Person Place Thing With Randy Cohen: Featuring Guest Sculptor Vinnie Bagwell – Postponed

Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen: Featuring Guest Sculptor Vinnie Bagwell – Postponed

April 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street (BMCC campus)
New York NY 10007
Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen: Featuring Guest Sculptor Vinnie Bagwell - Postponed @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center

This event is postponed to a later date – TBD.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result?  Surprising stories from great speakers. Host Randy Cohen will be interviewing sculptor Vinnie Bagwell.

Vinnie Bagwell began sculpting in 1993. Currently, Bagwell is leading the conception and development of “The Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden”–an urban-heritage public-art project for the City of Yonkers, New York, to commemorate the legacy of the first enslaved Africans to be manumitted by law in the United States, 64 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. Bagwell’s first commission: “The First Lady of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald” was commissioned by the City of Yonkers in 1996. It was the first sculpture of a contemporary African-American woman to be commissioned by a municipality in the United States.  Other commissions include “Legacies” at Chickasaw Heritage Park to honor the Chickasaw Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans; and  “Frederick Douglass Circle” which is a 24” high sculpture of Frederick Douglass.

For twelve years Randy Cohen wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the The New York Times Magazine. His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards.  This live show is also taped and broadcast at a later date on public radio throughout the Northeast (WNYE, 91.5 FM in NYC).

Music will be played between each segment and provided by Daniel Schlosberg.

The music of composer and pianist Daniel Schlosberg has been performed by the the Dover Quartet, Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Lorelei Ensemble, Amphion Quartet, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and Antico Moderno, at venues including Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, (le) poisson rouge, Royal Albert Hall, Detroit Institute of Arts, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Beijing Modern Music Festival. Daniel received a 2014 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. His music has been featured in The New York Times and on WNYC’s Soundcheck.  His work has been described as “richly detailed yet delicate” by The New York Times and “witty” and “ingenious” by The Wall Street Journal.