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Scott Bluedorn Hosts Artist Networking at Parrish

East Hampton-based artist, illustrator and designer Scott Bluedorn has collaborated with the Parrish Art Museum to present their first Neoteric Night at the Museum, a networking and sharing event for local creative people, this Friday evening.

Open to participants in the fields of visual art, craft, design, photography, video, music, performance, dance, writing, architecture and new media, the program is designed to offer East Enders creating art in all disciplines an opportunity to meet and learn from one another in an informal and collaborative setting.

The event, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 29, asks all participants to give short, informal presentations of their work or current projects in a round table format, followed by a period of networking and mingling in the Parrish Art Museum’s Lichtenstein Theater.

“In the spirit of my former gallery space and continuing projects, I wanted to invite the creative community to come together to make introductions and connections,” Bluedorn explains. “I believe collaboration is a current theme in art making,” he adds, noting that creative people benefit from familiarity with one another and an impetus to work together. “The goal of this program is to make introductions that could foster future partnerships across media,” Bluedorn says.

A Dan’s Papers cover artist and the man behind Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s gorgeous label art, Bluedorn also founded and serves as Director of Neoteric Fine Art, a project that aims to present young and emerging artists of the East End of Long Island and beyond through exhibitions and special events. His Neoteric gallery in Amagansett was well known for exciting shows with unique themes and quality local art.

Those interested in participating in Neoteric Night at the Museum should send 3-5 digital images (jpeg format, each 1 MB max), video files (1024 x 768 .mov format, 2 minute max), or audio files (2 minute max) to Jody Gambino, gambinoj@parrishart.org by tomorrow, January 27. Participants are also encouraged to bring a short bio and business cards to share.

The event is $10, or free for Parrish Art Museum members.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more info, call 631-283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.

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