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(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK — Join us July 22-24, 2022 in the Hamptons with New York's leaders, businessmen, and cultural elite for a festive and fun-filled weekend. ART & SOUL: Hamptons will celebrate art created by influential and emerging Black, Indigenous and Artists of Color living in the Hamptons. The opening reception will be hosted by the Southampton African American Museum, taking place at and in collaboration with the Southampton Arts Center — a hub that is helping to strengthen arts and culture for the entire community. A special film screening of 'The Inventor" will be presented by film director Philip Musey.
This weekend event will encourage people to visit the Hamptons to support and connect with artists. This experience will consist of an art walk where guests can view some of the artists in residency: John Pinderhughes (SAAM), Yubal Márquez Fleites (Arte Collective), and Jeremy Dennis (Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio). Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the Native American Shinnecock Tribe with a tour of Ma's House & BIPOC Art Studio located on the reservation.
A highlight will be music performances by GRAMMY-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Kenny Lattimore, TOP 40 R&B/Soul Singer/Songwriter ESNAVI, TONY-Nominated Performer Brenda Braxton (Broadway: CHICAGO The Musical), and hosted by Kevin Thompson (the Entertainer). We’ll be ending the weekend with a culinary experience presented by the Black Culinary Expo where celebrity chefs will curate soulful cuisine and cocktails.
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SOUTHAMPTON AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM was founded and created by Brenda Simmons to promote an understanding and appreciation of African American culture by creating programs that will preserve the past, encourage learning and enhance the life of the community.
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER provides a dynamic venue to present the highest quality programming to the entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators and cultural institutions.
MA'S HOUSE & BIPOC ART STUDIO is a project that serves as a communal art space based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, NY. The family house, built in the 1960s, features a residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), art studio, library, along with hosting an array of art and history-based programs for tribe members and the broader local community.
ARTE COLLECTIVE supports and empowers artists in all disciplines to showcase their work, promoting creativity and cultural awareness through collective collaboration.
ART & SOUL: HAMPTONS is designed to highlight art created by influential and emerging Black, Indigenous and Artists of Color living in the Hamptons and beyond. ART & SOUL: Hamptons is led by Founder Yaya Rey, Rhonda Ridley, Black Women in Media, Black Culinary Expo, Black Long Island, with key support from the Southampton African American Museum, Southampton Arts Center, Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, Arte Collective, Marianne Morrison, and the Hamlet Inn. Visit artsoulhamptonsweekend2022.splashthat.com.