THURSDAY, MAY 9 | 7 PM | $15 ($12 for Friends of SAC)
Don’t miss this entertaining new program at Southampton Arts Center hosted by SAC Artistic Director Amy Kirwin. The theme of the first Raconteurs storytelling evening will fittingly be “firsts”. Each participant will tell a true story about something they experienced for first time. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and perhaps even shed a tear.
May Raconteurs include:
Ninatchka Dec, Film & Podcast Producer
Tom Dunn, Screenwriter and SAC Executive Director
Ruby Jackson, Artist
Paton Miller, Artist and East End Collected Curator
Minerva Perez, OLA Executive Director
Gianna Volpe, Host of WPPB’s “Heart of The East End”
Shane Weeks, Shinnecock Cultural Consultant
July 4 Hours: 10 AM-2 PM The International Center of Photography and Southampton Arts Center are thrilled to co-present the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this summer, featuring the compelling and visually stunning work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. The exhibition will highlight Sartore’s images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world. This exhibition is made possible by the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell and is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.
RENTAL EVENT Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, plots to “hijack” an empty plane and escape the USSR. It started as a fantasy, Operation Wedding, as outrageous as it was simple: Under the disguise of a trip to a local family wedding, the group members would buy every ticket on a small 12-seater plane, so there would be no passengers but them, no innocents in harm’s way. The group’s pilot would take over the controls and fly the 16 runaways into the sky, over the Soviet border, on to Sweden, bound for Israel.