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This March, The Watermill Center is excited to partner with OLA of Eastern Long Island to present a series of workshops at The Watermill Center engaging Latin American artists of the East End with the Hamptons community. President and Co-Founder of OLA, Isabel Sepulveda-de Scanlon is a long-time member of The Watermill Center Community Council and is working to bridge the gap between the Spanish and English-speaking communities on the East End.

Free and open to the public, these workshops will highlight the creative process of artists Walter Purizaca, professional flute maker and composer and Darlene Charneco, contemporary mixed-media artist. Space is limited and a reservation is required. For more information please contact Public Programs Manager, Kirstin Kapustik at kirstin.kapustik@watermillcenter.org .

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

Flute Building Workshop with Walter Purizaca
Saturday March 15th, 12pm-4pm
For children ages 10+
Children will have the opportunity to build their own flutes of bamboo brought from South America also learning how to tune the instrument, a brief demonstration and lesson.

To make a reservation for Walter Purizaca’s workshop click here.

MemoryMap Art Workshop : ‘Connecting Spaces’ with Darlene Charneco
Saturday March 22nd, 12pm-3pm
For children ages 8+
Join us for an afternoon of ‘MemoryMapping’ with artist Darlene Charneco. In this fun art project we will connect memories of two spaces that are familiar and special to you! Using paper collage and mixed-media, participants will create new and unique works of art bridging remembered places and favorite memories in their lives. The completed artmaps can be used as personally encoded storytelling devices to remember and share memories with others or for inspiring games of the imagination!

To make a reservation for Darlene Charneco’s workshop click here.

Darlene Charneco is a contemporary Latin-American artist whose own mixed-media mapping series looks at people, networks, homes, and communities as part of a larger organism’s growth stage. She is inspired by the blurring boundaries between dream and waking activities, natural and urban environments, the implications of our rapidly increasing interconnectivity and the evolution of an accessible collective memory. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US at venues including the Katonah Museum, the Hunterdon Museum, The Islip Art Museum and Parrish Art Museum. Her work is featured in the recent book ‘The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography’ by Katherine Harmon 2009. Charneco lives and works on the east end of Long Island. www.darlenecharneco.com

Since 1995, Walter Purizaca has been making flutes professionally. He is a musician from Peru. Mr. Purizaca specializes in organic methods of making bamboo and wooden flutes along with his own music, which is based on traditional sounds from the Andes of South America, mainly Peru.