~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

STUDENTS & LOCAL ARTISTS IMAGINE A NEW FUTURE 

—————
Preparing for Guild Hall’s Annual Student Art Festival 
——–
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Guild Hall Student Art Festival (SAF), is a beloved tradition that encourages and showcases the artistic achievement and imagination of students, Kindergarten to Grade 12, on the South Fork of Long Island.  
————
As a celebration of both Guild Hall’s 90th Anniversary, and the Centennial of the Village of East Hampton, Student Art Festival 2021: PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE, looks at both our shared past and an imagined future. Through the practice of art and design, ranging from the imagery of natural growth and metamorphosis to Futurism and Science-Fiction, students across the East-End will collectively produce an exhibit that reflects our past, acknowledges and celebrates our present, and imagines a changed and hopeful future.  
————
Entering its 29th year, the Student Art Festival continues to evolve with the moment. The past few years have seen many progressions: combining Primary and Secondary students’ artwork into a collective show, giving awards to high school artists, and connecting the students’ work through a central theme. This year the Festival continues to grow with the addition of a Remote-School Artist-in-Residence program.  
————
Over the past three months, Guild Hall has paired several artists, all whose practice naturally fits within the PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE theme, to local public schools to develop projects to be exhibited at the Festival. Artists and schools include: Scott Bluedorn and East Hampton High School’s Architecture & Sculpture classes; Megan Chaskey, Jeremy Dennis and Bridgehampton High School’s Studio Art Class, Ellen Frank and the East Hampton Arts Honor Society, Cindy Pease Roe and Amagansett School’s Elementary students, Almond Zigmund, Springs School, and East Hampton Middle School, and Guild Hall’s Patti Kenner Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement, Anthony Madonna. Exploring various mediums and topics—from marine debris upsculpting, to futuristic and eco-friendly architecture, to the untold stories of ancestral indigenous people and their land, to the capability of public art and design to enliven communal spaces—artists and students met and worked together through Zoom or Google Classroom to create unique works to be exhibited at Guild Hall.  
————
The program has connected seven artists with over 150 students, and thanks to the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, was offered at no cost to the participating school districts.  
————
Guild Hall’s Student Art Festival: PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE will be on view January, 16 – February 21, 2021. In lieu of the annual opening ceremony, a monthlong series of virtual family workshops, children’s afterschool workshops, and teen events will occur. The Festival concludes with the annual High School Awards Ceremony.  
————
Education Programming supported by The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Lucy and Steven Cookson, The Wunderkinder Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.
————
The Remote-School Artist-in-Residence Program is supported in part by the the National Endowment for the Arts, Christina and Alan MacDonald, Bobbie Braun -The Neuwirth Foundation, and Nina Gillman.
————
Museum Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, public funds provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, an anonymous donor, Crozier Fine Arts, and funding from The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, and The Lorenzo and Mary Woodhouse Trust.
————
Free admission is generously funded by BNB Bank and Landscape Details.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Guild Hall

158 Main Street, East Hampton, N.Y.
Phone: (631) 324-0806
Box Office: (631) 324-4050
~~~~~~~~
Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nearly nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone.
——

www.guildhall.org

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Connect with us
——————
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AAQ / Resource: Space(s) Landscape Architecture

____________________________________________________________