Wednesday, March 8, 2023

South Hamptons E-news letter for March.

March is here and in honor National Women's History Month, we are excited to celebrate the many local women artists in our current exhibition, East End Collected7. To learn more about their work and what inspires them, please join us for our upcoming programming of panels, films, and studio workshops. We are also excited to partner with AIA Peconic for a screening and panel, of Gray Matters which explores the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture. 

Please tour our virtual 3D gallery HERE where you can learn more about the art and artists of East End Collected7. Here's what’s on for this week as SAC!

Studio: Figure Drawing Workshop
Friday March 10 @ 1 PM

Working from a live model, artist Linda Capello will guide students through the basics of figure drawing using a variety of mediums.

Talk: Curator Tour 
Friday March 10 @ 3PM

East End Collected7 curator Paton Miller will offer a tour of his own studio in Southampton. 


In celebration of Women's History Month, join us March 23rd @ 6PM for a screening of the documentary Gray Matters about architect and designer Eileen Gray, followed by a brief panel discussion featuring local architects. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the 20th century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought after designer and decorator in the next before reinventing herself as an architect, a field in which she labored largely in obscurity. Apart from the accolades that greeted her first building persistently and perversely credited to her mentor–her pioneering work was done quietly, privately and to her own specifications.  But she lived long enough (98) to be re-discovered and acclaimed. Today, with her work commanding extraordinary prices and attention, her legacy, like its creator, remains elusive, contested and compelling.

Reflection panel led by AIA Peconic President Lori K. Beppu, AIA who will be joined by AIA architect members Pamela J. Glazer, AIA and Viola G. Rouhani, AIA.

Co-presented by Southampton Arts Center and AIA Peconic, a chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Proudly sponsored by Pella. Licensed architects are eligible for two learning units for attending this program.

Join Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Jazz Fest on March 25as we present Will Bernard Quartet for an evening of jazz! The concert will begin at 7 PM.

Guitarist Will Bernard, a Berkeley, CA native and Brooklyn NY transplant studied guitar and piano from an early age with Dave Creamer, Art Lande and Julian White later developing an interest in classical music composition. He received a degree in music from UC Berkeley where he studied with Andrew Imbrie and others.

He began playing and recording on an international level as a member of Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble, who made their recorded debut with Don Cherry on “Multikulti” (A&M 1989). Since then, Bernard has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip-hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between. In the 90’s Bernard recorded and performed with many projects under the direction of acclaimed producer Lee Townsend and worked with groups ranging from the Hindustani-influenced Jai Uttal to the political hip-hop group the Coup. The most commercially successful of these projects was the group T.J. Kirk (with Charlie Hunter) whose sophomore album “If Four Was One” on Warner bros. was nominated for a Grammy in 1997. Will made further inroads with the Stanton Moore trio which toured extensively and made three albums on Telarc and a Hal Leonard drum instructional video and book.


Janet Culbertson (b. 1932) grew up in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She loved nature, canoed through the Allegheny Mountains, and raised baby owls and released them into the wild. Janet Culbertson has been a using art as activism for years. Common themes in her work include global warming, extreme weather, overpopulation, and the diminishment of the earth. Her work is fueled by the constant news barrage of both natural and/or contrived disasters of the day. When possible she takes trips to experience first-hand the sustaining power of nature amidst the evidence of humanity's destructive impact. 

I feel that art, whether beautiful or provocative, can be a force for creating a greater ecological awareness of our threatened world. 

Her first exhibition was called Elegy to Nature, an eco series inspired by tankers wiping out coastal life and oil companies dumping oil waste into the sea. Soon after completing Elegy to Nature, she took a course at The Foundation for Mind Research which introduced her to Joseph Campbell's monomyth, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1948). Culbertson in response, created a Mythmaker suite of drawings (1973-76) that chart the course of a woman's struggle to follow her own path through a maze of seemingly insurmountable hurdles presented by male-dominated society. During the seventies she had four one-woman shows in New York City at the Lerner Heller Gallery; received a C.A.P.S. New York State drawing award and exhibited in a number of group and museum shows; proposed and worked on the HERESIES Ecology Issue #13 along with a group of other concerned women. In 1987, Culbertson began a series of billboard paintings contrasting the beauty of nature with our destruction of it. She searched for beautiful sites as well as the ubiquitous polluted areas–to paint, to photograph and to absorb.

She was invited to have solo shows at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, the University of Nebraska, the University of Bridgeport, Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA., (her home town), The Museo de Los Ninos in Costa Rica, The Accola-Griefen Gallery, NYC and more recently, a forty-year retrospective, "Paradise Gone" at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY.

Janet's work can be viewed in our current exhibition East End Collected7

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