Curated by Elise Goodheart
Part 1 of "Every Village Has A Story"
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27th from 6:00 - 8:00pm.
In this exhibition, nine local artists were invited to explore the roots and underpinnings of Sag Harbor's past through its buildings and places, and reflect on how those parts of the village inform their present.
We invite you to come inside and explore their vision of Sag Harbor.
Every village has a story and in Sag Harbor, N.Y. that story is unique among the villages of the South Fork of Long Island. While neighboring East Hampton and Southampton were both founded in the 17th century as farming communities and eventually transformed into high end summer resorts for wealthy New Yorkers looking to escape the city’s heat, Sag Harbor began life as a working port and it grew up as a decidedly urban community. As a result, this is a village that has always been grounded in its working class roots.
Erica Lynn Huberty
Michael A. Butler
About Elise Goodheart
Curator of Every Village has a Story – Places is Elise Goodheart. An Artist’s Representative and former Sag Harbor gallerist, Ms. Goodheart has also been a behind the scenes arts and education advocate and fundraiser, volunteering and applying her expertise for a number of local non-profit s and arts organizations including The Sag Harbor Educational Foundation, The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, The Donald Reutershan Trust and The John Steinbeck Memorial Committee.
A Sag Harbor resident for 26 years, she resides here with her husband, the artist and art educator Peter Solow and their two children.
This exhibit is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor M. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council Inc.