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Community Day

October 24, 2020, 12:30 pm3 pm.


Join The Watermill Center in celebrating our reopening during our autumn Community Day! Explore our ten-acre property while searching for over 100 collection items curated amongst our gardens during the “Watermill Art Quest”. Join Watermill Alum Katie Down for a “Sound Painting” movement workshop while enjoying light refreshments including Mike’s Frybread & Sassafras Tea, and live music by Native American flutist, Eric LaPointe, of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Watermill Alum Katie Down has taught music workshops in opera, songwriting, protest songs, instrument building, and improvisation in schools throughout New York. She is a teaching artist at Orchestra of St. Luke’s, BAM, City Lore, and Arts Connection, and was the Education Director at Amas Musical Theatre, and Curriculum Director for the Boston Music Education Collaborative. Down is part of an Arts in Residency program at a private school in Manhattan where she has led Sound Painting workshops, facilitated an after-school ukulele club. She has taught improvisation workshops throughout Europe, including Kosovo, Macedonia, and Croatia, as well as in South Africa and Ecuador.

Sound Painting is a workshop and conducting language devised by composer and musician, Walter Thompson. Artist Katie Down will introduce participants to this gestural language used to direct group improvisations. Together participants will experiment with movement, sound and imagery in a safe and socially-distant space on The Watermill Center’s South Lawn. Sound Painting is fun, easy to learn, and has been taught all over the world with refugees, differently abled populations, seniors, and children of all ages.

Admission is free. Advanced registration is required to limit the number of guests on-site. Space is limited.
The Sound Painting Workshop is recommended for children ages six and up, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Rain Date: October 25, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The event takes place outdoors, so we strongly encourage proper footwear and attire. Dogs are not allowed. Masks are mandatory and we ask that all guests adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. Refreshments will be provided, but it is encouraged for guests to bring their own water bottles.


The Watermill Center The Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY United States

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