IMA alumna Sasha Wortzel’s installation Eight Bells

Join IMA alumna Sasha Wortzel for her final multi-media performance and party for her exhibition at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island.

Eight Bells is an evening of performance, music, and storytelling inspired by the sea and Sailor’s Snug Harbor (EST 1801), the first home in the US for retired sailors. Curated in conjunction with the gallery’s current exhibition of the same title.

When: Saturday, March 23 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York 10301

Complimentary food and drinks will be served while DJ Ben Haber spins sea-themed songs.

Eight Bells: An Elegy for Julie Mindler is a multi-media performance dedicated to a forgotten lady sailor, performed through video projection, sound mixing, narration, and sea shanties. Performers: Sarah Alden, Esy Casey, Kate Ryan, and Cassie Wagler.

Bob Wright, award-winning songwriter and native of Staten Island, awoke many times to the deep moan of a fog horn or the gentle tolling of a bell buoy steadily rocking in the great harbor of New York City when he was a child. His songs celebrate lighthouse keepers and oysters; breweries and bridges; immigrants and entertainers.