GUILD HALL ANNOUNCES 2022 OFFSITE SUMMER SEASON

Hamptons Dance Project 2021_Catherine Hurlin and Jose Sebastian. Photo: Erin Baiano

May 31, 2022—East Hampton, NY Guild Hall (158 Main Street, East Hampton) has announced their summer 2022 schedule with performances, site-specific art installations, culinary creations, and many more multi-disciplinary offerings. While Guild Hall’s home undergoes capital improvements, their programs will travel to a variety of sites across the East End.

“This season, artists take us offsite to experiences with programming at partner institutions and local businesses,” says Guild Hall Executive Director, Andrea Grover. “Guild Hall is obsessed with collaboration and being nomadic is one way to bring our mission to the community. Expect to see artwork on the beach, installations in-situ, pop-up performances in public spaces, opera from emerging voices, group song, travel, learning, sharing, and more.”

GUILD HALL: OFFSITE hits the ground singing on June 3 at Calvary Baptist Church with RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS, a collective of more than 60 womxn who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. Canada’s CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! will make their return on June 22 at The Clubhouse, teaching the audience an original arrangement of a universally beloved song for all to sing along. Last month the new Guild Hall & Bel Canto Boot Camp Resident Artist series kicked off with a recital by Jack Swanson and Katherine Henly at St. Luke’s Hoie Hall, and the program will continue on July 30 with The Potions of Love: Bel Canto Arias and Ensembles featuring South African soprano Brittany Smith and Puerto Rican tenor Juan Hernández.

Two offsite exhibitions will occur over the course of the summer and early fall, starting with NOW HERE at the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving Station, from July 16 to September 30. The No W Here Collective, made up of artists Alice Hope, Bastienne Schmidt, and Toni Ross, will respond with installations, indoors and out, to the Life Saving Station’s faking box (a box in which a long single rope is arranged back and forth so it doesn’t become entangled when shot to a vessel in distress); seen as the emblematic artifact in the Station’s collection that emanates their mission — to save lives. On four consecutive Saturday nights from September 10 to October 1, artist Warren Neidich will present Swept Away: Love Letter to a Surrogate(s) at Main Beach in East Hampton. In collaboration with Guild Hall’s Museum Director/Chief Curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Neidich will curate performances and time-based exhibitions by a variety of artists at the water’s edge between 6-10PM, and the syncopated sound of the surf will provide the background acousmatics. This poetic project in some ways harkens back to the “Happenings” staged by Allan Kaprow across the South Fork in 1966.

KidFEST @CMEE returns on July 6 with Charlotte Blake Alston’s Stories & Songs in the Oral Tradition followed by Music from the Sole: Afro-Brazilian Funk & Dance on August 3. The dancing continues for all ages with The Missing Element, presented with Guggenheim Works & Process, on July 16 at LTV, including surprise pop-up performances at mystery sites during the week leading up to the main event. Hamptons Dance Project will be back for the fourth year for 3 nights of outdoor performances from August 12-14, set on a stunning 20-acre farm overlooking Gardiner’s Bay. This year’s production has been developed as part of the new Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artists-in-Residence program.

New York Times food & wine writer Florence Fabricant is back with a new take on the popular Stirring the Pot series of conversations with culinary celebrities. This year the unmissable program will get cooking at three unique sites, beginning on August 7 at the newly opened hot spot Roberta’s Montauk for a conversation and mozzarella-making demonstration, followed by a family style lunch. The second event will be all about spirits at Sagaponack Distillery on August 21, featuring tastings and an in-depth discussion about the distillation process and how the riches of the Foster family farm come into play. Finally, Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernadin will chat with Florence about his new book Vegetable Simple at The Hayground School on August 28, and guests will have the opportunity to sample his sumptuous Vegetable Ratatouille.

Guild Hall’s Summer Gala returns to Mulford Farm on August 19, honoring Kathy Rayner. Guests will celebrate the art and artists of the East End, enjoying performances, beautiful décor, and exquisite food at this not-to-missed benefit that brings together the best and the brightest in support of Guild Hall. And don’t fore-get the Maidstone Club Annual Golf Outing on September 19, where players will enjoy a delicious lunch served on the Clubhouse veranda overlooking one of the most beautiful ocean beaches in America and then take part in the tournament in the afternoon on the gorgeously maintained grounds.

Full details on all programs and events can be found at guildhall.org/events. Tickets can be purchased online, and for any questions email info@guildhall.​org or call 631.324.0806.

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Guild Hall is the cultural heart of the East End: a museum, performing arts, and education center, founded in 1931. We invite everyone to experience the endless possibilities of the arts: to open minds to what art can be; inspire creativity and conversation; and have fun.

For more information about this and other programs, visit www.guildhall.org.

Click HERE for a PDF of the Season Program Guide.

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