A Weekend of Happenings at the Arts Center at Duck Creek

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Wayne Magrin "Ava," 2016. Acrylic on plywood, 96" x 96".

On Sunday, August 22, at 5 p.m., violinist Darian Donovan Thomas performs at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs. Thomas is a mediaqueer artist whose work is rooted in exploring the intersectionality of genre, identities (imposed and/or claimed), and artistic medium. To create a body of all-inclusive works that makes every audience member realize they are being spoken to directly and personally is the goal — being at the intersection of multiple identities means being able to speak to everyone. This concert is the second of a three-part New Classical music series, sponsored by The Joel Foundation

Also at Duck Creek is “Wayne Magrin: His Brother from Another Mother.” The exhibition opens Saturday, August 21, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and remains on view through September 12. It is the second of a two-part exhibition, which began with “Charles Manion: Cerulean Blue and the Devil.” Magrin was born 1961 in Sydney, Australia. He was included in the 2016 exhibition “Unknown —The Magnificent 10” at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany. His paintings are held in private collections in the Unites States, Australia, and New Zealand. The artist currently lives and works on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Finally, on Sunday August 22, at 8 p.m. the Arts Center at Duck Creek will host an outdoor screening of “Women/Artist/Filmmakers,” a series of short films presented by Soft Network, a cooperative platform established by Chelsea Spengemann and Sara VanDerBeek.

The series is programmed by Rosalind Schneider, the founder of Women Artist Filmmakers, and Martha Edelheit, one of the original members. The program, featuring eight short films, is presented on the anniversary of Joyce Kozloff and Joan Semmel’s historic radical feminist exhibition “Women Artists Here and Now” at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton on August 29, 1975.

This program is part of a larger multi-venue curatorial project by Soft Network, gathering artwork, ephemera and moving-image from a group of intergenerational artists in a sprawling, visual poem on mediation and remediation.

Visit softnetwork.art for more information about this extended program.

The Arts Center at Duck Creek is at 127 Squaw Road in East Hampton. For details on all programming visit duckcreekarts.org.

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