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  • This year, LongHouse’s arts committee has made some bold and dramatic selections well suited for the unique environment.
  • First there were cat videos, which were shown in Southampton earlier this summer. Now, the canine crowd will have their chance to celebrate their favorite pets at the Dog Film Festival on Tuesday at Guild Hall.
  • Maia Ruth Lee and Peter Sutherland, an artistic couple with varying viewpoints and methods, have individual shows at the Fireplace Project in Springs, both of which seem reflective of the country’s mood on the eve of a divisive presidential election and in the wake of a global wave of violence and uncertainty.
  • “Betting on Zero” isn’t your typical summer blockbuster, even for a documentary. There are no absolute winners and, arguably, no clear heroes. It’s not about kids or animals, and it is set in the until-recently lackluster world of finance.
  • East Hampton’s Eric Firestone Gallery is in a reflective mood with its current exhibition, “MirrorMirror,” offering not only show-stopping surfaces of (literal) reflection but also addressing art that mirrors itself in its design, sometimes presenting a complete double of its composition and sometimes a slightly askew version.
  • As much as purists love a meaty, topical play, everyone can appreciate a good farce now and then, particularly in the summer. Purpled Pheasant Productions, a new professional theater group based at the Southampton Cultural Center, has chosen to introduce itself through the latter.
  • After months of silence and speculation, Guild Hall announced last Thursday that Andrea Grover has been named executive director to replace Ruth Appelhof, who is retiring.
  • Andrea Grover, the curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum, will become Guild Hall's new director, replacing Ruth Appelhof, on Sept. 1.
  • As of the date of this publication, Williams Cole is at the Galway Film Festival for the world premiere of his film “Rebel Rossa,” enjoying the accomplishment of several months of filming and just as much time editing.
  • Stanley Casselman rose to notoriety by responding to a challenge by Jerry Saltz, the provocative New York magazine art critic, but he remains a sought-after painter through his own process and creativity. His latest work is now on view at the Mark Borghi Fine Art gallery in Bridgehampton.

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