Arts

The Eastville Community Historical Society has a unique and rich story to tell about its background and earliest residents, one it can and will tell visually in the coming days.
In March, HBO released “It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise,” a documentary in which Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, reflected on his life as an artist and his connection to the immensely popular series, which was written by Kay Thompson, a singer, actress, and writer.

In 1994, former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and incumbent Bill Clinton all convened at Yorba Linda, Calif., for the funeral of Richard Nixon. It was an unprecedented assemblage of American power. But what did they talk about?
In 1968, ABC News broadcast an exchange between two very smart men sitting across from each other in upholstered swivel armchairs and proclaiming their diametrically opposed takes on the issues of the day.
For anyone already suffering from Hamptons summer affective disorder, the Drawing Room in East Hampton has the prescription. The gallery has filled its front room with large format photographs by Adam Bartos in a show called “Louse Point.”
Despite jumbled schedules and venues for each and a new name for one, the South Fork’s three summer art fairs — Art Southampton, Art­Hamptons, and Market Art + Design — will open once again this July with new digs and new dates.
Be sure to catch the landscapes of Ralph Carpentier at the Amagansett Library. The Artists Alliance of East Hampton will present the 21st annual Member Art Exhibit at Ashawagh Hall this weekend. Many gallery listings have shows using new and innovative materials.
The Parrish Art Museum’s “Platform” series, in which artists are invited to create new works that engage the museum’s architecture and collection, will present “Platform: Tara Donovan” from Saturday through Oct. 18.
When Sara Meltzer and Suchi Reddy concocted the idea of the Dream Machine, a traveling pop-up art exhibition housed in a 1978 Airstream trailer, they didn’t realize the challenges of executing it.