The Harborfront Inn and Sound View’s way of giving back to the community takes shape every year through our Uncommon Art Artist Residence program. This year, we’ve invited a new group of emerging artists who will live and work throughout both properties to be inspired by the North Fork.
We give each artist the creative license to work anywhere they wish—you might spot them drafting a score in Sound View’s Piano Bar, mixing media at Mitchell Park Marina, or turning our Conference Room into a temporary dark room. As part of the residency, each artist is invited to share something with the community (that’s you) whether it be a live-streamed performance, a socially distanced workshop, or even a display of their craft.
Building a Creative Community
As artists, photographers and writers converge at The Harborfront Inn and Sound View, a powerful conversation of the creative community ignites. With regular, open dialogues for North Fork natives, we tap into the energy of community to celebrate inclusion and creativity. Our artist participants will host open working sessions, display key works, and perform, inviting the community into rare opportunities to witness the artist’s journey, from inspiration to completion.
SCHEDULE OF RESIDENCIES
Please also visit our activities calendar for artists’ performances and community events.
UPCOMING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Ready to meet our artists? Take a closer look at artists arriving this February below.
Joe IconisFebruary 5th-12th
Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer, composer, lyricist and a lover of the sea. Mr. Iconis escapes to our sister hotel Sound View several times a year when he needs to focus on his writing or get away with his wife, Broadway actress and singer-songwriter Lauren Marcus. This is Joe’s first time participating in our Uncommon Art program where he will reside The Harborfront Inn. Joe has been nominated for a Tony Award and his musical Be More Chill debuted in March 2019 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre to much acclaim. He is hugely inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, The Muppets, and the Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with.
Community Share: Follow along and experience the Uncommon Art residency and the North Fork through Joe’s eyes @mrjoeiconis
Juliet SchreckingerFebruary 15th-21st
At just 21 years old, Juliet Schreckinger is one of our youngest residents to date but also one of the most profound. A Long Island, NY based artist, her work features a variety of subject matters in many mediums; most of her current work is completed using a stippling technique in pen & ink and graphite, with occasional splashes of color. Juliet’s pieces are striking and are are often inspired by the ocean, nature, and all of the creatures within our world. Through an illustrative take on fine art, she attempts to express a story in each drawing.
Community Piece: Join Juliet on Saturday, February 20th from 11am-3pm at The Harborfront Inn lobby lounge for live drawing and a display of her works available for purchase.
Megan LeeFebruary 28th - March 7th
Megan Lee is a painter and graphic designer living in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. She plans to spend her residency to connecting back with nature and seeing. “My work has evolved to become more abstract and to involve object translation – an evolution that I think reflects my lifestyle in Brooklyn. I see a return to working from life and nature to be integral to my development as an artist. Potentially working en plein air in Greenport’s beautiful scenery and figuring out ways to integrate more figurative imagery into my abstractions is something I want to explore. Simply having breathing room and access to the space and nature will refresh my approach to my work. I am seeking a change in perspective and new relationships to progress my body of art.”
Community Share: Megan will host a display of her works at Sound View, Date and time TBC
Our Uncommon Artists
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Get inspired to start crafting your very own work of art during Uncommon Art Residency at The Harborfront Inn and Sound View Greenport. And while you’re here, see it all for less: book our Embrace the Quiet of Nature offer by March 31st and you’ll save 30% off your two-night stay.