THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 | 6 PM | FREE
Join artist/illustrator/author Michael Paraskevas for an entertaining and informative talk about his work and process, presented in conjunction with his 40-year retrospective, Paint Your World.
Sponsored by Dan’s Papers
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 PM
ADMISSION: $5 (Free for Children & Friends of SAC)
To celebrate 40 years of Michael Paraskevas painting, sketching, animation production, illustrating and Cartooning, Southampton Arts Center is mounting a retrospective exhibit of his vast collection of works.
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.
Michael is always creating whether it be painting or dreaming up ideas for new television projects or books. The exhibition will showcase original art, animation drawings, cartoons, paintings and sketchbooks along with a large inflatable “Ferocious Beast”.
Mickey’s new book Paint Your World, inspired by and featuring Southampton Arts Center, will be available for purchase during the exhibition.
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Photos by Jessica Dalene Photography.
It’s friends like you that have made the first five years of SAC so successful. Now, we are taking the opportunity to invite you to become our Friend – formally – as we launch Southampton Arts Center Friends Circle.
TAKEOVER! GALLERIES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED - CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. TAKEOVER 2020! artists include Jodi Bentivegna, Michael Butler, Isadora Capraro, Franco Cuttica, Esly Escobar, Melinda Hackett, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Miles Partington, and Kerry Sharkey-Miller Back by popular demand with 10 new artists-in-residence! For ten weeks in the winter of 2020 Southampton Arts Center will once again hand over its galleries to ten East End artists, each with an assigned space to set up a “pop-up” studio. Completed works will be installed and the artists will have scheduled weekly studio time in the galleries from Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 PM to create new works in a wide variety of mediums. A schedule will be posted online each week so the public can plan visits accordingly. This gives guests the opportunity to visit repeatedly to view the progress of new works. It is both encouraged and anticipated that the TAKEOVER! artists will also collaborate organically during the course of their residencies. TAKEOVER 2020! is sponsored by Ingrid Arneberg with additional support from the Long Island Community Foundation. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.