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Bits and Pieces 10.08.20

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 21:53

‘Dahlia Day’
The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will hold “Dahlia Day,” a flower-arranging and book-signing event, on Saturday, starting at 2:30 p.m., when Frances Palmer will answer questions and sign copies of her first book, “Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity.” A flower-arranging workshop will follow at 4.

Ms. Palmer is a potter known for her handmade functional ceramics, which have been carried by Bergdorf Goodman, the Neue Galerie, Takashimaya, and the Philip Johnson Glass House, and featured in Vogue, Elle Décor, Martha Stewart Living, and House & Garden, among others.

Guests can attend either or both activities. Admission is $15, free for members, unless one is participating in the workshop, which is $30, $20 for members, and includes the book signing. Workshop participants have been asked to take their own hand pruners, as well as flowers and/or grasses in a vase or other vessel.

Masks for Art
Warren Neidich, an artist and curator, and Collect Interior have partnered to support Guild Hall with the sale of a limited edition of wearable cotton masks bearing the inscription “Artists Are Essential Workers.” Based on an art installation by Mr. Neidich, the masks, available exclusively through Guild Hall’s website and the artist’s studio, cost $125 signed, $50 unsigned. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit Guild Hall.

Ask a Curator
“Ask a Curator” is a new initiative from the East Hampton Historical Society that solicits inquiries from community members about anything from a specific object seen on one of its sites to a longstanding piece of East Hampton lore, to any other question related to local history.

Each month, Richard Barons, the museum’s chief curator, will appear on the historical society’s YouTube channel to answer one question, which should be submitted in advance, with a photograph or video if appropriate, to [email protected]. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., he will discuss a patriotic pitcher found at the Mulford Farm.

The society is offering tours of the Moran Studio on Main Street tomorrow and Saturday. Preregistration is required for the one-hour visits, which run at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Tickets, which are available on the society’s website, are $10 and limited to six people per hour.

Virtual Chamber Fest
The Bridgehampton Chamber Music fall series, previously scheduled to kick off as a live event on Saturday, will instead present previous performances virtually as the Fall Series at Home, starting Saturday at 5 p.m. with “The Mendelssohns,” a portrait of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn featuring a special appearance by Alan Alda. More information and registration can be found on the festival’s website.

Subsequent concerts are “Fauré in Focus” (Nov. 7) and “Fall Winds” (Dec. 5).

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