Warren Strugatch’s “Out of the Question,” the conversation series where East End news makers, thought leaders, and engaged audiences tackle topical questions about national issues and local preoccupations, opens its fourth season Thursday evening May 4 at the Southampton Arts Center.
Scheduled speakers throughout the series include Eric Fischl, artist; Pamela Liebman, broker; Joseph Farrell, home builder; Eric Lemonides, restaurateur; Paul Goldberger, architecture critic; Rick Friedman, art-market entrepreneur, and many more. Topics include real estate, art, restaurants, architecture, and business & economics.
Shows take place one Thursday evening a month from May through September, starting at 7:00 pm. A light reception in Southampton Arts Center’s East Lawn follows, allowing audiences and speakers continue their conversations.
“The focus of ’Out of the Question’ is true conversation, involving our guest speakers and audience members,” said Warren Strugatch, a writer and business strategist. “Last year I was struck during the presidential campaign and election by how impoverished and devoid of true interaction the national conversation had become. My job is to bring the news-makers and thought leaders together and ask the first questions. My guests pick up the conversational ball and toss it among themselves and the audience. Together we share perspectives, expand awareness and hopefully produce conversations that engage, inspire and even make us smile.”
Join us this Thursday for four architectural thought leaders in conversation about the East End’s architectural legacy. A meet & greet reception follows the discussion.
PAUL GOLDBERGER: Pulitzer Prize winner, Contributing editor, Vanity Fair, Author, “Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry”
ROBERT BARNES, AIA: Barnes Coy Architects. Former associate Norman Jaffe AIA; Daniel Goldner AIA
JAKE GORST: Author, “Andrew Geller: Deconstructed”, Filmmaker, “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island”
ANNE SURCHIN: Architect, Author, “Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930″
SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM: Business and Markets: Where’s the Economy Heading?
About Warren Strugatch:
Warren is a writer, thought leader, and business strategist. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, Warren covers business, the arts, technology, public policy, and other topics. His interviews with news-makers and trendsetters appear in top publications and are broadcast over National Public Radio. He is the author of several books and is co-founder of Inflection Point Associates, a strategic consulting and marketing firm based in Stony Brook.
Curated by Amy Kirwin Program Partners include Drawdown East End, Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for eARTh is to use art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of eARTh is to ask questions and inspire action. What can you do to make a difference? Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Thomas Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, John Haigney, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Tucker Marder, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Jonathan Shlafer, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Image: Alejandro Duran; Vena, 2011