James Prosek and Chris Frantz Together in Fairfield University Virtual Bookstore Author Event

The Fairfield University Bookstore located at 1499 Post Road in downtown Fairfield, Conn. invites the public at large to join us on Facebook @ FairfieldUBookstore, Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m., for a live virtual conversation with Artist/Naturalist, James Prosek, and Chris Frantz, co-founder and drummer of Talking Heads, as they discuss their latest publications.

Prosek and Frantz will sit down with Dr. Gale Bellas-Papageorge, Professor of English at Fairfield University and Craig Kennedy, Fairfield University Bookstore Manager for a lively discussion. This is a free event. Event books, Remain in Love and Art, Artifact, Artifice are available for purchase online at www.fairfieldbookstore.com or for in-store pick up.

There is so much to be said about Prosek’s and Frantz’s important contributions to art and music, both internationally and within American Culture.

Remain In Love scales the Talking Heads’ journey, from the forming of the band at RISD (Rhode island School of Design), to the band’s iconic rise to fame during the 70’s and 80’s Punk/New Wave scene at CBGB’S in NYC and worldwide. Frantz also discusses the formation of the Tom Tom Club and his long time musical collaboration with his talented wife, bassist, Tina Weymouth.

Frantz’s memoir has been praised by Billboard, Rolling Stone, and has made numerous 2020 best music book lists in the US and the United Kingdom.

Art, Artifact, Artifice is a discussion of Prosek’s current exhibit at Yale University Art Gallery and his philosophy on art, language and the environment. Prosek, who has been compared to the late naturalist painter James Audubon, is well-known for creating the first comprehensive catalogue on North American Trout, which was published while he was an undergraduate student at Yale University.

Since then, Prosek has held hundreds of exhibits world and nationwide and has published multiple Illustrated books. He is the author of the Ted Talk, “Why We Draw,” and a regular contributor to National Geographic and the New York Times.

His current exhibits are:

“Art, Artifact, Artifice” at Yale University Art Gallery, running through Feb 28, 2021.

“Made in Connecticut: Celebrating 25 Years of the CT Art Trail” running through February 7, 2021

The Fairfield University Bookstore, located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, is operated by the Follett Higher Education Group and proudly serves Fairfield University, the Fairfield County community and beyond. For more virtual events visit www.fairfieldbookstore.com and www.facebook.com/FairfieldUBookstore and follow on Instagram and Twitter @ FairfieldUBooks.

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