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ZOOM Panel Discussion: Breaking Into “The Biz”


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Join SAC Artistic Director Amy Kirwin along with a panel of accomplished arts professionals from the visual arts, performing, music, filmmaking, photography, literary arts and more. For students and young adults who are interested in careers in the arts, you do not want to miss this vital conversation with the experts.

Panelists include composer Carter Burwell, artist Peter Drake, photographer Deborah Feingold, filmmaker Mary Lambert, and author/producer Garth Stein.

Music: Carter Burwell, Film Composer

Carter Burwell is an American composer of film scores and a graduate of Harvard College. He has consistently collaborated with the Coen brothers, having scored most of their films, including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, Burn After Reading, Hail, Caesar! and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Burwell has also scored three of Todd Haynes’s films, three of Spike Jonze’s films, and all the films of Martin McDonagh. He has received Oscar nominations for Best Original Score for Haynes’s Carol (2015) and McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

Visual Arts: Peter Drake

Peter Drake is a painter whose work sheds light on small strange moments. Magazines, movies, toys and art history are some of the raw elements of his paintings. Working in full technicolor or subtractively (sanding away at the surface) in black and white Drake thinks of his paintings as Giotto meets Vermeer on the way to David Lynch’s house.

Peter Drake’s art has been featured in 27 Solo exhibitions and his work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the L.A. County Museum of Art, among others.

His work has been written about in Art in America, Artpulse, (t)here Magazine, Newsday, BmoreArt, Flash Art, Interview, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, Artists Magazine, Huffington Post, Time Out, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, Art at Eaton Center, The Figure, New York’s Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts & Design and Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists.

Photography: Deborah Feingold

Deborah Feingold began her photography career 35 years ago when she became immersed in the jazz culture of the late 70’s shooting Chet Baker, Miles Davis, and other jazz legends.  After working as the first staff photographer for Musician magazine for 5 years, she continued shooting musicians for the next 2 decades.

As a contributor to Rolling Stone, People and Time magazine, among many other publications, Deborah has photographed most of the biggest names in pop culture.  She has created over 100 portraits for book covers among them, “The Audacity Of Hope” by Barack Obama.  Her work has been syndicated all over the world and is included in numerous music anthologies as well as private collections.

Film: Mary Lambert, Director

A graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied fine art, filmmaker Mary Lambert applied her art school sensibilities to groundbreaking work in music videos for Madonna, Janet Jackson, Eurythmics and many more pop icons of the period, helping fuel the visually-hungry MTV revolution. Her visual panache developed in the video world led naturally to the hallucinogenic, dreamy landscapes in her first feature, the cult classic Siesta (1987), which received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature after its release. Lambert is perhaps best known for directing Stephen King’s first adaptation of his own work, Pet Sematary, the huge box office success of which inspired a sequel, Pet Semetary II, three years later. Now a prolific television director, and the first woman to direct a SyFy Channel original movie, Lambert has consistently tapped into her own interior mindscape to manifest deeply emotional genre fables, establishing a unique visual lore all of her own design.

Mary is also an Assistant Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, Undergraduate Department of Film and Television where she has served as the Area Head of Acting and Directing.

Literary Arts: Garth Stein, Author/Producer

Garth Stein is the author of Enzo Races in the Rain!, based on the New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain (and its tween adaptation, Racing in the Rain). His other works include A Sudden Light, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He is the cofounder of Seattle7Writers.org, a nonprofit collective of sixty-two Northwest authors dedicated to fostering a passion for the written word. Garth lives in Seattle with his family and his dog, Comet. https://www.garthstein.com/




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eARTh – Artists as Activists

Saturday Apr 17 - Sunday Jul 11

Curated by Amy Kirwin Presented with Oceana, Peconic Land Trust and South Fork Natural History Museum Exhibition Advisor: James Salomon This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate. Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Tom Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft.  Cover Art: by Kara Hoblin.


12:00 am, Friday 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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