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 Programmatic Partners include Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate. 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, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, Diane Tuft, and Claire Watson, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Cover Art: Kara Hoblin
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times