“Of Mice and Men” will be presented this month at the Bay Street Theater as part of its educational program called Literature Live, though adults need not fear that they will be seeing a school production.
On Saturday afternoon at 3, at Guild Hall, Christina Strassfield will interview Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas on the occasion of the publication by Abrams Books of “Strong-Cuevas Sculpture: Premonitions in Retrospect.” The Peter Marcelle Gallery in Southampton will show the work of Jim Gemake beginning Saturday, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
According to John Gruen, there are not many photographs of his wife, Jane Wilson, and Jane Freilicher together. As the unofficial documentarian of the East End faction of the New York School, he would know. But he has also testified in his autobiography to their friendship and artistic kinship, often painting together in the early years of their South Fork residency.
In a review of a recent BBC adaption of “An Inspector Calls,” The Guardian observed that if, in the play’s final speech, you replace the name of its deceased character Eva with the name of the 3-year old Syrian boy whose body washed up recently on a beach in Greece, the play’s universal themes become even more relevant to the world as we know it today.
Janet Jennings, who has shown consistently in galleries and libraries on the South Fork, is also a teacher, and her current show at the Chase Edwards Gallery in Bridgehampton demonstrates that aspect of her practice.
With her mysterious fragments of text and her recurring mix of painted objects dense with symbolic meaning, it is easy to mistake the work of Stephanie Brody-Lederman for some sort of rebus for anyone with the stamina and insight to solve.