In conjunction with the exhibition All Insignificant Things Must Disappear Trinity Wall Street and Phenomena Project present a panel discussion.
The Nature of Creativity
December 8th between 6-9pm
6-6.30pm Museum tour with artist and curator Darren Jones
6.30-7.30pm Panel discussion and questions
7.30- 8.30pm refreshments
How do we become conscious of our own creativity; how does one foster and employ it for the benefit of ourselves and society as a whole?
Composed of representatives from the financial, art and theological worlds the panel will discuss if and how each of us can unlock creativity within various aspects of our lives so that who we are and what we do can participate in the very nature of creation itself. It’s how we evolve, how we push boundaries and ultimately it is at the core of how we grow.
Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries
Joachim Pissarro is the Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries in New York. Previously Mr. Pissarro was Curator in MoMA’s Department of Painting and Sculpture (2003-07). For MoMA, he organized the exhibition Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865–1885 (2005) and Out of Time: A Contemporary View (with Eva Respini, 2006).
Mr. Pissarro was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris and received a M. Phil in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, London, and a Ph D. in History of Art from the University of Texas at Austin.
Champney Family Professor of Art at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art
David is a former professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University and has been lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Class of 1932 Fellow in Philosophy, Princeton University; a Getty Scholar; and a Clark Fellow. He has lectured in China, Europe, India, New Zealand and North America while his many books include: The Aesthete in the City, The Philosophy and Practice of American Abstract Painting in the 1980s; High Art, Charles Baudelaire and the Origins of Modernism and Museum Skepticism, A History of the Display of Art in Public Galleries. David also writes art criticism for Artforum, Artus and Burlington magazine.
Joseph Farbrook (exhibition artist)
Artist and Professor of interactive media and game development at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Joseph Farbrook grew up in New York City and Santa Fe, raised by his father, a poet, and his mother a painter. Farbrook attended the University of Colorado, where he wrote electronic music, poetry, and fiction. Becoming interested in a more immersive approach to narrative, he began using computers and the Internet as creative media. Subsequently discovered by the art department, he was offered a fellowship to pursue an MFA in digital art. Working in a visual arts environment, Farbrook began creating electronic installations, interactive video, and virtual reality narratives. He also developed media-reflexive live performances mixed with interactive screen projections.
Farbrook exhibits both nationally and internationally. Recent venues include SIGGRAPH, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, La Fabrica Arte Contemporaneo in Guatemala, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo in Columbia, as well as venues in the Netherlands, China, Czech Republic, and the USA.
Managing Director, Over-the-Counter Risk for CME Group
Alexander (Sasha) Rozenberg is the Managing Director, Over-the-Counter Risk for Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.
Rozenberg served as Product Manager, Credit Derivatives and Acting Head of Quantitative Analytics at SuperDerivatives, a derivatives solution provider, and led the development of the company's credit derivatives pricing and analytics platform. He has significant experience working for the financial engineering arms of three major OTC dealers – Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a PhD in theoretical physics from New York University.
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director and author. She was rector of St. Clement's Church in Manhattan's Theatre district. She was also a chaplain on the waterfront of New York, and served both historic Trinity Church, Wall Street and St. John's Church in Greenwich Village. She was a chaplain at Ground Zero during the recovery effort after the WTC bombing.
An actress, director and producer, she has worked for many years in combining the lively arts and the life of faith. Her books, articles, and radio scripts have won many awards, including numerous Polly Bond Awards from Episcopal Communicators and the coveted Gabriel Award for religious broadcasting. She is seen frequently on television both as a preacher and as a commentator on Hallmark's "New Morning" and "America at Worship," and has been profiled extensively in electronic and print media throughout the world.
Jo Yarrington (exhibition artist)
Artist and Professor in studio art at Fairfield University
Jo Yarrington is an artist and a professor in the studio arts program at Fairfield University. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum CT; Galeria Sala Uno, Italy; the Museum of Glass, Washington; and the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. In 2001, she represented the United States at the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates and in 2010 she won the Bronze Prize at the International Biennial Exhibition of Photographic Art, in Skopya, Macedonia.
The discussion will take place at 74 Trinity Place, behind Trinity Church, in the Parish Hall. Meet in the 2nd floor lobby by the entrance to the bridge at 6pm for museum tour.