Thursday, October 4, 2007

Derriere Guard Festival Oct. 13 & 14

Dear students, faculty, friends of the GCA and ICA&CA:

Stefania de Kenessey, composer, member of the ICA&CA Council of Advisors, and director of the Derriere Guard invites you to the upcoming 10th anniversary celebration of the Derriere Guard Festival, which takes place during the weekend of October 13 - 14 at the Grand Central Academy of Art. Below you will find a detailed list of activities including the opening talk by Frederick Turner and the closing keynote by Tom Wolfe.

All events are free, but space is limited so please RSVP directly to Stefania or her assistant: or

Derriere Guard 10th Anniversary Festival:

Saturday, October 13, 6:00 - 9:30pm
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 - 7:00pm

All events take place at 20 West 44th Street (The General Society for Tradesmen & Mechanics Building) at various locations in the building.

No admissions fee, but please RSVP as space is limited.

Featured Guests: Tom Wolfe (American Novelist), Jacob Collins (founder of the GCA and the Hudson River School for Landscape), Anne Fairfax (Chair of ICA&CA board of directors), Frederick Turner (author of Natural Classicism), David Homan (Live Arts Collaboration) and Stefania de Kenessey (American composer)

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, October 13, 6:00 - 9:30pm
General Society of Tradesmen & Mechanics, The Library, Mezzanine
  • 6:00pm, Opening keynote speech by Frederick Turner
  • 7:00pm, Opening Reception
  • 7:00pm, Grand Central Academy of Art Studios, 6th floor, Galleries Open: Exhibits of contemporary painting, sculpture and architectural drawings

Sunday, October 14, 2:00 - 7:00pm
The Grand Central Academy of Art Studios, 6th floor

  • 2:00pm - poetry, dance
  • 2:30pm - music, drawing
  • 3:00pm - more poetry, dance
  • 3:30pm - more music, drawing
  • 4:00pm - Roundtable Discussion, "Back to the Future" with Jacob Collins, painting; Anne Fairfax, architecture; Frederick Turner, poetry; David Homan, dance; Stefania de Kenessey, music.
  • 5:00pm - The General Society Library, Mezzanine, Closing Reception
  • 5:30pm - Opera excerpts from "The Bonfire of the Vanities,"
  • 6:00pm - Closing Speech by Tom Wolfe


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