Friday, November 23 | 2-5 PM | All Ages | Free
What does community mean to you? Come express it on a quilt patch!
A quilt is an object of comfort that is often made with love by hand. Stop by to join us as we create a quilt together to celebrate ‘community’ and how we define it. Each participant will create their own square for this community art project that will become part of the larger work. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring any photographs or collage materials (2 dimensional only please) that will be incorporated into your 8″ square. Each piece will show how you define community – it could be your family, a geographic place or a combination. Together we will create layers that show our differences but also all that we have in common.
Reservations not required. Just drop in any time between 2 and 5 PM.
Mare Dianora is an interdisciplinary artist who lives in Sag Harbor, New York. Mare is a graduate of the MFA program at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. She has taught mail art and book art classes at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, New York, Children’s Museum of the East End, the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, New York, the Art League of Long Island and the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn, New York and the Creative Center in Manhattan. She was the artist-in-residence at NYU Medical Center in Manhattan working in adult oncology from 2005 to 2008 and Stony Brook Cancer Center in 2014. In June 2006, Mare spent two weeks in Porter, Indiana where she was artist-in-residence at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. For two weeks she lived in her tent and created a daily postcard project so she could share her experiences with those outside the park. In July 2007, she gave a lecture on the “Art of the Mail” at the New York Public Library in Manhattan and co-hosted a presentation at the National Postal Museum in November 2007. Mare lived in Denmark for six months where she was a visiting artist at Krogerup College and the Crossing Borders Global Studies Program. This summer she was a guest artist at the Lowe Mills Art Center in Huntsville, Alabama where she taught a mail art workshop. Currently, she is teaching private lessons in her home studio. Her own art practice involves building community and exploring connections to home and place.
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.