Were George Washington alive today, he wouldn’t have to apologize for cutting down the cherry tree: He would repurpose it. That’s what Susan Goldstein did with two cherry trees that were in decline on her North Haven property, one of which was more than 100 years old. Instead of letting the wood end up in a landfill, she challenged Will Paulson, a Mattituck cabinetmaker, to find uses for it. He turned out a massive dining room table, a living room cocktail table, stair treads, a bathroom counter, and several decorative pieces for the house.
Solow at Whaling Museum
The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will open “City Square/Piazza,” an installation by Peter Solow, with a reception Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Oct. 13.
Mr. Solow, who lives in Sag Harbor, had his first solo show in New York City at the age of 29. In a review, John Russell, art critic of The New York Times, called him “someone to watch.”
Three prizewinning Latin American films will be shown at the 11th OLA Film Festival this weekend at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Founded by Isabel Sepulveda and presented by the Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, the festival will kick off tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. with “Pescador,” an Ecuadorean film, which will be followed at 7 p.m. by a performance by Mambo Loco on the museum’s terrace.
Emily Cheng at Ille
Ille Arts in Amagansett will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Emily Cheng from Saturday through Sept. 30, with an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Cheng draws upon the world’s cultural history for images and emblems, sometimes only fragments, which are transformed and recombined, in the artist’s words, “to service an entirely different purpose and context.”
A breath of fresh air blew into Amagansett two weeks ago with the arrival of “The Outsider Eye,” an exhibition of Outsider Art at Ille Arts that will remain on view through Sept. 17.
Every summer the East End is jammed with art galleries and fairs displaying every imaginable type of art, but outsider artists have for the most part remained outside the arena.
New at Drawing Room
Concurrent solo exhibitions of work by Costantino Nivola and Rolph Scarlett will open at the Drawing Room in East Hampton tomorrow and remain on view through Oct. 13.
Nivola, who lived in Springs from 1948 until his death in 1988, developed a lexicon of sculptural form ranging from monumental public commissions to intimately scaled figures and abstractions in relief, bronze, clay, marble, concrete, and sand casts. This exhibition focuses on works in clay of figures at leisure on Louse Point.
“The Homesman,” a western starring Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones and directed and co-written by Mr. Jones, will be the Centerpiece Film at the 22nd annual Hamptons International Film Festival, taking place from Oct. 9 through Oct. 13. Hilary Swank, the film’s star, will be in East Hampton for the film’s East Coast premiere.
The actor, writer, and director Bob Balaban, who has a house in Bridgehampton, has been named this year’s honorary chairman of the festival.
Parrish on the Road
Parrish Road Show, the Parrish Art Museum’s off-site creative summer series, is featuring work by Michael Combs and Evan Desmond Yee. Mr. Combs’s project, “Outhouse 2014,” will be on view from today, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., through Sept. 28, at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead.
Guild Hall is steaming toward Labor Day weekend with a jam-packed schedule of programs ranging from comedy to new music to rock ’n’ roll to film. A staged reading of “Night With Oscar,” a new comedy by the Emmy-nominated writer Eugene Pack, will start things off tonight at 8. The play, set in a Long Island town on Oscar night, stars Tony Danza, Anita Gillette, Tate Donovan, Gina Gershon, Dayle Reyfel, Lucy DeVito, and John Mangaro. Tickets are $30, $28 for members. Prime orchestra seats and a V.I.P. reception are available for $75 and $70.