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The Watermill Center Hosts Community Day

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The Watermill Center’s spring Community Day is June 4. JESSICA DALENE PHOTOGRAPHY

The Watermill Center’s spring Community Day is June 4. JESSICA DALENE PHOTOGRAPHY

authorStaff Writer on May 16, 2022

The Watermill Center’s spring Community Day offers locals the chance to experience The Center’s grounds just as its artists-in-residence do — as a space to explore, unwind, and get inspired.

On Saturday, June 4, The Watermill Center’s Community Day will feature workshops, installations, and performances by Brianna L. Hernández Baurichter, Andrea Cote, Tamar Ettun, Nile Harris and Erica-Lynn Huberty. Guests are also invited to explore the 10-acre manicured grounds and gardens through a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt.

“The grounds and gardens serve as a constant source of inspiration for our artists-in-residence,” said Elka Rifkin, Director of The Watermill Center. “Artists from across the globe are able to take advantage of the natural beauty of the East End and the unique landscape here at The Center. Being able to open up our property to the community to discover our grounds through the eyes of artists is a truly magical experience that we’re excited to offer.”

The day’s offerings include an installation and performance by Watermill Alum Tamar Ettun; a live performance directed by Nile Harris, who will be in residence; a dance and movement workshop with artist Andrea Cote, a Hampton Bays-based artist, and educator; a site-specific installation by Bridgehampton artist Erica-Lynn Huberty; and an exhibition of work by Brianna L. Hernández Baurichter, who will be in residence at Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio this summer. The afternoon will also include a land acknowledgment ceremony by Shane Weeks and Kelly Dennis from the Shinnecock Nation, and live music by The Jam Session.

Tamar Ettun, a New York-based artist, will present “Lilit the Empathic Demon,” a textile installation activated by performance; Nile Harris will present a preview of his latest work, “this house is not a home,” which sets an improvised physical score inside of a sound-responsive bounce castle; Andrea Cote will lead a movement and dance workshop inspired by themes of time, space, and slowness in Robert Wilson’s work and at The Watermill Center; Erica-Lynn Huberty’s work, “Somewhere Or Other We Are Found: Pride Installation,” expands on her “Veil and Memoria” series, utilizing fiber arts and needlework traditions for a site-specific installation on The Watermill Center’s grounds Brianna L. Hernández Baurichter will show work from her “Aquí Descansamos” series, which presents a living cemetery composed of floral sculptures mirroring the shapes of common grave markers.

Registration for Community Day is required. Tickets start at $25. The Center offers reduced pricing for those needing financial assistance. For more information and to register, visit watermillcenter.org. The Watermill Center is at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill.

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