September Spotlight on Arts & Culture: “The Quick Center’s Peter Van Heerden”
SEE OUR NEW SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE page on our website. And save the date for our next show, Mon. Sept. 9, when the director of Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Peter van Heerden, steps into the spotlight. Approaching his fifth anniversary leading the region’s flagship performing arts center, Peter has brought an unprecedented international flair and perspective to this institution. A South African performance artist, with a Master’s in Performing Arts from the University of Cape Town, he created the ERF 81 Cultural Collective, focusing on the culture and heritage of contemporary South Africa, before moving with his wife to Westport, where he then ran the Westport Arts Center for 4 years. What difference has his international perspective brought to the arts of Fairfield County? How is the Quick’s program impacting the community, and issues – from gun violence to the health and wellbeing of our veterans to wealth disparity among our population? Get to know Peter, and the answers to some of these questions by tuning in Mon. Sept 9 to WPKN 89.5FM, noon till 1pm.