Parrish Art Museum Presents Diverse Roster at Pechakucha Night Hamptons

Painter Eric Dever. Photo by Daniel Gonzalez
Painter Eric Dever. Photo by Daniel Gonzalez

The Parrish Art Museum will feature speakers from several fields giving rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End at Vol. 19 of PechaKucha Night Hamptons. On March 17 at 6 p.m. each participant will show 20 slides for 20 seconds in a 6-minute, 40-second presentation. Presenters include Liliana Casabal, Jennifer Cross, Eric Dever, Patricia Maurides, Miguel Martin, Tony Piazza, Alejandro Saralegui and Shinnecock Nation member, Shane Weeks.

“The wealth of creativity in the East End community is just amazing,” Curator of Special Projects, Corinne Erni said. “The Parrish has presented PechaKucha nights four times a year for several years now, and we keep discovering more talent.”

Liliana Casabal is the Argentine-born founder of the high-end women’s clothing line Morgane Le Fay. Founded in 1982 and rooted in SoHo, the line maintains its influence from the artists and creative thinkers there whose ideas permeated its cobble-stoned streets and gallery spaces.

Jennifer Cross is an artist, educator, and curator who shows her work in New York City and on the East End. She currently serves as Dean of Visual Art at Ross School, where she helped develop the Integrated Arts Curriculum and establish the Ross Gallery.

The work of painter Eric Dever is part of significant public collections, including Grey Art Gallery at New York University, Guild Hall and the Parrish Art Museum. His paintings are currently on view at the U.S. Embassy in Hong Kong. Mr. Dever will discuss the concepts light, energy and matter.

Originally from Córdoba, Spain, Miguel Martin is the General Manager and winemaker at Palmer Vineyards, one of the North Fork’s oldest wineries. He has traveled the world to learn about and his craft, and has worked for some of the world’s most notable wine producers in Spain, California, Australia and Chile.

Patricia Maurides is a visual artist and educator who recently moved to Sag Harbor. Her work explores cultural and genealogical origins. For nearly two decades she developed and taught courses bridging the fine arts, natural sciences, and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Tony Piazza, who founded Piazza Horticultural in 1998, sits on the LongHouse Garden Committee and the Parrish Landscape Committee. He was a contributing artist at The Watermill Center and project director for Toni Ross’s 2016 Parrish Road Show project, “Permanent Transience.”

Alejandro Saralegui started his career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and continued his professional work in galleries, magazines, fashion and gardening. In 2009, he joined Madoo Conservancy, where he is executive director, and is currently an editor at “New York” and “Hamptons Cottages & Gardens.”

Born on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, Shane Weeks is a multidisciplinary artist and cultural consultant who leads Native American dance and dream catcher workshops. Mr. Weeks has dedicated his life to education and bridging gaps between the local community and the Shinnecock Nation.

Tickets are $12 and free for members, children and students. Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the support of The Corcoran Group and Bridgehampton National Bank. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more information, please call (631) 283-2118 or visit