The latest from Hamptons Publisher, Debra Halpert.
With news anchor Rosanna Scotto and chef and author Sandra Lee, who is an honoree of this weekend’s Samuel Waxman benefit, A Hamptons Happening.
Art fair weekend has become exciting and important to us in the Hamptons, where we have a penchant for creative self-expression. Many great contemporary artists have settled on the East End to share in a like-minded community and take advantage of the extraordinary natural light and sophisticated yet relaxed social and cultural environment we have here.
This week’s issue has our own interpretation of art with my friend Michael Dweck’s photography on the cover as we present our 11-city artist feature. The End: Montauk, N.Y. is an iconic series of photographs representing various aspects of life in this fishing and surfing village that has seen so much change in the 10 years since Michael first published the book.
This summer, he is releasing an expanded volume with 85 new and never-before-seen photographs, and we preview the images in these pages. We celebrate Michael’s work, particularly considering that a portion of the proceeds from his book’s sales will go to the Surfrider Foundation, Oceana, and Splash, all committed to maintaining and protecting our waterways and beaches.
With Amagansett Wines owner Michael Cinque, chef Laurent Tourondel, and general manager of the Maidstone Tara Rothberg at the Living Room in East Hampton.
This weekend brings us the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party celebrating our important community museum; Bay Street Theater’s 25th-anniversary gala honoring Bay Street founders Emma Walton and Steve Hamilton; and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Foundation Research event celebrating a longtime GreenGale friend, cancer survivor and honoree Sandra Lee.
So take some time to appreciate our year-round community that swells in the summer with art and culture. Visit Art Southampton and Art Market Hamptons, pick your favorite gala, and enjoy our artful home! I’ll see you at the art fairs, at our great charity partners’ galas, or I’ll see you in town!