Arts Visual Arts

New North Fork Arts Group Seeks Ideas for CAST’s Church Pews

CAST in Southold is teaming up with North Fork Contemporary to give new life to the wooden pews recently removed from the former Southold Methodist church that is now CAST’s headquarters, looking for artists who are interested in using them as works of art, architecture, landmarks, or follies. CAST recently renovated the former sanctuary of the church for use as a more versatile performance space, removing 18 pews ranging in
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Arts Community

North Fork Arts Center to Host Holiday Movies

The North Fork Arts Center, a new non-profit that took title to the former Greenport Theater in late November, has finalized its plans to screen a free series of holiday movies in the historic theater during the week between Christmas and the New Year. Screenings will run from Thursday, Dec. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 30, with films ranging from "Elf" to "Die Hard," "Home Alone," "It's A Wonderful Life" and
A still from “American Symphony,” which will be featured at the Hamptons Doc Fest’s Pennebaker Award Gala Dec. 2.
Arts Film Sag Harbor

Hamptons Doc Fest: Films That Inspire a Sense of Belonging

Pictured Above: A still from “American Symphony,” which will be featured at the Hamptons Doc Fest’s Pennebaker Award Gala Dec. 2. This year’s Hamptons Doc Fest will once again masterfully capture the breadth of human experience in a series of 30 films shown over the course of seven days at the Sag Harbor Cinema and Bay Street Theater beginning Nov. 30. The films cover a broad range of topical ground,
Sabina Streeter, Dressed Up for the Wrecking Ball (1888–2023). Charcoal on paper, 24" x 36".
Arts Top Stories

Port & Harbor: Preservation Not Speculation Opens at Floyd Memorial Library

Pictured Above: Sabina Streeter, Dressed Up for the Wrecking Ball (1888–2023). Charcoal on paper, 24" x 36". Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport celebrates the opening of its winter exhibition, "Port + Harbor: Preservation, Not Speculation" by Sabina Streeter this Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 4, 2024. Comprising new works created especially for this show, Port + Harbor is a comparative architectural and historic profile of Greenport and Sag Harbor,
Arts Performing Arts

As Deal is Nearly Finalized, North Fork Arts Center Expects to Start Showing Movies Over Christmas Break

Pictured Above: At Volunteer Day at the Greenport Theater in April of 2023, as the fundraising effort began to get underway. NFAC Executive Director Tony Spiridakis outlined the new arts center's plans for the year ahead at an Oct. 5 update at the Very Special gallery. Back in 2019, not long after they moved to Greenport full-time, screenwriter Tony Spiridakis and his wife, Lisa Gillooly, hatched an idea to help
Arts Literature Top Stories

A Love Letter to the Stark Beauty of Montauk

The autumn can be a stark season at the windswept end of Long Island, as vacationers pack up and head back west and locals figure out if they have saved enough during the busy season to make it through the winter. The chill of the first nor’easters or tropical storms of the season highlight the ecological and economic tenuousness of this place. Longtime Montauk resident and author Céline Keating’s newest
Mary Heilmann _Waves, Roads & Hallucinations_ Photographer Brett Jutkiewicz
Arts Film Top Stories Visual Arts

Seeing the World Through Mary Heilmann’s Eyes

Pictured Above: Mary Heilmann in her Bridgehampton studio. | Brett Jutkiewicz photo The arc of a human lifetime is the best of stories, encompassing formative moments, the quest for professional belonging, friendship and loss, success and periods of deep introspection. Director Matt Creed, a friend of the ever-innovating and celebrated 83-year-old painter and ceramicist Mary Heilmann, whose studio is in Bridgehampton, had unique access to interview the artist over the
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Arts Literature

The Church Highlights Adapting ‘Far Tortuga’

The Peter Matthiessen Center is teaming up with The Church in Sag Harbor on Sunday, Oct. 8 for a presentation on “Adapting Far Tortuga” with the director and actors working to bring to life Matthiessen’s 1975 novel about the last turtle hunters of the Grand Cayman Islands.  The novel came about after the New Yorker magazine sent Matthiessen on a reporting trip to the Cayman Islands in the mid-1960s to
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Arts Literature

A Celebration of Indian Poetry and Women’s Creative Lives at Peconic Landing

Peconic Landing in Greenport hosts “Daughters on Mothers: A View from India through Poetry," a conversation with award-winning poet and actor Nandana Dev Sen and noted art scholar and author Vishakha Desai on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. in Peconic Landing's auditorium at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. The engaging conversation will be moderated by demographer and humanitarian Carolyn Makinson. This special program, free and open to the public, is
Dave Lester painting a decoy in his shop in The Springs. |. Joanne Friedland Roberts photo
Arts Film History Top Stories

Film & Events Celebrate Bonac

Pictured Above: Dave Bennett painting a decoy in his shop in The Springs. |. Joanne Friedland Roberts photo This October, the Peter Matthiessen Center, formed to build on the legacy of the celebrated author and naturalist who for many years called Sagaponack home, is embarking on several ambitious projects to tell the stories of the interactions, both locally and globally, between people and the natural world. The two-part program “Celebrating
Arts Film Top Stories

OLA Film Fest Turns 20

Pictured Above: A still from "The Pink Lagoon," showing at the Westhampton Beach PAC Sept. 17 Adventure, strength, and inspiration form the conceptual and thematic core of this year’s 20th Anniversary Latino Film Festival, which is filled this year with premieres at three venues throughout the South Fork Sept. 14 through Sept. 17.   This year’s festival, organized by Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA), highlights four feature-length films and