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The Watermill Center Study Library Open Hours
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm
The Watermill Center Study Library Open Hours @ The Watermill Center |  |  |

The Watermill Study Library reflects the cultural imprint of humanity. As part of the Center’s collection, the library is unique as a singular space where printed material and artwork are brought together. Comprised of Robert Wilson’s still-growing collection, acquired over his more than 40-year career as a visionary artist and theater director, it houses approximately 8,000 titles, including bound volumes, catalogs and periodicals.
The geographic and cultural diversity of subjects range from Neolithic to Modern and Contemporary Visual Art, Architecture, Design, and Performance Art; theater, dance, and music; tribal arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia and the South Pacific; and photography. Also, the library contains many rare artists’ books and limited editions, as well as major international, non-English books on Western and non-Western art, often difficult to find in the United States. Along with materials on Robert Wilson and his many collaborators, one may also find research books used by Wilson, many containing his notes, as they prove to be inspiration for new works and the visual vocabulary for productions, such as Einstein on the Beach and the CIVIL wars. Watermill’s collection allows one to gain a better understanding of traditional and contemporary art-making practices from around the world, and experience the varying traditions that inform the work being created by the Center’s resident artists.

The Watermill Center Study Library is open to the public on Tuesdays, 12:00pm-5:00pm, September through June. If you have any questions about the library or to schedule an appointment please contact our Librarian, Deb Verhoff at or at (631) 726-4628.

Youth Advisory Committee
Sep 19 2017 @ 6:30 pm – May 29 2018 @ 8:00 pm

If you are in grades 7th through 12th and interested in planning trips and events, doing community service projects, and making friends with students from other schools, then sign up for YAC! The Southampton Youth Bureau is looking for new members to join its Youth Advisory Committee, (YAC). As a YAC member, you can help make a difference in your community. Community service projects may include leaf raking for senior citizens, hosting a blood drive, meeting with elected officials in Albany for youth causes, participating in a sticker shock alcohol awareness campaign, or other activities that can make a difference in our community. Youth Advisory Committee is a great way to get involved and to earn community service credit hours during the school year. Meetings are held every other Tuesday beginning September 19, 2017 at the Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Transportation is available upon request. For more information or to register, please visit or call (631) 702-2421. To learn more about all of our programs and events, find the Southampton Youth Bureau on Facebook and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @southamptonyb.

Act TWO – Teen Community Theater
Sep 21 2017 @ 6:00 pm – May 31 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Act TWO - Teen Community Theater @ Hampton Bays Public Library |  |  |

The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau is now accepting registrations for Act TWO. Through games and activities, participants learn improvisation, projection, public speaking, and issues pertinent to everyday life. Topics covered include making appropriate choices, acceptance, tolerance, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, pregnancy prevention, etc. Skits are created and performed by students for other youth audiences. Act TWO is for teens in grades 7 – 12. Classes are held on Thursdays beginning September 21, 2017 and are held at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Ave from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Registration is ongoing but required in advance. For more information, please visit or call (631) 702-2421 to register. Find all of your hidden talents in Act TWO!

Jeremy Dennis: East Hampton Indigenous
Sep 28 – Dec 11 all-day
Jeremy Dennis: East Hampton Indigenous @ Guild Hall

Education Corridor
Photographs of East Hampton landscapes with archeological, historical, and sacred meaning to the Shinnecock and Montaukett tribes native to this area. Drawn from Dennis’ broader ongoing project, On This Site, which was presented in-part at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum and at the Suffolk County Historical Society, the exhibition brings greater awareness and meaning to many of the places we pass each day. FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY BRIDGEHAMPTON NATIONAL BANK AND LANDSCAPE DETAILS. Museum Hours: Monday, Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm.

Youth Court
Oct 16 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 29 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Youth Court @ Southampton Town Justice Court |  |  |

Southampton Town’s Youth Court is a very popular program and a great way to earn community service credits and build your college resume. High school students from local schools work together to hold real trials for juvenile offenders, where all the facts of the case are heard and the jury decides on a disposition, or “sentence”, for the offender to repair the harm that they have caused to the victims. Cases range from trespassing, driving without a license, underage drinking to harassment, possession, and theft – among others.

Any teen in grades 9-12 living in the Town of Southampton can participate. Students who are interested in becoming an attorney, improving public speaking skills, learning about the justice system, building their college/job resume or just enjoy community service are invited to join.

Southampton Town’s Youth Court program meets every Monday night, beginning October 16, 2017 from 6:00pm -7:30pm at the Southampton Town Justice Court, 32 Jackson Ave. Transportation is available to youth living east of the Shinnecock canal. For more information, please visit or call Karen Matz at (631) 702-2425 to register. To learn more about all of our programs and events, find the Southampton Youth Bureau on Facebook and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @southamptonyb.

“Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck
Nov 16 2017 – Jan 20 2018 all-day
“Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck @ JoAnne Artman Gallery |  |  |

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents:
“Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck
Nov 16th, 2017 – January 20th, 2018
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 6-8pm
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 13th, 2017

JoAnne Artman Gallery
511A West 22nd St. || New York, NY 10011
Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-510-5481 || E-mail:

Saddle Up

Galloping horses, blood orange sunsets, dusty cowboys – you can almost feel the rising heat from the sun-warmed earth. Billy Schenck has a definitive flair for highlighting the drama, and evoking the action of classic Westerns along with their corresponding mythology. The American Frontier holds a special place in our nation’s history, as well as in our imaginations. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck, capturing the persevering nature of the myths and dreams of the Old West.

Schenck’s work is not only cinematic in scope; it is also grounded in technique and style. His iconic, reductive approach is reminiscent of the color planes used in early computer graphics, establishing a visual dialogue between the straightforward subject matter and the more nuanced space of the rendering. The textual element of the comic book-inspired word bubbles is of equal importance to the meaning of each piece, often serving to either undermine or establish the guiding ambitions of the characters’ psyche.

In subject, Schenck goes for the iconic imagery of the Wild, Wild West – cowboys and Indians, sunsets and gunfire. Many of the scenes are a cheeky look at both the history of the American Frontier, as well as the established perceptions through the lens of contemporary popular culture, with a heavy dose of exaggerated passion and romance. The scenes pictured are at times comical, and at others, profound. Schenck plays up the ambiguity between his villains and heroes, underscoring the duality of human nature, a central theme in his work.

BILLY SCHENCK (b. 1947, Rural America) works and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Schenck’s artwork is in over 48 museum collections, including Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Billy Schenck’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression!

CAMILLE PERROTTET: ‘Dark Times / My Life Since #45 / A Work in Progress..’
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm

CAMILLE PERROTTET: ‘Dark Times / My Life Since #45 / A Work in Progress…’

(ipadigigraphy on Brushed Aluminum)

November 18-December 3, 2017

Open: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, November 18, 2017

TIME: 5 to 7 p.m.

Senior Ping Pong Meet-up
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Is table tennis your sport? Meet-up with other players at the library to keep your skills sharp and play for fun. The library will provide one table and equipment for use. No registration necessary.

Crayons, Chalk & Coloring
Nov 24 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

For ages 3 and up. Use our crayons and markers to color in our fun and different coloring books. If the weather’s nice we’ll head outside to color with sidewalk chalk! No registration necessary.

Middle School Writing Workshop
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For students in grades 6 through 8. Experience the craft of writing outside of the classroom. This workshop encourages young writers to get comfortable with the act of writing and see just how fun and rewarding writing can be. Sessions include writing prompts, discussion of craft and technique, and constructive group critique. Snacks provided. No registration necessary.

These workshops are underwritten by generous donations from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, a long-time advocate of youth literacy programs.