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Judith Sneddon will discuss the watercolors of Claus Hoie, such as “Rounding the Cape/Cape Horn,” from 1992, at the East Hampton Historical Society’s annual meeting on Saturday.

Known predominantly as the Bull’s Head Inn
Work continues apace at the site of the Bull’s Head Inn, soon to be known as the Topping Rose House when the inn reopens this summer under the direction of Tom Colicchio. Jennifer Landes Photos

What’s on at the Bay Street Theatre this summer
Brad Zimmerman will star in “My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy.”

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Visitors dressed in their own versions of floral attire
LongHouse was still blooming with azaleas, cherry blossoms, and sculptures on Saturday, along with visitors dressed in their own versions of floral attire. Clockwise from top left: Dianne Benson’s jodhpurs added a yellow punch to the landscape; viewers stopped to take in a sculpture in the collection; Steven White chose the zinnia as his fashion inspiration, and Trudy Craney enjoyed Judith Shea’s “Idol” from LongHouse’s temporary sculpture show. Durell Godfrey

"He caused an earthquake that shattered the syntax of visual language"
Norman Rockwell immersed himself in the process of action painting to produce an homage to Jackson Pollock used on a Saturday Evening Post cover in 1962. Louie Lamone, Norman Rockwell Museum

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Bonnie Rychlak
Bonnie Rychlak, above, has been working in wax sculpture, such as “Formless 1,” below left and middle, and “Katsura,” below right, since her retirement from the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in 2010. Jennifer Landes

Studio Playhouse production of “L’il Abner,” coming in June to LTV Studios.
Anita Sorel, center, was in charge of auditions for the Studio Playhouse production of “L’il Abner,” coming in June to LTV Studios.
Anita Sorel, center, was in charge of auditions for the Studio Playhouse production of “L’il Abner,” coming in June to LTV Studios. Morgan McGivern
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