(l-r) Ted Webb, Karen Lund, Bob Syron, Kathy Schmidt and Carol Devito in The Gallery at Brecknock Hall this week.
Arts Featured Greenport Visual Arts

Filling a Historic Hall with Art and Life

Over the next two weekends, Brecknock Hall in Greenport will be a lively place, as members of the Peconic Landing senior living community and the foundation that oversees the hall launch an inaugural art gallery in the historic mansion. There are about 300 members living independently at Peconic Landing, and about one-third of them are in the community's art club, which includes many accomplished artists. All works in the show,
Arts Top Stories Visual Arts

Mysteries in the Shelter Island Woods

“There isn’t any place comparable in this part of the world,” says curator Tom Cugliani of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, where he has launched an ambitious sculpture exhibition throughout the woodlands and gardens of the former provisioning plantation. Mr. Cugliani, who has been exploring the property since he was a child on Shelter Island, has expertly installed works by 25 accomplished local artists in this environment, some of which
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Arts Shelter Island Visual Arts

New Sculpture Exhibit Explores Sylvester Manor’s Past & Future

A new outdoor sculpture exhibition opens next weekend on the grounds of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, featuring works by 25 East End artists, including some pieces that address the former slaveholding plantation’s past and others that promise a leave-no-trace future, using organic material found onsite that will biodegrade back into the landscape. This inaugural exhibition runs from June 22 through Sept. 7 and is curated by Tom Cugliani, who
Bob Kaplan, Matt Fama, Matthew Conlon, Nicholas Auletti, Thomas Milton, Tom Ciorciari in rehearsal for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening May 23 at Hampton Theatre Company. Photos: Dane DuPuis
Arts Performing Arts Quogue

An Ambitious Antic-Filled “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Takes to the HTC Stage

Pictured Above: Bob Kaplan, Matt Fama, Matthew Conlon, Nicholas Auletti, Thomas Milton, Tom Ciorciari in rehearsal for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum | Dane DuPuis photo for HTC "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," one of American theatre's most raucous and irresistible musicals, will put an exclamation point on the Hampton Theatre Company's 2023-2024 season when it premieres on May 23,
Arts Performing Arts

North Fork Arts Center Holds Ribbon-Cutting

The North Fork Arts Center, a new community non-profit working to revitalize the former Greenport Theater, held a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, May 16, ahead of what it is anticipating will be a busy summer season. The ceremony was held in the midst of an intensive three-week residency at the theater by the Brooklyn Ballet, which has been hosting programs for North Fork schools all week in anticipation of
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Arts Featured Music

Rites of Spring Returns with “Unexpected Correspondences”

The Ulysses Quartet (pictured above) joins Paolo Bartolani for the opening concert of this year's Rites of Spring Music Festival, "The Beatitudes," at RG|NY Vineyards May 12. The North Fork’s Rites of Spring Music Festival, now in its ninth season, is this year presenting a series that pairs music from cultures around the world. The series, this year dubbed “Unexpected Correspondences,” is about “how classical music is connecting with all
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“The Center Will Hold”: Art as a Message of Hope

Pictured Above: "The Garden," one of a series of prints from the book "The Garden," a series of richly colored prints and dreamlike stories. Mattituck-based artist and writer Anne Sherwood Pundyk has long been fascinated with how we define beauty, a subjective process that relies heavily on our cultural expectations. It’s a subject she’s explored often in her work for decades, especially after she read philosopher Emmanuel Kant’s Third Critique
2023 Airing of the Quilts_Photo Credit_Katama Eastman web
Arts Visual Arts

Duck Creek Arts Center Hosts ‘Airing of the Quilts’

The Arts Center at Duck Creek will hold its second annual Airing of Quilts on Saturday, April 20 (Rain date: Sunday, April 21). This all-day community event is organized by artists Louise Eastman and Erica-Lynn Huberty, and is expected to be a joyous celebration of community, creativity, and the arrival of spring. The Airing of the Quilts is a cherished spring Appalachian tradition marking the transition from winter to spring,
Kelynn Z. Alder’s “Immigrantes 2018"
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Celebrating Latin American Artists in Greenport

Pictured Above: Kelynn Z. Alder’s “Immigrantes 2018" The East End is home to artists from all over Central and South America, who each bring a unique artistic and cultural perspective to this place they now call home. Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library is celebrating these artists in a new exhibition, “Heritage and Home: Latin American Artists of the East End,” on view through May 12. Library Curator Sally Grant came up
A film still from "Soul of a Farmer," in this year's Docs Equinox festival.
Arts Earth Day Featured Film

Docs Equinox Returns to SAC

Hamptons Doc Fest, in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center, inaugurates spring by kicking off Earth Day Week with its annual Docs Equinox celebration, which this year revolves around the theme of “Cultivating Connections: Soils, Farms, Food.” The weekend includes three days of programming at Southampton Arts Center on April 12 through April 14 that features welcoming food and wine receptions on Friday and Saturday, Sunday breakfast treats, four environmentally-focused