Guild Hall goes Digital!


From live-streamed interactive concerts and gallery talks to free artist recipes,

Guild Hall leads the pace in the local arts scene.

Guild Hall is excited to announce their unveiling of digital arts related programming for local, national, and international audiences. Launched to the public on March 14 at 7am, Guild Hall officially published their new LIVE from Guild Hall page with free arts and education related videos from their archives. This effort was in the early planning stages slated to launch in late 2020 but has launched early over the past 10 days to provide the arts community with content during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date Guild Hall has added new video content daily to both their YouTube Channel and new curated LIVE from Guild Hall page at guildhall.org/live. This launch has included three YouTube Premieres in which the audience interacted with Guild Hall staff members and/or talent from the associated programs. On Sunday, March 22 at 4pm EST, Guild Hall hosted a Premiere of Melissa Errico: Sondheim Sublime which was performed in the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall on June 30, 2019. Melissa Errico joined over 1,100 viewers in a live chat during the Premiere to answer questions and chat with fans from East Hampton to as far away as Manila. This Premiere now has over 3000 views and growing.
This Friday, March 27 at 7pm EST Guild Hall is hosting another interactive YouTube Premiere – GE Smith’s PORTRAITS featuring Loudon Wainwright III & Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) produced by Taylor Barton which was recorded live in the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall on June 28, 2019. PORTRAITS, now in its fourth year at Guild Hall is a musical series with very rare couplings, highlighting conversations, stripped down to the bone, with exclusive artists in a highly intimate setting. We encourage you to join us for this concert and have the chance to chat live with GE Smith. After the Premiere the concert will be permanently available on Guild Hall YouTube Channel.
New videos include Gallery Talks from recent exhibitions over the past few years including Ellsworth Kelly, Ray Johnson, and Syd Solomon; selections from their Stirring the Pot series with host Florence Fabricant and special guest celebrity chefs like Tom Colicchio, Katie Lee, and Jacques Pépin; and educational talks featuring luminaries such as artist Eric Fischl, writer Frederic Tuten, and dancer Misty Copeland.
The 82nd Artist Members Exhibition is currently being digitized and will be launched on their website soon to complement their digital Gallery Talks currently in production. Last week Guild Hall also launched a page of recipes from local artists like Lee Krasner, William King, Audrey Flack, and Frank Wimberly. These recipes are directly digitized from their out of print 1978 cookbook Palette to Palate, and new recipes are planned to be released on a weekly basis.
Over the next few weeks, Guild Hall will be adding new types of interactive content from their team of programmers. Guild Hall is encouraging any donations to help ensure they remain strong and continue to produce and support the arts, artists, arts lovers, and culture for another 89 years to come. Link at https://give.guildhall.org/donate

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