Man About Town: A Star Photographer Goes on an Art Safari

Hilary Schaffner of the Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton with Christoph Robner, who is exhibiting work there. Morgan McGivern Photos

If you were in East Hampton on Saturday night and had a penchant for art, you had plenty to keep you busy.

The Drawing Room gallery hosted a talk by Eric Booker, the curator of the National Academy Museum, on Stephen Antonakos. It preceded a reception for a new show featuring his drawings and neon sculpture from the 1970s. The show is on view through May 9.

About the same time, the Halsey Mckay Gallery hosted a reception for the two artists it's featuring in a new show, Christoph Robner and Andrianne Rubenstein. On Sunday, the gallery held a brunch reception for "Rongwrong," a show by Aaron Aujla and Adam Marnie at the Elaine de Kooning House in Northwest Woods. 

Up in Springs on Saturday night, artists were grooving into the late hours at Ashawagh Hall. "Art Groove" featured art, video, and live music, including rhythm and blues rock by Frank Latorre and the King Bees. Mr. Latorre was also an exhibitor.

The Ashawagh show was on view only over the weekend, but the Halsey Mckay shows will be on view through May 8. 

Eric Booker spoke about Stephen Antonakos at the Drawing Room gallery in East Hampton.
Frank Latorre played music and showed his work inspired by celebrity photographs at "Art Groove" at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.
Anahi DeCanio posed with her artwork at "Art Groove."
Charles Waller helped Geralyn Lewandowski, who had a broken arm, prep the refreshments on Saturday night at Ashawagh Hall.