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January 8, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Watermill Center

Join Watermill Alum, Andrina Smith as she discusses her latest work: an in-depth exploration into Long Island’s seldom discussed history.

Viewpoints is The Watermill Center’s year-round conversation series, granting artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to gather and discuss creative themes vital to the contemporary moment. Hosted at both its East End campus and in NYC, Viewpoints engages with the community through intriguing dialogue, artist talks, and lectures that span across disciplines.

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Andrina Wekontash Smith is a storyteller, writer, and performer. She is an enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and her work frequently explores Indigenous themes. Her training with tribal elders and historic preservation officers has positioned her uniquely to tell the narrative of her tribe, and she does that in her art as frequently as possible. She is an alumnus of the Watermill Center Residency and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY performing with her sketch team Like Butter as a weekend team at The PIT. Her solo work has been featured at the HERE arts center, SOLOCOM, UCB, and Dixon Place.

Smith will share an in-depth exploration into Long Island’s earlier history and how that history influences her work. Long Island’s cultural significance in the forming of the United States has long been neglected, as have the relevance of Native American Nation that have and currently reside there. Come and learn about connections to Long Island that, for too long, have gone undiscussed.

The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility issues or needs, please contact us at +1 631 726 4525 or email us at info@watermillcenter.org
Image © Andrina Smith

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