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eARTh – Artists as Activists

Curated by Amy Kirwin

Presented with Oceana, Peconic Land Trust and South Fork Natural History Museum

Exhibition Advisor: James Salomon

APRIL 17-JULY 11, 2021

Artwork by Kara Hoblin

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.


For the Earth

A Poem by Megan Chaskey, Earth Day, April 22, 2012


I came to this place as a poet,

not because I was schooled in words

but because I was born to this earth

to be a voicing in her chambers

and I remember this in my tissues

like a riling of water under the prow of the boat.


May you here never be

told that you have lapsed,

or that your pause in the face

of a sentence that disrespected

our common human earth blessing

be counted as a lapse.

For deadlines do not honor the dead,

nor do they honor lines,

from which radiate

so much beauty

in a face.


And would that we would wake

in a place of worship

to the soul that breathes

from each of us the unique aroma of the earth,

sensed nowhere else but here in you and me.

Where but in music do we stand a chance

of remembering what the earth gives us

in breeze, leaf dance, water rhythm, stone and

sand, inside ice melting to sun streaks

within the curve of ancient continents?


I stand here as on a mountain to listen to the stones sing –

and here, under the rain of truth, give thanks

for all the earth gives us

and say quietly, but with a mother’s knowing,

it is never too late for healing our earth star

should we choose to balance the pulse

of who we become

when we embrace her.


Copyright Megan Chaskey


Click on the artists names to link to their websites:

Roisin Bateman

Scott Bluedorn

Kristian Brevik

Megan Chaskey

Erica Cirino

Rossa Cole

Janet Culbertson

Tom Deininger

Alejandro Duran

Jim Gingerich

Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor

Kara Hoblin

Pamela Longobardi

Michael Light

Christa Maiwald

Janine Martel

Steve Miller

Patricia Paladines

Aurora Robson

Cindy Pease Roe

Lauren Ruiz

Kathryn Szoka

Diane Tuft


Cover Art by Kara Hoblin


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12:00 am, Friday Dec 31

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

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THE COLLECTORS SALE - Benefit Art Sale Event

12:00 am, Thursday Dec 31

It continues! Many of the available works have been reinstalled behind the big wall in the back gallery, so you can still come and see them in person to help with your purchase decision making!  While the season usually comes to a celebratory close with the annual SummerFest event, the current government restrictions prohibiting gatherings of groups of more than 50 has forced all non-profits to think outside the box and create a new approach to fundraising. With that, we are thrilled to announced Artists and collectors were asked to contribute to this special fundraiser by generously donating a work or works of art. Over 80 artists and collectors have shown their support by donating 105 works. Now it is your turn to purchase them! All proceeds from this fundraising art sale will allow SAC to continue its diverse slate of year-round programming.

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