The Montauk Music Festival has grown to draw many visitors to the hamlet on the weekend before summer’s unofficial start
Swamp Cabbage, a duo featuring Walter Parks and Jagoda, will perform three times at the Montauk Music Festival. Jon Waits

Kathryn Lynch paints recognizable things, and she always has. “I never switched styles — I need to hook onto reality.
Kathryn Lynch has completed a multitude of small paintings since she moved into her Red Hook studio in September. Mark Segal
Coecles Harbor is one of the Shelter Island locales that Kathryn Lynch has painted while summering there.

The show includes three paintings from the 1960s, all strong examples of the influence of Spanish abstraction, or Informalismo‚ which led to rather dense and heavy compositions, hinting at recognizable forms
“Perfil infinito,” oil on linen from 1966, was painted in Spain before Joan Semmel returned to New York and took up her more well-known figurative painting. Alexander Gray Associates; 2015 Joan Semmel/Artists Rights Society
Installation viewAlexander Gray Associates
"Centered" from 2012 Alexander Gray Associates; 2015 Joan Semmel/Artists Rights Society
Installation viewAlexander Gray Associates

An exhibition opening this week devoted entirely to his source material
An exhibition of Chuck Close photographs will feature a few of his departures from the figure, as in “Anthurium‚” from 1987.

The 90-minute production, while remaining true to time, place, text, and music, will “highlight Verdi’s most famous opera with the most important numbers linked by compelling narrative,” according to Bay Street.
Ashley Bell will sing the role of Violetta in “La Traviata.”

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the Montauk School auditorium

At Guild Hall

The White Room is also a co-op, but members’ work will share the space with a changing roster of non-member artists, among them Mr. Ernst, Mr. Gingerich, and Paton Miller
Sally Breen and Andrea McCafferty in their new space, The White Room gallery in Bridgehampton Mark Segal
Jim Gingerich’s “Chicken by the Sea” will be on view in the White Room Gallery’s opening exhibition on Saturday in Bridgehampton.

Local art news
Guild Hall’s artist members submitted 463 works in their 77th annual show. Marla Prather, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, served as judge this year and selected Pamela Topham for top honors for a silk-and-wool tapestry called “Northwest Harbor, Early Light.” Sage Elsesser, an 18-year-old Ross School boarding student, was named best new artist, the youngest artist in the history of the awards to be so named. Other winners included Bastienne Schmidt, Allan Ryan, Robin Du Plessis, Corinne Soikin Strauss, Sheila Haskin-Loebel, Amy Wickersham, and William J. Tansey. Those receiving honorable mentions were Bo B. Parsons, Joyce Kubat, Christopher Kohan, Monica Banks, Stephan Kelemen, Sara Douglas, Rick Gold, Sharon van Liempt, Michael Longacre, Eva Iacono, Gary Beeber, Jonathan Morse, Daniela Roman, Kathryn Szoka, and Valerie Zeman. Durell Godfrey