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  • During a recent conversation at his house and studio on seven wooded acres in Noyac, Dan Welden said, “ ‘Master printmaker’ is a touchy title for me,’ I know printmaking pretty well now, but every so often it will throw me for a bit of a loop. I like the idea that I don’t feel totally secure in any one thing. If somebody knows it all, then they might be considered a master. But that word ‘master’ prevents you from learning more, it puts a ceiling on things.” Little wonder, then, that the ceiling of his great room soars 30 feet.
  • The Watermill Center will present an art exhibition, two open rehearsals, and tours of the building and grounds this weekend, beginning tomorrow at 1 p.m. with a screening at Francesca Fini’s “Ofelia No Anneka (Ophelia Did Not Drown)” and followed by an open rehearsal of “La Masca,” a mixed-media installation. Ms. Fini is a current resident at the center.
  • Yonkers is coming to Quogue next Thursday when Neil Simon’s play “Lost in Yonkers,” a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, opens a three-week run at the Hampton Theatre Company.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” was one of the few grown-up films I saw as an 11-year-old. While I respect its place in the history of musical theater, I did not expect to be engaged almost 50 years later by a concert version at the Southampton Cultural Center.
  • a group exhibition of work by artists inspired by their experiences and interpretations of the concept of place, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An exhibition of paintings by Melissa Hin, an artist from Miller Place whose work explores “the expression of emotion,” is on view at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through March 27.
  • After a three-month hiatus, Ille Arts will reopen at a new Amagansett location on Saturday at 171 Main Street with an exhibition of paintings by Fulvio Massi and sculpture by Marianne Weil. A reception will take place on March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m., and the show will remain on view through April 4.
  • Three distinct shows, “Connie Fox: Self As . . .,” “Brian Gaman: Vanishing Point,” and “Lindsay Morris: You Are You,” will open on Sunday and remain on view through April 24.
  • “Rising,” an exhibition of works by members of the Bonac Tonic art collective, will be on view Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, with an opening reception set for Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will welcome spring with two popular choral classics, on March 20 at 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. The program will feature Bach’s Cantata No. 4, “Christ Lay in Death’s Bonds,” and Fauré’s Requiem.
  • After almost a year of planning, Guild Hall has selected the first participants in its Artist in Residence program, who will be ensconced in Guild House, around the corner from the cultural center on Dunemere Lane, through April 30

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