Evening Events

Artists Speak 2016

Join us for a series of studio talks with distinguished artists. This year, our speakers include Eric FischlDonald Sultan and Laurie Anderson.

Wednesday, August 10th, 6PM

Renowned artist, Laurie Anderson, in conversation with Andrea Grover, Curator of Special Projects at The Parrish Art Museum and soon to be Executive Director of Guild Hall. 

LAURIE ANDERSON is an accomplished American artist best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology.  As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Her recording career, launched by O Superman in 1981, includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). Anderson’s live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999). She is also the published author of seven books and has presented her work in major museums around the world. Anderson released her film, Heart of a Dog, in 2015.

(Bio provided by The New York Public Library)

Wednesday, July 20th, 6PM

Renowned artist, Donald Sultan, in conversation with artist and educator John Torreano

Donald Sultan rose to prominence as a painter, sculptor, and printmaker during New York’s downtown renaissance in the 1970s. He is particularly well known for large-scale still life paintings, which are simultaneously abstract and representational, and for being among the first to use industrial materials such as tar, enamel, spackle, and vinyl tiles. He has exhibited in important museums all over the world, including solo exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Museum of Modern Art. His works are featured in permanent collections of over 50 major museums throughout the world, including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among others.

John Torreano has been clinical professor of studio art at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at  New York University since 1992 and is currently director of the MFA in Studio Art Program. As an artist, he is known for utilizing faceted gems in a variety of mediums in order to create “movement oriented perception” in his works. Torreano has worked in a variety of mediums and methods including paintsculpturerelieffurniture and hand-blown glass. His works have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the Indianapolis Museum of ArtIndianapolis, and many others.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 6PM

Renowned painter and sculptor, Eric Fischl, in conversation with journalist Ellen T. White

Born in 1948 in New York City, Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor who currently lives and works on the East End. He earned his B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. He first received critical acclaim for his depictions of the dark, disturbing undercurrents of mainstream American life. Fischl’s work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions and is represented in many museums and collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Centre Pompidou. His achievements have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Back to the Bays                                                                                     

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Art and Science, The Art Barge’s new weekend workshop, a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, is a series of educational activities lead by CCE’s scientists along with Art Barge instructors. In preparation for these July and August workshops, The Barge will be hosting a Back to the Bays evening event, June 11 at 5pm. The event is dedicated to scientist and citizen’s stewardship of the waters we love. The event will feature a conversation with researchers and educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Back to the Bays Initiative and will be moderated by CCE Marine Program Director, Chris Pickerell.