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An Ecumenical Range at The Church

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 16:17
The Church in Sag Harbor will feature G.E. Smith and Jorma Kaukonen, above, in an intimate conversation and musical collaboration.
Scotty Hall

Where else but at The Church in Sag Harbor would a week's worth of programs range from a talk by an orthopedic surgeon to a two-day holiday market followed by an evening with G.E. Smith and Jorma Kaukonen?

What brings Aaron Daluiski to The Church on Friday is its current exhibition, "Hand Made: Guitars According to G.E. Smith and The American Artists' Hands Archive." Dr. Daluiski, a physician who specializes in hand and upper-extremity surgery, will speak on his career and his understanding of anatomy, as well as his fascination with how the human hand is depicted in art, drawing upon his personal collection of images of the hand.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Daluiski, Vanessa Hoheb, the Hands Archive's founder, and Thomas Donahue, its artistic director. Attendees will be able to have a hands-on experience with the archive's bronzes.

Tickets to the 6 p.m. program are $15.

On Saturday and Sunday, the site will be taken over by 26 local artists and artisans, for its second annual Holiday Makers Market. Vendors will offer home goods, artisanal food, clothing, skin care, jewelry, artwork, and more. Among them are Wolffer Estate Winery, Gretchen Comly, Kidd Squid Brewery, Scott Bluedorn, Tapovana Lunch Box, Shed Textile Company, and Susan Nieland.

Also on display will be Barrett's Dollhouse, a unique handmade three-story doll house with intricate detailing inside and out. The entrance fee is $5 per day, free for children 12 and under. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

G.E. Smith's Portraits series, which pairs the guitarist with artists across disciplines for intimate conversations and collaborations, will come to The Church next Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Mr. Smith will share the stage with Jorma Kaukonen, a guitarist and vocalist who is a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.

Acoustic Guitar magazine called Mr. Kaukonen "a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric." 

The evening is produced by Taylor Barton. As of press time, the only available tickets were $1,000 for a front row center seat and a one-hour guitar lesson with Mr. Smith, and a handful of $300 seats.

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