Get an insider’s view of LongHouse Reserve sculpture garden at their winter benefit “A Love Song to Jack.” It’s a tribute to international textile designer and LongHouse founder Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020), on Zoom, on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 6pm. From $50 flywheelsites.com
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This is the East Hamptons, but LongHouse and the region have a long relationship with Latin and Black artists. Look how multicultural this benefit is.
The tribute honors Golden Lion-winning (Venice Biennale) New York Iranian artist Shirin Neshat and Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger (“Sky Line” in the “New Yorker”). Goldberger will give a tour of his house. Neshat will give a tour of her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Don’t you love to explore other people’s houses?
Loving couple honorary chairs include Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan, and Eric Fischl & April Gornik, both artists. Jones (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at New York Live Arts) is a renowned African American choreographer who has done a lot of work developing contemporary dance in Cuba. These artists know how to spread the love.
There will be music and love songs by classical composer Nico Muhly, experimental musician Laurie Anderson, guitarist G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oates), Taylor Burton, soprano Joy Jan Jones, singer Rufus Wainwright, Jamaican reggae artist Royal Khaoz and architect Lee Skolnick.
LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre Shinto-inspired sculpture garden in East Hampton, Long Island. It’s a spiritual place where art and nature intersect. longhouse.org