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Parrish's Landscape Pleasures Did Not Disappoint

Those looking for a lovely spring stroll through some of the most exclusive private gardens in Southampton Village had a treat on Sunday during the garden tour portion of the Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures weekend.

On Saturday, guests heard talks by Chip Callaway, Martin Filler, and Arne Maynard.

On Sunday, the tour included the gardens of Tory Burch, Joan and Bernard Carl, Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg, and Margaret and Peter R. Sullivan.

Jun 13, 2014
What is FAPE and Why Is It Coming to Guild Hall?

Chances are you will hear a lot about FAPE in the five weeks that it is the focus of a show at Guild Hall, organized by Robert Storr, but at this point most people here probably don’t know much  about the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies program.

The name is helpful. It is an independent foundation that provides American art to the nearest and most far flung United States embassies worldwide.

Jun 11, 2014
Yagi's NAWA Axis for Peace at LongHouse

More than 50 participants helped create and erect a 30-foot column at LongHouse Reserve on May 31.

The NAWA Axis for Peace was the vision of Mariyo Yagi, a Japanese environmental artist. She worked with the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn to make the acres of fabric used to form tubes that were then twisted together by four groups of participants onsite at LongHouse.

NAWA has multiple meanings. In ancient Japanese it is the union of NA, which means you, and WA, which means I.

Jun 10, 2014
Claiborne and Franey: Cooking up History in East Hampton

The South Fork and, more specifically, East Hampton have a long history of inspiring innovation in arts and letters.

Jun 3, 2014
Seeing "RED," a Play about Rothko's Art and Life, at Guild Hall

     The current production of "RED" at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton is an intense 90 minutes of thought-provoking discussion and banter revolving around the life and work of Mark Rothko. Victor Slezak embodies the role of the artist, articulating it with hair-trigger intensity and bellowing a late-career cri de coeur that is as wrenching as it is sometimes purposefully grating.

     Christian Scheider plays the role of Rothko’s studio assistant and subject to his insistent hectoring about the meaning and significance of art and artists.

May 23, 2014
Private Garden Open to Public in Bridgehampton on Saturday

Susan and Stanley Reifer will open their Bridgehampton garden on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. through the Garden Conservency.

The garden was designed by Jian Guo Xu, Chinese artist who has incorporate Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism on the garden's five acres. The garden includes pavilions, bridges, and water features accessed by winding paths.

The garden is at 5 Paumanok Road, Bridgehampton and  admission is $5.

Jul 17, 2014
Parrish Sold-Out Midsummer Party Attracts Swell Crowd

The Parrish Art Museum’s sold-out Midsummer Party on Saturday night raised $1.25 million and attracted some 1,000 guests.

The event honored Inga Maren Otto, a philanthropist, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a filmmaker and author.

The party took place in the museum’s galleries and on the terrace and porches of the building.

Jul 16, 2014
Cruising Art Market Hamptons

Thursday night was the night to be in Bridgehampton. Long lines of cars snaked through the back roads and front roads around the Bridgehampton Museum and Nova's Ark where two annual art fairs have taken up residence for the next few days.

It was the opening night for both ArtHamptons and Art Market Hamptons and even those with black cards, VIP passes, or other bells and whistles on their forms of entry had a tough time negotiating parking.

Inside, however, all was lively and fun, as these photos of the Art Market Hamptons fair by Morgan McGivern demonstrate. 

Jul 11, 2014
Bidding is open for LongHouse Auction on Paddle 8

An auction benefiting LongHouse Reserve is open for bidding now at Paddle 8.

Jul 10, 2014
Todd Haynes Greets Filmmakers at Stony Brook Southampton

Filmmakers participating in the Stony Brook Southampton’s summer shorts 20-day intensive production workshop were given a warm welcome on Monday with an opening discussion with Todd Haynes, the director of “Far from Heaven,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “I’m Not There,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Safe,” and many other original and provocative films.

Leading the discussion was the school’s graduate program director Christine Vachon, who directs the film program in partnership with Killer Films, her production company she co-founded with Pam Koffler. Ms. Vachon, who went to school with Mr.

Jul 9, 2014
Art to Snuggle With at Water Mill Museum Quilt Show

The Water Mill Museum is holding its annual quilt show through Sept. 14. A tradition spanning almost three decades, the show features dozens of quilts hung and draped over every available surface, making a riot of color and patterns throughout the old mill space.

Each is hand-crafted and reasonably priced for both new and vintage pieces. There are traditional quilts, baby quilts, and crazy quilts.

A special queen-sized quilt up for raffle features shades of blue and yellow and will be awarded to a winning ticket on Oct. 11 at the museum’s Bowls of Plenty event.

Aug 29, 2014
Last Chance before 'Tempest' Blows Out of Town

There are only three more performances of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at Mulford Farm, presented by the Hamptons Independent Theater Festival, known more familiarly as HITFest. If you can, see all three.

The two-hour production is a delight from start to finish, harnessing a bit of Ariel’s magic to make the spare set and staging as engaging as the acting is polished and professional, rivaling Public Theater productions in Central Park I’ve seen over the years.

This is a production that could.

Aug 21, 2014