'East End Collected' Redux: Featuring Dan Christensen
February 11, 2023 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star
The Southampton Arts Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the seventh iteration of East End Collected, an exhibition organized annually by the artist Paton Miller to reflect the diversity of the East End’s art community. Opening Saturday with a reception at 5 p.m., the show will include a series of public programs and works by more than 40 artists.
Every year, the show brings a variety of visions of art into the center's galleries. Artists who show frequently in the area mix with those less familiar, offering new discoveries and associations. Exhibition tours and panel discussions help clarify themes and intentions for the work and allow the arts community and the wider population to make new connections with art and those who make it. This year's events include a tour of Mr. Miller's studio and a film screening.
“I am genuinely delighted that 'East End Collected7' is the first exhibition I am here for as the executive director, as it is the core of the Southampton Arts Center’s mission of community building through the arts,” said the center's new executive director, Christina Mossaides Strassfield. “These artists represent the region's rich cultural tradition and artistic history.”
“It’s with great anticipation that I look forward to assembling the work of 44 artists for 'East End Collected,' ” said Mr. Miller. “This exhibition coincides with the directorship now taken over by Christina Strassfield, who, after 30 years at East Hampton’s Guild Hall, has an encyclopedic knowledge of not just eastern Long Island, but greater Long Island and the art world.”
Exhibition artists include Kelynn Z. Alder, Isadora Capraro, Dan Christensen Studios, Janet Culbertson, Eugenio Cuttica, Franco Cuttica, Lautaro Cuttica, James dePasquale, RaineyDay Erwin, Phil Falino, Phyllis Falino, Margaret Garrett, Tiana Grampus, Elaine Grove, Lyllis Halsey, Hiroyuki Hamada, Glen Hanson, Gary Hartmann, Peter Hill, and Candace Hill-Montgomery.
Other participating artists are Terri Hyland, Oscar Jackman, Nathan Slate Joseph, Anna Jurinich, Mary Lambert, James Ledogar, Christine Matthäi, Michael Meehan, Christian Miller, Paton Miller, Sam Miller, Oscar Molina, Dave O., Patrick Peters, John Pomianowski, Zelie Rellim, John Rist, John Ross Rist, Jay Schneiderman, George Schulman, Brenda Simmons, Liz Sloan, Adam Straus, and Ann Lambert Waits.
The public programs include exhibition tours on Feb. 19 and April 1, an artists' talk on March 4, and the tour of Mr. Miller's Southampton studio on March 10. In addition, a screening of "The Way It Goes," Lana Jokel's documentary about the work of Mr. Joseph, will take place on April 29. A closing reception will follow the film.
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