Arts

Thomas Bohlert
When Viktor Valkov appeared at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday, he regaled the audience with works by Beethoven and Liszt. Though the choices were varied, they shared some important commonalities...
Permit me to begin with a confession of personal prejudice: I have never appreciated memoirs or other books whose primary purpose appears to be the opportunity for an author...
Jennifer Landes

Jennifer Landes
While artists have always found ways to visit and stay on the South Fork, an older, more formal approach to residency used in other places is taking root here in the form of a new program for visual artists.
Jennifer Landes
Juliao Sarmento’s sculpture, paintings, and works on paper will be shown at the Parrish Museum of Art beginning on Sunday. The Portuguese artist will be joined by the writer James Salter and the performance artist and composer Laurie Anderson...
Jennifer Landes
It has become trite to say that an art exhibit is revelatory, but when a show like the Museum of Modern Art’s “Abstract-Expressionist New York: The Big Picture” comes along and manages to debunk the very history and assumptions that the museum has encouraged...
Jennifer Landes

Two recently published poetry books by East Hampton Town residents merit the attention of serious poets and casual readers alike. Naomi Lazard’s “Ordinances,” winner of the 2010 ReBound Prize , and Fran Castan’s “Venice: City That Paints Itself” should find their way into the collection of any poetry lover.
Bridget LeRoy
The South Fork, with its easy access from New York City, its beautiful beaches and historic villages, and its artistic and small-town flavor, has long been known as a haven for the glitterati. A perfect place to make a movie or film a TV show.
Jennifer Landes
A play reading always takes a lot of imagination on the audience’s part. In the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival reading of “Museum,” however, it was the producers who put their imaginations to work on the staging to make it a unique experience
Jennifer Landes
Who is to say what can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary? Certainly vision helps, and when three visionary entities join forces it is bound to cause a commotion. When the source of the marvel is a common everyday object, it makes for an even greater spectacle.
Phyllis Braff
One of art’s sharpest, most dedicated personalities, Lee Krasner (1908-1984) was fiercely determined to produce paintings that pushed the envelope, and she was fiercely devoted to the work and career of her husband, Jackson Pollock.
Jennifer Landes
While the 1989 play touches on themes that were similarly resonant at the end of that decade’s go-go market, it almost seems innocent in the face of the complexities of today’s financial market machinations.