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SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER OFFERS

FULL SLATE OF PROGRAMS FOR OCTOBER

(Southampton, NY… September 2021) Complementing their recently opened exhibition, CLEARING THE AIR, Southampton Arts Center has scheduled a number of artist talks, tours, and workshops, films, and live performances for the month of October. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation, and reflection. Here’s what’s on deck for October…

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Live: John and Alice Coltrane Tribute Concert – Friday, October 8 @ 7 PM

In collaboration with Hamptons Jazz Fest, a special evening of music and discussion centered on the progress and mission of the Coltrane Home will feature an all-star ensemble. Following a panel discussion moderated by Coltrane scholar and music historian Ashley Kahn, saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Joe Lavano, vocalist Michelle Coltrane, and harpist Brandee Younger will perform.

southamptonartscenter.org/live

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Wellness: Sound Meditation – Saturday, October 9 @ 10:30 AM

Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing and immersive Sound Meditation led by Bowl Master and Meditation DJ Daniel Lauter.

southamptonartscenter.org/wellness 

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Wellness: Sound Meditation – Saturday, October 23 @ 10:30 AM

Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing and immersive Sound Meditation led by Bowl Master and Meditation DJ Daniel Lauter.

southamptonartscenter.org/wellness 

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Talk + Workshop: The Wonder of it All with Alice Momm – Saturday, October 23 @ 12:30 PM

CLEARING THE AIR exhibition artist Alice Momm will host a talk on her walking and working process and non-hierarchical approach to materials. The program will continue outside with a stroll on the SAC grounds where, guided by Momm, participants will have the opportunity to gather and create their own mementoes from the day and to take away an appreciation for the transformational possibilities of creative connections with the non-human world that surrounds us.

southamptonartscenter.org/talks 

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Film: Imber’s Left Hand with Hamptons Doc Fest – Sunday, October 24 @ 4 PM
A document of artist Jon Imber’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence – a diagnosis of ALS. The film traces his life, his career, and his adaptations, switching from painting from his right hand to his left, and then to both hands held at his waist as the degenerative condition progresses. Adversity only makes him more determined to paint, and paint he does – Imber paints more than 100 portraits in a four-month span. A panel discussion will take place prior to the screening.

southamptonartscenter.org/film 

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Toast to the Artists: CLEARING THE AIR – Friday, October 29 @ 6 PM

SAC will celebrate the opening of CLEARING THE AIR with a public opening reception. Exhibition curator Jay Davis and some of the artists will also be in attendance. Complementary beverages will be served. Registration is required. Sponsored by Pat Sanders.

southamptonartscenter.org/live 

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Talk: Curator-Led Exhibition Tour – Saturday, October 30 @ 11 AM

CLEARING THE AIR curator Jay Davis, artist and curator of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Ambulatory Care Arts Program, will lead a tour of the galleries. Following an unprecedented year of COVID-19, political divide, racial and social strife, and injustice, CLEARING THE AIR examines the healing and transformative power of the arts. This thoughtful exhibition will feature regional and national artists who turned to the arts to overcome health and personal challenges, and those who regularly work in the healing art space.

southamptonartscenter.org/talks 

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Live: Aima Saint-Hunon – Saturday, October 30 @ 7 PM

Multidisciplinary artist Aima Saint-Hunon will lead a concept art performance entitled I Am: The Unity of The Sacred Femininity and Masculinity. The main theme of the performance is the imperial encounter of the inner marriage of female power and sacred masculinity. The performance and the artworks aim to offer a reflection sweeping the viewer towards the highest realms of the spirit.

southamptonartscenter.org/live  

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SAC’s galleries are open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 5 PM.

SAC continues to follow all New York State and CDC guidelines for all programs and events. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for all events in the theatre. Masks are required in the galleries and in the theatre.

Select Southampton Arts Center 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. The SAC Summer Stage is sponsored by Primary Care and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. CLEARING THE AIR is sponsored by Primary Care and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, with exclusive media partner The Southampton Press. Additional support for CLEARING THE AIR and related programs has been made possible by Long Island Community Foundation. WHIMSY is sponsored by Hauser and Wirth, with additional support from Marlborough Gallery and James Lane Post. FILM @ SAC is sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens. KIDS @ SAC is sponsored by Investors Bank. Additional support comes from Southampton Bath and Tennis Club. Financial Literacy Partner: J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

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SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER

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. SAC is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information about Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968, visit southamptonartscenter.org or call 631.283.0967. Follow SAC on Facebook and Instagram @southamptonartscenter.

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AAQ / Resource: McDonough & Conroy Architects

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