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  • Guild Hall’s artist-in-residence program was launched in March 2016 because Ruth Appelhof, then the executive director, and the painter Eric Fischl felt that rising property values were making it difficult for young artists to live and work on the East End. Measured by any yardstick, the program has been a success.
  • Divaria Productions will present Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” at the Bay Street Theater on Saturday evening at 8.
  • The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a showing of two important documentaries this spring.
  • “Open Garden,” a group exhibition of flower paintings and other mediums with floral motifs, will open at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through May 22. “EarthHamptons 2017,” a celebration of Earth Day featuring artworks, panel discussions, and talks, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • What might be called a museum of outsider art, hidden on Hog Creek Road in Springs, was once a dairy barn, an Abstract Expressionist’s studio, and the original home of the Springs Fire Department. The monument is easy to miss.
  • Williams and Rossa Cole, who grew up in East Hampton and are descended from one of the Irish rebellion's folk heroes, have made a film about their ancestor and what their family's legacy means to them. The East Hampton Library will screen the film on
  • If it’s April, it must be time for Art Groove to take over Ashawagh Hall in Springs for the weekend. The seventh iteration of the multimedia event will include art, music, and video on Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor will open concurrent solo shows of work by Paton Miller and Brett Loving with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibitions will run through May 9.
  • First conceived as“a one and done thing,” Paton Miller's "East End Collected" exhibition is back for a third year at the Southampton Arts Center.
  • Fifty years ago, Ron Jones, a young teacher in Palo Alto, Calif., devised an unusual project as an experiment for students in his sophomore high school history class. While it was mentioned only in the student newspaper at the time, it has since become the subject of a short story, a TV movie, a novelization, and a German feature film screened at Sundance, a musical, a documentary, and a full-length play.
  • Ille Arts in Amagansett will open “Eleven Under Thirty,” a group show featuring young artists, with a reception Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. “Bent,” a show of work by three artist-illustrators, will open at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton tomorrow and continue through April 23. A reception with live music by the Benders will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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