Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, reflects on his life as an artist and his connection to the immensely popular series
Eloise places a gentle hand on the shoulder of Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, while Kay Thompson, who wrote the series, looks on. Anthony Lombardo
In this illustration, Ruff, Hilary Knight’s late, beloved Persian cat, shares the artist’s East Hampton studio with a free-range cockatiel that is still in residence.

By Kurt Wenzel
Brit Whittle, Mark Jacoby, Steve Sheridan, Martin L’Herault, and John Bolger star in “Five Presidents” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Lenny Stucker
A documentary by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
William F. Buckley Jr. facing Gore Vidal. ABC Photo Archives, Magnolia Pictures

The show acts like visual Xanax in its quiet and empty landscapes, taken in the fall and early winter
Adam Bartos’s “Louse Point, January 2015,” above, is part of an exhibition of his photographs at the Drawing Room gallery in East Hampton. Included in the exhibition are three images the artist took in India at a villa in Gujarat.

ArtHamptons will be the first out of the gate
Art Southampton, whose first few fairs were held mid-July on the grounds of the Elks Lodge in Southampton, above, changed times and locations this year. Jennifer Landes

Local art news
Ralph Carpentier’s “Barn on a Hill” is part of a solo exhibition of his work organized by Pamela Williams at the Amagansett Library.

The show will provide evidence of the artist’s fascination with ordinary objects
Tara Donovan’s three-part installation at the Parrish will include this and two other untitled sculptures made of Slinkys.

A traveling pop-up art exhibition housed in a 1978 Airstream trailer
The Dream Machine, an Airstream trailer that brings with it a pop-up art exhibition, will park itself at the Parrish Art Museum over the weekend.

By Adam Judd
Members of the Choral Society of the Hamptons enjoyed a break in the clouds as they rehearsed outside before their concert Saturday night. Durell Godfrey
At the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor
Jim Breuer