Arts

Sara Nightingale is an energetic free spirit who manages to be a savvy art dealer. She is not immune to trends, but finds unique angles and original ways to feature them in her Water Mill gallery. Mostly, she trusts her eyes and her ability to make her view of things appealing to an audience.
“When I was a little child, maybe 3 or 4 years old, my parents took me to the Museum of Modern Art. When I saw Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night,’ I started hearing music in my head.” Even today, Bruce Wolosoff, a composer from Shelter Island, said, some paintings cause him to hear music in his mind.
The second film in the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series, “Listen to Me Marlon,” has no talking heads, no interviewees, no narrator. With the exception of a few television news clips, the voice on the soundtrack is Marlon Brando’s, and it affords access to the actor’s multidimensionality seldom available even to his friends.
Kate Donachie's exhibition of paintings at Fireplace Project are inspired by a letter from Georgia O'Keeffe to Edna St. Vincent Millay.
The Watermill Center’s annual Scaler Summer Lecture Series will launch on Monday at 7:30 p.m. with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a founding member of the Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot. The series brings leading figures in the arts, sciences, and humanities to the center for free talks open to its summer resident artists and the public.
Ballet, jazz, satire, film, and art will offer a cultural tasting menu at Guild Hall during the coming week. Ballet Hispanico, which sold out its performance last year, will return with “CARMEN.maquia,” a reimagining of Bizet’s tragic opera, on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio will appear at the Montauk Library in “A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Neo-Political Cowgirls, a dance theater group based in East Hampton and led by Kate Mueth, an actor and director, will perform “Voyeur,” which premiered in Springs last summer, at the gallery Art Von Frei in Berlin from next Thursday through Aug. 2.
Guild Hall’s Songbook and Salon series, which is held at the Southampton Arts Center, will present “My Heart Stood Still: The Love Songs of Richard Rodgers” on Saturday evening at 8.