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TAKEOVER! Artists in Residence and HANDOFF: Weaving in Space

TAKEOVER! Artists in Residence

Curated by Amy Kirwin


TAKEOVER! artists include Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller and Jeff Muhs.


HANDOFF: Weaving in Space

Conceived by Christine Sciulli and Bastienne Schmidt

For seven weeks in the winter of 2019 Southampton Arts Center will hand over its galleries to nine 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.

There will be workshops for all ages, intimate gallery tours, and unique programs inspired by the artists and their works in progress. Additionally, a weekly “hangout” will take place every Thursday from 6-8 PM where community can come and spend the evening with the artists, play ping pong, have a drink, socialize, and watch the creative process at play.

In addition to the “pop-up” studios, the entrance gallery will include Handoff: Weaving in Space. This site-specific project, conceived by Christine Sciulli and Bastienne Schmidt, takes on the tradition of the Exquisite Corpse as a collaborative action drawing-in-space, constructed and manufactured in-situ with ropes, threads and textiles. Referencing the drawing-in-space tradition of Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, and Fred Sandback, invited artists will engage their own practice in a ricocheting handoff to create a three-dimensional drawing – weaving and subsuming their contributions during the seven weeks of the exhibition to generate a large-scale spatial installation completed by the show’s closing. This piece invites discussion of conventional notions of authorship to explore the contemporary necessity of collective making.

“Handoff” artists include Louise Eastman, Sabra Moon Elliot, Saskia Friedrich, LoVid, Toni Ross, Bastienne Schmidt, Christine Sciulli, Morgana Tetherow-Keller, Virva Hinnemo and Almond Zigmund.


Thursday, 4/11: Daniel Cabrera (2-8 PM); Darlene Charneco (12:30-3 PM & 4:30-8 PM); Ruby Jackson (12-4 PM); Laurie Lambrecht (2-4 PM); Jerome Lucani (6-8 PM); Paton Miller (2-4 & 6-8 PM)

Friday, 4/12: Scott Bluedorn (1-6 PM); Daniel Cabrera (1-6 PM); Darlene Charneco (12-3 PM & 4-6 PM); Ruby Jackson (12-4 PM); Jerome Lucani (12-1 PM); Paton Miller (1-3 PM)

Saturday, 4/13: Daniel Cabrera (12-5 PM); Darlene Charneco (1-4 PM); Ruby Jackson (1-4 PM); Laurie Lambrecht (2-4 PM); Jerome Lucani (12-1 PM)

Sunday, 4/14: Scott Bluedorn (12-6 PM); Darlene Charneco (12-2 PM); Ruby Jackson (12:30-6 PM); Laurie Lambrecht (12:30-4 PM); Jerome Lucani (12:30-2 PM); Paton Miller (12-30-2 PM)

*Artists may step out for breaks during these hours.

Upcoming Related Programs:

TAKEOVER! Hangouts: Every Thursday through April 11 | 6-8 PM | FREE

KIDS STUDIO @SAC: Drawing with Paton Miller: Saturday, April 13 | 3-4:30 PM | Ages 8-15 | All Levels | $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)

Closing Day TAKEOVER! Gallery Tour & Champagne Reception: Sunday, April 14 | 12:30 PM | FREE

Cover Photo: Jessica Dalene Photography


Southampton Arts Center
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Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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12:00 am, Thursday Dec 31

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

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10:30 am, Saturday Nov 21

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.

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