AFTER HOURS with Curators, Sara Cochran and
Samuel Havens, in dialogue with Norm Paris


FRIDAY, February 9th, 2024 | 6 PM 


Non-Members: $20
Members: $10


              Samuel Havens, curator of the exhibition Master Impressions: Artists and Printers of the South Fork (1965-2010), will be joined by our Chief Curator Sara Cochran, and esteemed artist and educator Norm Paris, in a lively dialogue and exploration of the exhibition and printmaking processes.

Sam and Sara will lead guests on a tour of the exhibition, outside our normal gallery hours, providing an exclusive experience. A Q&A will follow the tour and discussion.

Norm Paris, an East End artist and printmaker, brings to the conversation a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the craft, its history, and its placement in contemporary art. With an expansive career as an educator, including time spent teaching within the Painting and Printmaking program at the Yale School of Art, Norm is able to shed light on the ways in which Master Impressions enters the global conversation and expands on the East End’s participation in that narrative.



Norm Paris is an artist, curator, and teacher based in Sag Harbor and Brooklyn, New York. He was a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts and was previously a 2015-16 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program. Currently a Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Paris previously taught within the Painting and Printmaking program at the Yale School of Art. He is also a founding member of the artist-run non-profit artspace Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York. His work has been featured in New York at venues including Ortega y Gasset, The Proposition, Transmitter, Monya Rowe Gallery, The Jewish Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the Arts. His work has also been exhibited at Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), SCOTTY (Berlin, Germany), the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), The Museum of Drawings (Laholm, Sweden), and the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC). His exhibitions and curatorial projects have been reviewed in publications such as the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Brooklyn Rail, among others. Paris received a M.F.A from the Yale School of Art and a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design.


(View the events calendar here) The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of Indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.


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