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In Honor of Our Indigenous Community
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 | 6 PM | $10 ($5 for SAC Members) – CLICK to Reserve
Free for Members of the Shinnecock Nation – please email email@example.com to reserve.
Rain Date: Monday, 10/19 at 6 PM
Outdoors – bring chairs, blankets, and something to keep you warm!
Shinnecock vendors from 4-6 PM.
In association with Ager Meillier Films and First Nations Development Institute
A film by Sanjay Rawal
Executive Producers: Jason Momoa, Brian Mendoza, Jennifer Buffett, Wendy Schmidt, Christine Schantz
GATHER (2020 | 74 min.)
Gather follows the stories of natives on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. A indigenous chef embarks on a ambitious project to reclaim ancient food ways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is proving her tribes native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California are struggling to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon.
All these stories combine to show how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient food ways is a way forward for native Americans to bring back health and vitality to their people.
A Statement from Southampton Arts Center
We gather on the unceded land of the Shinnecock peoples. We ask you to join us in acknowledging the Shinnecock community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. Southampton Arts Center also acknowledges that it was founded upon exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous peoples, including those on whose land this institution is located. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to take part in the work to dismantle the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism.
Additional support for Film programming has been made possible by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.
COVID-19 – What to Expect: Attendees are required to wear masks at all times and to place themselves at the orange markers installed every 10 feet on the grounds in order to enforce social distancing guidelines.
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
Daniel's popular series of sound meditations continues into the fall. Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing, and immersive Soundbath Meditation with Daniel's exquisite original set of crystal bowls, gongs, hang drum, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, ocarina, didj, and other objects dsound. This one-of-a-kind experience will melt away stress and leave you calm, recharged, your mind clear and vibrant! Look, Breathe, Look Again. Take a stroll through the galleries and select a work of art to focus on. Take a few minutes to really take it in. Join the meditation. Afterwards return to that same artwork and see if you notice anything new with a fresh set of eyes and a clear mind. Great for all - from beginners to advanced in the practice. Bring your own mats/blankets.