Sunday, August 11 | 2-5 PM | All Ages (5+) | $10
Space is limited. Advance reservations recommended. Materials will be provided
Inspired by National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore, join artist Ruby Jackson for a fun session creating tiny animals out of Sculpey clay and then photographing them with your iPhones in our mini photo studio. The workshop lasts up to three hours long, which includes time to fire the work, and is open to all people five years and older.
Ruby Jackson has been known to describe herself as a one-time juvenile delinquent saved by art. She grew up in Queens where she would cut school, smoke cigarettes, and steal late-night deliveries to the bagel store. After barely graduating high school she headed to New York City to be an artist. Having no formal training, she developed original techniques in many media–a process which continues to this day. After moving to the East End of Long Island, Ruby earned a degree in Art Education, survived breast cancer, discovered snorkeling, and took up the flying trapeze. She also was Assistant to the Director of the Pollock Krasner House for more than a decade. She is passionate about teaching art to children and has conducted workshops in the public schools, as well as for the Nature Conservancy, the South Fork Natural History Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the East End.
During this period, Ruby created a large and distinctive body of work in wood, ceramic, pen and ink, polymer clay, oil, acrylic, and gouache. Her imagery typically takes inspiration from natural forms, which she abstracts and explores using original techniques. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Long Island, and Sarasota, Florida.
July 4 Hours: 10 AM-2 PM The International Center of Photography and Southampton Arts Center are thrilled to co-present the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this summer, featuring the compelling and visually stunning work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. The exhibition will highlight Sartore’s images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world. This exhibition is made possible by the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell and is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.
Boogaloo Familia is an interactive program that takes audiences of all ages on a bilingual journey through the history, musical styles, and worldwide cultural impact of Latin boogaloo, the 1960s music and dance craze from the streets of Spanish Harlem. Sing along! Shake it! Boogaloo until you drop!