Dinner with the Director with Featured Guests Susan Buroker and Evangeline Knell

Thursday, July 20, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Featured Guests:
Susan Buroker, Artist, Environmentalist, and STEAM Educator
Evangeline Knell, 3-time Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Nominee and Founder/Owner of Identity Digital Inc.

Tasting Menu by Soh Young Lee-Segredo

Dinner Sponsored by Heckscher Museum Board Member Bruce Lev

Join us for a dinner with Heckscher Museum Executive Director & CEO Heather Arnet, Long Island Biennial artist and sculptor, Susan Buroker, and accomplished sound engineer, Evangeline Knell. The two artists are working on a community project this summer inspired by artist Helen Torr and how the natural world impacted her life and art on Long Island. Participating middle school students from Girls, Inc. learned about Helen Torr and the local ecosystem of her home, the Dove/Torr Cottage, located in Centerport. Students engaged in a variety of art, science, and technology activities including conducting water sample experiments, creating mini sculptures, and contributing to a life-size kinetic sculpture by Susan Buroker, which will ultimately be on view at the Dove/Torr Cottage. The project will also culminate in two new Outdoor Soundwalks for the public – one at the Dove/Torr Cottage and the other at Heckscher Park in Huntington. These Soundwalk experiences will feature the voices of the participating students sharing what they learned about Helen Torr, her home, the natural world, and more.

Learn more about the Soundwalks and other projects as we engage in a lively discussion over a three-course chef tasting menu designed by Soh Young Lee-Segredo.

The August Dinner with the Director is sold out. To be placed on the wait list, please contact Daneris at ortegalara@heckscher.org

All proceeds will support The Heckscher Museum’s role as a leading source of artistic inspiration for Long Island and beyond. The Museum increases public accessibility to art and art education by connecting the visual arts with the changing needs and interests of current and future generations.


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