Arts

The simultaneous exhibitions of Bill Durham and Cornelia Foss are at opposite ends of the South Fork and were certainly mounted independently of each other through separate and distinct impulses. Yet, in seeing both within a day of each other, it was possible to find intriguing parallels between them.
Lucy Winton’s Wainscott studio is in a whitewashed barn with two large roll-up garage doors. Inside, the space is white, vast, and almost empty of furnishings, but the walls are covered with art. The adjacent bay is the studio of Bryan Hunt, a sculptor who has been her companion for 14 years.
Over the last several months, the guitarist G.E. Smith has brought a number of unique performances to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. In October, he, Jim Weider, and Larry Campbell presented “Masters of the Telecaster,” an ensemble performance in which each played his favored electric guitar, the Fender Telecaster.
The Madoo Conservancy in Saga­ponack will hold its annual garden sale and celebration, Much Ado About Madoo, this weekend. The festivities begin tomorrow with a benefit cocktail preview party from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Eastville Community Historical Society has put together a show pairing David Cosgrove’s carvings and drawings taken from historical headstones at South Fork cemeteries with photographs of New York City building decorations by Robert King.
Kelsey Brookes investigates ancient botanical compounds in a show of paintings at the Eric Firestone Gallery while Collage at Dodds and Eder show the “Strength in Layers." Jack Lenor Larsen speaks at the Art Barge in an interview with Janet Goleas.
Last summer I was obsessing over the purple-leaved redbud Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy. It had been planted in the early 1990s behind a large oak, and only glimpses of the foliage could be seen from the lawn and the house. It was perfect and charming.
Mortified Live, a storytelling event in which adults share their childhood writings, art, lyrics, plays, home movies, and other media in front of total strangers, will bring its comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Southampton Historical Museum will throw a party to celebrate the town’s 375th birthday on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rogers Mansion on Meeting House Lane.