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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.

  • Some artists discover their medium and stick with it. Throughout most of her career, Carol Ross has shifted artistic gears with apparent ease between wood reliefs, metal sculpture, drawing, and painting. “I’m an artist who changes a lot,” she said during a recent conversation in Guild Hall’s sculpture garden, where her large aluminum pieces can be seen through Oct. 1. A selection of her wood reliefs is also on view in Guild Hall’s Wasserstein Family Gallery.
  • When Jill Musnicki says “I’m very much into nature,” it’s no wonder. A fourth-generation East Ender whose ancestors were Bridgehampton and Sagaponack farmers, the local terrain was her birthright. For the past five years, that legacy has informed her artwork.
  • See the mysterious paintings of Jennifer Cross at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton. Haunting interiors and landscapes, inhabited not by people but by dreamlike objects and images suggest narratives and pique the imagination. A reception is set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. An exhibition of painting and sculpture by Jeff Muhs will open today at Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor and continue through Sept. 13. A reception will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 8.
  • It has been 16 years since supporters of East End Hospice first asked regional artists to create unique works of art from small, unadorned boxes that could be put up for auction to benefit the organization.
  • The Hamptons International Film Festival’s 2016 Summerdocs series will conclude on Aug. 27 at Guild Hall with a 7 p.m. screening of “A Perfect Candidate,” a 1996 documentary by R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor about the 1994 Virginia senatorial race between Oliver North, above, and Charles Robb.
  • With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, patrons are flocking to Guild Hall for an innovative series of end-of-summer performances. Only a handful of tickets remain for “New York City Ballet On and Off Stage,” an intimate look at the ballet company hosted by Jared Angle, a principal dancer, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The evening will include commentary by Mr. Angle as well as excerpts from the company’s repertory performed by him and fellow dancers. Tickets are priced from $45 to $100, $43 to $95 for members.
  • The Montauk Artists’ Association will hold its 22nd annual juried fine art show on the Montauk Green tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christopher Engel, an artist and teacher who incorporates Jungian philosophy and techniques in his arts workshops, will open at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, today through Sept. 1 at . A reception will be held Saturday afternoon from 4 to 5:30.
  • Minimal Art does not have the strong connection to the East End that landscape painting, Abstract Expressionism, or Pop do. And, with the exception of Dan Flavin, Minimalism does not characterize the production of artists who have lived and worked here since the mid-1970s. It might, therefore, come as a surprise that “Aspects of Minimalism: Selections From East End Collections” will open at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. and continue through Oct. 10.
  • Dan Welden, Gerry Giliberti, and Lois Youmans will show work created from alternative photographic techniques at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue. The show “Photo-Technic II,” will run from Saturday through Sept. 25, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. A solo show of collages and accordion books by Eugene Brodsky will be on view from tomorrow through Sept. 15 at Studio 11 in the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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