The Southampton Town Arts and Culture Committee presents “SHACC on the Road IV,” a free bus trip and tour of LongHouse Reserve, on Saturday, November 2, from 10 AM to 2 PM.
The event is co-hosted by Southampton Trustee Ann Welker and SHACC founding member and secretary Shane Weeks. Sponsored by the Southampton Town Board, the bus will board at Southampton Town Hall. There multi-disciplinary artist Weeks, a Shinnecock Nation member, will perform a traditional welcoming song.
“It is a privilege to co-host this unique excursion to LongHouse with Ann Welker. This town-sponsored trip invites our community to join town officials in visiting and conversing about some of our favorite artist and cultural organizations on the East End. As a founding member of SHACC, it has been a pleasure to see how this committee and ‘SHACC on the Road’ tours have grown,” Weeks said.
From Southampton Town Hall, Welker will be joined by SHACC founding chair and fellow artist, Hope Sandrow, along with colleagues and neighbors as they head to LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. There, LongHouse executive director Matko Tomicic will lead a discussion about art, architecture, and horticulture around the grounds, and attendees can get a glimpse into the vision of LongHouse founder Jack Lenor Larsen.
On view will be new installations for 2019 by Wendell Castle, Jun Kaneko, Joseph Walsh, Young Jae Lee, and Will Ryman. The bus will return to Southampton at 2 PM.
“I discovered LongHouse on National Public Gardens Day. I had been hearing about it from others for years, but had never made it there myself,” Welker said. “I wish we all took more advantage of the treasures in our backyards. It is now one of my favorite places on the East End. Whether visiting for a tour, a lecture, an opening, or simply a walk through the gardens, LongHouse never disappoints.”
Founded in 2017, SHACC aims to promote exposure to the arts and cultural centric activities in the area. Through community collaboration, the organization inspires and engages a conversation focused on the arts, history, and social aspects of the East End.