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William and Steven Ladd posed in front of one of their scroll pieces before their performance at the Parrish on Sunday. Durell Godfrey
The sculpture as it stood before the performance beganDurell Godfrey
The Ladds carried over each cube and then unveiled its contents.Durell Godfrey
William Ladd displayed the contents of one of the boxes as the floor piece took shape.Durell Godfrey
The audience stood quiet and fascinated as each cube was revealed.Durell Godfrey
The brothers in a characteristic moment of levityDurell Godfrey
Jason Bush with William Ladd at the reception on SaturdayMorgan McGivern
The Alan Shield exhibition was engaging to adults and children alike.Morgan McGivern
Janet Dees, the curator of SITE Santa Fe, and Jill Brienza, who organized the Shields show on SaturdayMorgan McGivern
Sean McIlraith and Katie DiBella enjoyed the exhibitions and reception.Morgan McGivern

Mary Ellen Bartley celebrated the photography show opening with her husband, David Kozatch, and son Pablo. Durell Godfrey Photos
Several Ralph Gibson photos are featured in the show.
Dorothy Frankel, Anne Seelbach, and Anne Raymond met up at the opening.
Joel Perlman's "Big Train II" was given to Guild Hall by Richard Adrian.
Sometimes art is viewed in the galleries, other times it's created.
Chuck Close's "Self Portrait (anamorphic)," from 2008, was a gift of Mr. and Mrs. George K. Moss. It was made from stainless steel and paper.
Victor Caglioti found his "Celestial Rain," a gift of Alice Root, in the Moran Gallery.
"The Measure of the Fish" by Jeff Muhs, a gift of the artist, was enjoyed by Steve Dickman.
Christina Strassfield chatted with Ellen Frank, who stood by her "Cities of Peace" portfolio of nine prints.
Jack Ceglic with his life-size portrait of Bonnie Grice from 2012

Myrna and Paul Davis snuggled with Pip. Mr. Davis was the cover artist for ARF's second calendar. Durell Godfrey Photos
Eric Fischl was this year's calendar cover artist and signed copies of it at the party.
The calendar cover
Evan, Hope and Kyle Masi enjoyed Nugget.
Dale Leff, Sandra Powers, and Sara Davison caught up at the party.
Calendar artists past and present posed for a photo. From left, Mr. Fischl, Billy Sullivan, Carol Saxe, and Paul Davis
The Powers House in Water Mill
Linda Warren and Toy
John Bandman and Coco
It was a howling good time.

Marilyn Burden, the chairwoman of the quilt show, with a few of those on view Durell Godfrey Photos
Many quilts are hung in the rafters on the second floor of the museum to dramatic effect.
A detail
This quilt appears to dissolve a corner.
Quilts in tones of black, white, and gray are popular this year.
Another black-and-white

Corey Tazmania as Prospera with Michelle Girolami as Miranda and Matthew Haas as Ferdinand in "The Tempest" Tom Kochie photos, unless noted
J.B. Alexander as Alonso and Molly McKenna as Gonzala
Joshua Perl led children through the set and the play's plot before the performance.Jennifer Landes
J. Kelly Caldwell as a very effective and affecting Caliban
Kathryn Lerner as Ariel
Prospera and cast
Charlotte Otremba as Trinculo, Stephan Scheck as Stephano, and J. Kelly Caldwell as Caliban
Audience members enjoy a stylish picnic before the performance.Jennifer Landes

Kurtis Blow was a performer at the benefit and was joined by Niykee Heaton on the red carpet. Morgan McGivern photos
Danny Simmons being interviewed for local television
Taking to the ladder to get the shot
Russell Simmons' family
Soledad O'Brien
Russell Simmons and Vita Sidorkina
Capturing the scene at the party

A scene from Sisyphus, a piece by Dimitris Papaioannou, was a popular stop on the woodland trail. Jennifer Landes photos
Alessandra Armenise knitted her dress and had a head start on a shelter made from red yarn in the woods.Jennifer Landes
Guests, many dressed thematically, stopped along the way to check out the artists.Jennifer Landes
Even the service of drinks came with a flourish and sound, as a trombonist played and the seagrass whispered to guests on the way into the party.Jennifer Landes
Another scene from Sisyphus, which featured Drossos Skotis, head, and Savas Baltzis, legs.Jennifer Landes
In an inversion of the theme of Marcel Duchamp's "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even," a woman here started out nude, placed a white sheath over herself, and then walked down a neon aisle/runway with her attendants spraying her with a fine mist.Jennifer Landes
An examination of subject and object through the themes of the gaze and the selfie merged in a piece where an artist applied make up to frightening effect while looking into a camera/mirror.Jennifer Landes
The video works often fit in rather seamlessly with their surroundings.Jennifer Landes
Kayije Kagame and Walter Hanna made a series of banal routines intriguing through their use of staging and masks.Jennifer Landes
Guests enjoyed lounging with this piece.Jennifer Landes

Anne Chaisson, executive director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, shared a laugh with Steve Barnes of Palm Beach. Morgan McGivern
The scene at Keszler Gallery, with Stephan Keszler, the proprietor, in the background and Chris Arnold, right.Jennifer Landes
Apparently, a few galleries brought their own security.Jennifer Landes
Some guests were as colorful as the paintings.
Rodolpho Edwards with his art at Yael Rosenblut GalleryMorgan McGivern
You never know when falling art will strike.Morgan McGivern
Giada Baselice and Gloria Porcello at the Galleria Ca' D'ora booth.Morgan McGivern
Matthew Moskowitz, an artist in the fair who also shows at Chase Edwards in Bridgehampton, stopped for a picture at the preview.Jennifer Landes
It was jovial in the Ross School booth.Jennifer Landes
Karen Goerl of Sagaponack with Marjorie Strider's "The Yellow Rose"

Dancers, such as Matt Knife, were stationed throughout the grounds and added drama to the cocktail party. Durell Godfrey Photos
James and Hala Salomon turned up the heat in their white and blue ensembles.
The Brooklyn Peaches made a splash in the narrow LongHouse pool.
Matko Tomicic and Roberto Dutesco paused under one of the banners made after photographs from the evening’s honoree, Cindy Sherman.
Even the LongHouse pond was not immune from decoration.
Steve Miller and Jack Youngerman chatted during cocktails.
Bonnie Grice had some fun with one of the mannequins decked out with feathers and other decoration by Fashion Institute of Technology students that were placed around the property.
Lou Gropp, Dianne Benson, Peter Olson, Nina Gillman, and Jane Gropp greeted guests at the entrance.
John Waddell, Edwina von Gal, and John Hall at cocktails
The occassional rain drop did not take away from the festive atmosphere.

The garden features foot bridges and pavilions in a Chinese style.