June 1, 2019

Divine Interventions


The Press Release:

Press Release: Divine Intervention

Teri Hackett (917) 655-1273; hackteri@aol.com
Rev. Karen Campbell (978) 835-2672; gardenerforgod@gmail.com

Divine Intervention
A Summer Exhibition at Christ Episcopal Church: 5 Hampton St., corner of East Union Street, Sag Harbor, NY
Saturday, June 1, 2019 thru Monday, September 2, 2019

Free and open to the public
Saturdays from 3-5pm and Sundays 8am - 2pm
By appointment other times - please call (631) 725-0128 or (978) 835-2672

Opening reception: Saturday June 1, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Contemporary Art Refreshes a Significant Church in the East End

Divine Intervention brings together 34 artists from the East End and New York City, a blend of installations, paintings, photography, sculpture and artists books. This will be the first contemporary visual art project that Christ Episcopal Church has welcomed into its sanctuary space.

Lisa Hein and Bob Seng's site specific "Jib Net", is the tour de force which greets viewers from outside the church, an ever expanding webbed sail that turns the church into a vessel in motion. The Church's vestibule and bell tower have great historical significance, and artists Bastienne Schmidt and Almond Zigmund transform the vestibule into a metaphorical point of entry using vinyl, threads and fabrics, color and pattern.

Inside the sanctuary space, the beautiful 1917 Tiffany window is flanked by the works of Drew Shiflett, Carole Seborovski and April Gornik. The paintings of Reynold Ruffins, Maureen McQuillan and Karen Arm complement the reflective light projected by the smaller stained glass windows. Other places of contemplation and reflection in the church's interior, such as the altar, corners, niches, arches and pews, will be sites for works of art. Divine Intervention is a visual treasure hunt that celebrates and refreshes the church, long acknowledged as a place where community can gather.

With additional works by Amanda Church, Leah Guadagnoli, Theresa Hackett, Leo Holder, Dennis Hollingsworth, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Mary Jones, Christa Maiwald, Ray Manikowski, Diane Mayo, Nell Painter, Marilla Palmer, Liza Phillips, Bonnie Rychlak, Anne Seelbach, Alison Slon, John Torreano and Michelle Weinberg. Artists Books by: Angela Britzman, Barbara Friedman, Elisabeth Condon, Janet Goleas, Stephen White and Jodi Panas.

50% of all sales of the artwork will go to the Community Cafe, a ministry to serve those in the Sag Harbor area who are lonely and/or hungry. The cafe will alleviate some of the food insecurity in the community where over 7.9% of residents do not know from where their next meal will come. Statistics show that East Hampton has the most people who are food insecure in Suffolk County. "Our desire is to hold a free dinner, served with dignity, restaurant style, once a week for the community," says Rev. Karen Ann Campbell, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, who is spearheading this initiative.

Divine Intervention is curated by Teri Hackett.
High resolution images available upon request.
Posted by Dennis at June 1, 2019 1:33 PM

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