What could be more idyllic than whiling away long August days encased in a bubble of intoxicating fragrance?
Clethra Anne Bidwell’s upright, densely clustered spikes of flowers can resemble an old lace pattern. Abby Jane Brody
Clethra rosea, from the family of plants known informally as summer sweet or sweet pepper bush, has an intoxicating fragrance. Abby Jane Brody

A jam-packed schedule of programs

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor

At the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.

If art’s intrinsic value is visual, shouldn’t it actually be seen?
“Storage Wars,” the latest exhibition on view at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, offers a lot to unpack in terms of context and the commodification of art.

At Hoie Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton Village
Stephanie Reit's box for 2014
Daniel Polera's contribution
Gerson Leiber's abstracted box

Local art news

Mr. Zacharias often appropriates images from comic books, magazines, and other artists
Athos Zacharias in his high-ceilinged, sky-lit studio in Springs Mark Segal
"Triple Play"

Brooklyn Rider is a daring, compelling, and significant string quartet that is helping to redefine the 300-year-old medium