Presenters include Doug Block, Denise Gale, Esperanza Leon, Victor Miranda,

Patricia Pickman Udell, and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut 


Denise Gale, Purple diptych, 48 x 72 inches, 2022.


WATER MILL, NY 12/1//22—The Parrish Art Museum features speakers in rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End at PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 38, on Friday, December 9 at 6 pm. As the official site for the Hamptons, the Parrish joins over 700 cities globally in hosting PechaKucha Nights, named for the sound of “chit-chat” in Japanese. The speakers, who will show 20 images for 20 seconds in compelling 6-minute and 40-second-long presentations, include Doug Block, Denise Gale, Esperanza Leon, Victor Miranda, Patricia Pickman Udell, and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut.


Registration is required, and attendees are encouraged to visit parrishart.org for COVID-19 guidelines.


Doug Block is a longtime documentary filmmaker whose films have been seen widely in theaters and broadcast on television throughout the world. Block’s work has received top awards at Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca film festivals, among others; Emmy, Peabody, and top ten films of the year awards from the New York Times, National Board of Review, and AARP. His last three films—51 Birch Street, The Kids Grow Up and 112 Weddings—were broadcasted on HBO, and can currently be seen on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Kanopy, and other digital platforms. Block is also the founder and co-host of The D-Word, the leading online community for documentary professionals worldwide, now in its 23rd year.


Artist Denise Gale, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, studied art at California State College at Northridge. After graduation, she moved to a loft in downtown Pasadena where there was a vital art scene in the early 1970s. Gale was featured in solo shows at Newspace Gallery and The Janus Gallery. Her work has been included in exhibitions in San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati. In New York City, where she relocated in 1980, she had solo exhibitions at The Painting Center and 55 Mercer. Gale now lives in Springs, Long Island, was featured in the 2020 book, Hamptons Artists: The Current Wave, published by folioeast.


Curator Esperanza Leon was born in Caracas, Venezuela, raised in East Hampton, and partly educated in Toronto, Canada. She has sought to advance art and design from Latin America for over 25 years, opening ARTSOLAR in East Hampton in 2001. Leon was a founding member of OLA of Eastern Long Island, a former Guild Hall Trustee, and currently serves on the Est Hampton Town Architectural Review Board, Peconic Land Trust Project Committee, and Brooks Park Arts & Nature Center Committee, preserving the Springs home and studio of Abstract Expressionist artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park. Devoted to art and architecture, Leon resides in Wainscott with her family.


Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, audio engineer, and musician Victor Miranda has over 10 years of experience in the industry and has played at venues including Webster Hall and Queens Theatre. Miranda has worked with artists including Joan Osborne, Blue Oyster Cult, CeeLo Green, The Wailers, among others. Miranda has won awards for his work, including Best Feature Film New York Long Island Film Festival, 2021, and Best Music Video at NYLIFF 2022. A former Parrish Art Museum staff member, Miranda has worked at many venues and production companies, and is now the owner of Vision Maker Productions based in Hampton Bays, with the mission to realize his client’s vision through artistic video creations.


Patricia Pickman Udell is a New York- and Quogue-based artist working in painting, sculpture, and other media. Her current work is based on drawings and sculpture studies that she translates into graphic, colorful paintings, and she recently completed a large-scale concrete sculpture installation. Pickman Udell has a B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work is currently on view at amArtHouse in Bantam, Connecticut.


Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, architect and Parrish Art Museum Executive Director since June 2022, was recently appointed to the National Museums and Libraries Board of Advisors by President Biden. She is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) United States Board of Directors and a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Ramiěrez-Montagut served on the US Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions (Venice Biennale), Washington DC., the organization that selected Simone Leigh—winner of the Venice Biennale Golden Lion in 2022. Before joining the Parrish, Ramiěrez-Montagut was the Executive Director of the Michigan State University (MSU) Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, and the former Director of the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in Louisiana. Ramiěrez-Montagut earned a Ph.D. in Theory and History of Architecture from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, ETSAB, Barcelona, Spain; a Master of Architecture from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, ETSAB, Barcelona, Spain; and a Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Ibero Americana, Mexico City, Mexico


Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.


For information regarding our COVID-19 protocol, go here.


Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor 

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group.

The Parrish Art Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers, from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


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.



AAQ / Resource: Ben Krupinski Builder