SATURDAY, MARCH 28 | 3-4:30 PM | AGES 16+ | $25 ($20 for Friends of SAC)
Get into some free flow with painter Esly Escobar who will encourage you to paint from the heart – not the head. Freestyle painting is for all levels! Materials provided.
TAKEOVER 2020! Artists in Residence was conceived and curated by Amy Kirwin
ON VIEW FEBRUARY 1-APRIL 12, 2020
Additional support provided by the Long Island Community Foundation
Esly E. Escobar creates work that combines techniques from ready-made found art, assemblage and collage, Abstract Expressionism, and drip painting methods. The artist generally works in large format painting, often combining oils, acrylics, and enamels into a single work. His organic process involves positioning canvases flat on the floor, layering and dripping paint in a 360-degree angle until an “identity” or “character” is revealed from the abstractions. According to the artist, some of these non- representational characters “take on names, personalities, quirks, and background narratives of their own.” Escobar also uses diptych and triptych formats, and experiments with odd-shaped canvases and found objects such as album covers of old LPs incorporated into his mixed media paintings. Escobar’s work was featured in the solo exhibition Colorful Journey at The Remsenburg Academy in 2017, and in an earlier solo show there in 2015. His paintings were included in two group shows in 2016 (Guild Hall, East Hampton; East End Arts, Riverhead; Westhampton Library); and again at Westhampton Library in December 2018. Escobar’s work is in several private collections including The Parrish Art Museums Permanent Collection. Image pictured: Duck Sauce; 2015.
FULL SCHEDULE OF ARTIST-LED WORKSHOPS:
Saturday, 2/8 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 13+: Embroidery with Erica-Lynn Huberty
Sunday, 2/9 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 16+: Painting with Dinah Maxwell Smith
Saturday, 2/15 · 3 PM · $20 · Ages 6-13: Painting for Kids with Isadora Capraro
Sunday, 2/16 · 3 PM · $20 · All Ages: Sculpey Minis with Takeover Alum Ruby Jackson
Fridays, 2/28 & 3/27 · 6-8 PM · $25 · Ages 21+: Sip & Paint with Michael Butler
Saturday, 2/29 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 13+: Sculpting with Miles Partington
Saturday, 3/7 · 3 PM · $20 · Ages 6-13: Drawing for Kids with Jodi Bentivegna
Sunday, 3/8 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 16+: Painting with Isadora Capraro
Saturday, 3/14 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 16+: Painting with Melinda Hackett
Sunday, 3/15 · 3 PM · $30 · Ages 16+: Weaving with Takeover Alum Laurie Lambrecht
Saturday, 3/21 · 3 PM · $20 · Ages 16+: Drawing with Jodi Bentivegna
Sunday, 3/22 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 16+: Photography/Mixed Medium with Kerry Sharkey-Miller
Saturday, 3/28 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 16+: Freestyle Painting with Esly Escobar
Saturday, 4/4 · 3 PM · $25 · Ages 16+: Outdoor Experimentation with Franco Cuttica
Materials will be provided for all workshops.
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.