April 5, 2019
Contact: Hope Sandrow
Southampton Town Arts And Culture Committee Tour Rolls Out Again
The public is invited to join Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, artist and SHACC member Jeremy Dennis and Southampton Arts & Culture Committee (SHACC) founding Chair Hope Sandrow for the second SHACC on the Road Tour, May 18 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The tour will include stops at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill and the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton. This bus tour, is sponsored by the Southampton Town Board and open to the public, free of charge, seating is limited and reservations are required.
Tour begins: 10am-Southampton Town Hall
116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY
First stop: Parrish Art Museum, where Director Terrie Sultan and artist Jeremy Dennis will lead a tour of the special exhibitions on view and the current installation of the Parrish permanent collection, Every Picture Tells a Story, which features Dennis’ work. “I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the Shinnecock Indian Nation by sharing our stories and histories to the large audiences that visit the Parrish Art Museum," said Jeremy Dennis.
Second stop: Dan Flavin Art Institute, part of Dia Art Foundation, to view Dan Flavin’s permanent installation and artist Keith Sonnier’s installation “Dis-Play II”, with a personal tour. Jessica Morgan, Dia’s Nathalie de Gunzburg Director, stated, “The Hamptons have a long tradition of cultural excellence and artistic activity. We are delighted to be part of this initiative that will encourage the community to engage with this rich heritage on their own doorstep.”
Return to Town Hall at 2:00pm
The Southampton Arts and Culture Committee (SHACC)’s mission is to advise the Southampton Town Board on promoting greater exposure and participation in arts and culture-related activities through creative collaboration. Founded in 2017, its goal is to inspire engagement with art in historical, cultural, and social contexts on the East End of Long Island.
ABOUT THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region and the world.
ABOUT THE DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE
Taking its name from the Greek word meaning “through,” Dia was established in 1974 with the mission to serve as a conduit for artists to realize ambitious new projects, unmediated by overt interpretation and uncurbed by the limitations of more traditional museums and galleries. In addition to Dia:Beacon and Dia:Chelsea, Dia maintains and operates a constellation of commissions, long-term installations, and site-specific projects, notably focused on Land art, nationally and internationally.