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.
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