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Where Did Your Soul First Open: The Trees in My Life and Yours

July 9, 5-7

$35 for public 25 for members

Michele Oka Doner’s work in sculpture, furniture, jewelry, books, and design is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world. From her early fascination with the centennial banyan trees near her childhood home in Miami Beach to the trees that surround us on city streets and forests and gardens of New York, she continues to consider the symbiotic connection between nature, art, and human life. “I feel embedded,” she says, “in the veins of leaves.  I looked at those and I looked at my hands as a child—I knew it was the same as us.”  

Conversations with artists and thinkers have a long history at LongHouse Reserve – its founder Jack Lenor Larsen was a great conversationalist — and a new series entitled LongHouse Talks continues this tradition. Over the 2022 season, Director Carrie Rebora Barratt leads conversations with artists, architects, designers, dancers, musicians and other thought partners in living with art in all of its forms. Artist duo, The Ladd Brothers (Steven and William Ladd), sculptor Alexander Polzin, architect Lee Skolnick, and artist Bjorn Amelan have already joined LongHouse this season. Still to come this season are LongHouse Talks to be announced with Moko Fukuyama, Edwina von Gal, Marren Hassinger, and Fitzhugh Karol.

Tickets are $35; $25 for members and available at www.longhouse.org or 631-329-3568. 



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