Arts

Star Staff
The Watermill Center will host Artists Table, a brunch prepared by Jason Weiner on Sunday from noon to 2:30 p.m. Mr. Weiner is the chef and co-proprietor with Eric Lemonides of the Almond restaurants in Bridgehampton and Manhattan and L&W Oyster Company, in Manhattan.
Mark Segal
Hamptons Artists for Haiti will hold an art show and silent auction organized by Coco Myers and Kay Gibson of folioeast, an online gallery founded by Ms. Myers, on June 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Watermill Center. The goal of the event is to raise money to help build a new school for 400 children in Ranquitte, Haiti. The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is opening a solo show of paintings by Stephen Hannock with a reception on Saturday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will continue through July 3.
Lawrence Goldstone rescues John Holland, “the father of the modern submarine,” from relative obscurity and places him alongside more well-known American inventors.
Mark Segal
A new exhibition at Temple Adas Israel, set to open Sunday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., will focus on Larry Rivers’s works with Jewish themes.
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Jennifer Landes
East Hampton's Rental Gallery is here to add a bit of mischief and delight to our summer and year.
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Kurt Wenzel
At first glance, “Alarms and Excursions,” running now through June 11 at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue, seems a light romp about the tribulations of contemporary life. Its playwright, Michael Frayn, also wrote “Noises Off,” the hugely successful comedy of manners from the early 1980s. Like its predecessor, “Alarms and Excursions” has plenty of slapstick humor, but it ultimately aims for bigger targets than mere laughs. This production is a slightly abridged version of the original, first performed in London in 1998. The play is a loosely connected series of vignettes about married British couples. Most of the pieces work beautifully, with one or two being merely good. The first — a kinetic sketch about modern technology — is perhaps the funniest. Two couples meet for drinks in an upper-middle-class home. Once introduced they all decide to turn off their cellphones — they are going to chat, face to face, in the human way of the civilized elite. The host produces a bottle of w
Mark Segal
Sotheby’s S/2, a gallery with exhibitions of art that are not up for auction, is showing the work of Alfonso Ossorio through June 9.
Mark Segal
“Out of the Question: Reviving the Lost Art of Provocative Conversation” will return to the Southampton Arts Center on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. with “The Business of Art: Passion or Profit?”
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The Montauk Library will be a virtual concert hall during the coming week, with three music programs, each with a different point of view. On Saturday evening at 7:30, Alexander Wu and the Serendip Piano Trio will present “A JFK Centennial, Return to Camelot: Music From the Kennedy White House Concerts, 1961-1963.” The program will include compositions by Mendelssohn, Copland, Gershwin, Casals, Chopin, Brubeck, Bernstein, and others.
Mark Segal
The East End Photographers Group will take over Ashawagh Hall in Springs for a nine-day exhibition from Saturday through June 11. An opening reception with music by Job Potter and Friends will take place Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. The Nature Conservancy is launching its summer season with “Sacred Balance,” an art exhibition organized by Beth McNeill-Muhs, an independent curator, that will open with a reception June 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Conservation in East Hampton. The show will run through July 14.
Mark Segal
In 1973, after 30 successful years in the financial industry, Henry Buhl brought a new camera to his cousin’s wedding. The bride and groom preferred his photographs to the ones taken by the professional photographer they had hired, and a second career was born. He began to receive commissions to photograph art and fashion events for society magazines, and he opened a studio in SoHo.
Christopher Walsh
From the start, Jann Wenner was daring, lucky, and good.
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The Barnes Landing Association will hold its 16th annual Anna Mirabai Lytton writers and artists showcase on June 3 from 2 to 3:30 at the Barnes Landing meetinghouse at the intersection of Barnes Hole and Water’s Edge Roads in Springs.
Mark Segal
The official start of summer might be June 21, but on the East End it comes early — this Saturday, to be exact, when the first of the summer’s benefit events, the ARF Designer Show House, kicks off three months of fund-raisers that support a wide range of charities and cultural institutions.
One of Barney Rosset’s first acquisitions for Grove Press was with an unknown writer named Samuel Beckett, an Irishman who lived in France, wrote in French, and was rejected by French publishers.