The Whale Tail Sculpture Project
North Fork Artist Cindy Pease Roe will be taking up residence at Southampton Arts Center from March 21 through April 22. She will be constructing a whale tail sculpture from steel and upcycled derelict lobster traps retrieved from Long Island Sound courtesy of Cornell Extension’s Marine Removal and Prevention Project. The tail will be constructed with marine debris that has been collected along the shores of eastern Long Island. Open studio hours will be scheduled for the community to come in and help with the project. The upsculpted Whale Tail will be unveiled on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, and will be on view on the Southampton Arts Center grounds through Labor Day. Visit southamptonartcenter.org for the public studio session schedule.
The EARTH DAY Event
Saturday, April 22 from 2-5 pm | FREE!
In celebration of the completion of the Whale Tail sculpture, Southampton Arts Center will be holding a special Earth Day event. The event will include many environmental organizations and passionate individuals. Tesla Motors will be on site with their Models S and X for viewing and test driving, and will be raffling off a Model S Sedan to take home for the weekend. In addition to sustainable refreshments compliments of Union Cantina, Matcha Bar will be providing free Matcha. Cindy Pease Roe will be conducting her popular UpSculpt workshop all day, and attendees can make whimsical creatures out of recycled marine debris to take home.
Representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s Fisheries Team will be in attendance to talk about sustainable fisheries and how you can support the local commercial fishing industry by eating F.I.S.H.–fresh, indigenous, sustainable, and healthy. You can also learn about their extensive effort that has lead to the removal of 376.5 metric tons of marine debris in the form of derelict lobster traps from our local waters; some of which were utilized in Cindy Pease Roe’s sculpture. CCE’s Fisheries Team will also be leading some fun fish-focused children’s activities for guests to enjoy throughout the day. http://ccesuffolk.org/marine.
Guests can also stop by the Perfect Earth Project table to make and decorate a native “bee hotel” using upcycled and natural materials. Learn about the importance of native bee populations and take home a “hotel” to help them flourish in your backyard. Perfect Earth Project is an East Hampton-based nonprofit founded by Edwina von Gal that promotes toxin-free lawns and landscapes for the heath of people, their pets, and the environment. www.perfectearthproject.org.
There will be additional children’s activities throughout day including an Earth Day-themed “Crafternoon” with Delaney Oser and Macaroni Kid Hamptons. Bring your #5 recyclables for collection with April Gornik for Gimme 5 (details attached), meet Andy Brosnan of the Surfrider Foundation East End Chapter as well as representatives from Montauk Oceans Institute; learn about the beauty of bees with Bee Keeper and advocate Mary Wolk of The Bee’s Needs and Nancy Miller of Plan Bee Balms, plus many more activities to be announced.
For more info on Earth Day, visit http://www.earthday.org/.
Plus much more to be announced!
Southampton Arts Center
Artists: Philippe Cheng, Louise Eastman and Janis Stemmermann, Christopher French, Saskia Friedrich, Mary Heilmann, Toni Ross, Bastienne Schmidt, Michelle Stuart, Edwina von Gal & Perfect Earth Project, and Almond Zigmund.