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  • With the ballyhoo of the last of the hot Montauk summer finally past, it is nice to see one remnant left in its wake. The Woodbine Collection on Montauk Highway, across from the I.G.A. grocery store, opened this past season and offers a bright and sunny room to view its eclectic works.
  • Philippe Cheng, a previous contributor to The Star who lives in Bridgehampton, has published a book of his art photography titled “Still: The East End Photographs.” A book signing will take place at Barnes & Noble at Broadway and 83rd Street in Manhattan on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
  • The box office for the Hamptons International Film Festival is now open for tickets to films such as "Bridge of Spies," “Carol,” “Spotlight,” “Truth,” “Youth,” “Room,” and “Where to Invade Next.”
  • This summer, Taylor Rose Berry finally finished “White Noise” by Don DeLillo. While not earth-shattering news to most, it will be of interest to her friends, patrons, and those who attended the PechaKucha night at the Parrish Art Museum in June. During her talk that evening, Ms. Berry detailed her struggles with that book and how it led to her first and only failing grade on a term paper.
  • Anke Weyer’s work might be described as pastiche, but only in the best possible way. Using a palette of brightly hued oils and acrylics, she scrawls, drips, stains, daubs, and strokes the paint into complex compositions of lines and forms on canvas with high and low references.
  • Although the box office for the Hamptons International Film Festival doesn’t open until Sept. 26, its organizers are attracting early interest with intermittent announcements of its significant films.
  • Even without the inevitable changes to come at the historic Duryea complex in Montauk, which was sold last year, and the eventual loss of its modest structures dating back to the 19th century, the current show at Outeast Gallery, which is part of the property, has an air of finality.
  • It has been some years since Sydney Butchkes’s art was displayed regularly in galleries, but for decades, in the heyday of the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton and in Arlene Bujese’s eponymous space here, his work, including paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings, was often viewed and reviewed.
  • Elaine de Kooning spent a lifetime painting portraits. She tackled them first as a necessity, when she was a poor artist interested in the figure and used herself as her muse, and eventually as a counterbalance during her long involvement with Abstract Expressionism.
  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate its 70th anniversary season with a dramatic selection of works suitable for such an event, including a work commissioned from Victoria Bond to be performed early next summer.

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