Thursday, August 23 | 12 PM | FREE (books will be available for purchase)
“Accidents happen, but was this murder?”?
A DARK NIGHT . . .
A SHARP CURVE . . .
A DRUNKEN DRIVER . . .
On the night of August 11, 1956, in the East Hampton hamlet of Springs, a tragic car crash took the life of Jackson Pollock, the world-renowned abstract painter and notorious alcoholic. Also killed was Edith Metzger, a passenger in the car Pollock was driving when it plunged into the woods and overturned. At least that’s what the newspapers reported. But Metzger’s autopsy reveals that she was already dead before the crash. This shocking disclosure draws vacationing Detective Juanita Diaz of the NYPD and her husband, Captain Brian Fitzgerald of the NYPD, into a homicide investigation that implicates members of East Hampton’s art community, including Pollock himself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Helen A. Harrison, a former New York Times art critic and National Public Radio art commentator, is the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York and an authority on 20th century American art. Her previous books include Hamptons Bohemia (with Constance Ayers Denne), and monographs on Larry Rivers and Jackson Pollock. She lives with her husband, the painter Roy Nicholson, in Sag Harbor, New York.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
An Accidental Corpse by Helen Harrison
Publication date: August 7, 2018
Category: General Fiction/Mystery & Thriller
Series: The CORPSE Trilogy
Paper $15.99, CAN $20.99
E-Book $9.99, CAN $12.99
Dunemere Books, New York, NY
Curated by Amy Kirwin Presented with Oceana, Peconic Land Trust and South Fork Natural History Museum Exhibition Advisor: James Salomon This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate. Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Tom Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft. Cover Art: by Kara Hoblin.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times