Every Thursday, February 14 through April 11 | 6-8 PM | FREE
The creative process is literally at play every Thursday at SAC!
Come socialize with the “Takeover” artists Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller, and Jeff Muhs in the galleries every Thursday from 6-8 PM during the run of the show. Watch them work, play ping pong, listen to music, have a glass of wine/beer, and just hang out!
No charge – Join us!
HANGOUT Special Performances and Offerings:
All Thursdays: Artful deceptions and close-up illusionism with Allan Kronzek
Allan Zola Kronzek is an author, educator, and sleight-of-hand artist. For more than 25 years, his innovative programs—a blend of conjuring, science, history and art—have been featured in schools, colleges and libraries throughout the Northeast. He is the author of six magic-centric books, including the NY Times Bestseller The Sorcerer’s Companion—a Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter (co-authored with his daughter, Elizabeth), and most recently, of Grandpa Magic, a treasury of tricks, stunts, puzzles and brainteasers, designed to make grandpa the coolest guy on the block.
2/14 and 3/14: George Cork Maul – Composing “Real-Time Music” that will provide a commentary on the artists’ spaces and hopefully inspire collaboration. Bring a sketch pad or borrow one of ours and sketch to the music.
George Cork Maul is an East End composer, pianist and performance art specialist. He studied music composition with Isaac Nemiroff at Stony Brook where he earned a B.A. and went on to do graduate work in electronic music with Bulent Arel and classical style with Charles Rosen. After touring for several years and working as a studio musician, he began composing a wide range of serial and tonal music. His credits include modern songs, suites and dance pieces, contemporary operas, musicals, music for software and recently, pieces for string orchestra. His compositions have been performed in Italy, Ireland, Canada and the United States. He can be seen performing at North Fork vineyards, Long Island libraries, art openings and other venues.
2/28: Ryder Cooley – Dark carnival dream music with accordion and singing saw, presented with The Watermill Center.
Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary artist and founder of the dark carnival band Dust Bowl Faeries. Ryder performs with a 1940’s musette accordion, a singing saw and taxidermy ram named Hazel. Her eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk, Gypsy and Eastern European folk music. Weaving together chimeric songs with movement and projections, her work reveals a terrain of lost dreams and phantom memories.
3/7: Singer/Songwriter Julia King
The songs of North Fork singer/songwriter Julia King tell tales of both brief dalliances and long-lasting romance.
From the empty bottles of the evening to the strong cups of coffee the next day, the Greenport resident’s anthems are full of universal truths. Julia has had her share of heartbreak, and has given herself permission to feel all the emotions that come along with it.
3/21: Jen Frasher – 7-7:45 PM Gong Bath. Drench yourself in the healing vibrations of the Gong. Used for centuries in many cultures as a way to calm the mind and recharge the body on a cellular level, the gong is one of the most ancient tools for relaxation, rejuvenation, and repatterining the psyche. Bring your own mat.
Jen Frasher has always been fascinated by the intersection of arts and science. Her studies began at FIT as a photography student but she was soon drawn to the path of yoga and thus began her ongoing affair with the infinite. Having taught many forms of yoga over the past 15+ years, Jen has dedicated herself to the practice of Kundalini Yoga/Meditation, and playing the Gong for deep healing and an out of body/mind experience. Jen’s gonging was featured in the Wall Street Journal when she was part Accabonac House’s artist in residence program. Jen was raised in Sag Harbor and currently lives in the Springs.
“The gong is the sound of the universe. While under its spell there is a direct uplink to creative power. Thus the gong is not only a healing tool but a creative one as well. It allows you to go beyond this time-space reality.”
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.