EXCURSION: ART, CREATIVITY, NATURE
ON THE NORTH FORK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2023
We are offering guests to travel to the North Fork via bus or boat
General Ticket (Boat): $500
General Ticket (Bus): $450
Members Ticket (Boat): $450*
Members Ticket (Bus): $400*
Directors Circle/Innovators (Boat): $400*
Directors Circle/Innovator (Bus): $350*
*For all membership levels, you will receive an email with a discount promo code.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
8:30 AM: Meet at The Church for coffee, a treat and load-in. Departure by bus or boat from Sag Harbor
10:30 AM: Tour of a North Fork Farm, followed by farm sketching
Sketching and drawing in the open fields of the farm alongside Eric Fischl & April Gornik (materials provided)
12:00 PM: Seated lunch at NOAH’S in Greenport, one of the North Fork’s renowned farm-to-table establishments
3:30 PM: Private visit to the private gardens and studio of artist Ugo Rondinone
5:30 PM: Studio visit and beach-front drinks with Margaret Garrett, Shelter Island
Join The Church’s first excursion: Creativity in the wild! Venture out from our beloved Long Island South Fork to discover the beauty of our neighboring North Fork community across the sound. Take a joyous morning boat or bus ride from Sag Harbor to the North Fork for a guided tour of a local farm, where guests, alongside Eric Fischl and April Gornik will sketch animals, plants, flowers, or whatever inspires them, using the farm and its surroundings as a catalyst for creativity! All supplies, including sketchbooks, pencils, and chairs, will be provided. Please bring the necessary clothing/accessories for sun protection. All skill levels of drawing are welcome, from complete novices to total professionals.
Next, the group will enjoy lunch at Noah’s in Greenport, consisting of three courses that incorporate the bounty of the East End. After lunch, we’ll venture to the Land Craft Garden Foundation in Mattituck, where guests will be given a private tour of the foundation’s current sculpture exhibition, Sculpture in the Garden 2023: Virginia Overton, curated by renowned artist Ugo Rondinone. Following the sculpture tour, the group will be given an exclusive tour of Rondinone’s private garden and artist studio.
The trip will conclude in Shelter Island for a studio visit at the private residence of artist Margaret Garrett. Garrett will discuss her current works, which were inspired by the artist’s residency at The Church back in February.
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.
48 Madison Street, Sag Harbor
Images: Top — Artboard | Middle — Virginia Overton Chime Sculpture, P.C. Randee Daddona | Bottom — Courtesy of Land Craft Garden.
North Fork | Shelter Island | South Fork