L-R: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 2008, and Awol Erikzu, Teen Venus, 2012
THE CHURCH IS OPEN FOR TOURS!
We have begun offering limited public tours, while respecting COVID-19 regulations. Two tours will be offered daily from Thursdays to Mondays, at 11am and 2pm. These tours mark the beginning of events and programs that will continue over the coming months.
On view are an exhibition comprised two works of art by internationally recognized artists Kerry James Marshall and Awol Erizku and a poem by Adam Zagajewski, in an innovative and simple installation that allows for a dialogue about nature, beauty, history and race.
The Church co-founder Eric Fischl celebrated arriving at this milestone, saying “This opening is the culmination of the vision of a lifetime. Boldly put, this is a space of repurposed dedication. It is the home of art; a place of inexhaustible and uninhibited curiosity. We want The Church to stand as a beacon of hope and renewal through continual exploration and reinterpretation, which is the domain of the arts.”
It's time to have lunch outside in the garden! Please come join us.
We would like to thank our Board of Directors, our early supporters, and everyone who has kindly shown interest in The Church.
Join Tom Brokish, our
Facilities Director and a master woodworker, for a session of
outdoor SPOON CARVING using hand axes
SUNDAY, MAY 2
11am – 3pm
All are welcome! Wear a mask,
and stay as long as you wish.
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE CHURCH
A Virtual Tour of The Church
Directed by Nick Whelan
With Music by G.E. Smith
In case you can't come visit at this time, Please enjoy this wonderful video that talented young filmmaker Nick Whelan directed for us, uploaded to our YouTube Channel. We are deeply grateful for Nick's contribution to The Church, and to G.E. Smith who played one of the guitars crafted for us by Cindy Hulej of Carmine Street Guitars.
Why a guitar made from Church wood? We invite you to read a great article from the Sag Harbor Express
by Bryan Boyhan that explains why The Church's wood makes great musical instruments!
Un Recorrido Virtual Por The Church
Dirigida por Nick Whelan
Con música de G.E. Smith
Si no puede visitar en este momento, por favor, disfruten de este maravilloso video que el talentoso joven cineasta Nick Whelan dirigió para nosotros. Estamos profundamente agradecidos por su contribución a La Iglesia y a G.E. Smith, que tocó una de las guitarras creadas para nosotros por Cindy Hulej de Carmine Street Guitars. ¡Por favor, vea la historia que explica por qué la madera de The Church hace excelentes instrumentos musicales!
The mission of the Sag Harbor Church (The Church) is to
foster creativity on the East End to honor the living
history of Sag Harbor as a “maker” Village.
The Church will champion new and traditional technologies
through collaboration, education and outreach.
The Church is operated by Edge and Center, Inc, a not-for-profit public charity, EIN # 84-1866415.
Although we have almost completed renovation of the deconsecrated Methodist Church as a creative resource, we hope that fall of 2020 may be a safe date for opening to the general public, depending on the pandemic. Artists-in-residence will be invited as soon as possible, and will be chosen by recommenders rather than by open submission.
See our Plans page for more detailed information.
See our Behind the Scenes page for architectural progress reports from our architect Lee Skolnick.
Check back for updates and sign up for our email list.
SUPPORT THE CHURCH
We are pleased to announce that we have received our tax-exempt status from the IRS and may receive tax-deductible contributions as a public charity. Our official name is Edge and Center, Inc, doing business as The Church, and our EIN # is 84-1866415.