FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 | 6-8 PM | AGES 21+ | $25 ($20 for Friends of SAC)
Make it a creative night out with friends and join Takeover artist Michael Butler for a festive night of painting and responsible drinking. Paint and canvases will be provided.
Space is limited – advance registration strongly recommended.
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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
Public funding provided by Suffolk County
Michael A. Butler is a native New Yorker and self-taught regional artist who focuses upon the hidden worlds of the historical and mythological. Many of his paintings reflects the unspoken history of this locality with specific reference to the African-American and Native-American influences. The deep jewel tones frequently represented in Butler’s work are reminiscent of those seen in the paintings of Henri Rousseau and the early works of Romare Bearden, two artists whom Butler admires. Another artistic influence is Aaron Douglass, whose geometric paintings provide inspiration. Butler has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and had his own gallery at one time. He is a former president of a local historical society. While also having exhibited in Massachusetts, Manhattan, Brooklyn, NY and Nassau County, he exhibits mainly on the East End of Long Island. Butler has had one-man shows at Gallery Merz, Headley Studio, Paradise Restaurant and the Eastville Community Historical Society, all located in Sag Harbor, NY. Image pictured: The Toy King; Acrylic on Canvas & Mixed Media; 8″ x 12″.
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.
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks 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