Southampton Arts Center Offers Full Slate of Programs for November

Installation view of "Clearing The Air" at Southampton Arts Center. Photo by Rob Rich/ © 2021.
Continuing programming complementing its current exhibition, “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center (SAC) has scheduled a number of tours, workshops, wellness and films for the month of November. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation, and reflection. ‘Here’s what’s on deck for November.

Live: “WHIMSY” Closing Reception – Friday, November 5 at 6 p.m.

SAC will celebrate its public art project, “WHIMSY,” with a closing reception. This will be the last chance to experience the works in this show curated by Eric Fischl. Complimentary beverages will be served. Registration is required.

Wellness: “9 Harmonies” Movement Class – Saturday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. and Sound MeditationSaturday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Create harmony, align, and awaken your sound body with “9 Harmonies,” led by meditation DJ Daniel Lauter. Every class is co-facilitated, led by certified movement therapy, dance or yoga teachers with live music. The flow includes a restorative warm up, focused movement, and cool down. It is a safe, non-judgment, non-competitive, low impact class. No pretense, just super stimulating.

Studio @ SAC: Figure Drawing Workshop – Fridays, November 12, November 19 at 1 p.m.

Working from a live model, artist Linda Capello’s figure drawing workshop will explore techniques of line, mass, gesture, proportion and foreshortening, starting with short poses and working towards one long pose. Limited availability — registration is required.

Film: “The Crime of the Century” – Sunday, November 14 at 4 p.m.

In collaboration with Blossom Sustainable Development and Shinnecock Nation, SAC will screen “The Crime of the Century.” This is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution, and mass abuse of synthetic opiates. Exploring the origins, extent, and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone, the film reveals that America’s opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that came out of nowhere.

Studio @ SAC: Silk Screening with Artist Jef Scharf – Saturday, November 20 at noon

Scharf will discuss the basics of silk screening on fabric and paper in a hands-on workshop where participants will design, translate, and print images on to shirts and/or paper. Every person participating will take home two shirts and a print. Limited availability – registration is required.

Talk: Curator-led Exhibition Tour – Saturday, November 20 at 3 p.m.

“Clearing The Air” curator Jay Davis, artist and curator of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Ambulatory Care Arts Program, will lead a tour of the galleries. Following an unprecedented year of COVID-19, political divide, racial and social strife, and injustice, the exhibition examines the healing and transformative power of the arts. This thoughtful exhibition will feature regional and national artists who turned to the arts to overcome health and personal challenges, and those who regularly work in the healing art space.

Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. The galleries are open Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. SAC follows all New York State and CDC guidelines for all programs and events. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for all events in the theater. Masks are required. For information visit or call 631-283-0967.