Art/History/Amagansett, a series of talks and seminars about the art world of the eastern tip of the South Fork, is returning in September for a second season to the Amagansett Library.
The series, organized by Springs author and artist Ellen T. White, begins on Sept. 10 and continues through Oct. 1, with conversations with artists on Saturdays and seminars with tips and tools for artists on Sundays.
Admission is free, but reservations are required. For reservations and information, call 631-267-3810 or visit amaglibrary.org.
The full schedule of events is below:
Saturday Art Conversations
Saturday, September 10, 6 p.m.
The House That Jack Built: LongHouse Reserve
In their roles as executive director and president, Matko Tomicic and Dianne Benson (aka Dianne B.) discuss the art and environment of LongHouse Reserve, a utopia for creative living built by the great Jack Lenor Larsen. Moderated by Joan Baum of NPR.
Saturday, September 17, 6 p.m.
How It All Began: Halsey McKay Gallery
High school classmates Ryan Wallace and Hilary Schaffner, founders of Halsey McKay Gallery, talk about their intriguing local family history, New York and East End art, and Wallace’s rising career as an artist. Moderated by Douglas F. Maxwell, NYU professor and art advisor.
Saturday, September 24, 6 p.m.
Exploring Creative Minds: Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran
A student of Hudson River painter Thomas Moran, Mary Nimmo married her mentor and became a prominent artist in her own right. Richard Barons, director of East Hampton Historical Society, and Shannon Vittoria, art historian with the Met, explore the Moran’s rarely told inside story with curator Janet Goleas.
Saturday, October 1, 6 p.m.
In Her Element: Sculptor Alice Aycock
Internationally acclaimed sculptor Alice Aycock discusses the genesis and execution of her monumental architectural and mechanical sculptures with her long-time friend, Mark Segal, East Hampton Star culture writer.
Sunday, September 11, 6 p.m.
Seminar: Copyright and Collaboration 101.5
Lawyer Carol Steinberg brings years of expertise in the art world to bear in a seminar that offers “10 Things Artists Must Know” about copyright and collaboration.
Sunday, September 18, 6 p.m.
Seminar: Website and Social Media Savvy for Artists
Colin Goldberg has made it his mission to enable artists in the digital world through Everbeta, his website design and branding studio. He discusses website and social media savvy with artist Steve Miller.
Sunday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Seminar: Public Relations or The Fine Art of Standing Out
Ann Lombardo, cultural public relations expert, offers tips to help artists stand out in the press and on social media in a conversation with Hamptons Art Hub publisher Pat Rogers.
Art/History/Amagansett is sponsored in part by
Hamptons Art Hub and East End Arts.
More information on last year’s genesis of this series is online here.
For reservations and information, call 631.267.3810.