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Maziar Behrooz serves as the series’ moderator
The campus of the Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza, Rwanda, includes classrooms, offices, and a working farm. Elizabeth Felicella

"We were lucky that at a point in our lives all this came together.”
Sarah and John Turnbull enjoyed a break in winter’s weather outside their house in Bridgehampton. Morgan McGivern
“Chaos”, left, is one of Sarah Turnbull’s ceramic “anemones.” Her structural pieces, right, are architectural in character. Gary Mamay Photos

A body of work that is constantly reinventing itself
Gavin Zeigler in his Shelter Island studio, a former gas station on North Ferry Road. Mark Segal
“Predator #1” was inspired by a fishing boat with an aggressive prow that was docked at Greenport. Tom Young
A close look at “Circuit Breaker” reveals the canceled payroll checks that have been glued to the surface, painted, and sanded. Gary Mamay

Six weeks of activities to keep even the most astute aficionado of cultural events busy and sated
A scene from "John," a National Theatre Live presentation coming up at Guild Hall. Laurent Philippe
Linda Capello will teach a figure drawing class at the Parrish Art Museum beginning in January.Linda Capello
Jack Larsen will speak at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.Durell Godfrey
"Time Stands Still," a play about journalists affected by the Iraq War will open Thursday at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue.Tom Kochie
Nancy Atlas will once again take over Bay Street Theatre on Friday nights this winter with her Fireside Sessions, which welcome guest musicians to play with her and others.

Transformation Informed by a Minimalist Sensibility
The house was extended to the rear, and the attic was removed to allow the second-floor master bedroom to soar behind double-height windows. Durell Godfrey
Views of Congress Hall from Main Street before and after reconstruction give no indication of the scope of the changes.Don Ashby and Durell Godfrey Photos
A sleek kitchen with a glass island replaced a narrow, old-fashioned one, which had been added to the original house.Durell Godfrey
The L-shaped pool has a “beach entry,” a stone patio that slopes gradually into the water. Durell Godfrey
The master bedroom reflects the Ashbys’ modernist sensibility.Durell Godfrey
Original posts and beams are revealed in a series of cutouts in a walDurell Godfrey
The black ceiling of the sitting room reflects the floor-to-ceiling windows, making the interior seem twice as tall. Durell Godfrey
An original post and beam bisect an otherwise updated living room. The original fireplace was retained. Durell Godfrey
The house was lifted to allow an 11-foot-deep foundation and living space in a new lower level.Don Ashby
The old staircase and the back of the original brick fireplace were retained in an otherwise renovated center hallway. At right: A photograph taken during the reconstruction dramatizes the conjunction of old and new framing. Don Ashby

On Jan. 13, 2015, it will be 20 years since he was seen diving from the Sag Harbor bridge and backstroking out to sea — a reasonable time to take stock
Ray Johnson’s self-portrait with works by Ed Ruscha, a collage dated “1975-81-86-87‚” demonstrates many of the artist’s strategies and methods and is on view in New York City. Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Ray Johnson’s “Untitled (Jasper Johns, James Dean With Coca-Cola),” a collage mounted on cardboard, is from around 1991 to 1994. Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Examples of Johnson’s mail art sent to The Star over the years. East Hampton Star Archives