Southampton Arts Center hosted an opening reception for “Takeover 2020! Artists in Residence” on Saturday, February 1. The show, conceived and curated by artistic director Amy Kirwin, is the first exhibition of the new year. This year’s artists include Jodi Bentivegna, Michael Butler, Isadora Capraro, Franco Cuttica, Esly Escobar, Melinda Hackett, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Miles Partington, and Kerry Sharkey-Miller.
For 10 weeks, each of these 10 East End artists will take over the galleries at SAC. Each is assigned their own “pop-up” space, a studio containing personal items that both comfort and inspire them to create. A schedule of weekly studio time and other events will be posted online each week so the public can plan visits accordingly.