The Parrish Art Museum Podcast
4 Little Girls: Conversation with director Kerri Edge, the performers, and tap dancer Omar Edwards - 2/22/20

4 Little Girls: Conversation with director Kerri Edge, the performers, and tap dancer Omar Edwards - 2/22/20

February 27, 2020

February 22nd, 2020

The Parrish hosted a special performance of 4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the American Civil Rights Movement, by the Edge School of the Arts (ESOTA), co-presented with the Hamptons United Methodist Church and with support from the Jerome Foundation for Jerome Artist Fellow, Kerri Edge. Followed by a conversation with artistic director Kerri Edge, the performers and special guest tap dancer Omar Edwards, moderated by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. 

4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the American Civil Rights Movement is an experimental narrative film by Kerri Edge that infuses historical authenticity, contemporary dance movements (tap, modern dance, hip hop, and ballet) choreographed to spoken word and 60’s protest songs to recant the horrific story of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, the four young black girls who were violently murdered by the Ku Klux Klan when a bomb exploded in the basement of the Black 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963.

The story unfolds through the imaginative interpretations of present-day performing arts students whose teacher challenges them to go back in time and recreate the moments leading up to what Martin Luther King Jr. described as, “one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.”

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Ursula von Rydingsvard, artist from “Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own” - 2/14/20

The Artist’s Lens: Conversation with Ursula von Rydingsvard, artist from “Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own” - 2/14/20

February 20, 2020

February 14th, 2020

As part of The Artist’s Lens series, co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest. The Parrish hosted a special screening of Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own, directed by Daniel Traub. Followed by a conversation with Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. Ursula is a New York-based contemporary artist whose artworks encompasses sculpture and two-dimensional imagery. Her work, rooted in the sculpting of raw cedar, have been exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces throughout the world. The film follows, from beginning to final installation, various recent commissions including those for MIT and Princeton University. It also explores her early struggles, passion and profound drive to become an artist. Told mostly through her own voice, the film includes interviews with colleagues, family members and close friends who offer additional perspective on her life and work.

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Conversation with artist Deborah Buck and Dennis Scholl, Director of “Lifeline: Clyfford Still” - 2/7/20

Conversation with artist Deborah Buck and Dennis Scholl, Director of “Lifeline: Clyfford Still” - 2/7/20

February 13, 2020

February 7th, 2020

The Parrish hosted a special screening of Lifeline: Clyfford Still. Followed by a conversation with director Dennis Scholl and artist Deborah Buck, moderated by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. Clyfford Still, one of the strongest, most original contributors to abstract expressionism, walked away from the commercial artworld at the height of his career. Extremely disciplined, principled, and prolific, Still left behind a treasure trove of works like no other major artist in history. With a wonderful mosaic of archival material, found footage and audio recorded by the artist himself, Lifeline paints a picture of a modern icon, his uncompromising creative journey and the price of independence.

Watch the Interview Here: https://vimeo.com/397035095

 

Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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