Hamptons: LongHouse Reserve Opens for 2022 Season 

LongHouse Reserve, the 16-acre nature reserve and sculpture garden in East Hampton, opened its 2022 season this past weekend with hundreds of visitors and nearly a million blooming daffodils.  New works on view include a commissioned installation by William and Steven Ladd and sculptures by Moko Fukuyama and Alexander Polzin, joining permanent installations by Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, Willem de Kooning and many more.

Saturday evening William and Steven Ladd participated in the first in a series titled LongHouse Talks with Director Carrie Barratt who explained, “Conversations with artist and thinkers have a long history at LongHouse—Jack was one of the great conversationalists—and LongHouse Talks continue this tradition. Over the summer, we will offer a series of talks on with artists, architects, designers, dancers, musicians, gardeners and other thought partners in living with art in all of its forms.  Coming up soon are Lee Skolnick, Glenn Adamson, Moko Fukuyama, Edwina von Gal, Marren Hassinger Fitzhugh Karol, Abdul Latif, Alexander Polzin, and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, all of whom are presenting their work and practice at LongHouse this season.  We welcome our community to join us, equally for talking and listening, as each presentation will include time for broad conversation.  

Following drinks and hors d’oeuvres served in The Pavilion, friends of LongHouse marched to the installation by Steven and William Ladd for the talk on the site of their work Right Here, Right Now, a large scale bridge-like environment constructed out of disks of cedar branches collected from the artists’ property in Germantown, NY. “We’ve been wanting to create a large-scale outdoor sculpture for years and to have the opportunity to install one in such a prestigious and immaculate environment gave us a high bar to aspire to” said Steven Ladd, “The connection with nature, craftsmanship and community at LongHouse was a natural fit for us. At the opening when the community came and celebrated, we could feel the energy of LongHouse come to life and embrace us and our work.” They were joined by their parents and extended family, who helped them construct the artwork on site. 

On Saturday May 7th, Horticulturist Holger Winenga began weekly garden tours (12:30pm and 2:30pm). On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8th (from 10am – 11am), began weekly Walking Meditations and Gentle Movement with instructor Jason Amis.

Still to come to Longhouse this season includes artworks by Bjorn Amelan, Byung-Hoon Choi, Niki de Saint Phalle, and a commissioned work by Cheng Tsung Feng.

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