Fall is a magical time to be outdoors on the East End.

As part of our current exhibition, A CELEBRATION OF TREES, we’re presenting special tree-centered art

and eco programs at SAC. Join us this week… 


Studio: Figure Drawing Workshop
Friday, November 4 @ 1 PM
Working from a live model, artist Linda Capello will guide students through the basics of figure drawing using a variety of mediums. 


Wellness: Sound Meditation  
Saturday, November 5 @ 10:30 AM
Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing and immersive Sound Meditation led by Bowl Master and Meditation DJ Daniel Lauter.  


Studio: THE NAKED TREE with artist Dan Welden
Saturday, November 5 @ 3 PM

In this artist led workshop, Dan Welden will guide attendees in a journey bringing together the skill of personal observation with the beauty of the subject matter, “TREES”. The individual’s approach will be inspired by their own physical presence and they will work initially with black and white and then introducing color with Dan Welden’s technique of Swiss Caran D’Ache crayons and acrylic medium on fine paper. 


Film: The Hidden Life of Trees
Saturday, November 5 @ 6 PM
Branching off his bestselling book, renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides us through his most precious ideas and understanding of how trees work in this enlightening documentary.  


Talk: Curator Led Exhibition Tour
Sunday, November 6 @ 12 PM
A CELEBRATION OF TREES curators will lead a tour of the galleries with local artists and more.  


Talk: Ann Porter Poetry Reading featuring Liz Balzer
Sunday, November 6 @ 2 PM
Join us for a reading of the poetry of Anne Porter (1911 – 2011), National Book award finalist and long time Southampton resident, by her friends and family. Light refreshments to follow after the reading. 





This month is Native Heritage month, so to honor some of the Indigenous artists exhibiting in our current CELEBRATION OF TREES, this week we are highlighting artist Michael Namingha, a visual artist and keen observer of todays’ society. In his Altered Landscape series, he uses abstract, photography-based works that juxtapose geometric shapes in bright neon colors against black-and-white aerial landscapes from the Four Corners region. The compositions are mounted to shaped plexiglass, creating the illusion of three-dimensional works. These pieces tell a story of the environmental impact of the oil industry around New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, a national historic park scared to the ancestral Puebloans; and the Black Place, Navajo Nation’s Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. His pieces shed light onto the risks of methane waste and related pollution and the result of health conditions such as respiratory ailments. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, these issues are hitting Indigenous communities particularly hard. While other artists deal with these themes head-on, Namingha’s work is in contrast non-confrontational, even quiet, inviting viewers to contemplate the devastating effects of the oil and gas industries on ancestral lands. 


We are delighted to feature three of Michael Namingha’s works

as a part of A CELEBRATION OF TREES, now on view. 





As the original  pioneer of alternative printmaking since 1970, Dan Welden has been in the forefront  of ‘health and safety’ in the arts.  As co-author of ‘PRINTMAKING IN THE SUN’ and director of Hampton Editions, Ltd., his 50 plus years of collaboration include artists such as Willem de Kooning, Eric Fischl, Kiki Smith, and Dan Flavin.  He has received international recognition through his residencies in China, Belgium, Cuba, Peru, New Zealand, Australia and other countries.  

Get creative in Dan Welden’s workshop THE NAKED TREE, Saturday, November 5 @ 3 PM, where Dan will guide attendees in a journey bringing together the skill of personal observation with the beauty of the subject matter, “TREES”. The individual’s approach will be inspired by their own physical presence and they will work initially with black and white and then introduce color with Dan Welden’s technique of Swiss Caran D’Ache crayons and acrylic medium on fine paper. 



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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 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.