Sunday, July 14 | 2-5 PM | All Ages (5+) | $10
Space is limited. Advance reservations recommended. Materials will be provided
Second Session: August 11 at 2 PM
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.
It’s friends like you that have made the first five years of SAC so successful. Now, we are taking the opportunity to invite you to become our Friend – formally – as we launch Southampton Arts Center Friends Circle.
TAKEOVER 2020! artists include Jodi Bentivegna, Michael Butler, Isadora Capraro, Franco Cuttica, Esly Escobar, Melinda Hackett, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Miles Partington, and Kerry Sharkey-Miller Back by popular demand with 10 new artists-in-residence! For ten weeks in the winter of 2020 Southampton Arts Center will once again hand over its galleries to ten East End artists, each with an assigned space to set up a “pop-up” studio. Completed works will be installed and the artists will have scheduled weekly studio time in the galleries from Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 PM to create new works in a wide variety of mediums. A schedule will be posted online each week so the public can plan visits accordingly. This gives guests the opportunity to visit repeatedly to view the progress of new works. It is both encouraged and anticipated that the TAKEOVER! artists will also collaborate organically during the course of their residencies. TAKEOVER 2020! is sponsored by Ingrid Arneberg with additional support from the Long Island Community Foundation.