish picnic before the performance.Jennifer Landes

Kurtis Blow was a performer at the benefit and was joined by Niykee Heaton on the red carpet. Morgan McGivern photos
Danny Simmons being interviewed for local television
Taking to the ladder to get the shot
Russell Simmons' family
Soledad O'Brien
Russell Simmons and Vita Sidorkina
Capturing the scene at the party

A scene from Sisyphus, a piece by Dimitris Papaioannou, was a popular stop on the woodland trail. Jennifer Landes photos
Alessandra Armenise knitted her dress and had a head start on a shelter made from red yarn in the woods.Jennifer Landes
Guests, many dressed thematically, stopped along the way to check out the artists.Jennifer Landes
Even the service of drinks came with a flourish and sound, as a trombonist played and the seagrass whispered to guests on the way into the party.Jennifer Landes
Another scene from Sisyphus, which featured Drossos Skotis, head, and Savas Baltzis, legs.Jennifer Landes
In an inversion of the theme of Marcel Duchamp's "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even," a woman here started out nude, placed a white sheath over herself, and then walked down a neon aisle/runway with her attendants spraying her with a fine mist.Jennifer Landes
An examination of subject and object through the themes of the gaze and the selfie merged in a piece where an artist applied make up to frightening effect while looking into a camera/mirror.Jennifer Landes
The video works often fit in rather seamlessly with their surroundings.Jennifer Landes
Kayije Kagame and Walter Hanna made a series of banal routines intriguing through their use of staging and masks.Jennifer Landes
Guests enjoyed lounging with this piece.Jennifer Landes

Anne Chaisson, executive director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, shared a laugh with Steve Barnes of Palm Beach. Morgan McGivern
The scene at Keszler Gallery, with Stephan Keszler, the proprietor, in the background and Chris Arnold, right.Jennifer Landes
Apparently, a few galleries brought their own security.Jennifer Landes
Some guests were as colorful as the paintings.
Rodolpho Edwards with his art at Yael Rosenblut GalleryMorgan McGivern
You never know when falling art will strike.Morgan McGivern
Giada Baselice and Gloria Porcello at the Galleria Ca' D'ora booth.Morgan McGivern
Matthew Moskowitz, an artist in the fair who also shows at Chase Edwards in Bridgehampton, stopped for a picture at the preview.Jennifer Landes
It was jovial in the Ross School booth.Jennifer Landes
Karen Goerl of Sagaponack with Marjorie Strider's "The Yellow Rose"

Dancers, such as Matt Knife, were stationed throughout the grounds and added drama to the cocktail party. Durell Godfrey Photos
James and Hala Salomon turned up the heat in their white and blue ensembles.
The Brooklyn Peaches made a splash in the narrow LongHouse pool.
Matko Tomicic and Roberto Dutesco paused under one of the banners made after photographs from the evening’s honoree, Cindy Sherman.
Even the LongHouse pond was not immune from decoration.
Steve Miller and Jack Youngerman chatted during cocktails.
Bonnie Grice had some fun with one of the mannequins decked out with feathers and other decoration by Fashion Institute of Technology students that were placed around the property.
Lou Gropp, Dianne Benson, Peter Olson, Nina Gillman, and Jane Gropp greeted guests at the entrance.
John Waddell, Edwina von Gal, and John Hall at cocktails
The occassional rain drop did not take away from the festive atmosphere.

Richard Move and his multidisciplinary dance and theater company MoveOpolis! greeted guests to the party. Morgan McGivern photos
Keith Sonnier and Ned Smyth shared a jovial moment before dinner.
Robert Wilson and Terrie Sultan, right, with the honorees.
With 600 guests before and during the dinner, getting a drink required patience.
Maya Lin, who has a show on view at the museum, made the scene.
Jennifer Barlett has a mini-retrospective at the Parrish and was the inspiration for the party decor.
Megan Rigby and James Rigby traveled from East Hampton and found themselves in front of a pool painting by Ms. Bartlett.
Sara Herbert Galaway, Ron Lyser, and Ginger Lyser
Fun in the galleries
The New York Times' Bill Cunningham took a taxi from the All Star Code party in East Hampton to cover the Parrish next.

Alexander George McCue, William Quigley, and Ben Moon at the opening on Friday Durell Godfrey Photos
The fuzzy boys, from left: Alex Goebel, Devlin Webb, Matt Orlando, Steven Clark, and Chris Clark
The party took place in a working studio.
The converted garage
Ben Moon with the 1985 Rolls Royce he painted
Guests gathering by the gas tanks
Detail from a work on view
The crowd inside
Alexander George McCue stood by his paintings at the party.

The entry to Art Market Hamptons Morgan McGivern photos
Once again, the fair greeted opening night revelers with music "curated" by Norwood.
Anna Johnston at the Eric Firestone booth
Vered, who had been away most of this year marked her return with a stint in her gallery's booth.
Vered had a contemporary and modern booth at the fair.
Food at the fair was particularly important this year, with Brooklyn imports such as Roberta's Pizza in the garden.
The servers seemed to be having the most fun at the party.
Jello shots, a retro trash bar staple, had a comeback with an upscale presentation.
The scene in the tent
Stephanie Hunter and Jim DeProphetis had some interpretive fun with popcorn as the party got underway.