Arts

Star Staff
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its Dec. 3 concert beginning Monday evening.
Star Staff
Ann Tedesco, a classical pianist and professor of music at St. John’s University, will perform a free concert at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3 p.m., featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Bartok, and Chopin.
Jennifer Landes
Although Alfonso Ossorio, and then Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, receive all the credit for starting the midcentury modernist art colony in East Hampton, a group of European émigrés actually preceded them during and just after World War II.
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Our Fabulous Variety Show will bring three new programs inspired by “Alice in Wonderland” to Guild Hall this weekend, starting tomorrow night at 7:30 with “Wonderland,” the troupe’s 18th production, which explores the balance of power in a utopian world inhabited by Alice, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and many other denizens of Lewis Carroll’s wondrous creation. “Wonderland” will also be performed on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
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Jennifer Landes
Mary Ellen Bartley, a photographer known for her formalist photographs of books, turns her lens to the library of Big and Little Edie Beale in "Reading Grey Gardens" at the Drawing Room.
Jennifer Landes
By the time it closes on Oct. 9, the Hamptons International Film Festival will have screened 65 feature and 50 short films from 40 countries.
Jennifer Landes
Ryan Wallace has fashioned a career out of using byproducts and remnants from his studio to inspire paintings, sculptures, and other mixed-media works of art in an infinite cycle of re-cycling.
Mark Segal
Queen Esther Marrow has performed for Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton; Pope John Paul II, and in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s World Crusade, a series of civil rights rallies. Her next stop is the Southampton Cultural Center.
Christopher Walsh
A broad discussion about art — and the business of art — engaged a capacity audience on Saturday at the Amagansett Library when Randy Lerner, an Amagansett resident and art collector, interviewed the artist Dan Rizzie, who lives on North Haven.
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Jennifer Landes
Enoc Perez Perez returns to Harper's Books in East Hampton with a kind of revival of the theme with completely different aims and mediums with “Nudes,” an exhibition of 15 paintings.
Star Staff
The LongHouse Reserve will hold its annual Landscape Awards Lecture and Luncheon on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton with lectures by Deborah Nevins and Kris Jarantoski.
Mark Segal
Marc Fasanella, a professor of art, architecture, and design, will talk about “Ralph Fasanella: Images of Optimism,” a monograph that includes 70 full-color reproductions of his father’s paintings, on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. The East Hampton Arts Council and Golden Eagle’s Studio 144 have teamed up to hold a series of networking nights for artists, professionals, and other community members, the first of which will take place this evening from 6 to 8 at the barn at the Golden Eagle at 144 Main Street in East Hampton.
Star Staff
The ninth annual Save the Waves film festival, an evening of surf, adventure, and documentary films, will take place tonight at Atlantic Terrace in Montauk. Doors will open at 7, and a program of short films will run from 7:30 to 9.
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Two free a cappella performances will take place this weekend at the Montauk Library. Tomorrow evening at 7:30, the Chickpeas, a quintet consisting of Liz Sarfati, Marcia Previti, Lisa Shaw, Deb Coen, and Jane Hastay, will perform a program of traditional and popular songs by composers ranging from Harold Arlen to Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne to Bob Dylan.
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Three programs from Mountainfilm on Tour, a traveling selection of the best short films from the annual festival in Telluride, Colo., will be shown at the Southampton Arts Center tomorrow and Saturday. The festival’s stated goal is to use “the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.”