avant-garde and quiche
Let the Conversations Begin!
A MONTHLY LITERARY SALON that is open to the public. Enjoy an exquisite Sunday brunch and presentation from some of our brightest local minds (see names below). A lovely spring afternoon filled with real community: a little food, a little conversation and lots of stories.
Brunch begins at 11:00 am; speaker at 12:15 pm. $15 per person, per event. Reservations are required. Call Watercress at 257.0823.
APRIL 15, 2007 Cornell Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, has chronicled art and controversy throughout America’s history in his book Visual Shock. The triumph of freedom of expression over censorship of public art is
quite a tale in this fascinating survey of art-related battles.
MAY 6, 2007 PATRICIA ZIMMERMAN
Ithaca College Professor of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and recent panelist at the Sundance Film Festival, will provide a lively and fresh perspective on our region in “Hidden Vectors: Art, Technology, and Economics in Upstate New York.”
JUN 10, 2007 GILLIAN PEDERSON-KRAG Fondly claimed by Ithaca and much admired nationally for painting, printmaking and her perceptive mind, this former Cornell professor will examine "The Purpose of Art,” adding her own insights about what’s driving taste today.
Strange that these are described as "literary salons", given the apparent visual-arts orientations of the speakers. Also, I prefer having the salons in a museum to having them in an upscale-ish restaurant. It seems like a more inclusive kind of space.