Event Details

Artist’s Table

Date: October 1st, 2017
Venue: The Watermill Center
Address: 39 Watermill Towd Road
City: Water Mill
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-table-sunday-october-1-2017-tickets-29519724290
Phone: 631-726-4628


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Artists’ Table includes a farm-to-table meal prepared by local chef and restaurateur Jason Weiner and features an intimate presentation by Artist-in-Residence and 2017 Inga Maren Otto Fellow, Royce Weatherly.

Chef Jason Weiner boasts extensive experience at many of the country’s top kitchens. Since 2001, he has served as executive chef and proprietor of Almond restaurant which opened its first location in Bridgehampton, New York, followed shortly thereafter by a second Almond outpost in Manhattan’s Flatiron District in 2008 and L&W Oyster Company in 2012. In June 2016, Weiner and his business partner opened Zigmund’s Bar located at 203 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, NY.

Royce Weatherly (b. 1957) is an American painter from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A 2015 Guggenheim Grant recipient, Weatherly received his BA from Wake Forest University (1980), and MFA from the University of Wisconsin/Madison (1984). Over the past three decades, he has developed a profoundly simple and yet deeply enigmatic painting style that combines his peculiar Vermeer-like still lives with an eerie quietude devoid of narrative symbolism. Slowly made, his works are both luminous and precise in detail, but refuse any greater meaning beyond what appears to be laid out before us. A potato, or some cooking lard, or a cellophane cigarette wrapper minus the package of cigarettes; the unnoticed are held up to scrutiny in an attempt to draw the extraordinary out of the ordinary under an intense gaze that is as much that of a philosopher, or a forensic scientist as that of a painter.

Each brunch takes place from 12:00pm – 2:30pm at The Watermill Center.
Advanced registration is required. Capacity is limited. The planned menu will be available one week before each brunch.
Reservations for each brunch are available for a donation of $75 per person.
*The Watermill Center Byrds and Collaborators of The Watermill Center at the Costume Designer level and above are eligible for a 10% discount, with a limit of two discounted tickets per member.