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.


A six week class for beginners as well as actors with some stage experience who are interested in honing their craft in a supportive, studio laboratory environment. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions. Celebrated husband and wife actor/director/producers Kate Mueth (Founder and Artistic Director, The Neo-Political Cowgirls and Mulford Rep) and Josh Gladstone (former Artistic Director, Guild Hall and co-Founder Hamptons Shakespeare Festival), longtime theater professionals in NYC and on the East End, who met in conservatory at Broadway’s Circle In The Square, will guide a weekly 2-hour acting class for up to 14 actors, ages 16 to adult, through a series of play-centered theater games, improvisations, text work, and introduction to vocal and movement exercises. The workshop culminates in a final, public presentation of scene work and monologues in the Theater @ SAC. Evening classes will meet for two hours from 7 – 9 PM on Mondays, May 15, May 22, June 5, June 12, June 19 and the public presentation on June 26.
$550 SAC Members | $600 Non-Members



Adam Straus spent 13 years in New York City before moving to Riverhead Long Island with his wife and son. Growing up, Straus’ parents were active in the civil rights movement and instilled a strong sense of social and political awareness. This education in activism along with the adventures of a childhood immersed in exploring swamps, woods, waters, and the biology of the ever-changing landscape, where he witnessed profound effects of climate change, represent important events Straus experienced affecting his work as an artist today.  

Many of the paintings are inspired by places on the North Fork of Long Island reflected by his time on the water, “feeling a nostalgia for the depiction of the romantic natural sublime.”

Straus’ inspiration for certain works comes from his belief that natural beauty and light have been disrupted by digitally inspired “glitches” as employed by using highly recognizable symbols used on the iPhone, particularly the save, delete, and share symbols. Straus has incorporated these icons into paintings of sky, water, sea, and land thereby using this universal language to bring attention to the landscape.

“It is my strong belief that the way we are affecting the environment, the landscape, and our overall disruption of nature is the most crucial issue of our time. We are increasingly separated from the natural world and just about everything I do as an artist is rooted, one way or another, in these concerns.”

Straus has tried to embody everything he has painted with his passion for the natural world. His practice starts with incorporating everyday minutia ranging from newspaper clippings to his son’s drawings and household shopping lists. After creating remarkable landscapes over this information, the image is further disrupted by digitally inspired “glitches”, stenciled on dots, washes, and other headlines scratched and scrawled onto the surface, a large part of which becomes undecipherable. These are his interpretations of a disrupted world, politically, environmentally, and socially; creating an illustration of the artist’s desire to paint away the bad news. Through paint he points the viewer in the direction of nature and away, if only for a moment, from this barrage of information and the conditions society has created. 


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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.

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ART @ SAC 2023
Curated by Paton Miller
Participating Sponsors: PLESSER’S
Media Partner: JAMES LANE POST
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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