Insider Outsider Series: Lucy Cookson (July 7)

Featuring painter and needleworker Lucy Cookson in conversation with artist and curator MAGO


FREE – $35.00 per person



Join us on Sunday, July 7, from 11:00–12:00 pm for the third presentation of InsiderOutsider: New Voices in the Art World, moderated by artist and curator MAGO. InsiderOutsider is intended as a series of conversations featuring underrepresented artists whose works challenge, intrigue, inspire, and offer opportunities for broadening art circles and engaging in creative dialogue.

Lucy Cookson is the founder, president and creative director of Thimbelina Needlework Design and Collection in East Hampton, New York. A graduate of Duke University, she is an artist of watercolor, hand-embellished digital prints, mixed media and needlework, with several years of K-12 teaching experience. Lucy’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and is found in personal art collections throughout the United States.

Lucy is a trustee of Guild Hall of East Hampton and sits on the Artist-in-Residence committee. She also serves on the Board of Visitors at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The SCAD Board of Visitors is a voluntary board comprised of leaders in business, government, education, art, and design. 

MAGO was born in New York City on June 5, 1982, to Colombian immigrants, weeks after their arrival to the United States.  They nicknamed their “special delivery” MAGO (Spanish for magician/wise man). MAGO is the symbol and signature used by this Latinx installation artist whose gutsy urban education and Latino heritage have developed into a signature style characterized by cross-cultural conversations, becoming the many faces of creativity. MAGO E. Martinez envisions the unimaginable and embodies multiple streams of innovative creation, inspiring culture to another plateau. First as an acclaimed installation artist and now a multifaceted professional with 15+ years of accomplishments, he has successfully labored in a spectrum of areas that allows him to connect with individuals as well as a diverse audience. 

Upcoming InsiderOutsider conversation:

August 4: Oscar Molina
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The InsiderOutsider series is made possible with support from Agnes Gund and the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning and County Legislator Ann Welker. 

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