Arts

Public life these days is filled with images, some posed and others less scripted or welcome. While celebrities and starlets can refuse to participate in requests for selfies and such, those holding elected office have to consider how the public will view them if they are uncooperative. Fearing reprisals, the world of political photography has...
It is well known in print circles that Stanley William Hayter was a master of innovation in early Modernist printmaking. What is less known is that his studio, Atelier 17, inspired some 200 other artists, including Jackson Pollock, to push the limits of the various mediums in both engraved and relief techniques.
Athos Zacharias and Knox Martin will open summer exhibitions of their work on Saturday at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton. The Springs Improvement Society will hold its 49th annual invitational art exhibition from tomorrow through Aug. 21 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.
“Living Well Is the Best Revenge: A Jazz Age Fable of Sara and Gerald Murphy,” an exhibition of photographs, paintings, decorative arts, and memorabilia, will open tomorrow at the East Hampton Historical Society’s Clinton Academy with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. It will remain on view through Oct. 10.
Miss Rosie, an Americana-folk group from Oberlin, Ohio, will bring both old-time tunes and original songs to the lawn of the Southampton Arts Center for a free concert Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will launch its 2016 Comedy Club on Monday at 8 p.m. with a performance by Richard Lewis, the comedian who has fashioned a stellar career by mining his own neuroses.
Eve Queler, founder and director of the Opera Orchestra of New York, will present an evening of operatic arias and duets by Bellini, Puccini, Verdi, and Donizetti tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.
The year 1975 brought two films into the world whose shelf life has yet to expire: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Grey Gardens.” Classics in themselves, they have also given rise to various spinoffs and rituals.
The Southampton Cultural Center will present an off-site production of “An Iliad,” a play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare.
“Betting on Zero” isn’t your typical summer blockbuster, even for a documentary. There are no absolute winners and, arguably, no clear heroes. It’s not about kids or animals, and it is set in the until-recently lackluster world of finance.
If there is anything that funny TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show” have proven, it is that there is a huge market for comedy. And if there’s anything that Caroline Hirsch has proven, it’s that it is possible to develop a comedy business with longevity.
The Watermill Center will launch its annual Scaler Lecture Series on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a talk by Kinan Azmeh, a Syrian clarinetist and composer, titled “Art in Times of Crisis.” Robert Wilson, the center’s artistic director, and Kate Eberstadt, a former artist-in-residence there, have selected the six speakers.
First there were cat videos, which were shown in Southampton earlier this summer. Now, the canine crowd will have their chance to celebrate their favorite pets at the Dog Film Festival on Tuesday at Guild Hall.