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  • Thirty years ago, Paul Schenly, an acclaimed classical pianist, injured a hand. From that acorn, the oak of Pianofest of the Hamptons grew. While Mr. Schenly was undergoing physical therapy in New York City, a friend suggested he escape its steamy summers and continue his recovery in the Hamptons.
  • “Natural Selection,” an exhibition of work by artists who draw inspiration from nature, will be on view tomorrow through Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will take place Saturday evening from 5 to 8. “Jeremy Dennis: On This Site,” a photography and research project by Mr. Dennis, who is a Shinnecock tribal member, will take place at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum in Southampton from Saturday through Aug. 24. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • “Face to Face: East End Portraits by Jonathan Morse,” an exhibition organized by Peter Marcelle, will open tomorrow at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum and remain on view through July 12.
  • “Botanic Verses,” an exhibition of paintings by Dominique Rousserie, will open at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton with a reception on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and continue through July 10. Tonight from 5 to 8, Ashawagh Hall in Springs will be the site of a one-night celebration of scenic art and Buddhist-inspired paintings by Lois Watts, an East Hampton artist with burdensome medical expenses. Nancy Atlas and Inda Eaton will perform, food and wine will be available, and both silent and Chinese auctions will be held. Tickets are $20 at the door.
  • The Landscape Pleasures symposium is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and a self-guided tour of private gardens in East Hampton and Water Mill will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • E.T. Williams, a retired, well-to-do real estate investor, and Claude Lawrence, an accomplished jazz-musician-turned-painter came to know each other through the extended African-American community in Sag Harbor and changed each other's lives for the better.
  • Hamptons Artists for Haiti will hold an art show and silent auction organized by Coco Myers and Kay Gibson of folioeast, an online gallery founded by Ms. Myers, on June 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Watermill Center. The goal of the event is to raise money to help build a new school for 400 children in Ranquitte, Haiti. The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is opening a solo show of paintings by Stephen Hannock with a reception on Saturday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will continue through July 3.
  • A new exhibition at Temple Adas Israel, set to open Sunday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., will focus on Larry Rivers’s works with Jewish themes.
  • Sotheby’s S/2, a gallery with exhibitions of art that are not up for auction, is showing the work of Alfonso Ossorio through June 9.
  • “Out of the Question: Reviving the Lost Art of Provocative Conversation” will return to the Southampton Arts Center on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. with “The Business of Art: Passion or Profit?”

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