SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER

ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF CURATOR PATON MILLER WITH

EAST END COLLECTED5 AND EEC Jr.

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OPENING SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019

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Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane in the heart of Southampton Village, is pleased to announce its second exhibition of 2019. Artist/Curator Paton Miller returns with EAST END COLLECTED5 and EEC Jr., which will open on Saturday, April 20 with a free reception for the public from 5 PM to 7 PM and run through Sunday, June 9, 2019.

 

East End Collected5 reflects Paton Miller’s vision of the East End region as an ideal environment for artists to create work. Through this exhibition, Miller highlights 32 artists and further establishes Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene continues to thrive. In honor of this milestone fifth year, EEC5 features a number of promising younger artists at the beginning of their careers. For many years the north and south forks of Eastern Long Island have been fertile ground for some of the most diverse and exceptional artistic talent, and these young artists are sure to continue that rich tradition.

“East End Collected, which launched in 2015, has quickly established itself as SAC’s signature visual art series.” commented Southampton Arts Center Executive Director, Tom Dunn. “Over the last five years, the EEC series has featured nearly 200 different East End-based artists. We are delighted to work with Paton again this year to create a compelling platform for both emerging and established artists from our extended community.”

“I am always amazed by the endless pool of talented artists residing on the East End. Each year Paton assembles an incredible exhibition including a wide variety of mediums and styles. This fifth year is sure to be another wonderful example of his thoughtful curation.” says Southampton Arts Center Artistic Director, Amy Kirwin.

EEC5 artists include Casey Chalem Anderson, Michael Cardacino, Sylvia Channing, Jeremy Dennis, Madison Fender, Francine Fleischer, Lori Hawkins, Carol Hunt, Anna Jurinich, Christine Keefe, Suzanne LaFleur, Geralyne Lewandowski, John Margaritis, Alexis Martino, Lauren Matzen, Eric Meola, Oscar Molina, Joan Lee Montefusco, Nika Nesgoda, Cindy Pease Roe, Jay Schneiderman, Arden Scott, Ty Stroudsburg, Trina Tozzi Michne, and Isabel Turban.

EEC Jr. artists include Harlan Beeton, Emily Esposito, Kyle McNamara, Cian O’Neill, Kai Parcher-Charles, Finn Pilaro, and J.B. Riffaud.

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Statement from Paton Miller:

“Six years ago I was invited to a meeting by then Mayor Mark Epley and other concerned residents of Southampton Village to contribute my ideas on how to go forward with the newly conceived Southampton Arts Center. The main point I offered at the meeting was that a new arts center had to be “loved” by the community to be enthusiastically supported and have a chance to grow. In order to be embraced by the community I suggested that SAC should serve as a mirror and reflect the artistic community it resides in. This was the kernel of the idea that gave birth to the East End Collected series.

Including this year’s East End Collected5, over 150 artists have participated in the EEC series. Artists whose careers range from working in their basements to those who have had long international careers. The connective tissue of these disparate careers is the quality of the work. The past exhibitions have all been strongly supported and much appreciated by the community and has helped put SAC on the map. None of this would be possible without the unwavering support of the Southampton Arts Center staff, board of directors, and the Village of Southampton. I warmly thank them for the five years they’ve given me to investigate in-depth our shared artistic community. It has been an amazing voyage of discovery for me and all who have participated.”

This exhibition has been made possible thanks, in part, to the generosity of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Public funding provided by Suffolk County.

 

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EAST END COLLECTED5 and EEC Jr.

ON VIEW APRIL 20-JUNE 9, 2019      

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 20 | 5-7 PM | FREE

GALLERY HOURS: Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 PM

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RELATED PROGRAMS:

 

Post-Opening Night Dance Party – 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Favorites

with DJ Mister Lama

Saturday, April 20 | 7-10 PM | $12 ($10 for Friends of SAC)

 

EEC5 “Hangouts”

Socialize with the artists, play ping-pong, have a glass of wine, and just hang out.

Thursdays, April 25 & May 30 • 6-8 PM • FREE

 

Gallery Tours with Paton Miller and EEC5 Artists

Sundays, May 19 & June 9 | 12:30 PM | FREE

 

Artists Illustrated Talk

Sunday, June 2 | 4 PM | FREE

Hosted by Paton Miller, with Jeremy Dennis, Francine Fleischer, Christine Keefe, Suzanne LaFleur, Kai Parcher-Charles, and Cindy Pease Roe.

Sponsored by LaGuardia Design Group

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Exclusive Offer for FRIENDS OF SAC:

Private Tours of Paton Miller’s Home Studio

Saturday, May 25 & Sunday June 2 | 11 AM | FREE

Email mbishop@southamptoncener.org to make your reservation.

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Southampton Arts Center

Southampton Arts Center has become a hub for arts and culture on the East End with over 40,000 visitors, five exhibitions and over 200 events in 2018 alone.  The broad programming is delivered year-round through an impressive array of partners including New York Academy of Art, International Center of Photography, 92Y, Hamptons International Film Festival, Blue Sphere Foundation, Mountainfilm on Tour, the Watermill Center, and many more. With the recent upgrade of the theater, including state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, lighting and new seating, Southampton Arts Center has expanded its breadth of programming to include first-run films, theatrical performances and concerts.

Southampton Arts Center is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve our East End community as a hub for arts and culture while preserving and activating the iconic building and grounds of 25 Jobs Lane for future generations. 

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