The Student Art Festival: Eco vs Ego opened at Guild Hall (158 Main Street, East Hampton) with a public celebration this past Saturday, January 20. The exhibition is on view through February 26, 2024. Galleries are open Friday to Monday, 12-5 PM and admission is always free.
The Student Art Festival: Eco vs Ego explores our symbiotic relationship with nature, asking students, schoolteachers, and artists to delve into topics such as needs and survival, infrastructure and growth, anthropomorphism and symbolism, and biophilia through the practices of art, design, horticulture, and performance. This year’s theme was inspired by guest thought leader Edwina von Gal.
Core to the festival is the Student Art Festival In-School Artist-in-Residence program. The program has engaged 20 artists over two academic years to work within 15 participating schools to create new works, culminating in exhibitions and performances with nearly 4,000 students.