It’s that time of year again, to be outside taking in the fall foliage. As part of our current exhibition, A CELEBRATION OF TREES, join us for a tree centric experience with our fall programming art, wellness, film and more live activities.

Join us this week for… 
Studio: Figure Drawing Workshop
Friday, November 11 @ 1 PM
Working from a live model, artist Linda Capello will guide students through the basics of figure drawing using a variety of mediums.
Eco: Guided Tree Walk: Caring for your Mature Tree Shrubs
Saturday, November 12 @ 2 PM
Join local arborist Jackson Dodds and Bridge Gardens Director
Rick Bogush for a guided walk through this 5-acre public 
space and meet the trees and shrubs that have inhabited this land for decades. Learn how to recognize insect and fungal problems and the steps you can take to help your mature trees and shrubs thrive.

The tour is sold out but you may, but can RSVP for the waitlist.

RSVP by email: Events@peconiclandtrust.org or by calling Julia King 631.283.3195 ex 122
This event will not take place on SAC grounds
Bridge Gardens Bridgehampton
36 Mitchell Lane Bridgehampton NY 11932. 

Studio: THE ABSTRACTION OF TREES with artist Amy Wickersham  
Saturday, November 12 @ 3 PM

The focus of this workshop will be trees using collage and dyed silk layers. Through experimentation, participants will play freely with materials, using dye, paint glue and scissors, we will explore trees and their patterns, movement, colors, and meaning. 
Film: The Trees of Africa: An Evening of Readings + Films 
Saturday, November 12 @ 6 PM
Join us for an evening celebration of African Trees! This event will begin with two readings from the worlds of nature writer and longtime East End resident Peter Matthiessen, who spent much of his career writing about the rich culture and beauty of the African landscape. The readings will be followed by a selection of short documentary films highlighting stories about Africa’s majestic trees.
The trailer for the Church Forests of Ethiopia can be found here. 

Kids: Native American Talking Stick Program with Tony Valderrama 
Sunday, November 13 @ 3 PM
Explore the symbolism and beauty of this ceremonial object which represents “respect” in a group setting. Create your own Talking Stick using a tree branch, natural materials and personal designs! This program combines a mixture of art, nature, native culture and music. ————



For thousands of years, the Mbuti Pygmies lived sustainably as hunter-gatherers in the world’s second largest rainforest, in what is presently the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Through their ability to change and adapt within their forest habitat, they survived the Congo’s devastating history of war, disease and resource exploitation. But now, as globalization and the demands of contemporary economics, politics, and technology are causing irreversible deforestation, the Mbuti’s existence is seriously threatened, they cannot survive without the forest, which is the source of their food, shelter, identity and connection to spirit.

We are delighted to feature two rare pieces of bark cloth art by Mbuti artists as part of A CELEBRATION OF TREES, as well as two vintage photographs by photographer Eliot Elisofon–an internationally known photographer and filmmaker who spent time with the tribe in 1972, and whose works were published in both Life and the National Geographic magazines.

Please join us on Saturday, November 12 as we screen the short documentary film Mbuti: Children of the Forest as part of our TREES OF AFRICA: An Evening of Readings & Films event.


“My work is process-driven, exploring a variety of materials to create color, form, and textures. I work with a number of mediums such as paint, plaster, metal mesh, silk, collage, and styrofoam, developing layered surfaces. Working within a specific format, I use these elements with an interplay of structure and spontaneous gesture.

I’m inspired by things like trash on the street, peeling paint on a wall, pieces of wire, accidental markings and more. The random array of debris I see is waiting to be salvaged and used as images in my paintings, sculptures and drawings. With one mark informing the next, they become something new and yet allow for the original content to endure.” AW


Get creative in Amy Wickersham’s workshop THE ABSTRACTION OF TREES,    Saturday, November 12 @ 3 PM, and through experimentation and playing freely with materials using dye, paint, glue and scissors, you will explore trees, their patterns, movements, colors and meaning. 


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Southampton Arts Center is committed to community building through the arts. We present and produce inspiring, inclusive, socially and regionally relevant programs across all disciplines – welcoming, connecting, and collaborating with the diverse members of New York’s East End community and beyond.
Member of Hamptons Art Network
ART @ SAC 2022
Presenting Sponsors: Simone & David Levinson, William Talbott Hillman Foundation
Participating Sponsors: Susan & Tim Davis, Andy Sabin & the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
Media Partner: The Southampton Press
Title Sponsor: Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons
Sponsored by Long Island Community Foundation and Bank of America Foundation
Sponsor: Southampton Bath and Tennis Club
Title Sponsor: Primary Care and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian—–Financial Literacy Partner: J.P. Morgan Private Bank 

General operating support is provided by Bank of America 

ECO Programs at SAC are made possible by Dorothy & Michael Reilly


Southampton Arts Center’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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