Curated by Matthew Hockley Smith
Presented with Blue Sphere Foundation
ON VIEW May 26 through July 16, 2018
Gallery Tour with Shawn Heinrichs: Friday, June 29 | 12 PM | FREE – More Info
Light on Shadow seeks to highlight the struggle that sits at the very heart of his fine art practice. Together with the Blue Sphere Foundation he founded; the exhibition is an intimate journey through the reality of marine life under threat. Curated by Matthew Hockley Smith, the show is a powerful warning against complacency.
“Art is my passion, conservation is my purpose, and for me the two are inseparable. I have found art is the most powerful tool I can contribute to help protect the ocean’s most threatened species and habitats.” – Shawn Heinrichs
Shawn Heinrichs is an artist, Emmy-award winning cinematographer, photographer, and marine conservationist and the Founder of Blue Sphere Foundation. Shawn’s stunning and often stark artwork is fueled by his passion to protect the oceans, and the profound recognition that people only protect what they love. His images have transformed communities, and he hopes his work will inspire people to act before it is too late. A renowned expert on oceans and tireless activist, Shawn is a major force in the global fight to protect endangered marine species and habitats. His work takes him undercover to some of the most remote corners of the globe, providing a rare view of the people and circumstances surrounding the endangered species trade. He was one of the lead activists and co-creators of the Emmy-nominated film, “Racing Extinction”, one of the most watched environmental documentaries in history.
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday to Monday, 11 AM-6 PM
Special thanks to Media Partner Hamptons Magazine and Promotional Partners Blue Evolution, Lonely Whale, Oceana, Oceanic Preservation Society, Ocean’s Halo, Oceans Deeply, Parley for the Oceans, REN Clean Skincare, and Sea Legacy.
About Blue Sphere Foundation
Blue Sphere Foundation works to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats. They go where there are urgent threats and critical resource gaps, and act quickly to establish the necessary groundwork for others to join in. They believe art and media are essential tools to spark curiosity and inspire action, and it is therefore an integral part of everything they do.
Paint outside on the grounds of Southampton Arts Center and learn techniques for painting sky and clouds, trees, grass, shadows, and all aspects of landscape, plein air (in the open air) painting. Great for all levels, ages 15 and up. Supplies are included and advance registration is required.
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