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  • For 30 years, Alexis Rockman has rendered the natural world, producing both detailed oil paintings depicting the dystopian consequences of climate change, genetic engineering, and industrial pollution, and more immediate field drawings of plants and animals encountered on his travels.
  • Ned Smyth doesn’t remember his first visit to the Louvre, since he was 18 months old at the time. Years later, his parents told him that he ran ahead of them as they approached the entrance. Once inside, they found him on his knees, genuflecting.
  • A reception will take place Saturday at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor from 5 to 7 p.m for the photographer Daniel Jones. A group show, “Winter Light: East End Artists,” organized by Arlene Bujese, will be on view at the Southampton Cultural Center from Tuesday through Feb. 15. A reception will be held on Jan. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Gabriele Raacke, who grew up in a small village in the Black Forest near Freiburg, Germany, wanted to be a bookseller. To that end she attended the booksellers school in Frankfurt, which offered a three-and-a-half-year program required for anybody who wanted to work in a bookstore or publishing house.
  • You can find your artistic gifts at the Small Works show at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carly Haffner of Sag Harbor will show her new work at The Ripe Art Gallery in Huntington.
  • Sophia Brous and Carlos Soto, performance artists, will each share works in progress with the public on Saturday at the Watermill Center. Ms. Brous, an Australian performer who will be in residence at the center in January, will be gathering material from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Lullaby Movement,” a project exploring lullaby rituals from around the world that she is developing with David Coulter and Leo Abrahams, British musicians.
  • “I’m very uninterested in subject matter,” Eugene Brodsky told a recent visitor to his East Hampton studio, although he has also said that “the sources for my work start from images I come across.” In his artworks, things are what they seem, and yet there’s more than meets the eye.
  • David Slater will be opening his new show “Dreams, Ghosts, and Blue Moons,” at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Don't miss this unique and original artist. The Drawing Room in East Hampton will its “Winter Salon,” an eclectic installation of contemporary works by gallery artists juxtaposed with works on paper from the 18th and 19th centuries on Saturday.
  • Grace Coddington, author of “Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue,” originally published in 2002 and just reissued by Phaidon Books, will be present for a book signing and sale of the book at the Antique Shop on Main Street in Bridgehampton on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Santa will be sitting by the fire at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton on Saturday morning from 10 to noon, posing for pictures with children of all ages and adding their gift requests to his list. The Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone is celebrating the holiday season with special offers for two-legged and four-legged patrons. Throughout December, pooches accompanied by hotel guests or diners are entitled to a free meal from the dog-friendly inn’s Woof Menu.

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