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  • Nick Tarr saves stuff, and he always has. “I need things,” he said. “I don’t paint things.” The boxes he made for 20 years and with which he is perhaps most closely identified are jam-packed with objects and images he has accumulated. So, too, are his more recent scanographs and a series of spatially ambiguous photographs that testify to his compulsive and wide-ranging collecting.
  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will perform the world premiere of “The Reluctant Moses,” an opera by Victoria Bond, on June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. Commissioned by the society, the work is scored for solo bass vocalist, solo string bass, chorus, and orchestra, and will share the evening’s program with Beethoven’s “Mass in C.”
  • Studio 11 in Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton will show “From Memory,” an exhibition of paintings by Louise Crandell. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through July 10. “Natural Forces,” a solo exhibition of works on paper and canvas by Steven Kinder, will be on view at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill from Saturday through July 18, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Amy Kirwin, the Southampton Arts Center’s new director of programs, took a visitor on a tour of the Job’s Lane building that was the longtime home of the Parrish Art Museum. With the shops replaced by exhibition space and a temporary wall removed to admit daylight into another gallery, the exhibition area feels brighter and roomier.
  • The Watermill Center has composed a tasting menu of avant-garde dance, opera, and visual art for this weekend, as well as a tour of the center on Saturday and an international brunch on Sunday.
  • Garden enthusiasts across the East End will be monitoring the weather reports this weekend in the hope that umbrellas will not be required for the Parrish Art Museum’s Sunday garden tours. But when it comes to such tours, whatever the weather, if you hold it, they will come.
  • The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs has just published the first children's book about the Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner. “Lee Krasner: An Artist’s Life,” was Written by Alan Zola Kronzek, illustrated by Ruby Jackson, and edited by Helen Harrison, the study center’s director. “WetLand,” Mary Mattingly’s modified 1971 Rockwell Whitcraft houseboat that produces its own food and energy, will be docked at Long Wharf in Sag Harbor from today through June 20 as part of the Parrish Art Museum’s current exhibition, “Radical Seafaring.”
  • If a house in Southampton can be classic and new at the same time, there’s a good chance it was designed or redesigned by John David Rose, an architect with deep roots in the village and a determination to honor its architectural history. One such house, a Dutch Colonial on Boyeson Road, can be seen on Saturday as part of the Southampton Historical Museum’s seventh annual house tour.
  • The plein air painters group, the Wednesday Group, will be showing an exhibition of their work at The Nature Conservancy in East Hampton. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., until July 1. The East End Photographers Group will take over Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday for nine days with an exhibition of work by 25 of its members. An opening reception, with music by Job Potter and Friends, happens on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.,
  • While the culinary world’s emphasis on locally sourced ingredients shows no sign of abating, the ingredients and techniques of global cuisine are increasingly important to the chef community, as exemplified by the presence at the Stony Brook Southampton Food Lab’s upcoming conference of Deuki Hong, a 25-year-old chef at one of New York’s hottest Korean restaurants.

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