Southampton Arts Center Announces Summer 2018 Programs

Southampton Arts Center

Announces Summer 2018 Programs Lineup

June 28 – September 16

Art, Music, Dance, Film, Talks, Kids Programs, Wellness, and Much More!


  • Two world-class art exhibitions with Shawn Heinrichs and Blue Sphere Foundation’s LIGHT ON SHADOW and Peter Marino’s elite private collection in COUNTERPOINT
  • Fan-favorite Free outdoor films with Summer of Spielberg on the West Lawn
  • Art talks with New York Academy of Art’s David Kratz, Alyssa Monks, Brooke Shields, and Eric Fischl
  • Talks with award-winning photographers Joel Sartore, Carol Guzy, and Elliot Erwitt
  • New collaborations with Never Stop Learning, Havana Film Festival NY, and Empowers Africa
  • Free Outdoor concerts with Winston Irie, Buddy Merriam, Bakhiti Kumalo, and more
  • Late night high-energy, dynamic dance performance on the lawn with The Dance Cartel
  • Exclusive art workshops for adults with 92nd Street Y, Alyssa Monks, and Linda Capello
  • Book club conversations with Chris Pavone, Mary Louise Parker, Ali Wentworth, and Cristina Alger
  • Kids workshops, puppet shows with Goat on a Boat, concerts with Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Baba Israel, and Madaus, dancing with Baby Loves Disco, and more
  • Dance-based workouts with Studio B by Bandier and Kristin Sudeikis
  • Children’s theater and film camps with Jenna Mate and Hamptons International Film Festival
  • Master Yogi Eddie Stern teaching an Ashtanga Yoga session followed by enlightening talk
  • The annual SummerFest Food & Wine benefit event on Thursday, August 30
  • 4th year of Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton in September for 2 days of documentary shorts

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK (June 28, 2018) — Southampton Arts Center today announced its full lineup of summer programming, from June 28 through September 16. Going into their 6th season, this summer will be the most robust so far with over 80 unique programs and exhibitions, plus the return of the popular SummerFest Food and Wine Benefit event to close out the Hamptons’ summer fundraisers.

“We are really hitting our stride now heading into our 6th summer season,” said Amy Kirwin, Southampton Arts Center Artistic Director. “In addition to bringing back some of our favorites, we are so thrilled to work with several new partners including the 92nd Street Y, Never Stop Learning, Kristin Sudeikis, Eddie Stern, and more. From the free outdoor Spielberg films, to Peter Marino’s Counterpoint, to our live performances on Lawn, Summer 2018 promises to delight.”


Southampton Art Center has also just launched their new Southampton Arts Center “Friends Circle” membership program, offering free admission to exhibitions and discounted rates on many programs.


“I’m extremely excited for my first summer at SAC,” said Tom Dunn, Southampton Arts Center Executive Director. “And I’m delighted to announce the launch of our new Friends Circle. We’ve counted on so many friends and supporters of SAC over the years to help establish this vital community and cultural center. We’re pleased to introduce this membership program as part of Summer 2018.”


The current exhibition, LIGHT ON SHADOW by Shawn Heinrichs, continues through July 16 and shortly thereafter will be the opening of the most anticipated show of the season,COUNTERPOINT: Selections from the Peter Marino Collection, which will include works from Georg Baselitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Anselm Kiefer, Tom Sachs, Damien Hirst, Joel Morrison, and Andy Warhol, among others. COUNTERPOINT will open with a public celebration on Friday, July 27 from 6-8 PM. In conjunction with the exhibition, a special screening of the opera Orfeo et Euridice, which was recorded live from the Manhattan living room of Peter Marino, will take place on Monday, August 20 at 6 PM.


The popular free outdoor film series with Hamptons International Film Festival continues this summer and will be dedicated to master of filmmaking, Steven Spielberg. SUMMER OF SPIELBERG will run every Friday night at 8:30 PM from July 6 through August 31, ending as always with the annual screening of JAWS. Additional film programming will take place indoors on Sundays and Mondays featuring thought-provoking documentaries, foreign language films, and limited release features.


New and exciting free live performances will take place out the outdoor summer stage starting with Reggae favorite Winston Irie on Saturday, June 30 from 7-9 PM. Each subsequent month will feature a different style of music from bluegrass to world music, folk, and New Orleans jazz. The very first live dance performance will commence on Saturday, August 25 at 8:30 PM with The Dance Cartel, led by Ani Taj. Their dynamic production WET CLUTCH recalls the days of the drive-in movie. Cars will surround a group of dancers performing along with iconic female imagery from the last four decades of Hollywood cult film, and the show will be followed by a dance party with DJ Average Jo, getting the whole audience on their feet.


Free kids programming returns every Thursday at 4:30 PM with new puppet shows presented with Goat on a Boat in July. Baby Loves Disco will take the stage again for an afternoon dance party, and freestyle master Baba Israel brings his six-piece band Soul Inscribed, who will brew up a mix of hip-hop poetics and soulful vocals, propelled by a sonic blend of jazz, funk, and reggae instrumentals. They will also be joined by dancer Ken Fury, who has won over thirty of the top dance competitions and has had the honor of judging some of the largest dance events worldwide. These lively programs will be accompanied by art workshops, stories with Rogers Memorial Library, and lessons on nature and wildlife with Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program and Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Theater and filmmaking camps for kids ages 8 to 18 will also take place the first two weeks in August.


A diverse lineup of talks will be presented on Mondays and Thursdays with New York Academy of Art’s President David Kratz in conversation with Alyssa Monks, Eileen Guggenheim, Eric Fischl, and Brooke Shields, International Center of Photography talks with Mark Lubell & Elliott Erwitt, Joel Sartore, and Carol Guzy, and Never Stop Learning (NSL). NSL Book Club, a new program at SAC, encourages guests to read the books selected to then be discussed with the authors in the latter part of the summer. Books include Chris Pavone’s The Expats, Mary Louise Parker’s Dear Mr. You, Ali Wentworth’s Go Ask Ali, and Cristina Alger’s The Banker’s Wife.


The Studio @SAC will be bustling with classes for all ages, including an exclusive intensive with figurative painter Alyssa Monks and new program partner, 92nd Street Y, bringing Suminigashi (Japanese Paper Marbling with Ink) and Plein Air Painting in Watercolors. Mind and body will also be attended to with a variety of offerings, from immersive sound meditation in the galleries with Daniel Lauter to high-impact workouts with Studio B East by Bandier, including the return of Amanda Kloots and new Studio B favorites Megan Roup, Akin Akman, Mike Maloney, Lauren Duhamel, and Mantas Zvinas, plus a new dance-based workout with Kristin Sudeikis – “Dance Party” and “Dance Break”. And a very special Ashtanga yoga session will take place with world-renowned Yogi Eddie Stern, followed by an intimate talk.


These special programs and so much more will be available for all to enjoy this summer season. Visit for more information and program updates.



SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER                        

May 26 – September 16, 2018

Summer Calendar





by Shawn Heinrichs

Curated by Matthew Hockley Smith

Presented with Blue Sphere Foundation


ON VIEW May 26 – July 16, 2018


Light on Shadow seeks to highlight the struggle that sits at the very heart of Shawn Heinrichs fine art practice. The exhibition is an intimate journey through both the beauty of marine life and the reality that threatens their existence, generating a powerful warning against


COUNTERPOINT: Selections from the Peter Marino Collection


ON VIEW July 28 – September 23, 2018

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, July 27 · 6-8 PM · FREE


Counterpoint: Selections from The Peter Marino Collection addresses the influences that shaped architect Peter Marino’s career and life-long commitment to the integration of art and architecture.

Counterpoint features major works by generations of pioneering, twentieth-century artists who defined the cultural landscape of their time: Georg Baselitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Anselm Kiefer, Tom Sachs, Damien Hirst, Joel Morrison, and Andy Warhol, among others.


Presenting Sponsor: Americana Manhasset

Lead Sponsor: Simone and David Levinson



Thursday to Monday, 11 AM to 6 PM

Post-Labor Day: Thursday to Sunday, Noon to 6 PM



$5 Suggested Donation Per Person (Children 13 and under are Free)





Fan favorites written or directed by the master of filmmaking!

Presented with Hamptons International Film Festival


Fridays, July 6-August 31 · 8:30 PM · FREE

Come early to picnic and enjoy pre-show live music – and brush up your Spielberg facts for trivia!


Friday, July 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 ‧ Action/Adventure ‧ Rated PG ‧ 118 min.)

Friday, July 13: Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984 ‧ Action/Adventure ‧ Rated PG ‧ 115 min.)

Friday, July 20: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977 ‧ Action/Adventure ‧ Rated PG ‧ 135 min.)

Friday, July 27: Hook (1991 ‧ Fantasy/Action ‧ Rated PG ‧ 144 min.)

Friday, August 3: Poltergeist (1982 ‧ Fantasy/Thriller ‧ Rated PG ‧ 120 min.)

Friday, August 10: Ready Player One (2018 ‧ Fantasy/Thriller ‧ Rated PG-13 ‧ 139 min.)

Friday, August 17: The Post (2017 ‧ Drama ‧ Rated PG-13 ‧ 117 min.) – Indoors at 7 PM

Friday, August 24: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982 ‧ Drama/Fantasy ‧ Rated PG ‧ 121 min.)

Friday, August 31: Annual Showing of JAWS (1975 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ Rated PG ‧ 130 min.)


Summer of Spielberg has been made possible thanks to the generosity of The Corcoran Group and Licensed Real Estate Broker Mary Slattery.




FISHPEOPLE & Smog of the Sea

(2017 · Documentary Shorts · 48/30 min.)

Thursday, July 5 · 7 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)

Presented with Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island and Southampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue


El Último Traje / The Last Suit

A film by Pablo Solarz

(2017 · Spain/Argentina · Fiction · 92 min.)

Sunday, July 8 · 5 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)

Presented with Havana Film Festival New York


Special Viewing of On the Water & In the Field

Screening& Reception

with Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program

Sunday, July 15 · 5 PM · FREE



(1973 · Documentary · 54 min.)

A Film by Lana Jokel

Monday, July 16 · 7 PM · $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC)

Plus Q&A with Lana Jokel and Bob Colacello, moderated by Christina Strassfield.

Presented with Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival



(2017 · Romance · PG-13 · 75 min.)

Sunday, July 29 · 6 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)

Introduced by Artist/Filmmaker Alex Israel and presented with Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center



(2017 ‧ Documentary ‧ 82 min.)

Screening & boho4 Quartet Performance

Part of Southampton Strings Festival

Monday, July 30 · 7 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)


Juan de los Muertos / Juan of the Dead

A film by Alejandro Burgués

(2011 · Spain/Cuba · Fiction · 92 min.)

Sunday, August 5 · 5 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)

Presented with Havana Film Festival New York


Elephant Documentary Short Films

Presented with Empowers Africa

Sunday, August 12 · 5 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)

Followed by Q&A and Reception

Sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons


Orfeo et Euridice

LIVE Opera Recorded from the Living Room of Peter Marino

Monday, August 20 · 6 PM · FREE

Take Every Wave – The Life of Laird Hamilton

(2018 ‧ Documentary ‧ 118 min.)

Monday, August 27 · 6 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)

Presented with REACT to FILM


Director’s Inspiration Series: Steven Spielberg

Lawrence of Arabia

(1962 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 3h 48m)

Friday, September 7 · 6 PM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)


Mountainfilm On Tour Southampton

Opening Night: Friday, September 14 · 7 PM · $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC)

Matinee: Saturday, September 15 · 4:30 PM · $5

Filmmakers Reception: Saturday, September 15 · 6 PM · $50 – includes Saturday films ($40 for Friends of SAC)

Closing Night: Saturday, September 15 · 7 PM · $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC)

This program has been possible thanks to Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons and Elyn & Jeff Kronemeyer




Winston Irie & Selective Security Band


Saturday, June 30 · 7-9 PM · FREE


Buddy Merriam & Back Roads


Saturday, July 14 · 7-9 PM · FREE


Nations United with Bakhiti Kumalo and Friends

Saturday, August 11· 7-9 PM · FREE



Presented by The Dance Cartel

Choreographed by Ani Taj

Saturday, August 25 · 8:30 PM · FREE

Followed by dance party with DJ Average Joe

Made possible thanks to Anke Beck-Friedrich and Juergen Friedrich


Italy’s Madaus – Celebrating the Closing of Artida’s Festival Della Scultura

with Aurora Pacchi, Antonella Gualandri, David Dainelli

Sunday, August 26 · 6-8 PM · FREE


The HooDoo Loungers

New Orleans Party Music

Saturday, September 1 · 7-9 PM · FREE



Every Sunday, July 1 through September 2 · 2-4 PM · FREE

Presented with The Jam Session


7/1: Santi Debriano on Trumpet and Bill O’Connell on Piano

7/8: Yacouba Sissoko on Kora

7/15: John Ludlow on Sax and Peter Weiss on Bass

Saturday, 7/21, 11 AM-1 PM: Max Feldschuh on Vibraphone and Omar Haddad on Violin

7/29: Dan Lauter on Sax and Stan Wright on Bass

8/5: Bob Hovey Trombone and Stan Wright on Bass

8/12: Bob Hovey on Trombone and Stan Wright Guitar

8/19: Yacouba Sissoko on Kora

8/26: Bill Smith on Piano and Morris Goldberg on Sax/Penny whistle

9/2: Dan Lauter on Sax and Jeff Marshall on Percussion




East End Ocean Activism

Thursday, June 28 · 6 PM* · FREE

With Oceana’s Susan Rockefeller, Photographer/Conservationist Shawn Heinrichs, and Long Island pro surfer and Oceanic Global Ambassador Balaram Stack, moderated by Time Magazine culture reporter Raisa Bruner.

*6 PM Gallery Tours to be followed by wine reception and panel discussion in the theater.


Southampton Hospital Tick Symposium

Saturday, July 7 · 10 AM-12:30 PM · FREE


NSL: Never Stop Learning

Summer Book Club Series including Discussions with the Authors

Mondays, July 16, August 6, 20 & 27 · 3 PM · $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC)

July 16: Chris Pavone, The Expats

August 6: Mary Louise Parker, Dear Mr. You

August 20: Ali Wentworth, Go Ask Ali

August 27: Cristina Alger, The Banker’s Wife


Made possible thanks to Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Never Stop Learning.


International Center of Photography Talks with Executive Director Mark Lubell

Thursdays, August 2, 9 & 16 · 7 PM · $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC)

August 2: In Conversation with Elliot Erwitt confirmed

August 9: Illustrated Talk by Joel Sartore, Conservationist and National Geographic Photographer

August 16: In Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Carol Guzy


This series has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Renee and Chris Lidell.


New York Academy of Art Talks with President David Kratz

Thursdays, July 26 and August 23 · 7 PM · $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC)

July 5: In Conversation with Eileen Guggenheim and Alyssa Monks

August 23: In Conversation with Brooke Shields and Eric Fischl


The Art of the Process – Making a Feature Film:

“Someone Will Assist You Shortly” Reading with Screenwriter Jon Levenson

Monday, August 13 · 6 PM · FREE




All KIDS programming has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Anke Beck-Friedrich and Juergen Friedrich.


Puppet Shows on the Outdoor Stage

Presented with Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street

Thursdays in July at 4:30 PM · FREE


July 5: The Puppet Princess with Wonderspark Puppets

The real-life Princess Willow will meet and enchant your young ones with her puppet tales! When her best friend Sprig the horse goes missing, it’s up to the Princess (with the audience’s help) to find him again. 


July 12: The Carrot Salesman with Paper Heart Puppets

Join Mr. Bunny, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of carrot customers.


July 19: Old MacDonald’s Rhyming Ranch with Mesner Puppet Theater

Join Old McDonald as he welcomes you to his farm full of funny animals, silly songs and favorite rhymes. Singing cats, dancing chickens and one goofy duck are all part of this wacky variety show!


July 26: Minkie the Monkey & Friends with A Couple of Puppets

Minkie the Monkey is a delightful puppet show just for young audiences. Join Minkie, Crocodile, Pignatius, and Douglas the Blue Dinosaur as they embark on their latest adventure!


Marine Touch Tank & Art Project

with Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program

Thursday, June 28 · 4:30 PM · FREE


Birds of Prey Presentation

with Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, July 5 · 5:15 PM · FREE


Drawing in the Galleries

with Linda Capello

Saturdays, July 14 & August 25 · 11 AM-12:30 PM · Ages 6-10 · $25 per class ($20 for Friends of SAC)


The Rolston Quartet Family Concert

Presented with Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

Thursday, July 19 · 11 AM · FREE


Screening of CARS with Tesla Model S for Kids

(2006 · Rated G · 117 min.)

Presented with Hamptons International Film Festival

Sunday, July 29 · 10:30 AM · $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)


Baba Israel & Soul Inscribed:

Beats, Rhymes, Moves, and You

Kids Concert and Hip-Hop Dancing with Ken Fury

Thursday, August 2 · 4:30 PM · FREE


Festival Della Scultura: Instrument Making Workshop

with Italy’s Madaus Trio, for 8/23 Concert

Thursday, August 9 · 4:30 PM · FREE


National Book Lovers Day Stories

with Lynne Burgess and Rogers Memorial Library

Thursday, August 9 · 5:30 PM · FREE



Festival Della Scultura – Sand Casting for Kids

with Giancarlo Biagi

Thursday, August 16 · 3:30 PM · FREE


Baby Loves Disco Afternoon Dance Party

With DJ & Instructors/Hype Leaders!

Thursday, August 16 · 4:30 PM · FREE

Note: This program will take place on the East Lawn


Festival Della Scultura: Concert FOR & WITH Kids

with Italy’s Madaus Trio

Thursday, August 23 · 4:30 PM · FREE






Let’s Make a Musical

with Jenna Mate

July 30 – August 3 · 10 AM to 12:30 PM · Ages 8-12 · $375

Audition Boot Camp for Teens

with Jenna Mate

July 30 – August 3 · 2-5 PM · Ages 13-18 · $450


To register for theater camp visit or call 631.283.0967.


STUDENT FILM WORKSHOPS with Hamptons International Film Festival


Introduction to Filmmaking

August 6 – 10 · 10 PM to 1 PM · Ages 8-11 · $400

Intermediate Filmmaking

August 6 – 10 · 2 to 5 PM · Ages 12-15 · $450


Film Screening for Family and Friends on Saturday, August 11 at 11 AM.


To register for HIFF camps, contact Lily Singer at or 631.324.4600.





Painting workshop with Fall 2018 installation artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez

Fridays, July 20 and August 17 · 2-5 PM · All Ages · FREE


Finding the Figure: Charcoal on Paper

with Alyssa Monks

Thursday, July 26 · 2-5 PM · Ages 16+ · $125 ($100 for Friends of SAC)


THE ART OF CHESS – Learn & Play

with Ulysses Tapley

Sunday, July 29 · 2-5 PM · FREE


92 Street Y at Southampton Arts Center:


Suminigashi: Japanese Paper Marbling with Ink

Artist: Sheryl Oppenheim

Saturday, July 28 · 12-5 PM · $50 ($40 for Friends of SAC)


Plein Air Painting – Watercolor

Artist: Wennie Huang

Saturday, August 25 · 12-5 PM · $50 ($40 for Friends of SAC)


For more information on the 92nd Street Y, one of NYC’s premier cultural institutions, please visit


Life Drawing with Linda Capello

3-Week Series

Mondays, August 13, 20, & 27 · 11 AM-1 PM · Ages 18+ · $100 (for all 3 classes)

Festival Della Scultura

Wednesday-Sunday, August 22-26 · 11 AM-6 PM · FREE

Watch world renowned Artida Arts sculptors as they create masterpieces on the West Lawn.




STUDIO B EAST by Bandier

with Amanda Kloots, Mike Maloney, and more!

Saturdays, June 30, July 21 & 28, August 25, and September 1

9 AM and 10 AM · $35 per class


SOUND MEDITATION in the Galleries

with Daniel Lauter

Sunday, July 15 and Saturday, August 11 · 10 AM · $10 ($7 for Friends of SAC)

Bring your own mats or blankets.



with Kristin Sudeikis

Saturday, July 14 · 10 AM

Fridays, August 24 & 31 · 6:30 PM

Sundays, August 26 and September 2 · 11 AM

$25 per class


Ashtanga Yoga Session & Talk

with Master Yogi Eddie Stern

Friday, July 27 · 9-10:30 AM · $35 ($25 for Friends of SAC)



Thursday, August 30 | 6-10 PM


Join us as we celebrate the our 6th Season at our 5th Annual Culinary Arts Festival. Enjoy Spectacular Dishes from Celebrated Chefs. Coffee and Dessert Stations, Bar, and DJ.


For additional information please contact Molly Bishop, Advancement Coordinator: | 631.283.0967 x13





Friends of SAC will enjoy free admission to gallery exhibits, invitations to engaging programs and private social events throughout the year. All Friends will receive many exclusive benefits and, with each successive category, greater engagement with the SAC, its curators, partners and artists. We will recognize the Friends Circle as sponsors of select programs annually.


More info on SAC’s new Friend’s Circle at


Southampton Arts Center


Southampton Arts Center has become a hub for arts and culture on the East End with almost 40,000 visitors, 6 exhibitions and over 200 events in 2017 alone.  The broad programming is delivered year-round through an impressive array of partners including New York Academy of Art, Hamptons International Film Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Telluride Mountain film, the Watermill Center, and many more. With the recent upgrade of the theater, including state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, lighting and new seating, Southampton Arts Center has expanded its breadth of programming to include first-run films, theatrical performances and concerts.

Southampton Arts Center’s mission is to serve our East End community as a hub for arts and culture while preserving the iconic building and grounds of 25 Jobs Lane for future generations.

Southampton Arts Center is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For information, please visit   @southamptonartscenter



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