Looking for exciting events to enhance your spring? Southampton Arts Center’s April lineup includes thought-provoking films, engaging panels, and live performances you don’t want to miss. Whether you’re a seasoned art aficionado or simply looking to explore new perspectives, get ready to be captivated by the creative offerings on display. Join us as we take a closer look at what’s in store for you this month.
Aren’t in the area to see our latest exhibition?
Take a look a virtual 3D tour HERE and learn more about the art and artists of East End Collected7, most works are for sale.
Studio: Watercolor with Janet Jennings
Mondays @ 10 AM April – May 1st
Waiting list available
This five-week workshop, taught by Janet Jennings will focus on the range and flexibility of the watercolor techniques of English watercolorist J.M. Turner and German-Danish watercolorist Emil Nolde. By analyzing their work, we will explore their palette and composition choices and experiment with applying their techniques to our own work. Weekly demonstrations of watercolor painting techniques will include gradated washes, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, splattering, dripping, and glazing.
Studio: Figure Drawing Workshop
Fridays @ 1 PM
April 14, 21, 28
Working from a live model, artist Linda Capello will guide students through the basics of figure drawing using a variety of mediums.
Films: Docs Equinox
Friday April 14 @ 5:30 PM – Invisible Hand
Saturday April 15 @ 5:30 PM – The Grab
Sunday April 16 @ 2 PM – Patrick and the Whale
Docs Equinox features 3 compelling documentary films, panel talks, a special ‘water central’ information hub with 5 local environmental groups, and welcoming cocktail receptions.
The water environment around us, specifically Long Island’s drinking water, is sourced from the unique aquifer positioned right under where we live, work and play. See why we are charged to protect and preserve this vital part of our ecosystem. All in for the Aquifer engages the question with film and discussion. No one can survive without water. Don’t miss any of it.
Come with interest. Leave inspired & informed.
Live: Hamptons Jazz Fest: Fabian Almazan Quintet
April 22 @ 6:30 PM
Cuban-American pianist/composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. Most recently, Almazan can be heard in such films as Harriet, Chi-Raq, Red Tails and Miracle at St. Anna. Almazan is the founder and director of Biophilia Records. Biophilia means “an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems.” In addition to creating meaningful and imaginative music, Biophilia Records artists are united by a common interest in having a positive impact on the environment and our communities. Biophilia artists collaborate with organizations that specialize in conservation, sustainability and outreach initiatives, regularly volunteering hands-on in community events.
As an environmentalist and naturalist, Almazan travelled back to his birthplace where he made field recordings of endemic Cuban birds which were then Incorporated into “This Land Abounds With Life”, Almazan’s most recent and 5th album as a leader. He is the founder and director of Biophilia Records and has worked diligently towards ensuring a continued dialogue of awareness concerning music and environmental justice.
Awards include 2 Grammy nominations, the SWR New Jazz Meeting commission, the Copland Fund, the Jerome Fund for Emerging Composers Award, the Jazz Gallery Residency, Rockerfeller Brothers Residency, Cintas Foundation Award in Composition and the Sundance Composers’ Lab.
Film: The Way it Goes
April 29 @ 4:30 PM
“The Way it Goes” is a documentary film by Lana Jokel on the artist Nathan Slate Joseph. His work is about expansion and contraction, statements of destruction and reconstruction, comprised of rusted sheets of steel and chosen objects. The works, vibrant in color, are cut, bent and welded into shapes and wall reliefs. The film shows the creative process. Interweaved with the art are scenes through the decades; of family life, art world events and figures, and the artist himself, intense, creative, outspoken, funny, and real. Filmmaker Lana Jokel was born in Shanghai, China. She grew up in Brazil, educated in France and the United States. She studied languages and also attended Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. Her documentary film career began with the American pioneers Leacock and Pennebaker. She edited Norman Mailer and Andy Warhol films as well as many documentaries on art and music before making her own films. Among her many documentary subjects were Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Rivers and Chinese Contemporary Art.
Following the film will be the closing reception for EAST END COLLECTED7.
Art: East End Collected7 Closing Reception
April 29 @ 6 PM
Celebrate EAST END COLLECTED7 with a special closing reception with curator PATON MILLER.