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ART BREAK with Elizabeth Karsch

Friday, June 5
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Guild Hall invites you into the studios of our closest artist friends and supporters for a weekly art break. Utilizing simple materials found at home, learners of all ages will explore new ways of bringing creativity into their everyday by virtually visiting and creating with an East End artist.
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In this episode, join artist Elizabeth Karsch and her family for a workshop on artist release:
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“Navigating through life’s challenges can be difficult, especially while we shelter at home, but mark-making offers a simple way to tap into and release some of the feelings we’re experiencing. Making quick pencil lines, painting smooth brush strokes, or smudging charcoal onto paper offers a physical release of our internal chatter and a bit of therapeutic relief. We might “map out” a feeling with compositional arrangements, or paint a certain color to represent someone we long for. There are no mistakes because it’s all about the process, and a funny-looking mark or an unintentional drip of paint will offer a new way to look at the situation. Paint it over, tear it up, or leave it alone to ponder its possibilities…”
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Materials List:
  • paper, cardboard, or other flat surface to paint/draw on
  • any paint (watercolor, acrylic, old house paint)
  • colored pencils or crayons
  • pastels or charcoal (if available)
  • paintbrush
  • water
  • dishtowel or rag
New episodes, led by a different artist, will be posted on our website and Instagram each Friday afternoon at 1pm. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #GHARTBREAK
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VIRTUAL ART SALON with Brianna Ashe and Kara Hoblin

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Thursday, June 11
In the next Guild Hall Virtual Art Salon, Casey Dalene, Kara Hoblin and Brianna Ashe will lead a one-hour Arts Incubator for artists and creatives looking to increase their digital presence. Artists Kara Hoblin and Brianna Ashe have swiftly adapted to the times and expanded their presence online with screaming success. 
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Kara Hoblin lives and works on the North Fork on Long Island and has increased her Instagram following 6x in the last month as well as launched a new website, and Etsy and Patreon accounts. Brianna Ashe, an Amagansett resident, has also launched a new website with products ranging from drawings and prints to mugs and hats, and as result of her exhibition in the Drive-By-Art show, has attracted new collectors of her work.  
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Let’s tap into how they achieved this by discussing the logistics and effects of a website, e-commerce, social media, and more; sharing tips and tools for both individual success and to assure the resurgence of the East End creative economy.  
When artists succeed, we all succeed. 
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VIRTUAL KIDFEST: The Amazing Max Part 2

Sunday, June 14
Max Darwin (aka The Amazing Max) is based in NYC and performs his family magic show Off Broadway and on tour. Since Amazing Max is not currently performing in the theater, he has offered Guild Hall a second virtual magic lesson that can be enjoyed from your sofa! In one hour Max will teach your kids magic tricks using objects available right in your home. (if you joined us for part 1 don’t worry – these are all new tricks!) All you need is a pencil, quarter, nickel, dollar bill, and deck of cards. Magic experience not required! Following the lesson there will be time for a Q&A.
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The session will be a private group on Zoom, so everyone will need to register in advance to participate. If you do not have a registered Zoom account, please be sure to sign up for one before the show begins. A link will be sent to ticket holders in their confirmation emails, and 24 hours in advance of the performance.
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Recommended for ages 6 & up. For younger kids who would like to participate, an adult presence is recommended to help them with the tricks.  
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VIRTUAL STAGED READING

AUSTIN PENDLETON stars in

JAMES JOYCE: A SHORT NIGHT’S ODYSSEY FROM NO TO YES

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Tuesday, June 16
A one man play by Joe Beck
Directed by Elizabeth Falk
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Attention all fans of great literature and superb acting – BLOOMSDAY APPROACHES! Come celebrate one of Ireland (and the world’s) finest writers, James Joyce, as read and performed by a legend of the American stage, Austin Pendleton, at a one-night-only virtual live reading presented by Guild Hall. Joyce’s most famous work Ulysses (1922) is based on Homer’s The Odyssey and follows the movements of Leopold Bloom through a single day on June 16th, 1904. Bloomsday is celebrated every year in Dublin and around the world by fans of Joyce at events including readings, performances, visitations to locales from the book, cosplay as characters from the novel and even eating the traditional Bloomsday breakfast of liver & kidneys served alongside an Irish fried breakfast. You don’t necessarily need to wear a straw boater or eat rashers and black pudding to enjoy this exclusive performance – a benefit for Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater which has been closed by the pandemic – but then again, it’s a virtual presentation so what you do from the comfort of your home while listening to the amazing Pendleton interpret this literary masterpiece is entirely up to you.
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AL HIRSCHFELD

Behind The Lines: A Zoom visual visit of the Hirschfeld Century

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Wednesday, July 15
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Join David Leopold as he takes us on a tour of the Hirschfeld Century, an 82-year era in which Al Hirschfeld both recorded and defined so much of popular culture, especially through his drawings of productions on Broadway and in Hollywood. He was there at the birth of television and captured its first half-century. He recorded more popular music than any MP3, CD, LP, or wax cylinder ever did. His drawings of dance are among his most accomplished works. Leopold has spent 25 years studying Hirschfeld’s work, the first 13 as Hirschfeld’s Archivist, visiting him in his studio once or twice a week. In addition to curating exhibitions at the Library of Congress, the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Academy of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles among others, he is the Creative Director of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. His book, The Hirschfeld Century: A Portrait of the Artist and His Age (Knopf), has been called by The Washington Post, “An instant classic.” Booklist declared, “Leopold emulates the economy and fluidity of Hirschfeld’s drawings in this star-studded, anecdote-rich, critically clarifying, and thoroughly enlightening portrait of the portraits.” His illustrated talk will show you rarely seen images as well as old favorites, and will include a post-show audience Q&A moderated by Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall.
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82ND ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBITION

SHOP THE SALE

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Currently the Guild Hall Museum is exhibiting 435 works of art by 435 artists in the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition. While the doors to Guild Hall may be closed, the mission extends far beyond our building. All works in the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition are now published online and available for view and for sale at shop.guildhall.org. The exhibition can be seen virtually like never before and the sale of these works not only supports the artists and Guild Hall, but also the community that Guild Hall serves.
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Guild Hall 

158 Main Street, East Hampton, N.Y.
Phone: (631) 324-0806
Box Office: (631) 324-4050
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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.
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www.guildhall.org

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