“Fake Art for Posers” The Second Annual Benefit for Alex Kilgore’s Accabonac House was held on Wednesday August 31 at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton. The night began with drinks and music and continued with a silent auction. In keeping with Accabonac House’s mission to bring great work to the Springs, the evening was free.
Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio, Ice Balloons) performed a special solo set and Invisible Familiars brought their dreamy garage sound to Ashawagh Hall.
The 2nd Annual Accabonac House show/silent auction benefit brought together some of bedrock of American music and arts underground. Artists that contributed works and attended included Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) and Tim Kerr (Big Boys), Sean Powell (Fuckemos, Ice Balloons, Surfbort), Abe Kinney, Jim Tozzi (PFFR), Marty Cacic, Ian Kittredge, and Judith Supine.
Guests included: Neena Beber, Robin Cofer, Marty Cacic, Joanna Fisher, Lee Fryd, Jen Frasher, Gibby Haynes, Nancy & Ron Hilton, Rachel House, Rachael Horovitz, Gibby Haynes, Tom Jarmusch, Sean Kennerly, Abe Kinney, Gillian McCain, Dani Miller, Peter Ngo, Tripoli Patterson, Dalton Portella, Samuel Powell, Sean Powell, Leesa Rowland, Jared Samuel, Judith Supine, Alexis Tobin, Jim Tozzi, Christian & Sophia Villeneuve, Lucy de Kooning Villeneuve, Isabel, Justin & Mason Kernan & Emma de Kooning Villeneuve, Charlie Wimberley, Larry Wohl.
Accabonac House is a year-round interdisciplinary artists retreat dedicated to the memory of Lisa de Kooning, who spent part of her childhood in the house, and located in the heart of Historic Springs/East Hampton. Lisa’s father, the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, traded a painting for the property in 1961, which served as his first studio in Springs as well as a home for his only child, Lisa, and her mother, the illustrator, Joan Ward.
Proceeds from the evening supported Accabonac House’s mission to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work alone or collaboratively without interruption in a supportive environment. Accabonac House offers residencies to playwrights, actors, directors, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and artists to foster mutual inspiration across different disciplines and generate new work.
For more information visit www.accabonachouse.com
Photo Credit: Jenny Gorman / www.jennygorman.com