Violinist Sumire Hirotsuru, born in Oita, Japan, has multifaceted interests in music, education, and media. She often performs with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, has recorded video game soundtracks including Final Fantasy series, and has served as a co-concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. She founded Smilee Entertainment LLC in 2018 and has published her first book in Japan on February 15th, 2019.
EVENTS: July 21
Benediction by Claire Messud
Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Author of six works of fiction including her most recent novel, The Burning Girl, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.
EVENTS: July 21st
Menu by Geoff Lazlo
Over the past 18 years, Geoff Lazlo’s cooking career has taken him from Alice Waters’ kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, to Blue Hill at Stone Barns in the lower HudsonValley, and to Gramercy Tavern in New York City, where he was sous chef for five years.
In 2012, his family returned home to Connecticut, where he serived as Executive Chef of Westport’s leFarm and The Whelk. In 2015, Lazlo founded Mill Street Bar & Table in Greenwich, CT. Lazlo received a “Very Good” rating from the New York Times. Accolades include Most Innovative Chef 2016 at Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, and Best Chef 2018,Best American Restaurant 2018, and Best Brunch 2018 from Connecticut Magazine. Lazlo’s microbrew won first place in the 2017 Hudson Valley Farmhouse Ale competition.
Jen Catron + Paul Outlaw
Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw are collaborative artists living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Their practice takes on critical contemporary issues through large scale installation, sculpture, guerrilla artworks, and immersive, long term performances. Captaining boat rides in galleries, and guiding double decker tour buses, their humorous and absurd works engage the public to investigate an uneasy social and political landscape. They have been featured in publications such as NY Times, Art Forum and Art in America, and their work has been on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Brooklyn Museum, and Cranbrook Art Museum.
Carli Miller, Soprano
Caroline Miller is an innovative and theatrical singer with a particular interest in contemporary opera, operetta, and film. In the 2019-2020 season she will be a Resident Artist with Toledo Opera, appearing as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel vs the Witch, as well as the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury. Caroline appears on the only contemporary professional recording of Blossom Time, produced by Albany Records. Opera News lauded her portrayal of Bellabruna, writing “Miller projects all the confident insouciance of a pampered prima donna.” Caroline is a co-founder of The Pleiades Project, which tells women’s stories and brings opera to new audiences through film. She starred in the short-film Così, which was named an official selection in the NY Indie Theatre Film Festival. Caroline holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.
Lauren Booth is a visual artist and neon sculptor whose work has been featured in the Rothschild Collection at Windmill Hill, The Mattatuck Museum, and The Norman Foster Foundation headquarters in Madrid, Spain. It has been seen in Architectural Digest and is in distinguished collections around the world.
Onsite installations: neon sculptures.
William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again.
Randy Polumbo, Visual Artist
Randy Polumbo lives and works in New York City and Joshua Tree, California as a visual artist, master builder, and designer. A graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art, his work has been exhibited internationally. He has exhibited recently at Coachella, Bombay Beach Biennale, Bass Museum in Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach and Burning Man. Recent exhibits include Steven Kasher Gallery, Imago Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, BoxoFFICE, and High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA.
Find his work on site at the Festival!
Marilyn Minter is an American visual artist who is perhaps best known for her sensual paintings and photographs done in the photorealism style that blur the line between commercial and fine art. Minter currently teaches in the MFA department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
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