Parrish Art Museum: Family Month / Feb 3 – March 4 / Exhibits, Programs, Community Day


FEBRUARY 3 – MARCH 4, 2018



Student Art Exhibitions and Receptions, Films, and Unique Workshops

are Free for Students, Children, and Members

Opening Reception of the 2017 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

The Parrish Art Museum is presenting a free community day, exhibitions, and a series of programs for the entire community during Family Month. It begins February 3 with opening receptions for the 2018 Student Art Exhibition and continues through March 4. In addition to the Student Exhibition, featuring work by more than 1,000 young artists from 33 Eastern Long Island schools, four engaging Friday evening programs are scheduled:  UpSculpted Valentines workshop on art making with repurposed materials; performance and instrument building workshop with Bash the Trash; screening of the documentary Landfill Harmonic, about a group that plays instrument made of found objects; and Collagraph Printmaking workshop. All events are free for children and students under 18. In addition, the Museum is offering a week of Children’s Art Workshops during the winter vacation (February 19-23), and Open Studios for families and teens. On Sunday, February 25 the entire community is invited to a free community day with ongoing activities from 12-3pm

The public is invited to visit the Student Exhibition and attend the opening receptions on February 3. The Young Artists Reception is scheduled from 1–3 pm; followed by theHigh School Artists Reception from 3–5 pm. Light refreshments will be served. On Saturday, March 3, at 3pm, distinguished students will be honored in the High School Awards Presentation and Reception.  Throughout the 2018 Student Exhibition, participating educators, artists, and their families are admitted free. Opening receptions are free for the entire community. Reservations are recommended for the 6pm Friday evening programs, which are free for children and students under 18.

On February 9, artist/environmental educator Cindy Pease Roe will lead UpSculpted Valentines—a presentation and workshop where participants will use repurposed materials such as collected marine debris and rope to construct their own heart-shaped Valentines. Roe, who lives in Greenport, began her lifelong journey as a nautical artist 30 years ago when she lived on a sailboat in Nantucket Harbor. For her own work, she collects plastic flotsam she finds along the shoreline and transforms it into thought-provoking and visually stimulating sculptures.  

Families are invited to make some noise at an interactive performance and workshop with Bash the Trash on February 16. This energetic performance group builds, performs, and educates with musical instruments made from repurposed material. Participants will make their own recycled instruments, and join the band in a musical parade. Since 1988,Bash the Trash has reached out to families and educators, bringing their message of science-based environmental arts education to more than 60,000 students.

On February 23 the Parrish will screen, Landfill Harmonic (NR, 85 minutes, 2015), a poignant documentary that follows the journey of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage.  When a natural disaster strikes their community, music director Favio Chavez must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film, directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, co-directed by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

At the Collagraph Printmaking workshop on March 2, led by Andrea Cote, participants will use materials like cardboard, fabric, and yarn to create a textured surface that will be painted and used to develop prints. Cote, a multi-disciplinary artist living in Flanders, has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of grants from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, as well as two SOS Grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 2014 NYSCA Creative Individuals Grant.

During February school break, February 19–23, the Museum offers Winter Vacation Art Workshops for children age 5 and 6 (10 am–12 pm); and children age 7 and older (1–3 pm). Students may register for any number of workshops, which feature a different lesson Monday through Friday such as Weaving inspired by Alan Shields, Abstract Printmaking, Model Magic Sculpture, Collage Portraits, and Landscape Painting. The cost is $30 per session for Members; $40 per session for nonmembers. Advance registration and payment are required.

On Sunday, February 26, the Parrish will host its first Community Day of the year, with free admission all day and ongoing activities including workshops,, tours, food, and more.



Saturday, February 3 – Sunday, March 4, 2018

Admission to both the exhibition and opening receptions is free for participating educators, artists, and their families.


STUDENT EXHIBITION RECEPTIONS: Free events with refreshments 

  • Young Artists Reception: Saturday, February 3, 1–3 pm
  • High School Artists Reception: Saturday, February 3, 3 – 5 pm
  • High School Awards Presentation and Reception: Saturday, March 3, 3pm


FAMILY MONTH PROGRAMS: All Family Month Fridays are free with Museum admission

  • UpSculpted Valentines, Friday, February 9, 6 pm
  • Bash the Trash: Friday, February 16, 6 pm  
  • Film: Landfill Harmonic: Friday, February 23, 6 pm
  • Collagraph Printmaking Friday, March 2, 6 pm



  • Open Studio for Teens: Saturday, February 3, 10 am
  • Open Studio for Families: Saturdays, February 10, 17, and 24; March 3, 11 am–1 pm
  • Winter Vacation Art Workshops: February 19-23 (Advance registration and payment required)


COMMUNITY DAY: Sunday, February 25, 10 am–5 pm; ongoing activities 12-3pm.


The 2018 Student Exhibition and accompanying programs are supported in part by property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and Tuckahoe Common School District. Additional support for the residency project is provided by The Robert Lehman Foundation. The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by The Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller Fund, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Long Island Community Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation, Patricia and David Rung, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation, and Town of Southampton. Additional support for the Parrish education programs is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling benefit fundraiser.


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, the nation, and the world.


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