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
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
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Cover Art by Kara Hoblin
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
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.