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Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House

Artistic Director Alex Kilgore hosted a launch party and first annual silent auction to benefit Accabonac House yesterday, July 21, 2015 at Ashawagh Hall (780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY). The silent auction featured art by Gibby Haynes, Jim Tozzi, and Dan Witz, with music by Invisible Familiars, and a special performance of Happy Hour by Monica Bill Barnes Company. Scroll down for photos from the event!

Proceeds from the Silent Auction will support Accabonac House's mission to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work alone or collaboratively without interruption in a supportive environment. Accabonac House is particularly interested in the narrative voice and how different disciplines deal with storytelling. Accabonac House offers residencies to playwrights, actors, directors, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and artists to foster mutual inspiration across different disciplines and generate new work for stage and screen.

Accabonac House is a year-round interdisciplinary artists retreat dedicated to the memory of Lisa de Kooning, who spent part of her childhood in the house, located in the heart of Historic Spring/East Hampton. Her father, the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, traded a painting for the house in 1961, which served as his first studio in Springs as well as a home for his only child, Lisa and her mother the illustrator, Joan Ward.

Writers, actors, directors, musicians, dancers, artists, and filmmakers will meet at the house for the retreat to create and collaborate on new works for the stage and screen. Board members include Rachael Horovitz, Marsha Norman, Annie Baker, Adam Rapp, Gina Gionfriddo, Neena Beber, Alex Kilgore Monica Bill Barnes, Laurie Beckelman, Paul Sparks, Annie Parisse, David Wilson Barnes, Gibby Haynes, Jim Tozzi, Isabel de Kooning Villeneuve, Emma de Kooning Villeneuve, and Lucy de Kooning Villeneuve.

For more information on the Accabonac House, visit www.accabonachouse.com.

Photo Credits: David Wilson Barnes and Valerie Brea Ross

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Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Anna Bass and Monica Bill Barnes perform Happy Hour

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Anna Bass and Monica Bill Barnes perform Happy Hour

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Accabonac House Launch guests

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Amy Oppenheim and board members Lucy and Emma de Kooning Villeneuve

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Artist Jim Tozzi and David Wilson Barnes with guests

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Artistic Director Alex Kilgore and band Invisible Familiars

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Board member David Wilson Barnes and guests

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Board Member Rachael Horovitz

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Board members Gibby Haynes and Rachael Horovitz

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Board members Rachael Horovitz and Emma de Kooning Villeneuve

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Invisible Familiars

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
Tripoli Patterson, Bjorn and Jillian Aldrich

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