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In Celebration: The Art of Sag Harbor’s Historic Black Beach Front Communities

May 12, 4 pm6:30 pm.

Join us for a unique community collaboration that celebrates the past, present, and future of the creative and artistic legacy of Sag Harbor’s storied Historic Black Beachfront Communities. The event will begin with a panel discussion on the present and future of this artistically rich neighborhood, featuring artists Judith Henriques-Adams, Donnamarie Barnes, and Jeremy Dennis, moderated by The Church’s Executive Director Sheri Pasquarella. Following that, guests will be invited to a guided tour of our exhibition Return to A Place By the Sea, which looks back on the works from the 1980s through the present by Nanette Carter, Gregory Coates, Al Loving, and Frank Wimberley, whose relationships flourished in their time spent in Sag Harbor and East Hampton. The event will conclude with a wine & cheese reception co-hosted by E.T. Williams, a visionary supporter of African American art since the early 1960s and currently a board member of The Church Board, and the Celebrating Creatives of Color Committee, who will announce their plans for a community art show currently being organized as an outdoor fair taking place for the second consecutive year on August 26.

Return to A Place By the Sea, was co-curated by The Church’s Co-Founder April Gornik and Chief Curator Sara Cochran. The show will run until May 27, and we encourage you to visit during our open hours, Wednesday-Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m..

4:00 p.m. – Panel On the Present and Future of Art in the Historic Black Beach Front Communities of Sag Harbor
4:30 p.m. – Exhibition Walk Through with Co-Curators Sara Cochran & April Gornik
5:00-6:30 p.m. – Wine & Cheese Reception; hosted by E.T. Williams and the Celebrating Creatives of Color Committee