Spring 2022 Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso Series Returns With In-Person Programs That Enlighten and Inspire

Spring 2022 Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso Series Returns With In-Person Programs That Enlighten and Inspire

Fairfield University’s Quick Center has announced the Spring 2022 season of the Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso Series. Led by Fairfield University Professor Philip Eliasoph, PhD, these programs offer access to experts and panelists on a range of artistic, political, and cultural topics.

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The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University welcomes the return of in-person Open VISIONS Forum (OVF): Espresso lectures, designed to enlighten attendees with new knowledge on a realm of riveting topics.

OVF founder and director Dr. Philip Eliasoph, a professor of visual and performing arts at Fairfield, said, “As these challenging months of Covid-19 lockdown have forced many of us to find inspiration from within, our Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso programs strive to bring us collectively back out into the world of public ideas. I'd like to think of this as an 'open classroom without walls,' with curious learners—ages 18 to 88—finding enrichment in the ongoing journey of the 'life of the mind.'”

The OVF: Espresso series’ live, in-person programming will take place at either the Quick Center for the Arts or the Dolan School of Business, on the campus of Fairfield University. Advance ticket purchase is available at www.quickcenter.com for these upcoming programs:

“Art Talk as Therapy – Observing the New York Art World – 1972-2022”
Judd Tully

Thursday, Feb. 24 | 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning journalist and widely published art world writer and art critic Judd Tully will share his experiences in New York’s art scene. Covering the art world since 1972, Tully’s writing has appeared in publications ranging from Cigar Aficionado and Flash Art magazines to the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. He currently reports on the international auction and art fair market, regularly appearing on Artsy.net, and in The Art NewspaperThe Robb Report, and others. In 2017 he started the website Judd Tully.net. 

"Jackson and Lee: What Was Really Cooking in the House and Studio"
Helen A. Harrison

Tuesday, Mar. 1 | 7:30 p.m.

Director of the Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner House and Study Center, Helen A. Harrison, will discuss how the lives of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner were shaped by a move from Greenwich Village to a rural hamlet on Long Island and how their property, a National Historic Landmark, continues to inspire contemporary artists. Harrison is a former New York Times art critic and NPR arts commentator. The author of several books, her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in many scholarly and popular publications.

“Starving Artist: Investigating Power and Privilege in the Art World”
Zachary Small

Tuesday, Apr. 5 | 7:30 p.m.

Journalist and dramatist Zachary Small will take audiences down a rabbit hole of current and past controversies in the art world, to offer an understanding of the starving artist's role within a nexus of culture, money, and politics—and he’ll explain why success remains as elusive as ever. Small’s stories draw from years of investigative reporting on the art world, for publications like The New York Times and New York Magazine.

“Radio City Music Hall – The Showplace of the Nation”
Steven Rivellino

Tuesday, Apr. 12 | 7:30 p.m.

One of the most successful executive producers and theatrical general managers in the entertainment industry, Steven Rivellino, will present the storied history of New York’s Radio City Music Hall, from its beginnings with a young John D. Rockefeller Jr. to its world-famous Rockettes. As former vice president and general manager of Radio City, Rivellino has produced The Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and 14 editions of the world-famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

The Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso series is sponsored by Cohen & Wolf. Tickets are $20 | Quick Members: $10. For more information about these and other programs at the Quick Center and Fairfield University, please visit quickcenter.com. 

Posted On: December 9, 2021

Volume: 53 Number: 42

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