Join us for a special pre-panel networking reception hosted by Golden Pear Café 6pm. Bring your business cards!
Keith Davis, CEO Golden Pear Café
Dede Gotthelf, Owner, Southampton Inn
Phil Grucci, CEO, Fireworks by Grucci
Lance Gumbs, Shinnecock Tribal Leader
Tom Stringer, National Site Selection & Incentives Service Leader, BDO USA.
6-6:45 pm: Mix ‘n’ Mingle Networking Session hosted by Golden Pear Café:
Panel: 7 pm
$15 ticket includes networking reception and panel.
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.
Speakers throughout the series have included 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 with topics ranging from real estate, to art, restaurants, and architecture.
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.”
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.
This survey of portraiture by the renowned American photographer Michael Halsband will span over four decades of the artist’s work, including the iconic photographs from the 1985 Warhol/Basquiat with Boxing Gloves series and 35mm film of The Rolling Stones live performance during their Tattoo You tour.