Exceptional Events at the International Festival of Art & Ideas: New Haven, June 16-30

“The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day festival of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that celebrates the greatest artists and thinkers from around the world. Each June, the Festival takes over the theaters, open spaces, and courtyards of New Haven, Connecticut with performances and dialogues that tickle the senses, engage the mind, and inspire the soul.”

One of the most exciting opening lectures will be by Phillipe Petite, infamous for his hire wire walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. He will be speaking at Yale University Art Gallery on June 16 at 3 pm. A screening of Man on Wire will be shown at 11 am.

The festival runs from June 16-30, 2012. View the schedule of events here!

Art League of Long Island Hosts Gallery Lecture June 10th

In conjunction with their current exhibit, A Common Theme: Portraiture, the Art League of Long Island is hosting Face to Face: The Enduring Art of Portraiture, a lecture featuring Pamela Ford. “In this talk Ms. Ford will lead the audience on a discussion of portraiture from Egyptian and Roman tomb paintings and Chinese court portraits to Robert Scott Duncanson and Berenice Abbott, Lorna Simpson, Cindy Sherman, Lucien Freud and Andy Warhol, with a focus on how artists convey aspects of their subjects’ lives through their choice of materials and compositions.”

If you would like to attend, please register online or call 631-462-5400 ext. 222.

A Common Theme will be on view until June 17 in the Jeanie Tengleson Gallery.

Jackie, 1964 (Andy Warhol)