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EEA Presents JumpstART, an evening of free public arts

Friday, August 7, 2015
5:00 pm10:00 pm
<strong>Downtown Riverhead, and on the grounds of East End Arts,</strong> 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
EEA Presents JumpstART, an evening of free public arts

An evening of free public arts: murals, poetry, performances, live music, dance, art installation
Arts take center stage in Downtown Riverhead as East End Arts JumpstART artists unveil their public art projects created during six months of professional development study. Experience JumpstART public art projects from 5 – 10 PM throughout Downtown Riverhead! Most installations can be visited throughout the evening. All activities are FREE, unless otherwise noted.

ALSO East End Arts 4th Annual National Show Opening Reception in the EEA Gallery (133 E. Main Street)
AND Enjoy a Martha Clara Vineyards wine tasting event in the EEA Carriage House (located behind the Gallery)! Small suggested donation supports East End Arts.

Pick-up a map of events at the East End Arts Gallery, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead NY
OR CLICK HERE to download the map >>

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Experience JumpstART public art projects from 5:00 PM through 10:00 PM throughout Downtown Riverhead! Most installations can be visited throughout the evening. All activities are FREE, unless otherwise noted.
• 5 – 7 PM :: East End Arts 4th Annual National Show "The Figure" Opening Reception in the EEA Gallery, 133 E. Main Street. Refreshments will be served.
• 5 – 8 PM :: Enjoy a wine tasting event with Martha Clara Vineyards in the EEA Carriage House, located behind the Gallery, 133 E. Main Street. $5 donation for three wine tastings supports East End Arts.
• 5 – 10 PM :: Live music throughout Downtown, presented by East End Arts, including George Cork Maul and Jeannie Woelker; Mike Gari and Steve Shaughnessy; Satisfaction; EEA School students led by Andrea Modugno
• 4:30 – 5:30 PM :: Peconic Ballet Theatre performance at Grangebel Park Stage
• 5 – 5:30 PM :: “Improvisation Station” activated by "Becoming Our Spaces", on East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)
• 5 – 7 PM :: "Community Intertwined" hands-on mosaic demonstration at River & Roots Community Garden Pathway at Grangebel Park
• 5 – 7:30 PM :: "Space Picnic" performance, 213 E. Main Street, Riverhead
• 5 – 10 PM :: "All Hands on Riverhead" presented by Riverhead Free Library, in celebration of their 120th year, on Main Street
• 5:30 – 6:15 PM :: “Improvisation Workshop” with Thomas Manuel of the Jazz Loft, on East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)
• 6 – 7 PM :: "A Musical Journey Through Riverhead" concert, 211 E. Main Street, Riverhead
• 6 – 7 PM :: "Veronica's World" storytelling in the Fresh Pond one-room schoolhouse on East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)
• 6 PM :: Hula Hoop Lessons for all ages by Jaime Foley of Whirl & Dirvish, on East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)
• 6 – 8 PM :: “Dear Riverhead” installation outside the Long Island Science Center
• 6 – 8 PM :: “The Peconic River Dancers - Secrets of the Wetlands” installation at the Peconic River West Gazebo
• 6 – 8 PM :: “Thoughts that Swim” installation along the Peconic River
• 6:15 – 6:30 PM :: “Improvisation Station Parade to Riverside Rediscovered" from East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)
• 6:30 – 7:15 PM :: "Riverhead Revealed" World Premiere Screening, followed by Q&A (with repeat showings at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 PM) at 108 Peconic Ave, Riverhead
• 7 – 7:45 PM :: Percussion & Music Improvisation Experience with the Coltrane Home Foundation, on East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)
• 7 – 8 PM :: “Chameleon Mural" Meet the Artist, at mural location on E. Main Street
• 7 – 9 PM :: Steel Silk Band performance, presented by Riverhead Townscape at Grangebel Park Stage
• 7:15 – 7:45 PM :: "A Creative Imaging" presented by "Becoming Our Spaces", on East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)
• 8 PM :: Hula Hoop Lessons for all ages by Jaime Foley of Whirl & Dirvish, on East End Arts grounds (133 E. Main Street, Riverhead)

2015 JumpstART Public Arts Projects to be unveiled:
• Poet and writer Maggie Bloomfield of Westhampton Beach and visual artist Anne Drager of Montauk, NY will present “Words & Birds”, a family-friendly, interactive project promoting poetry and art as pathways toward an emphatic and richly cultural Riverhead;
• Classical singer José Coropuna of Laurel will present “A Musical Journey Through Riverhead”, an outdoor vocal recital in celebration of the arts in the community;
• Abstract painter Barbara Jones of Greenlawn will present “The Peconic River Dancers - Secrets of the Wetlands”, an outdoor installation which brings to life the magic of dance in the hidden enchanting world of the river spirits;
• Painter Drew Kane of Huntington Station will present “Chameleon Mural";
• Video producer Susan Levy of Quogue will present “Riverhead Revealed”, a video art project that profiles people, projects and places in Riverhead;
• Visual artist Cara Lynch of Lindenhurst will present “Dear Riverhead”, an installation outside of the Long Island Science Center;
• Visual artist Andrea Manning of Babylon and theatre artist Becca Seibert of Babylon: “Space Picnic”, an interactive performance art installation that transforms this storefront into a fully immersive, 360-degree environment in which audiences are invited to explore the sounds, shapes, colors, and textures of a fictional alien planet based in deep sea, rainforest, and microscopic imagery;
• Visual artist Samantha Neukirch of Smithtown will present “Blue.exe”, a mixed media mural project celebrating our local aquatic ecosystem in the 21st century;
• Abstract photographer Sarah Prescott of Orient will present “Get Paused”, a photographic memoir told in photographs and words about how a brain tumor and stroke changed the life and art of this artist;
• Mosaic artist Linda Purrazzella of Southampton will present “Community Intertwined”, a mosaic at River & Roots Community Garden that will be created with the help of community members;
• Illustrator Frank Sofo of East Hampton will present “Veronica’s World”, a project related to several children’s books that the artist wrote and illustrated based on a fictional story of a cat named Veronica who becomes a companion of great artists like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet,and many more;
• Interdisciplinary artist Courtney Surmanek of Centereach will present “Becoming Our Spaces”, a creative collective dedicated to opening up communal spaces that encourage expressive freedom;
• Painter Stephanie Walsh of Medford will present “Thoughts that Swim”, a project that harnesses the movement of swimming fish in association with the similar way in which our thoughts and emotions are processed.

CLICK HERE to meet the artists and learn more >>



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PARTNERS
Blue Duck Bakery
Coltrane Home Foundation
Martha Clara Vineyards
Peconic Ballet Theatre
Riverhead Free Library
Riverhead Townscape
Riverside Rediscovered
Suffolk Theater
Vines & Hops

SUPPORTERS
Suffolk County Economic Development
Long Island Community Foundation
Town of Riverhead / Community Development
All for the East End (AFTEE)
New York State Council on the Arts
Sheldon Gordon / Riverhead Enterprise
Riverhead Business Improvement District
RiverheadLocal.com


CLICK HERE for more information on the JumpstART artist professional development program >>