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Curious Objects
December 17th - January 29th
A Pop-Up Experience

On Saturday, December 17th, we unveiled our pop-up experience 'Curious Objects'!, a display of “objects we live with, grew up with, were given to us, or bought for ourselves because we found them compellingly exotic, curiously strange, inexplicably meaningful, or oddly handy." Things that always seem to provoke visitors to ask: “What is that? Why do you have it?” They may give us pleasure, may carry deep emotional connections, or still contain mystery for us.

They are our Curious Objects, that in their own way keep us connected to the realm of Wonder. The question remains: can you guess what they are?


Knowledge Friday
Friday, February 3rd | 6PM
The Church Members: Free - RSVP preferred
Non-Members: $10
with Andrea Harum Schiavoni

Join us for Knowledge Friday with renaissance woman Andrea Harum Schiavoni. An attorney in Sag Harbor, Harum Schiavoni is a licensed member of the state bars in New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. In 2001, she opened an office for her firm, Harum & Harum, in Sag Harbor and practiced exclusively as one of New York's expert mediators. In 2007, Harum Schiavoni began her judicial career when she was elected to the Southampton Town Court bench. Harum Schiavoni would go on to establish and serve as judge for the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and the East End Veterans Court. In 2015 she was appointed as the East End Regional Intervention Court judge. Currently, Judge Harum Schiavoni serves for the New York State Family Court. On top of her legal and judicial accolades, Harum Schiavoni is a musician and actor who performs regularly on the East End; she even fronts a rock cover band called Eastbound Crossing! Andrea will speak on her impressive law career and passion for music and the performing arts.


Late Night Open Studio
Friday, February 10th | 6:30PM - 9PM
Free with RSVP
A NEW Bi-Monthly Series

As the winter months roll in, The Church is passionate about welcoming artists to its space and establishing an oasis for creative inspiration and connection. Late Night Open Studio will be the first of many after-hour open studio sessions. Artists of all mediums are invited to join, socialize, and work on any projects, whether past or current. Think coffee shop or a library for creatives, for moments when you would rather work in a community environment as opposed to alone in your studio or home.


10:30 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, February 11th
Sunday, February 12th
Saturday, February 18th
Sunday, February 19th
with Artist-in-residence, Margaret Garrett

As a part of The Church’s hallmark artists residency program, we are pleased to welcome interdisciplinary artist Margaret Garrett. Garrett’s residency at The Church will focus on creating four choreographed ritual dances and artworks relating to the dances. This project requires the participation of everyday people, not necessarily trained dancers. On her behalf, we are seeking community volunteers who are excited by the notion of becoming a dancer for the day. Over the course of two weekends, participants will be welcomed to The Church by the artist and embark on learning choreographed dances inspired by the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air. The dances are simple and easy to learn; dance experience is not required but remember that this is a movement-based art project, so your participation and focus are vital. Interested individuals are welcome to sign up for any or all of the four sessions. There is a limited number of participants for each session.


Friday, February 17th | 6:00pm

Calling all writers and lovers of the written or spoken word! Eager to provide opportunities and experiences for both writers and appreciators of the craft, The Church presents All the World’s a Stage, a new series featuring a select group of writers at varying stages in their careers. Each writer will read one of their works created for or pertaining to the program’s theme. The Church will transform its space into a bohemian-style writer’s night club, with café table seating in addition to traditional lecture format. Limited tables will be available and can seat 2-3 guests, so get those tickets while you can!


Insight Sunday
Sunday, February 26th | 10:30 AM
Non Member: $10
The Church Member: Free - RSVP REQUIRED
Gregory Coates

In conjunction with our Spring exhibition, Return to A Place By the Sea, that features works by Nanette Carter, Gregory Coates, Al Loving, and Frank Wimberley, The Church welcomes artist Gregory Coates as March's featured artist for our Insight Sunday series. Coates has four works dating from 1998-2019 included in the exhibition, which will be on view from February 5th through May 21st. The show revisits and recontextualizes the 1999 exhibition, A Place By the Sea, highlighting the works and friendship between the four artists. One of Coates's works, Shiroco, was part of the original 1999 show. Coates's other works demonstrate his continuing interest in experimenting and presentation.


Open Studio - Monotype Printmaking
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd | 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Tickets: $200
Led by Samuel Havens and Susan Bachemin

Join us at The Church for our two upcoming sessions of Open Studio-Monotype Printmaking. Led by local printmakers Samuel Havens and Susan Bachemin, this series of recurring workshops provides an open exploration of techniques unique to monotype printmaking, and the exciting possibilities of this richly rewarding image-making process. The operation of the press itself will be handled by facilitators. Participants will be free to engage, learn, experiment, and create with materials and methods offered on the studio floor of the historic building of The Church. Each participant will go home with unique prints of their own creation.


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