Columbus Day Weekend is the final quartet of annual three-day weekends that bring extra art and excitement to The Hamptons (Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day are the others.). But just because there are more things to do doesn't mean there's more time. Following is our short list of five things to do this weekend with an art or culture twist.
Hamptons International Film Festival opened on Thursday and continues through Monday with film screenings, panels, events and more set from Southampton to Montauk. A list of films with descriptions and screening times can be found on their website. If you're looking for films with a visual art or cultural connection, click here for our list. Artists featured are from around the world. Plus, there's plenty of premieres and star power to go around. www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.
“Songs of Solomon” a Gospel Concert hosted by the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Based in Harlem, Songs of Solomon have played at Carnegie Hall with Aretha Franklin and Earth Wind and Fire. If you've never experienced a gospel concert, this a great time to do it. Proceeds benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center.
General admission $30, reserved seating $50, reserved seating and reception are $100. To purchase, click here. The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is located at 2429 Main Street, Bridgehampton NY 11932. www.bhccrc.org.
3. GALLERY EXHIBITION
Landscape painting and photography are the subject of the weekend-only exhibition “Plein Air Peconic X”. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Meet the Artists Coffee takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One reason to see the show is proceeds from art sales benefits the Peconic Land Trust, who works to preserve natural spaces on the East End. Another reason is the art--painting landscapes and working en plein air are traditions going strong in The Hamptons. This group of artists and photographers contribute to its continuation on the East End.
Plein Air Peconic X is on view on October 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on October 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ashwagh-hall.org.
4. MUSEUM EXHIBITION
Roy Lichtenstein is well-known pop artist. In a solo show of his work, "Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky", his playful nature and experimentation with materials is brought to the forefront through a collaboration between Guild Hall and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. So is Lichtenstein's interest in landscape and seascape as inspiration and genre. The show presents over 30 artworks making use of paint, Plexiglas, Rowlux, enamel, film, steel and more materials. Catch it before it closes on Monday, October 12, 2015. Guild Hall is located at www.guildhall.org.
If you've already seen the Roy Lichtenstein show, consider heading to The Parrish to see site-specific installations by Tara Donovan, who uses Slinky® as material in the artworks on view. The most dramatic installation can be found near the entrance. Keep walking to see more. The show also closes October 12, 2015. www.parrishart.org.
5. CLASSICAL MUSIC
Award-winning pianist Soyeon Kate Lee presents a recital on Friday, October 9, at 6 p.m. as part of The Parrish Art Museum's Salon Series. The Korean-American pianist has won awards in competitions held throughout the world. A Naxos recording artist, she has given recitals at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall's Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Ravinia Festival, Madrid's National Auditorium, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre and more.
The program includes selections spanning 150 years of Western music. Admission is $20, $10 for members. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
To see the full list of art events on the East End, check our Hamptons Art Hub's Art Event Round Up. Click here to see the list of current museum shows on view. Visit our Gallery Guide or our Exhibition Finder to discover what's on view in The Hamptons, The East End and New York City.
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