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Watermill Center Raised $2.2M at Benefit Featuring Resident Artists

The Watermill Center held its benefit “One Thousand Nights and One Night/Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade” on Saturday night with Jim Jarmusch playing guitar in the Zen room and guests such as Philip Glass and Isabelle Huppert milling about the grounds. The party raised $2.2 million for the center’s International Summer Program and its year-round artists residencies and education programs.

This summer’s artists in residence once again did up the grounds with a series of live performance and video work. As per usual, clothing was optional.

Jul 30, 2014
Art Southampton: Clogged Roads and Packed Galleries

Although Southampton Town police officers did their best to keep traffic moving on County Road 39, drivers heading to the fair mixing with the regular summer evening traffic made for a messy commute on Thursday night.

Those attending the very, very important person preview at 6 p.m. still had their choice of parking.

Jul 25, 2014
LongHouse's "White Hot + Blue" Was Festive Despite the Weather

“White Hot + Blue” was the theme of this year’s LongHouse Reserve’s benefit in East Hampton on Saturday and the grounds and guests were done up just right.

Blue drinks, blue tables, blue and white feathers, blue glassware, blue and white dresses, and blue suits on the synchronized swimmers, if not the men, made the evening festive and sporty, even for the mostly arty crowd, who walked down a blue carpet into the party.

Jul 22, 2014
Art Goes to the Dogs at ARF Calendar Party

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons celebrated the 10th edition of its calendar on Saturday night at the Water Mill home of Sandra Powers, who is this year's pet calendar chairwoman.

Previous artists such as Paul Davis, Carol Saxe, and Billy Sullivan joined Eric Fischl, who conceived this year's cover. 

Calendars are on sale now through ARF. Those interested can call Kathy at 537-0400,extension 214.

Sep 30, 2014
Pets Are Vulnerable to Cold, Too

The Town of Southampton has asked residents to keep pets safe and warm indoors during these extreme weather conditions. Cold temperatures can be dangerous and even fatal to animals, which share a similar vulnerability to frostbite and hypothermia as humans. 

Other dangers include salt and ice melting pellets, which can be toxic to animals, and automotive anti-freeze, which can cause renal failure and death.

Feb 20, 2015
'A Chorus Line' Production Looking for the Right 'Ones'

The Southampton Cultural Center has added an additional audition for “A Chorus Line” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Michael Disher will direct the Pulitzer-prize winning play with music by Marvin Hamlisch, who was a long-time Sag Harbor and Westhampton resident, with lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante.

Although the starring roles of Zach and Cassie have been cast, there are still several roles, particularly male roles, that have not been filled.

Performances are scheduled for Feb.

Jan 5, 2015
Court Throws Out Perelman's Fraud Claim Against Gagosian

A battle between titans of the worlds of finance and art has gone to Larry Gagosian, who beat back a lawsuit from Ronald Perelman over a deal gone sour. 

Mr. Perelman's fraud lawsuit against Mr. Gagosian, filed in 2012, was dismissed by a New York State appeals court panel on Thursday.

The court granted Mr. Gagosian's motion to dismiss Mr. Perelman's suit alleging fraud in two sales agreements he had with Mr. Gagosian's gallery. In one agreement, Mr. Perelman  was to purchase a Jeff Koons granite sculpture, "Popeye," with the intention of reselling the work.

Dec 5, 2014
Historical Society's House Tour Covered a Narrow, but Varied Landscape

Five buildings comprised this year’s East Hampton Historical Society house tour, all in East Hampton Village. An ambitious person, or one with a new Fitbit, could have walked it.

With a house and guest cottage on Buell Lane, two houses on Hither Lane, and one on Further Lane it was a real snapshot of how the style of people lived in earlier days could brought up to contemporary needs and preferences.

The tour happens every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving and features new houses each year.

Dec 4, 2014
Starting Guns Begin for Art Basel Week in Miami

While the actual Art Basel Miami Beach fair won’t open to the public until Thursday, many of the satellite fairs sprouting up all over Miami this week will open their doors to patrons today and tomorrow.

Untitled, one of the fairs on the beach and the home of Eric Firestone Gallery and Halsey Mckay Gallery for the week, had its vernissage last night and will hold a VIP preview today before opening to the public tomorrow.

Art Miami will hold its VIP preview tonight and open to the public tomorrow.

Dec 2, 2014
Artists Flock to Guild Hall Opening

A colorful and artistic crowd gathered at Guild Hall  on Saturday night to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: "Mary Ellen Bartley: Leaning Above the Page" and "New Additions and Works From the Permanent Collection."

Ms. Bartley, who recently had a solo show at the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City, was awarded top honors by Lilly Wei in the 2012 Artists Members Exhbition.

Oct 28, 2014
Learning Performance and Puppetry at Watermill Center

On an otherwise quiet holiday weekend, the Watermill Center attracted crowds looking for something artful to do on Saturday afternoon.

After a late morning puppet workshop with Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane that transformed ordinary objects into beautiful storytelling props, Kembra Pfahler led a rapt group in techniques taken from her East Village performance art school. Stream-of-consciousness writing and meditative activities were just some of the exercises in the session.

In the early evening, a reception was held for a site-specific sculpture made by Daniel Arsham.

Apr 7, 2015
Neo-Political Cowgirls to Present 'Taboo' Saturday

Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls will offer a night of "naughty one-acts" at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday night. Called "Taboo," the event is a benefit for "EVE," an original theatrical production the group is bringing to New York City in the fall.

It will feature seven short humorous plays that are too risque or controversial to be considered family entertainment and not likely to be staged in more traditional venues. A 50-50 raffle and a song about a body part are amont the enticements.

The fun begins at 7 p.m.

Mar 18, 2015