Compass Arts & Entertainment

‘Mad To Live,” a show featuring the paintings and photography of Purdy Eaton, is on view at Standard Space until August 25. Closing reception is on Aug. 24 from 4 until 7:30 p.m. Gallery director Theo Coulombe has been offering up these Sharon soirées for a couple of years now, and they are bringing in a more diverse crowd than one might expect. The effect is refreshment, and you wouldn’t be out of your tree if you came just to experience it.

But come for the art. Come for dark rabbits and a ponderous bear, a toy soldier parachuting, and for chipmunks...