Southampton Arts Center & Members of the Shinnecock Nation Present
AN EVENING IN CELEBRATION OF NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
5-6 PM/ 8-9 PM: Shinnecock Artisans Market (Cash Only)
6 PM: Welcome Ceremony by Shane Weeks
6:15 PM: Screening of THE BLESSING followed by Q&A with Directors Jordan Fein & Hunter Baker and Producer Laura Ball
8-9:30 PM: Harvest Pot Luck Dinner – Seasonal & locally-sourced dishes welcome. Sassafras tea will be served.
(2017 | Documentary | 74 min.)
Personal and crucial, The Blessing follows a Navajo coal miner raising his secretive daughter as a single father, struggling with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain at the hands of America’s largest coal producer. Captured over the course of five years, filmmakers Jordan Fein and Hunter Baker join a Navajo family for some of the most deeply personal and important moments in the character’s lives, from a miner enduring a life threatening injury and confronting the deep spiritual sacrifice he makes to provide for his family to a young Navajo woman discovering her inner identity and managing the expectations of her traditional father, while playing on the men’s varsity football team and being crowned homecoming queen. First and foremost a character-driven film, The Blessing brings the search for acceptance to broad audiences through the unprecedented and intimate access the filmmakers have been given to this underreported social and environmental story on the Navajo Nation.
Film programming at SAC is sponsored, in part, by Suffolk County.
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 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.