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“Unstill Life” chronicles Peter Selz’s career
Gabrielle Selz with “Le Mariee,” a collaborative 1934 aquatint by Marcel Duchamp and Jacques Villon that was a graduation present from her mother Morgan McGivern

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell started their gallery 18 months ago after working for several years at Spanierman Modern
Christine Berry, left, and Martha Campbell stood at the entrance of their Chelsea gallery on Friday afternoon. Behind them is a painting by Walter Darby Bannard. Jennifer Landes
Susan Vecsey's "Untitled (Orange/Coral)" from 2014
Syd Solomon's "Cloudcall"
Eric Dever's "NSIBTW 40" from 2014
Balcomb Greene's "The Sea with Rocks"
Perle Fine's "No. 25" from 1950
Dan Christensen's "Camillo" from 1989

“all this energy floating around the space and structure. It was so interesting, all of the art historical connections.”
Chris Duncan was one of the recent residents who used the house itself as part of the work, with the finished result now on view in the space that inspired it. Walter Weissman and Halsey Mckay Photos
Chris Byrne and Amy Pilkington have started hosting their artist friends in an informal residency at Elaine de Kooning’s former house and studio.
Chris Duncan installed black fabric over the windows of the de Kooning house in January 2014. Walter Weissman

Over the years, Colin Ambrose, the restaurateur, has developed relationships with hundreds of artists, many of whom are regulars at Little Estia
Colin Ambrose, above, the owner and chef of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, has a longstanding relationship with the region’s artists. Barbara Thomas, below, will exhibit paintings of vegetables from her garden, including a variety of carrots, at the restaurant during April and May. Photos Morgan McGivern and Gary Mamay

Ross Watts took a break from his unheated studio with his daughter Penelope, age 7, in the living room of his house in Noyac. Morgan McGivern
“Journey to the East” consists of 11 plaster cubes in each of which a Herman Hesse novel is encased.
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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