THE CHURCH TO HOST SILENT STRINGS
CREATED AND PERFORMED BY PIERSON SENIORS
TUESDAY OCTOBER 11th | 4 PM
RVSP for free on The Church’s website Photo by Leanora Gangemi
Cash donations at any amount will be accepted at the door
-– proceeds will go to support Friends of Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center
The Church is pleased to welcome Pierson High School seniors for a performance of Silent Strings an ensemble of music and poetry celebrating the joys and wonders of the natural environment. Together– poet Meredith Spolarich, violinist Elizabeth Hallock, and harpist Miachesca Gangemi constructed the musical program that incorporates both instrumental classics as well as their very own written pieces.
The performance is a part of their Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at the high school. The students have fused their passion for the environment and their love of music and poetry to create a performance that highlights both the beauty of nature and the urgency to protect it. Further emphasizing their love and support of the environment the students encourage attendees, upon entry, to make a cash donation of any amount with all proceeds going to benefit the Friends of Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center.
Co-Founder of The Church April Gornik says, “What a joy it is for The Church to have these extraordinarily talented students presenting here as part of their international baccalaureate! We hope to have more programming like this in the future to introduce the accomplished young people of Pierson High School to the community.”
FRIENDS OF THE LONG POND GREENBELT
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, is an all-volunteer organization that works to advance the preservation, stewardship, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Long Pond Greenbelt: that unique expanse of coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands encompassing more than 800 protected acres. The Long Pond Greenbelt stretches six miles between the villages of Sag Harbor and Sagaponack in the Town of Southampton on the East End of Long Island, New York. For more information visit their website https://longpondgreenbelt.org/.
Housed in a deconsecrated 19th century Methodist church, The Church is an artist residency, exhibition space, and creativity center. It is a place where local and national artists and creatives of all stripes work, meet and inspire each other. Artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik bought the building as a shell three years ago and have led its redesign with Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership. The modern interior complements its historic frame and is emblematic of the contemporary program of events that animate the structure. The Church will increase access to the arts for our diverse audiences, foster creativity on the East End, and honor Sag Harbor’s long tradition as a maker’s village. For more information visit: www.thechurchsagharbor.org.