This week, the Hamptons features film screenings, live music, Open Studio Days, art demonstrations,  panel discussions and more things to do to add to your list. Read on for our top picks of events being held on the East End and North Fork through August 12, 2018. For Gala benefits taking place this weekend, click here.

Gyotaku Master Artist Open Studio 

Chuck Seaman, one of only 8 classically trained Gyotaku Masters in the United States, is opening his studio in The Hamptons to the public on Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Receive a personal tour of Seaman's art and hear about this time-honored tradition and process.

Admission is free. The studio is located at 27 B Gardner’s Lane, Hampton Bays, NY 11946. For information, call 631-338-7977. To see more of his art, visit

For a Studio and Art Preview, visit "Gyotaku Master Artist Chuck Seaman Opens Studio to the Public"


Chuck Seaman. Courtesy of the artist.


Talk with National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore

International Center of Photography and the Southampton Arts Center presents "ICP TALKS: Illustrated Talk with Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer" on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

The second in the ICP TALKS series features Joel Sartore presenting an illustrated talk that offers a chance to see the work of this world-renowned wildlife photographer and conservationist. Sartore is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year.

Tickets are $15 or $10 for Friends of SAC. Southampton Arts Center is located at Southampton Arts Center 25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 .

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Photo by Joel Sartore from The Photo Ark of a federally endangered Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) named Lucy at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Courtesy of Southampton Arts Center.


The Philippe Lemm Trio Performs

The Parrish Art Museum presents "Jazz on the Terrace: The Philippe Lemm Trio" on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bring chairs and blankets to watch the sunset, enjoy café specials, and listen to The Philippe Lemm Trio. Drummer Philippe Lemm leads the Jazz trio, which includes Jeff Koch and Angelo Di Loreto. The group creates musical soundscapes, which range from traditional jazz to the progressive rock/classical-influenced music.

Tickets are $12 and free for members, students and children. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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The Philippe Lemm Trio. Image courtesy of the artists and Parrish Art Museum.


Panel Discussion on Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons

Eric Firestone Gallery presents a Panel Discussion on the current exhibition,"Montauk Highway II: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons" on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4 p.m.

The Discussion will feature Barbara Rose, Lana Jokel, and Gail Levin and is moderated by Jennifer Samet. The show remains on view through September 23, 2018.

Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Conversation with Women in the Arts

LongHouse Reserve presents "Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation" on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 11 a.m. to noon. 

The second edition of "Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation" series, hosted by artist Toni Ross, kicks off this weekend and features women in the art world "speaking truth to power," according to organizers. The first panel discussion features Carla Chammas, Carrie Moyer, Dorothea Rockburne, and Terrie Sultan.

Complimentary admission, reservations required. RSVP to [email protected]. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Women Artist's Panel Discussion at The Long House Reserve. Courtesy of The LongHouse Reserve.


Local Artist Paints on Lighthouse Porch 

Southold Historical Society presents a "live art demonstration by local artist Dennis Coburn" on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held on the Southold Lighthouse porch in Southold on the North Fork.

Dennis Coburn is a Long Island artist who has spent 45 years working in watercolors, posters and prints.  His paintings are primarily lighthouses, ferries, tugboats and other nautical subjects.

Register here. Southold Historical Society’s Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse is located at 3575 Lighthouse Rd, Southold, NY 11971.

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Film Screening & Discussion on Lee Krasner

Guild Hall presents the John H. Marburger III Memorial Lecture: "Lee Krasner: The Long View" on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 3 p.m.

One of the foremost commentators on modern American art, the art historian, critic, curator and filmmaker, Barbara Rose will revisit her 1978 documentary and share her insights into Lee Krasner's life and career. Her portrait is illuminated by her close friendship with the artist.

Admission is free, no reservations required. Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund  of Stony Brook University. The John Drew Theater of Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Screening of the Documentary "Cuban Food Stories" 

Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center presents “Artists Love Movies: 'Cuban Food Stories' with Maria Bacardi" on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Follow the personal journey by filmmaker Asori Soto to his native Cuba, in order to rescue the traditional culinary flavors of his youth. The documentary had its world premiere in February at the Berlin Film Festival. Maria Bacardi will host the Q&A session post-screening. Bacardi is an actress, singer, artist and poet born in Cuba.

Tickets are $10 and free for children under 14. Pierson High School is located at 200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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"Cuban Food Stories" still. Courtesy of The Sag Harbor Cinema.



Artistic Dreams Cocktail Party & Exhibit 

Artistic Dreams International presents a "Summer Cocktail Party and Exhibit on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, located in Riverhead at the western end of the North Fork.

The cocktail event and fundraising auction will feature exhibits from established Mexican artists, debuting works relating to immigration at the US border, where Artistic Dreams works. As a highlight, artworks from famous Mexican artist Alberto Cavazos and artists Mariela Avila and Lillian Alonzo will be shown.

Martha Clara Vineyards is located at 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901.

Check back for a preview to publish shortly at Hamptons Art Hub.


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