Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 | 4-5:30 PM | $10 Per Session
Join TAKEOVER! artist Darlene Charneco for 4 weeks in March Memorymapping!
Space is limited. Advance reservations required. Children are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions, but are not required to do so. Drop-off permitted.
Inspired by her series The Self-Assembling MemoryPalace, Darlene will help guide participants in creating their own art collage ‘memorymaps’ of favorite and familiar spaces, past or present. The artworks become storyboards that we can navigate together and share memories and stories we have embedded inside! Drop into one session or come play at all 4 to create a foldable collection of personal maps. A variety of fun materials will be provided – just bring You!
GRADES 2-5 ONLY.
Darlene Charneco is a contemporary Latin-American artist whose own mixed-media mapping series looks at people, networks, homes, and communities as part of a larger organism’s growth stage. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States at venues including the Katonah Museum, the Hunterdon Museum, The Islip Art Museum, and the Parrish Art Museum and is featured in the book ‘The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography’ by Katherine Harmon. She was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2017 and her recent series ‘FutureNurture: Weaves and Touchmaps’ debuted at PRAXIS Gallery Chelsea in NYC this past fall. Charneco lives and works on the East End of Long Island.
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.