Jane Maynard and Lalitte Smith formed a makeshift kick line at the Garden Club of East Hampton plant sale preview party on Friday. Durell Godfrey
The volunteers who helped cart plants to patrons’ cars this year included, back row from left, Carter Amaden and R.J. Druker, and, front row from left, J.P. Amaden, Olivia Druker, and Nolan Jennings.
The annual Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Designer Showhouse preview party took place Saturday at the Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack. Enjoying it, above, were Dwyer Derrig and Beverly Kazickas, making the scene in orange.
Brian Brady, a participating designer, came to the ARF design house party with his puppy, Max.

A milestone in the property’s long history
Photographs from “Bonac: Letters From Home,” Tara Israel’s ongoing series documenting the people and landscapes of East Hampton, will be on view at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in July. Tara Israel
Dennis Leri Mark Segal

Guild Hall's exhibition will open on Saturday
An installation view of Laurie Anderson’s “Chalkroom,” one of two virtual reality pieces that will open Saturday at Guild Hall Canal Street Communications

The SummerDocs series returns for three monthly screenings starting on June 29
“Bathtubs Over Broadway” focuses on a once common but forgotten art form, the industrial musical.

Local Art News

At the Southampton Arts Center

At the Barnes Landing Association’s meetinghouse

At the Clark Arts Center on Shelter Island

The Montauk Library

By Regina Weinreich
Alessandro Nivola has top billing and rave reviews for his performance in “Disobedience,” above. He spent much of his childhood in Springs (captured at Louse Point,below.
With his wife, Emily Mortimer, left, and their two children, he now has a house in Amagansett, where he isn’t above taking a New Year’s Day polar bear plunge, as he did this year at Atlantic Avenue Beach.
Alessandro Nivola as a child with his grandfather Costantino Nivola, an Abstract Expressionist sculptor who settled in Springs in the 1940s.