SATURDAY, APRIL 4 | 3-4:30 PM | AGES 16+ | $25 ($20 for Friends of SAC)
Witness a live fire painting on the lawn and learn this fascinating process with artist Franco Cuttica, known both for this and his beautiful life size driftwood horses.
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
Franco Cuttica’s work of art has an undeniably close connection to nature. Just as wood floats down the river and trails from coast to coast, Cuttica moves his particular vision of art, marking the path of his cosmopolitan career. This movement could even be described as inherent to his work. The monumentality of his many pieces, whether pertaining to horses, portraits or the different elements, involves a tedious and complex development. This evolves into part of the challenge and the adventure of the process. A chance to cross limits and expand borders. At the age of 6, his family emigrated to the United States from Argentina and eventually moved to East Hampton. Franco’s work manifests itself in a variety of mediums, all intended to express the cycles of nature and what he calls “the flat circularity of time.” Franco’s “Driftwood” series “is an intervened extension of a journey”. The wood that has traveled from faraway lands, like Africa, that by happenstance ends up on a beach in Long Island, artificially “blends” in an extended expression, a final suggestion of the influence of man.
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.