Curated by Amy Kirwin
APRIL 17-JULY 11, 2021
Image: Alejandro Duran; Vena, 2011
Programmatic Partners include Drawdown East End, Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center.
This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for eARTh is to use art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of eARTh is to ask questions and inspire action. What can you do to make a difference?
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.
Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Thomas Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, John Haigney, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Tucker Marder, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program.
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5 PM
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
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Cover Image: Alejandro Duran; Vena, 2011
Join us on Zoom for the second of two virtual illustrated talks with select East End Collected6 artists. Each participant will have ten minutes to share slides of their work and discuss their process. Hosted by Curator Paton Miller. Featuring Linda K. Alpern, Jim Croak, Deborah Buck, Bastienne Schmidt, Agathe Snow, and Maria Vasconcelos.
Join EEC6 Curator Paton Miller for an intimate tour of the galleries. Limit 20 per tour. First come, first served. East End Collected draws attention to the large population of artists living in the region and reflects Paton Miller’s vision of the East End as an ideal environment for artists to create work. In this sixth iteration of the popular exhibition, Miller continues with the intention of never showing the same artist twice. Since its 2015 launch, the EEC series has featured over 200 individuals. Through this exhibition, Paton Miller celebrates 34 new artists and further establishes Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene continues to thrive. ADDITIONAL TOURS WILL BE OFFERED ON FEBRUARY 6 & MARCH 6 AT 12:30 PM.