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  •     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.

  • There are some who may only know Denise Gale from her five-year stint as host of “Drinks With Denise” on LTV, where she mixed it up with local chefs and personalities over cocktails and wine. They might not realize that lurking under the tipsy banter and awkward conversational transitions was a serious abstract painter, who pursued her metier first under the tutelage of Peter Plagens in California, and then in New York City before settling in Springs in 2001. Mr. Plagens, well known for his criticism in The Wall Street Journal and other publications, is also a painter, and an admirer of Ms. Gale, who appeared on a short list of painters he respects in ARTPULSE magazine.
  • “Land/Sea,” an exhibition of work by John Todaro, Phyllis Chillingworth, and Annie Sessler and Jim Goldberg, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday and Sunday, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. “Ned Smyth: Moments of Water,” an exhibition of large sculptures, photographs, and smaller installations, will open on Sunday at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J., where it will be on view through April 2.
  • Klaus Kertess, a curator, writer, and art dealer whose enduring influence in the art world began 50 years ago when he opened the Bykert Gallery on East 81st Street, died of a heart attack at home in Manhattan on Saturday.
  • The conversation at the East Hampton Middle School between the actor Edward Norton, the recipient of the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award, and David Edelstein, the chief film critic for New York magazine, began auspiciously. Mr. Edelstein, referring to Mr. Norton’s inspiration for Mike Shiner, his self-involved character in the Academy Award-winning “Birdman,” asked, “Where do you go to find the ultimate narcissistic actor?”
  • One of the many surprises in “Wig Shop,” Kat Coiro’s compelling 15-minute contribution to the Hamptons International Film Festival’s program of shorts by female filmmakers, was Emily Mortimer’s performance as an Orthodox Jewish woman.
  • Josh Dayton will show recent work at Ashawagh Hall in Springs tomorrow through Sunday, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The show was organized by Arlene Bujese. “Bateau Promenade,” an exhibition of work by the Israeli painter Guy Yanai, will open at Harper’s Books in East Hampton with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through mid-December.
  • The Met: Live in HD will kick off its season with an encore screening of a new production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” which will be shown on Saturday at noon at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The production will feature an outstanding cast of Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangane, and René Pape as King Marke.
  • It is no coincidence that “The Castle of Perseverance,” the second exhibition at Crush Curatorial in Amagansett, will open on Saturday in conjunction with the Hamptons International Film Festival. Organized by Molly Surno, an installation artist who works in film, video, and performance, the show, which includes work by 15 artists, is an exploration of the function of symbols as props in visual art.
  • The Drawing Room in East Hampton will present “Autumn Salon,” featuring works by 11 artists, from tomorrow through Nov. 28. The exhibition will include painting, sculpture, prints, works on paper, and photography. The Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor will be the site of an Art and Music Lounge from today through Monday, from noon to 10 p.m. daily, in celebration of the Hamptons International Film Festival.

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