Hamptons Jazz Fest
Thursdays August 18th, September 1st, and 8th
A SEVEN CONCERT SERIES
The Church is excited to host Hamptons Jazz Fest for seven concerts this summer. Guests will be able to enjoy wonderfully diverse music performed by master musicians from all over the world. Hamptons Jazz Fest is a series of performances that bring world-class musicians in the fields of Jazz, Latin, and World music to a diverse cross-section of populations in the East End of Long Island. Aiming to create an intimate atmosphere, the audiences are invited to mingle before the show.
After Hours at The Church
Friday, August 12th | 6:00 PM
Tickets: $25 for Members | $30 for Non-Members
With Sara Cochran and Eric Fischl
The Church is pleased to announce a conversation between the Co-Curators of our current Threading the Needle exhibition. Eric Fischl and Sara Cochran will weave together all the details and intricacies of Threading the Needle, discussing the curatorial process and how the show came to be. The exhibition includes 50 artworks by 46 contemporary artists, all of whom have explored fabric, fiber, weaving, or textiles in their work. The conversation will conclude with a wine reception courtesy of our sponsor Wölffer Estate Vineyard.
Meet and Greet our New Executive Director Sheri Pasquarella
Saturday, August 13th | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
With a conversation between Chief Curator Sara Cochran and Sheri Pasquarella
Free and Open to the public
The Church is pleased to host a morning Meet and Greet with our new Executive Director Sheri L. Pasquarella, followed by a seated conversation between Pasquarella and the Church’s Chief Curator, Sarah Cochran.
The meet and greet will allow all members of the community to chat with Sheri in a casual, welcoming environment. The event will be held on the ground floor level. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served.
Sunday, August 14th | 10:30 AM
With Bastienne Schmidt
The Church’s monthly Insight Sunday series continues with multi-disciplinary artist Bastienne Schmidt. Schmidt will speak on her work, Measuring Time, Grid Calendar (2020), featured in our summer exhibition Threading the Needle, which explores how the conceptual approaches of contemporary art intersect with the expertise and skill of craft techniques. Insight Sundays are the ultimate behind the scenes sneak peek, and a wonderful opportunity to hear an artist focus on an individual piece, see it through their eyes, and explore how it relates to their body of work, career, and process.
Tuesday, August 16th | 6:00 PM
With Erin Riley
The Church is pleased to announce a public talk with Brooklyn-based visual artist Erin M. Riley. With a MFA from the Tyler School of Art and BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Erin is known for her meticulously crafted large-scale tapestries that depict intimate, erotic, and psychologically raw imagery that reflects upon relationships, memories, fantasies, sexual violence, and trauma. These scenes are created from personal objects, screenshots, experiences, and the cacophony of life consumed and filtered through the perspective of a human who came of age on the internet.
Open Studio - Monotype Printmaking
Friday, August 19th | 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Led by Samuel and Susan Bachemin
Join us at The Church as we host our first two 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.
Tour of Threading the Needle
Sunday, August 21st | 10:30 AM
Led by Chief Curator Sara Cochran
The Church is pleased to offer a tour of our current exhibition, Threading the Needle, led by Sara Cochran. The exhibition features works by 44 artists and includes a large-scale, site-specific work by Sheila Pepe, installed hanging from the building’s rafters, the first time an artist has worked specifically with the historic architecture of our building. The show was planned around four themes: the Body and its Distortions, Politics and Identity, Webbing, and Stitching.
Thursday, August 25th | 6:00 PM
With Tabitha Arnold and Margarita Cabrera
Continuing the celebration of our summer exhibition, Threading the Needle, The Church welcomes artists Tabitha Arnold and Margarita Cabrera. The two will converse about their careers, ideas, and works featured in the show. Both artists create moving, impactful and challenging work about difficult subjects. Politics have a central role in their work, lives and thinking.
Friday, August 26th | 6:00 PM
With Helena Hernmarck
Join us at The Church for the continuation of our monthly Knowledge Friday series with renowned textile artist Helena Hernmarck. Helena divides her time between her studio in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and her home on Shelter Island.
Helena learned her craft in the crucible of Swedish modernism, working with the three leading designers and reformers of Swedish textile arts.
A Conversation with the Living World in Words and Birds and Music
Saturday, August 27th | 4:00 PM
With Carl Safina, J. Drew Lanham, and Paul Winter | Moderated by Laurie Anderson
On top of being a center for the arts, fostering creativity, and supporting the community, The Church is passionate about the environment and protecting our planet. Join us for “A Lifelong Conversation with the Living World in Words and Birds and Music” where the urgency of life on Earth will be expressed through various art forms.
Sunday, August 28th | 4:00PM
With Kimberly Drew and Sarah Hoover
The Church’s summer exhibition, Threading the Needle explores how contemporary artists have incorporated fabric, textiles, and weaving in their works as a vehicle to tackle a range of multifaceted themes – from politics to gender. On Sunday August 28th at 4pm, The Church will present Kimberley Drew and Sarah Hoover in conversation to discuss the relationship between textiles, art, and fashion, and how the fabrics we choose to adorn ourselves with are intrinsically linked to the complex relationships we have with our bodies and identities, as well as the history of representation.
Two Thirds for the Birds
Tuesday, August 30th | 5:30 PM
With Edwina Von Gal
Is your garden helping or hurting the Earth? Is It safe for you, your children and pets? For the answers, the real story, and great solutions, The Church encourages you to attend Two Thirds for the Birds – an initiative launched by landscape designer and environmental activist Edwina von Gal and her nonprofit organization Perfect Earth Project. The campaign aims to restore viable habitats within the human dominated landscape ergo our pesticide filled, overly groomed gardens.
Sunday, September 4th | 10:30 AM
With Louise Eastman and Laurie Lambrecht
The Church’s monthly Insight Sunday series continues with artists Louise Eastman and Laurie Lambrecht, both of whom are included in our summer exhibition Threading the Needle. The show explores how the conceptual approaches of contemporary art intersect with the expertise and skill of craft techniques, with a particular focus on weaving and fabric processes. It includes 50 works by 46 artists who work all over the world.
Sag harbor song festival
Thursday, September 29th | 6:30 PM
Friday, September 30th | 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 1st | 6:30 PM
Sunday, October 2nd | 12:00 PM
Tickets coming soon!
A four concert Series
It is with great pleasure that we announce the inaugural season of the Sag Harbor Song Festival.
The ingredients thus far promise a world class experience of music in a setting of intrinsic beauty and an intimacy of presentation. A four-concert festival spanning three evenings and culminating with a matinee performance, the performances will consist of a mixture of operatic repertory, musical theatre, songs and lieder covering a musical panorama and highlighting the talent of six rising stars of immense talent. These singers have appeared on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Bayerische Opera, Staatstheater Stuttgart, and in venues from the White House to St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Eric Fischl - Constructing the Contemporary narrative
October 14th - 16th | 10:00AM - 5:30PM
Presented by The New York Academy of Art
The New York Academy of Art and The Church of Sag Harbor are excited to offer the opportunity to participate in a workshop with artist, Eric Fischl, exploring the subtle complexities involved in constructing and painting contemporary narratives.
This will be an extended three-day weekend workshop at The Church in Sag Harbor. The workshop will focus on the nature of body language and the ways that it can be used to evoke memory and emotion. Using collage to construct narrative compositions, the workshop will explore how to utilize Photoshop to create preliminary compositions.