Arts

Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton has two shows of note currently on view, addressing the evolving nature of photography and mechanical reproduction. Bryan Graf balances nostalgia and critical distance in his examination of historical approaches and more abstract uses of the medium, while Ethan Greenbaum plays with familiar imagery and takes it...
The filmmaker has published a book, “Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies, and the Twelve Best Days of My Life,” and has a new series, “Public Morals,” to air on TNT.
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.