Denise Gale had an early encounter with abstract painting at a de Kooning show at the Kemper Art Museum, at the age of 10
Denise Gale’s studio opens onto her garden, which offers a tranquil escape from the chaos of her works-in-progress. Mark Segal
Since her spinal surgery, Ms. Gale has turned to diptychs, such as “Just Pink,” the parts of which can be moved more easily than large canvases.

A show that is by turns literal, figurative, abstract, and highly individualized
“Pond Edge 1,” by Kamilla Talbot, was painted this year.
From Matthew J. Vega’s “Dimorphism” series
“Heavens of Glory Now and Then” by Barbara Thomas

The conversation about pot was marooned between two varying points of view represented by “the U.S. government and High Times” on either side
Cannabis has earned a place in the pharmacopeia, and society, says the author Joe Dolce in “Brave New Weed.” Henny Garfunkel

A slate of new exhibitions will open at Guild Hall on Sunday with a special reception from 3 to 5 p.m.

An 11-song solo performance complete with the sounds of a campfire and crickets
Katherine C.H.E.’s new album offers 11 songs that evoke a simpler, carefree time.

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At Guild Hall

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

Edward Norton's sharp intelligence, insight into the profession, and sense of humor were fully on display
David Edelstein, left, the chief film critic for New York magazine, talked with Edward Norton about everything from “Birdman” to Brando in Sunday’s A Conversation With program at the East Hampton Middle School. Mark Segal

At the Southampton Arts Center
The performers in "Latin from Manhattan--Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond"