Arts

“I start with a certain kind of structure, the center relating to the edge at the same time.”
Vincent Longo, standing in his sunny Amagansett studio, still paints every day at the age of 91. Morgan McGivern
Examples of Vincent Longo’s acrylic paintings on wood include, from left, “Lattice Window‚” from 2005, “Vertical Blind‚” from 2006, and “Color Studies Copeces Lane, East Hampton‚” from 1975.

This year, the East Hampton Historical Society is saluting the shingle, the South Fork construction staple from its earliest days
A traditional house on Hither Lane with a surprisingly contemporary interior is part of this year’s East Hampton Historical Society House and Garden Tour, to be held on Saturday. Durell Godfrey

Local art news
Mary Heilmann’s work “Pro Tools Remix‚” from this year, will be in the Tripoli Gallery’s annual “Thanksgiving Collective” show. 303 Gallery, New York, and Hauser & Wirth, London

At Guild Hall

In the Bridgehampton Museum's archives building

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

Decoys, once the humble tools of wildfowl hunters, have become big business over the last three decades
A pair of working wood ducks attributed to Chief Eugene Cuffee of the Shinnecock Reservation was sold at auction last year for $8,250, well over its estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.
A rare sleeping black duck with “raised extended wingtips, fine feather paint detail, and sleepy eyes,” above, also estimated at $4,000 to $6000, went for $7,500 last week, while five other Cuffee decoys, among them the willet with shoe-button eyes, below, brought a total of $5,050. Decoys have become prized collectors’ items over the last three decades. Guyette and Deeter Auctions

A pronounced twist on Frank Capra’s 1946, Oscar-nominated holiday classic
Carol Sjoholm, Matthew O’Connor, and Barbara Jo Howard will perform in a radio play of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Completed in 2012, the film has been screened at more than a dozen film festivals and won prizes at six, including three best-picture awards
Michael Wolfe
A scene from the film shot in a house on Meadow Lane in Southampton
Mr. Wolfe's character about to ascend the steps of the house

The always-brilliant installation skills of the gallery directors, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe, make the artwork sing in ways that are surprising and delightful
Rather than using a pithy title or a long think piece to connote the seriousness of the exhibition, the Drawing Room let the art speak for itself with this grouping of work by, from left, Mel Kendrick, Antonio Asis, and Alan Shields.
"Blue Crate" by Mel Kendrick
"Homan-ji III (1D)" from 1995 by Jennifer Bartlett
"Actors Colony #3" from 2014 by Dan Rizzie
John Alexander's "Oyster" from 2013