East End Beacon
A scene from Simon Starling's "Autoxylopyrocycloboros"

When Artists Take To The Sea, All The World’s A Canvas

If there’s one thing that unites the East End of Long Island with the rest of the vast world, it’s the bays and creeks whose tides here wash out into the Atlantic Ocean and


Carolyn Conrad, "Mill Town"

Whaling Museum Honors Sag Harbor’s Working Class Roots

The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is turning its eye to Sag Harbor’s working class roots in a series of exhibitions and lectures this summer titled “Every Village Has a Story.” The exhibitions are


The Art Barge in Napeague

Amagansett Library Goes Inside the World of East End Artists

The Amagansett Free Library is launching a new series of conversations, beginning Sept. 12, about the art and artists of the East End. Titled “Art/History/Amagansett,” the free five-part series will discuss topics ranging from life


Ivan Kustura, in the dining room where he works.

A Foreigner and a Misfit: What do you do if art is in you?

It’s very cold in painter Ivan Kustura’s house in Southampton Village. It’s the middle of the morning and it’s the first week of March. His youngest son has just flown the nest, leaving behind his


One of E.A. Brooks' carvings on the Long Island Sound shore

Orient’s treasure on the edge of the sea

There’s little record left of the Poquatuck Indians of Orient, except for a fisherman’s tribute carved into the rocks on the Long Island Sound shore in the 1930s, and even that record appears to


The man who saved Long Island’s ospreys

Dennis Puleston did an awful lot of things in the 95 years that he walked this earth. He ate flesh with cannibals in New Guinea. He flirted with virgins in Samoa. He managed a


The excitement in the air was palpable at Southampton Center's opening night.

At the center of it all…a new venue for art in Southampton

There was something fresh and exciting in the air in Southampton Village Friday night at the opening exhibition for Southampton Center, the new non-profit arts center run by the village at the former Parrish


Rick Gold’s eyes have seen so many things

Sag Harbor photographer Rick Gold has been many things in his life: a high school science teacher, an aerospace engineer, a stock boy at Willoughby’s Camera, a tree surgeon and a vending machine repairman. But


Looking out on downtown Riverhead.

Seeing Riverhead with fresh eyes

Wednesday was a typical morning in downtown Riverhead. Police and EMTs were bandaging up a motorcyclist who’d been struck at the corner of Roanoke Avenue and Main Street, in preparations to take him to