Southampton Arts & Culture Committee Tour / SHACC on the Road — Sept 29

Southampton Arts & Culture Committee Inaugural Tour


Join Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Southampton Arts & Culture Committee (SHACC) Chair Hope Sandrow for the SHACC’s Inaugural Day Tour, SHACC on the Road. This tour, sponsored by the Southampton Town Board and free and open to the public, is designed for conversation and memorable experiences on an “art & culture-themed” day bus trip. This first trip, curated by Supervisor Schneiderman, will go to the Watermill Center in Water Mill and then on to Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack.
Southampton Town Hall
116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY
Saturday, September 29
10am – 4pm
The day begins at Southampton Town Hall parking lot where participants will board the tour bus at 10:00 am.  First stop is at The Watermill Center, where Director Elka Rifkin will greet you and provide a personal tour of the grounds, the building and the collection of art objects. Elka is one of the founding members of SHACC. She stated, “The Watermill Center is thrilled to be part of this inaugural tour of SHACC on the Road.” At noon, we head east to the Madoo Conservancy, where you can enjoy your brown bag lunch amidst the beautiful gardens, followed by a personal tour with Director Alejandro Saralegui, who says, “We’re delighted to be hosting the TKTK group from Southampton. Our major restoration of the ca. 1740 summer house was partially funded by a historic façade easement from the Community Preservation Fund, so it’s always a pleasure to have more people see the work that has been accomplished.” The bus will then return to Southampton Town Hall by 4:00pm.
Mission Statement. The Southampton Arts and Culture Committee (SHACC)’s mission is to advise the Town of Southampton 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. 
Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary and theater director Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities located on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, Watermill integrates performing arts practice with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences and inspiration from the visual arts. The Center is unique within the global landscape of experimental artistic practice and regularly convenes the brightest minds from across disciplines to do, in Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.”
The Madoo Conservancy is dedicated to the study, preservation, and enhancement of Madoo, the ever changing, horticulturally diverse garden with historic structures established in 1967 by artist, gardener, and writer Robert Dash in the village of Sagaponack, New York. At Madoo, a unique living tribute to the artistic imagination of its founder, we seek to continually engage, educate, and inspire our visitors within this ever-changing, entirely organic environment.
We look forward to sharing the day with you, and your guests. RSVP to Southampton Town Council Liaison Tommy John Schiavoni Seating is limited and confirmed reservations will be accepted in the order received. 

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