Guild Hall: Artists-In-Residence Session Begins October 22




Beginning October 22, Guild Hall’s fall session of the Guild House Artists-in-Residence (AIR) program will welcome four new artists who represent an impressive spectrum of artistic mediums, with works that have been professionally presented in prestigious national and international venues. The residency, which follows on the footsteps of a successful spring session, will focus on the physical structure of Guild House as a place for temporary exhibition, installation, performance, and creative interventions. Residents may work together or alone to stage environments, readings, or performances to further seek imaginative uses of the house in meaningful but impermanent ways. The program will continue to host the very successful weekly Salon Dinners that provide an opportunity for the residents to meet leading artists and community leaders to discuss topical issues and ideas.

The 2018 Guild House AIR awardees were chosen via an open online application with the Selection Committee comprised of Eric Fischl, Artist and President of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts, Andrea Grover, Executive Director of Guild Hall; Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director of Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater; Philip Schultz, Poet; and Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator. The application process was overseen by Guild House AIR Coordinator, Corey Jane Cardoso, and advised by Mr. Fischl.
The Artists
Marina Gregory has performed with Shakespeare and Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, and in various theatrical productions in New York and Los Angeles. For 10 years, Ms. Gregory worked as a writer and director of plays for SYDA Foundation, New York. She adapted the Indian epic, The Ramayana, casting 150 young people from around the globe. In 2001 Ms. Gregory studied directing under her father, André Gregory and worked as an actress in a three-year exploration of Beckett’s Footfalls. In early 2004, Marina joined internationally acclaimed Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Pontedera, Italy, going on to become a leading player. Ms. Gregory’s first performance with Workcenter was in Mario Biagini and Thomas Richard’s theatrical opus Dies Irae, performed in Europe, Turkey, Africa and Russia. Ms. Gregory was a leading player in the film Dies Irae, My Preposterous Theatrum Interioris Show, also created by Biagina and Richards, which premiered at Lincoln Center. She was a founding member of Workcenter’s Open Program, directing and acting in its first piece based on Beckett’s text, Fizzles, which performed in Italy and Poland. Ms. Gregory was a leading player in I Am America, Not History’s Bones, Electric Party and Electric Party Songs, all based in the poetry of Allen Ginsberg. Open Program toured worldwide, including performances at The Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, and SFMOMA, San Francisco. After returning to the U.S., Ms. Gregory directed “Reflections of Nora,” a theatrical research piece exploring Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, incorporating a cast from Italy, Canada, Chile and America. In 2016, Ms. Gregory directed a three-month exploration hosting artists from Brazil and the US, resulting in The Celebration, a performance piece exploring the question, “How can theater be food for the heart?”
Mitsu Salmon creates performance and visual works that fuse multiple disciplines. Her current project investigates botany, familial histories, colonization, and archives. Salmon received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her undergrad degree from NYU. She has presented work at places such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Julius Caesar, Chicago, Comfort Station, Chicago, and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer in Berlin, Made Budhiana Gallery in Bali, and Urbanguild in Kyoto. She has participated in artist residencies at Tsung Yeh in Taiwan, Villa Pandan Harum in Bali, High Concept Lab, Links Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center and Oxbow. She was awarded best collaborative multi-disciplinary performance and top 5 emerging dancers in Chicago by Newcity in 2015 and a touring grant through Midwest Nexus in 2018.
Scott R. Sheppard is an OBIE Award-winning theater artist living in Philadelphia and New York City. He is a Co-Director of the Philadelphia-based theater company Lightning Rod Special. Recent credits: Underground Railroad Game (co-creator/performer), which was named by The New York Times as one of the top ten shows of 2016 and is currently touring nationally and internationally; Pig Iron Theatre Company’s 99 Breakups and A Period of Animate Existence (co-creator/performer); PITC’s Gentlemen Volunteers (performer); George & Co.’s Holden (co-creator/performer); Lightning Rod Special’s Sans Everything (co-creator/performer) and Arden Theatre Company’s The Stinky Cheeseman (performer, Barrymore nomination). Scott is a recipient of the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Performing Arts and an OBIE Award for Best New American Theater Work (Underground Railroad Game). He is a proud graduate of the inaugural class at Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training.
Myung Gyun You is a sculptor and painter currently based in Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Busan, South Korea. He earned a BFA from Busan University and an MFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Many of his formative years were spent working in Japan and Korea. His approach to art-making is highly influenced by his travels back and forth between the two countries and the cultural differences. His solo show in Seoul in 20017 marked a pivotal moment in his career. He moved to the US in 2011, where he creates and shows work all over the country.
Principal Sponsor:  Lucy and Steven Cookson
Lead Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Christina and Alan MacDonald, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation, Katharine and William Raynor, The Rimrock Foundation, Clifford Ross, Thomas Roush, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Anita and Michael Thomas, Neda Young, and a Local Resident and Friend of Guild Hall.
Co-Sponsors: Eric Fischl, The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, Judith Hope, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Neuwirth Foundation, Edward Perlberg, The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Lynn and Bruce Surry.
Additional Support: Marjorie and Roger Emden, Lee Gruzen, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Florence and Richard Fabricant, Elena Prohaska Glinn, Margery and Sheldon Harnick, Mary Heilmann, Edmund Hollander, Lauretta M. Lambrecht.
In-Kind Gifts: Amagansett Wine and Spirits, the East Hampton Library, Ben Krupinski, John Papas, Rowdy Hall, Sam’s Restaurant, and the YMCA. 
Guild Hall, East Hampton
Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nearly nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone.

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