Laurie Anderson and her dog, Lolabelle, in "From the Air," an earlier project inspired by her dog. Laurie Anderson

Nancy Atlas

Mr. Smyth has produced a body of work notable for both the consistency of its vision and the variety of forms it has taken
Two large bronze stones, left and rear, and four C-prints were among the works in Ned Smyth’s Shelter Island studio during a recent visit. Mark Segal
“The Dream of Simultaneous Connection,” a public project created by Mr. Smyth for Victory Park in Long Beach, Calif., in 1996
Ned Smyth’s “Destinations,” a public art project at P.S. 156 in Brooklyn

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"Approaching Blue Hour" is one of the photos on view at Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor beginning Saturday. Daniel Jones

Such a show can have the feel of a grab bag, especially at this time of year, but in this case it works in its favor
Kathryn Abbe Gary Mamay Photos
Robert Dash
Bill Durham
James Brooks
Several etchings by Mary Nimmo Moran, such as “Goose Pond, East Hampton,” are on display at Guild Hall in its “A Sense of Place” show. Gary Mamay

“Love & Entropy” is a 10-song collection that delves into relationships in their varying stages
On “Love & Entropy,” his third solo release, Michael Weiskopf explores the complications and conflicting emotions of relationships. Bryan Downey

By Kurt Wenzel
Christopher Walsh
Arlethia Lawler, known as "MamaLee," was among those who sang at the concert. Christopher Walsh
Andy Aledort, who performs with Dickey Betts and Great Southern as well as his own band and has done a number of workshops at Crossroads, also performed.Christopher Walsh
Michael and Christine Clark, who own Crossroads Music, said they were grateful for the sendoff.Christopher Walsh

Animals, acrobats, and circus performers figure prominently in her work
Gabriele Raacke was framed by “Fly Fishing,” left, and “An Apple Tree Grows Inside of Me,” both of which reflect a humor at once whimsical and surreal. Mark Segal
The subjects of Gabriele Raacke’s portraits, like “Newspaper Man,” often sport bizarre headwear.
“Monkey and Lizard” is one of Gabriele Raacke’s reverse-painting-on-glass dinner plates.