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  • Rae Ferren, whose distinctive impressionistic paintings captured the space and light of the East End, died on Sept. 6 at Southampton Hospital. She was 87 and had been ill for several years with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disorder.

  • In 1998, Sandy Tolan, an American journalist and author, met Ramzi Aburedwan, a 19-year-old Palestinian musician living at the time with his impoverished grandparents in a refugee camp near Ramallah on the West Bank. That meeting led to a piece on National Public Radio about the young musician with a dream of a career in music and “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land,” Mr. Tolan’s 2015 book about Mr. Aburedwan and the broader social and cultural context in which his story has unfolded.
  • “My Lessons From Dogs,” a solo show written and performed by Patrick Christiano and directed by Kate Mueth, will be presented at Guild Hall on Sunday afternoon at 2. The program will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.
  • After catching its breath following a busy summer, the Watermill Center is ready to welcome fall with a weekend open house featuring talks and open rehearsals by four resident artists and the final International Brunch of 2016.
  • The Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue has announced an open call for submissions for a juried show of small photographic works, with the circle as the theme. The East Hampton artist Gabriele T. Raacke will have a solo show of work, “Glass Menagerie,” tomorrow at Ashawagh Hall in Springs with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and remaining on view through Sunday.
  • “Dear Elizabeth: The Letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell,” a play in letters by Sarah Ruhl, will be performed at Guild Hall by Kathleen Chalfant and Harris Yulin on Saturday at 8 p.m. The friendship between Bishop and Lowell, two of the 20th century’s most notable poets, spanned 30 years and yielded more than 400 letters, from which Ms. Ruhl drew a portrait of the intertwined lives of two very different personalities.
  • Bastienne Schmidt, a mixed-media artist from Bridgehampton, will talk about and sign copies of her new book, “Typology of Women,” on Saturday at 5 p.m. at BookHampton in East Hampton. “The Second Annual Handmade Furniture Show” will open at Ashawagh Hall in Springs today and continue through Tuesday. A reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Terry Tempest Williams, a conservationist, activist, and writer, asked the question, in an article published in The Los Angeles Times, “Will Our National Parks Survive the Next 100 Years?”
  • As the Hamptons International Film Festival has grown, so has its commitment, through its signature programs, to films that engage a range of social and political issues. This year’s festival, which will take place Oct. 6 through Oct. 10, will include the 17th iteration of Films of Conflict and Resolution, the second Compassion, Justice, and Animal Rights program, and a new signature program, Air, Land, and Sea.
  • Christopher French will have an exhibition of his new work at the Drawing Room in East Hampton. In his new work, symmetry has given way to pointed shafts of refracted color that surge across the canvas from distinct vortices like beams of colored light. The show will open tomorrow and remain on view through Oct. 3. The Southampton Artists Association’s annual Labor Day show is on view through Sept. 11 at the Southampton Cultural Center. A reception will take place Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

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