Arts

Politics and current affairs, biographies, and the arts figure prominently in this year’s lineup
Big tobacco is one of the targets of “Merchants of Doubt,” one of the titles in the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. In 1994, Stanton Glantz, above, a longtime advocate of nonsmokers’ rights, received a treasure trove of leaked documents, below, that proved the tobacco industry had known that nicotine was addictive for 30 years.
In a scene from “Since: The Bombing of Pam Am Flight 103,” Suse Lowenstein, whose son, Alexander, was killed in the crash, is pictured on her Montauk lawn with “Dark Elegy,” her sculpture of 75 grieving mothers of victims of the bombing.
Mark Morano, a climate change skeptic.

The friends were two of the very last of a glittering and venerated generation of artists and writers
In a Douglas Rodewald photograph from 1957, Jane Freilicher, left, holds up a corner of her painting “Opening Night” while Jane Wilson holds up the other.
Jane Freilicher’s “Pheasant Quill Landscape‚” from 1992.Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
Jane Freilicher’s undated oil “Untitled (Mecox Bay),” Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
Jane Wilson’s 1964 oil on linen “View From Seven Ponds Bridge,”Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
An oil from 1983, Jane Wilson’s “Rain on Avenue B,”
Jane Freilicher’s “Flowers and Pine Trees,”
Jane Wilson's 1981 oil, “Seven Green Apples,” from the Parrish Art Museum permanent collection.
A photograph taken by John Jonas Gruen in Water Mill in 1959 includes many players from the New York art scene. Front row: Robert Rauschenberg, Steven Rivers (standing), Larry Rivers, Herbert Machiz, Grace Hartigan (lying down), and John Myers. Back row: Maxine Groffsky, Joe Hazan, Mary Abbott, Jasper Johns, Sondra Lee, Jane Freilicher, Roland Pease, and Tibor de Nagy.

The music begins with a lighthearted evening that benefits a good cause
Bell choirs such as the Harbor Bells will help ring in the holiday season this year. Durell Godfrey
A tree lighting and caroling at the Maidstone on Main Street in East Hampton has become a holiday tradition. Durell Godfrey

At the Bridgehampton Museum’s archive building

At the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton
LongHouse Reserve saves some of its dazzle for the winter months, too. Dawn Watson

At Marders Nursery in Bridgehampton

At The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

For the 16th annual Screenwriters Lab

International exposure for our regional faves
Eric Firestone, who has a gallery in East Hampton, will bring artists such as Howard Kanovitz to the Untitled art fair at Miami Beach next week.

Local Art News
“Gone Wild” by Cara Enteles is on view at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill through Dec. 14.