Celebrate the return of spring with a trip to the Hampton's THAW (The Hamptons Arts Weekend) Festival, a showcase of the East End's top galleries and artists. Here are four spots you should head to for some not-to-be-missed art.
Marina Rosenfeld will showcase some of her latest work at The Watermill Center this weekend. Her previous installation, "Music Stands," (above) premiered at The Artists Institute.
When the first official THAW Fest event kicks off this Friday at the Parrish Art Museum, it will commence with a little help from DJ Twilo, who spent last summer spinning records at NYC's hip Jue Lan Club and Sag Harbor's Harlow East, starting around 7 p.m. On Sunday, the art museum will hold one of the festival's most anticipated screenings: Kusama-Infinity: The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama, a rare look into legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's rather reclusive life, followed by a discusson about the film between Parrish Art Museum director Terrie Sultan and artist John Torreano.
The Watermill Center will hold its events on day two of the three-day art festival, when it opens its doors for tours from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors to the center can also get a first look at New York native, composer and artist Marina Rosenfeld's latest work as part of the center's "In Progress" series between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations are required.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the baseball-inspired movie starring Kevin Costner, Guild Hall is offering a special screening of the film this Saturday at 6 p.m. Throughout the day, festival attendees can get a glimpse of a special exhibition focused on celebrating the artists who live and work in the surrounding East Hampton area throughout the weekend (from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday).
Whether it's music or art you are lookng for to round the weekend out, Southampton Arts Center will be showcasing both this weekend. Catch a live concert at the venue featuring your favorite silver screen classics sung by Valerie DiLorenzo and friends. And, through Sunday, nine Southampton Arts Center artists in residence will be taking over the venue, displaying their unique works to the public. A subsequent showcase called, "HANDOFF: Weaving in Space," is a collaborative art experience using ropes, threads and textiles to create a large-scale installation to be completed by the show's end.
To view the full Hamptons Art Weekend schedule and exhibitions list, visit hamptonsartnetwork.org.