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  • It’s not too surprising to see that Susan Ecker spent an extra year studying art history after receiving her M.F.A. in drawing and painting. Her subject matter teems with classical, neo-classical, and postmodern references in the show now on view at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton.
  • Roman Roth’s Grapes of Roth merlot has been placed on the Wine Spectator list of the top wines of 2015, ranked 64 out of 100 wines that made the list. This wine is from his personal label, using grapes sourced from the North Fork.
  • There’s an arresting image in the Parrish Art Museum’s exhibition “Seen and Unseen: Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson” currently on view in Water Mill. Painted by Freilicher in 1981, “The Changing Scene” presents a likeness of the artist drawing back the curtain on a field torn up by bulldozers, prepped for yet another house to block her home and studio’s once expansive view.
  • Every year, South Fork artists garner new and increased attention at the various fairs and events that make up Miami’s Art Basel week. Whether in the grand booths of the Miami Beach Convention Center, in a funky satellite in Wynwood or North Beach, in a family museum in an old warehouse, in a pool cabana, or even in a hotel room, exhibitors from around the corner or around the world bring international exposure to our regional faves and allow us to see how they measure up to the giants of the current and historical marketplace.
  • Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry relish, and 5K “trots,” and in East Hampton, it also means the joy of peeking into houses both grand and historical, courtesy of the East Hampton Historical Society.
  • The White Room Gallery is in a pleasant space on Bridgehampton’s Main Street that is helping the hamlet’s business district maintain a fine arts presence, along with oldtimers such as Mark Borghi and Kathryn Markel and more recent additions such as Chase Edwards and Julian Beck.
  • The East End Hospice will be a beneficiary of a weekend-long sale and exhibition of paintings by Lewis Zacks at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.
  • Thursday mornings at The Star are a time to regroup. The prior week’s news and features have been neatly filed, edited, printed, and bundled. The slate is clean. And although the editorial meeting to discuss the following week is only minutes away, there is a sense of relief, ease, and release, a calm before the next approaching storm.
  • Amy Goldman will present and sign copies of her “Heirloom Harvest” book of daguerrotypes at Marders in Bridgehampton on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Artisanal pizza made with organic vegetables and ingredients will be served.
  • It might seem a “Summer Works” group show that opened in October is an anachronism, but really it wasn’t all that long ago that the days were long, the beach was warm, and the streets were gridlocked.

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