The Center will host a literary series starting this fall with The Great Good Place for Books in Montclair.  The Center has also held literary events with Best-Selling Authors Anna Quindlen, Nate Berkus, Kelly Corrigan and Elizabeth Weil.

Coming Up:

Speaker Series at Center for the Arts opens Sept. 25

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Geographer Paul Starrs will open the 2015 Arts Speaker Series at the Piedmont Center for the Arts on September 25

Continuing for a second year, the Piedmont Center for the Arts Speaker Series will resume on Friday, September 25, with an illustrated discussion by geographer Paul Starrs.

His subject, “The Art of the Ranch–Livestock and Humans as Kinetic Kindreds”, will be complemented by a range of photos as he discusses cowboy art. Instead of offering hackneyed paintings and sculpture, his work delves into the close relationship of human work and the natural world, with occasional side trips toward action and adventure.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with wine available for purchase prior to the discussion and photo illustrations at 5:30 p.m. There will be ample time for audience members to ask questions.

Admission is free, although a small donation to the Center for the Arts would be appreciated.

Additional dates in the series are:

•  November 6: Historian Marilyn Rhodes describes the history of early California through the Gold Rush and its impact on the environment as described in paintings and photographs by early artists.

•  February 5: Richard Peterson, author of a definitive handbook for those intent on learning about the great paintings in Florence, Italy

•  March 25: Journalist Tammerlin Drummond discusses “Tattoo Art: The Body as a Canvass”

For more information, contact Nancy Lehrkind at

See our future and past literary events all in once place.