Perfect Earth Project has been working tirelessly to transition the grounds of East End institutions be to toxin-free. This program will begin with a short talk about the Perfect Earth Project’s installation in A Sense of Place, and then Edwina von Gal will present special signs to representatives of the PRFCT toxin-free public places, including Southampton Hospital, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton Dog Run, Southampton Rose Garden, and Southampton Arts Center. Guests are also encouraged to view the works in galleries and enjoy light refreshments.
The program will conclude with a Bee House Workshop – including craft activity targeted to parents and children, using recycled and natural materials to make native Bee Hotels. This activity will educate attendees on the importance of native pollinator populations and how they can protect them in the spaces they own and visit. Reservations for the workshop can be made through Perfect Earth Project.
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.