Tideland Sessions

Mare Liberum, Tugboat Graveyard. Image courtesy of Dylan Gauthier.

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Seafaring, this all-day series of talks and performances unites artists, writers, scientists, and historians in conversations about environmental stewardship with a focus on the regional landscape. A single admission gains you access to all programs for the day. Lunch is additional.


10 AM-1 PM: Open Studio: Paper Boat Building Workshop with Mare Liberum and Art + Science Touch Tank Activity with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program

11 AM: Welcome and Keynote by Carl Safina, acclaimed author, ecologist, and President of the Safina Center at Stony Brook University 

12 PM: Breakout Lunches & Theme Tables (a la carte menu available and drop-ins welcome)

1PM: Something in the Water: Water Quality Discussion with Nancy N. Kelley of The Nature Conservancy, Edwina von Gal of Perfect Earth Project, and Mara Dias of Surfrider Foundation 

2:30PM: What We Sea: Artists' Views from the Water with Courtney Leonard, Mare Liberum, and Mary Mattingly

4PM: Working the Waters: Discussion with Sag Harbor commercial fisherman Jon Semlear, Hampton Bays bayman Ken Mades, and folklorist Nancy Solomon of Long Island Traditions

5:30PM: BLUEa performance of storytelling and imagery about water obsession by artist Constance Hockaday, a TED fellow whose neon work You Make a Better Wall Than a Window (2016) is on view in Radical Seafaring

Radical Seafaring and the accompanying catalogue are made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. Generous support has also been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, an Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Foundation Curatorial Award and the Association of Art Museum Curators, The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht, Molly Gochman and Michael Armilio, John and Anne Mullen, David and Jane Walentas, The Japan Foundation, New York, and Marilyn Oshman.  Additional support for the catalogue was provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. WSHU is the exclusive radio sponsor of Radical Seafaring.
The Parrish Art Museum extends additional thanks to Robby Stein, the Village of Sag Harbor, and Ship Ashore Marina for their help and generosity in facilitating the off-site installation of Mary Mattingly's WetLand at Long Wharf, Sag Harbor.
The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award program was founded in 1998 to honor Emily Hall Tremaine. It rewards innovation and experimentation among curators by supporting thematic exhibitions that challenge audiences and expand the boundaries of contemporary art.

Tideland Sessions

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:30pm
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$10 | Free for Members, Children, and Students
$16.95 Boxed Lunch Available to Pre-Reserve
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