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  • Tonal Vision
        Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton will shift its usual focus to host Peter Dayton’s “rocknrollshrink” record release on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., along with a preview of the exhibition “Andy Warhol: Album Covers.”

  •    Rory Kennedy has captured a rare intimate view of her family in “Ethel,” a documentary on her mother to be screened at Guild Hall tomorrow night as the conclusion to the SummerDocs series organized by the Hamptons International Film Festival.

  •     Is there any more prominent and trenchant depicter of the not-so-secret life of contemporary haut bourgeoisie than Eric Fischl? Aside from his latest bullfighter paintings, which have held a prominent place in all the right art fairs in the past few years, it has been awhile since I have seen the artist in any type of concentration, and certainly not in his more familiar milieu.

  •     Mike Solomon will present “Exquisite Corpse.2: The Surfboard as Body” an exhibit and silent auction of artists' surfboards he organized to benefit three nonprofit organizations. The show will be presented at Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett on Saturday.

        The theme of the show, “surfboard as body,” features surfboards transformed by artists such as Scott Bluedorn, Matisse Patterson, Bubba Charron, Michael Rosch, Peter Dayton, Mathiew Satz, Michael Halsband, Peter Spacek, and many others.

  •    In an event combining art, music, history, pathos, and humor, Audrey Flack will bring her History of Art String Band to Guild Hall on Saturday night to raise money for autism services and to celebrate the life of Jackson Pollock.

  •     On Saturday, Guild Hall will hold its annual Garden as Art tour featuring five gardens around the South Fork. Tomorrow there will be a cocktail reception for patrons at Windy Dune, Lucy and Steve Cookson’s estate in the Devon Colony in Amagansett.
        Saturday begins with a continental breakfast and lecture by Edmund Hollander, who will sign copies of “The Private Oasis.” The new book on garden design, written with Maryanne Connelly and Philip Langdon, focuses on the built elements of the garden.

  • Sneak View of Box Art
        This year’s Box Art Auction, which benefits East End Hospice, will be held on Sept. 8. For years, dozens of East End artists have taken a basic box and used their creative vision to transform it into a singular personal expression.

  •     There have been several exhibitions and related events surrounding the 100th anniversary of Jackson Pollock’s birth in January. While not a cause for celebration, the anniversary of his storied death just passed on Saturday.

  • Photo Masters at Harper’s
        Harper’s Books in East Hampton will show work by Kazuo Kitai and John Gossage beginning Saturday and running through Oct. 1. The exhibitions will be accompanied by catalogs published through a new Harper’s Books imprint.

  •    It may seem hyperbolical to say it, but the exhibition “Men of Fire” at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs is incendiary in many ways, both obvious and implied. With fiery personalities and working styles, both Jackson Pollock and Jose Clemente Orozco resorted to flame-like forms and figures in their working styles in the 1930s.

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  • The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons celebrated the 10th edition of its calendar on Saturday night at the Water Mill home of Sandra Powers, who is this year's pet calendar chairwoman.

    Previous artists such as Paul Davis, Carol Saxe, and Billy Sullivan joined Eric Fischl, who conceived this year's cover. 

    Calendars are on sale now through ARF. Those interested can call Kathy at 537-0400,extension 214.

  • The Water Mill Museum is holding its annual quilt show through Sept. 14. A tradition spanning almost three decades, the show features dozens of quilts hung and draped over every available surface, making a riot of color and patterns throughout the old mill space.

    Each is hand-crafted and reasonably priced for both new and vintage pieces. There are traditional quilts, baby quilts, and crazy quilts.

    A special queen-sized quilt up for raffle features shades of blue and yellow and will be awarded to a winning ticket on Oct. 11 at the museum’s Bowls of Plenty event.

  • There are only three more performances of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at Mulford Farm, presented by the Hamptons Independent Theater Festival, known more familiarly as HITFest. If you can, see all three.

    The two-hour production is a delight from start to finish, harnessing a bit of Ariel’s magic to make the spare set and staging as engaging as the acting is polished and professional, rivaling Public Theater productions in Central Park I’ve seen over the years.

  • The Watermill Center held its benefit “One Thousand Nights and One Night/Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade” on Saturday night with Jim Jarmusch playing guitar in the Zen room and guests such as Philip Glass and Isabelle Huppert milling about the grounds. The party raised $2.2 million for the center’s International Summer Program and its year-round artists residencies and education programs.

  • Although Southampton Town police officers did their best to keep traffic moving on County Road 39, drivers heading to the fair mixing with the regular summer evening traffic made for a messy commute on Thursday night.

  • “White Hot + Blue” was the theme of this year’s LongHouse Reserve’s benefit in East Hampton on Saturday and the grounds and guests were done up just right.

  • Susan and Stanley Reifer will open their Bridgehampton garden on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. through the Garden Conservency.

    The garden was designed by Jian Guo Xu, Chinese artist who has incorporate Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism on the garden's five acres. The garden includes pavilions, bridges, and water features accessed by winding paths.

    The garden is at 5 Paumanok Road, Bridgehampton and  admission is $5.

  • The Parrish Art Museum’s sold-out Midsummer Party on Saturday night raised $1.25 million and attracted some 1,000 guests.

    The event honored Inga Maren Otto, a philanthropist, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a filmmaker and author.

  • Thursday night was the night to be in Bridgehampton. Long lines of cars snaked through the back roads and front roads around the Bridgehampton Museum and Nova's Ark where two annual art fairs have taken up residence for the next few days.

    It was the opening night for both ArtHamptons and Art Market Hamptons and even those with black cards, VIP passes, or other bells and whistles on their forms of entry had a tough time negotiating parking.

    Inside, however, all was lively and fun, as these photos of the Art Market Hamptons fair by Morgan McGivern demonstrate. 

  • An auction benefiting LongHouse Reserve is open for bidding now at Paddle 8. The sale is being held in conjunction with the East Hampton garden and art center’s annual benefit on July 19.