Casey Chalem Anderson, Elizabeth Biondi, Gina Bradley,

Del Cullum, Eric Freeman, Michael Heller, Annie Sessler,

and Marisa Striano will present

Nature photographer Chris Paparo presenting at PechaKucha Vol. 28. Photo: Nico Potoker

The Parrish Art Museum features speakers giving rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End at PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 29, on Friday, September 20 at 6pm. At PechaKucha, speakers will show 20 slides for 20 seconds in compelling 6-minute and 40-second long presentations. The roster includes artists Casey Chalem Anderson, Eric Freeman, and Annie Sessler; photography curator/author Elizabeth Biondi; author/SUP authority Gina Bradley; nature photographer Del Cullum; photojournalist Michael Heller; and equine rescuer and horsewoman Marisa Striano.

“We never run short of East End community members who live and work creatively,” said Jennifer Duque, Head of Museum Experiences. “The Museum is thrilled to have such a popular, dynamic platform to present them.”

Casey Chalem Anderson, a native of New York City, has been creating oil paintings of tranquil, calming Hamptons landscapes since she relocated to Sag Harbor in 1990.  

Elisabeth Biondi—independent curator, teacher and writer—was the Visuals Editor of The New Yorker for 15 years. Her leadership in shaping the look of the publication by establishing a group master and emerging photographers led to numerous awards, including two National Magazine Awards.

Gina Bradley is an author, mother, wife, and creator of the Paddle Diva, a Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) in 2009 from her home base in Springs. A New York City native, she has has become known as a leader in water sports marketing.

While photographer Dell Cullum’s passion for nature photography has taken him around the world, he calls East Hampton home, surrounded by the amazing ocean, shore sunrises, and an abundance of magnificent wildlife.

Artist Eric Freeman, born in Brooklyn and based in New York City, paints on linen with oils, creating abstract landscapes which reference Color Field painting and optical illusions.

Sag Harbor Express photojournalist Michael Heller has an enduring passion for photographing the fire service. With 30+ years in the East Hampton Fire Department, his images have appeared in national industry publications.

Annie Sessler—a printmaker who practices the specialized art form of the age-old Japanese craft tradition of Gyotaku—lives, fishes, and creates art in Montauk.

Marisa Striano moved to the North Fork in 2010 to provide a home for unwanted or abused horses. With her daughter Jessie Siegel, Striano founded Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Baiting Hollow.


PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 28

Friday, September 20, 6pm

$12 | Free for Members, Children, and Students


Friday nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor.

Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.  


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


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