Arts & Minds Season Kicks Off At The Quick

Submitted by Meredith Guinness, Assistant Director, Media Relations on September 6, 2012

One of the world’s top dance companies. A pioneering television news reporter. A contemporary art exhibition on those affected by war.

What could they possibly have in common? They’ll all be at the Quick Center for the Arts next week as it opens the 2012-13 Arts & Minds season!

“The whole Quick Center team has been busy preparing for what should be a remarkable year of performances, lectures, and exhibits,” said Adrienne Bryant, assistant director, programming and audience development. “In 2012-13 we hope to continue the long tradition of the Quick Center as a cultural hub for both the on- and off-campus communities, while expanding our efforts to create a place where patrons and students alike can gather to experience, learn, and grow through the Arts.”
The season kicks off – quite literally – on Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m. with Mark Morris Dance Group with the MMDG Music Ensemble, a Brooklyn-based company created by an innovative master The New Yorker hailed as “one of the greatest living choreographers.” A commitment to always performing with live music means this will be a treat for both eyes and ears, as the company offers works created from 1981 through last year. Now’s the time to buy tickets for this memorable evening.

On Wednesday, September 19 at 8 p.m., veteran TV reporter Lesley Stahl takes the stage for the season’s first Open VISIONS Forum, Fairfield’s signature lecture series.  “Inside 60 Minutes” will take audience members through Stahl’s notable career, which began when she joined CBS News in 1972 and has earned her countless Emmy Awards for her clear, insightful reporting. A correspondent for 60 Minutes since 1991, Stahl covered Washington for 20 years and will share stories of her personal and professional life as one of television’s first female reporters. Buy your tickets today!

Since Thursday, June 14, famed portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler’s stunning works have been on exhibit at the Bellarmine Museum of Art, just up the hill from the Quick in the lower level of Bellarmine Hall. On September 20 Kinstler will give a gallery talk followed by a reception in the Hall’s Diffley Board Room. The 5 p.m. talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of “Everett Raymond Kinstler: Pulps to Portraits,” which will hang in the Bellarmine until September 28. Don’t miss it!

Later that evening, the Quick Center’s Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery will welcome visitors for Elements of Peace: Marlene Siff, an intriguing collection of paintings, works on paper and sculpture this artist has created to pay homage to those affected by war. “My intention is to create an architectural space for rest, retreat, connection, reflection and identification,” Siff said of her work. Come see how she’s transformed the gallery at the opening reception, Thursday, September 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

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