The Panel and Round Table, livestreamed and in the Museum’s theater, is followed by a light reception


Tomashi Jackson, Among Heirs (Niamuck and Azurest), 2021 [detail]. Full caption below

WATER MILL, NY 10/21/21—On Friday, October 29 at 6pm, the Parrish Art Museum presents Stories and Reflections from The Land Claim Collaboratorsa panel and round table discussion with artists, historians, advocates, and keepers of heritage whose contributions to the acclaimed exhibition Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim helped unearth many untold stories of communities of color on the East End. Through illustration and dialogue, the panelists will bring to life the people in the images that informed Jackson’s paintings. The program will be offered in person in the Lichtenstein Theater followed by light reception, as well as via livestream.


The panel, moderated by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, features:

  • Bonnie Cannon, Executive Director of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center (BHCCRC)
  • Jeremy Dennis, fine art photographer and Shinnecock Indian Nation member
  • Kelly Dennis, attorney specializing in Federal Indian law and Secretary of the Shinnecock Council of Trustees
  • Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society
  • Minerva Perez, Executive Director of OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) of Eastern Long Island
  • Tela Loretta Troge, attorney and counselor at law
  • Richard “Juni” Wingfield, a long-time community liaison for the Southampton School District


Tomashi Jackosn: The Land Claim is a multipart exhibition centered on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on the East End of Long Island, on view at the Parrish through November 7. As part of her process, Jackson conducted research and interviews for nearly a year of the panelists and other community leaders including Donnamarie Barnes, Curator and Archivist for Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in Shelter Island, who is not available for the program. By documenting family and community life, moments of struggle and celebration, work, everyday life, public spaces, and historical sites in her work in the exhibition, Jackson addresses issues that have consistently linked historic and contemporary lives of communities of color on the East End.


This indoor event requires all attendees to show proof of vaccination (vaccine card/Excelsior Pass) or a negative PCR test within 72 hours. To help us expedite the check-in process, we encourage all guests to send their proof in advance by emailing it to Please put the event title in your subject line


Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; The Bandier Family Foundation; The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Fund for Publications; The Dorothy Lichtenstein ArtsReach Fund, established by Agnes Gund; Connie Tilton; The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family; The Deborah Buck Foundation; Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins; Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder; The Speyer Family Foundation, and Nina Yankowitz. The Museum is grateful to Night Gallery, Los Angeles and Tilton Gallery, New York, for their in-kind support.


Photo Caption: Among Heirs (Niamuck and Azurest), 2021 (detail)

Acrylic and wampum dust on canvas, cotton textiles, and paper bags with archival prints on PVC marine vinyl mounted on a handcrafted walnut awning structure with brass hooks and grommets. Courtesy the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York. Photo © Dario Lasagni

Transformed halftone line image painted on substrate: Ethan Smith, Kelly Dennis, Peter Smith Jr., gathered at the Hunter-Silva home (Ma’s House), 1991. Photo: Denise Silva-Dennis. Courtesy Silva-Dennis Family Archive

Cropped halftone line image printed on PVC marine vinyl: Group on Azurest Beach, Sag Harbor, NY, date unknown.

Courtesy Eastville Community Historical Society Collection


Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor Bank of America.

Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.


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