Escape to Create celebrates 28 years of artists and performances. Schedule...

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    Escape To Create (E2C), Seaside’s nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts residency, launches its 28th season with the arrival of a more than a dozen artists for the renowned creative retreat in Seaside, Florida. E2C artists are in residency this January and February as they escape to create their individual projects in the music, literary, visual, theater and performance arts. As a residency requirement, artists give a public performance as a contribution to the community.

    Artist readings, screenings, lectures and performances bring outstanding cultural programs to the South Walton community every winter. Performances will take place throughout January and February at The REP and other various locations in Seaside and throughout the community of South Walton as announced.

    E2C Performance Schedule 2020

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    Anne Hunter Galleries

    Photographer Jeremy Dennis Exhibition
    Anne Hunter Galleries in Seaside
    Friday, January 3 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Exhibition will run through January 31

    Jeremy Dennis is a contemporary fine art photographer and tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. His stunning visual narratives examine indigenous identity, assimilation and traditional storytelling. A fellow of Yaddo, he is recipient of a Dreamstarter Grant from the national non-proft Running Strong For American Indian Youth. Most recently awarded the Creative Bursar Award from Getty Images, Dennis is exhibited in museums, galleries and universities in NY and the Northeast. For more information visit: https://www.jeremynative.com

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    The REP Theatre

    Escape To Create brings innovative musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists to center stage at The REP Theatre every season. Join us in launching the New Year with superb music performance and extraordinary storytelling by distinguished artists of E2C. Tickets for the Escape to Create performance series at The Seaside REP are available at www.lovetherep.com or via telephone at 850-231-0733.

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    The Escape Ensemble

    Saturday, January 11 | 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, January 12 | 2:00 p.m.
    Tickets: $30 and $24 for REP Members

    Their individual careers already launched with major national orchestras and chamber groups in prominent venues including Carnegie Hall, Jordon Hall, and Interlochen, four young artists from our nation’s top music conservatories perform beloved chamber classics, daring solos, and exciting new works. From the poetic to the powerful, The Escape Ensemble showcases the emotional depth, technical virtuosity and genuine promise of the next generation of classical music artists in America: Jacob Mason, Piano; Laurence Brooke, Violin; Kyle Stachnik, Cello; and Hannah Culbreth, French Horn. The Escape Ensemble is an invitational performance fellowship of Seaside’s Escape to Create Multi-Disciplinary Arts Residency.

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    Caroline Cotter Concert
    Saturday, January 25 | 7:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $30 and $24 for REP Members

    With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. A prolific artist and self-taught musician now living in Maine, Cotter produced five albums while touring non-stop around the globe and teaching with the Institute of International Education. Cotter was a finalist for the 2019 Rocky Mountain Songwriter Showcase Contest, performed in the 2016 30A Songwriter’s Festival, and has since performed as part of the LIVE@TheREP Concert Series. She will devote her residency to creating a new song collection exploring themes of loss and grief, hope and healing.


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    Valentine to 30A: All That Jazz and More
    Saturday, February 15 | 7:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $30 and $24 for REP Members

    With a command of Jazz, Rock, R&B, Funk, Brazilian, Fusion, and much more, Columbus, Ohio guitarist Zakk Jones teaches, performs in his dynamic Zakk Jones Trio and tours regularly with legendary artists such as the Coasters, Doc Robinson, and Chris Jamison (from ABC’s The Voice). Jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Jackie Myers is a mainstay in the Austin, Texas indie music scene. Her fluid keyboard style and bluesy vocals have made her a rising star in Kansas City where she now lives and pursues Jazz studies.

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    Coastal Branch Library
    We hope you will join us throughout January when Escape To Create artists in residency in Seaside, visit the Coastal Branch Library with a presentation of awarded fine art photography, performance of timeless classical chamber music and awarded writers reading critically praised works of fiction and memoir. Free and open to the public.

    Awarded Fine Art Photographer and Native Storyteller Jeremy Dennis
    Wednesday, January 8 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Library Meeting Room

    Contemporary fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis honors the rich traditions of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Southampton, NY. His compelling images explore questions of indigenous identity, culture and assimilation in digital constructions that meld the past with the present. The resulting supernatural images transform myths and legends into photographic depictions of actual real-time experience. Dennis has exhibited widely in museums, art galleries and universities throughout New York. He is most recently recipient of the Creative Bursar Award from Getty Images. Dennis will give a powerpoint presentation of his awarded photographic series Stories and On This Site. This program offers high educational value for those interested in photography, the creative process, American history, Native American culture and storytelling.

    The Escape Ensemble,
    January 13 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Library Lobby

    Hailed for their charismatic performances and dazzling virtuosity as top students in our county’s most prominent music conservatories, The Escape Ensemble returns to Coastal Branch Library on January 13th at 1:30pm to perform classical chamber works in the intimacy of the front lobby. Celebrated pianist Jacob Mason returns with cellist Kyle Stachnik, violinist Laurence Brook and Hannah Culbreth on French Horn. The Escape Ensemble is under the artistic direction of E2C Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Dorothy Hindman. Program includes commentary and insight on works performed creating high value for those interested in chamber music and music history. Refreshments and limited seating available.

    Works of Fiction and Poetry: A Writer’s Perspective
    January 14 | 11:00 a.m.
    Library Meeting Room

    Sonya Chung
    Critically praised as an exciting new voice in fiction, Goodreads and Amazon starred fiction writer Sonya Chung has published two novels: Long For This World (a compelling story of a struggling family straddling cultures…a piercing and profoundly humane first novel.”) and The Loved Ones (“…a masterful novel of inheritance and loss…spanning generations and divergent cultures...”) Chung teaches Fiction and Literature of Childhood & Youth at Skidmore College and also teaches the MFA writing program at Warren Wilson College. Chung will read selections from her published and new works that illuminate the complexities and richness of family bonds.

    Heather Sellers
    Heather Sellers’ first book Georgia Underwater was part of the Barnes and Noble Great New Writers Program. Her memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know is the story of her coming to terms with the rare neurological disorder prosopagnosia, or face blindness. Sellers has appeared on major media outlets such as NPR, Good Morning America and The Today Show. A professor of English at University of Southern Florida, she speaks at colleges, universities and medical schools across the country. Sellers will read selections from her unusual and uncommonly moving memoir-with-a-twist that gives new meaning to hindsight, insight, trust and forgiveness.

    This program offers high value to readers and writers of engaging fiction, family relationships and memoir.

    Walton County Coastal Branch Library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (850) 267-2809. The South Walton County Coastal Branch Library

    ESCAPE TO CREATE
    Seaside’s nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts residency Escape To Create brings innovative musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists to center stage at South Walton venues each year. Join us in the New Year for superb music performance and extraordinary storytelling by distinguished artists of E2C. For additional information on Seaside’s unique cultural legacy and Escape To Create's 2020 guest artists visit www.escape2create.org

    "To have this unfiltered time and space focused solely on my writing has been the greatest month of my life."
    -Karla K. Morton, Texas Poet Laureat


    Additional performance events may be announced. For updates please follow this forum discussion as well as SoWal.com Events Calendar. Also, follow:
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    ESCAPE TO CREATE ARTIST TALK WED, JAN 8, 4:30-5:30pm AT SOUTH WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY:

    MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE: THE AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEREMY DENNIS, PHOTOGRAPHER

    Contemporary fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis honors the rich traditions of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Southampton, NY. His compelling images explore questions of indigenous identity, culture and assimilation in digital constructions that meld the past with the present. The resulting supernatural images transform myths and legends into photographic depictions of actual real-time experience.

    Dennis has exhibited widely in museums, art galleries and universities throughout New York and the NE. He is most recently recipient of the Creative Bursar Award from Getty Images. Dennis will share images from his awarded photographic series Stories and On This Site. This program offers high educational value for those interested in photography, the creative process, American history,
    Native American myths, culture and history.

    Light Refreshments will be available.

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