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Helen Charash is featured in the documentary “Eva Hesse,” which will be screened at the Southampton Arts Center tomorrow.
Although she spent many of her early years as an artist making paintings, Hesse’s time in an old fabric factory in Germany would come to shape her mature work in sculpture. Zeitgeist Films Photos
Above, Helen Charash, Eva Hesse’s sister. Below, Hesse studied with Josef Albers at Yale.

Earning Academy Award nominations for best adapted screenplay, supporting actress, and best picture
The film "Hidden Figures, stars Taraji P. Henson, above left, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae as mathematicians and engineers at NASA in the 1960s. Jenno Topping, a Sagaponack native, is nominated for a Best Picture Oscar for her work as a producer of the film. Hopper Stone
“Hidden Figures,” a film about the contributions of several African-American women to NASA during the 1960s space race, was produced by Jenno Topping, below, who has been nominated for an Academy Award. Hopper Stone
Theodore Melfi, center, the director of “Hidden Figures,” discussed an early scene in the movie with Octavia Spencer, left, and Janelle Monae.Hopper Stone

“A lot of my work has to do with the movement of water and sky.”
Anne Raymond explained that her monotypes, one of which is seen here, differ in certain respects from her oil paintings. Mark Segal
The areas of color in her monotype diptych “Untitled Winter VIII” are more geometric than those in her paintings.

The East Hampton Library's new Local Artist Research Archive launched on Jan. 23
Dawn Irrgang is one of the people the East Hampton Library has scanning decades of archival material from Guild Hall’s files on artists. Durell Godfrey

“the Schellinger-Hendrickson Very Fine and Rare Clock"
A walnut tall-case clock made in 1780 by Nathaniel Dominy IV was auctioned on Saturday at Sotheby’s in Manhattan for a surprisingly low price, and there is some question as to whether it is the same clock whose provenance is described in the handwritten letter that accompanied the sale.
Hattie Schellinger is pictured in 1934 with a Dominy clock behind her, which she later sold to the letter-writer, Howard Hendrickson of Bridgehampton.

“I pattern my work on the enormous sculptures and symbols of the past —Stonehenge, Olmec heads, Easter Island,”
Paul Pavia surrounded by the many tools of his trade in his Springs studio. Below, “Morat Coil,” 2016, bronze, wood, and marble Mark Segal
“Lautreamont,” 2016, stainless steel, bronze, wood, and marble.
Paul Pavia’s “The Moor” is typical of the way he collages different materials, in this case wood, marble, and bronze.

Cracked Actor, a band named for a song on Bowie’s 1973 album “Aladdin Sane”
Cracked Actor will conclude a year of mourning the death of David Bowie with a performance of his music on Saturday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Tom Kochie
Peter Landi, left, is a co-founder of Cracked Actor, which performs the music of David Bowie.
Carlos Lama sings and plays keyboard and percussion with Cracked Actor.
Cracked Actor is set to retire their tribute to David Bowie following a performance at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday.Tom Kochie Photos

Although Matt Vega pursued figurative painting in college, he received his Yale M.F.A. in photography and practiced it prolifically and exclusively until 2012
Matt Vega’s basement studio in Amagansett is filled with hundreds of paintings from series he often works on simultaneously. These are some of his most recent works. Jennifer Landes
An untitled painting from Matt Vega’s “Dimorphism” series, above, and one from his “Imagined Landscapes” series

A holiday season institution on the South Fork
Southampton’s Tripoli Gallery has included work by Saskia Friedrich and Susan Tepper, above, and Jeremy Grosvenor, below, in its annual “Thanksgiving Collective” show. Jeremy Dennis, Tripoli Gallery
Sculpture by Keith Sonnier, left, and paintings by Jennifer Cross at the Tripoli Gallery. Jeremy Dennis, Tripoli Gallery

“Dreaming in Vinyl” reached No. 2 on a folk radio airplay chart compiled from nationwide playlists in October and November
Caroline Doctorow is enjoying the success of her latest release, “Dreaming in Vinyl,” which reached No. 2 on a folk airplay chart in two consecutive months. Grover Gatewood
Caroline Doctorow performing with Gary Oleyar, left, and Karl Allweier. “I love to tour, record, write songs, and perform for people,” she said. Grover Gatewood