April 19th, 2018
"Reflections on a Mermaid: Roy Lichtenstein (1994)" presented by Ted Bogosian, Kevin Mahaney, & Eric Goetz
Reception begins at 6:00pm
Lecture begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members
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Exclusive, extensive, intimate and never-before-shown documentary coverage of one of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th century contextualizes Roy Lichtenstein’s creative process during in-studio creation, gallery openings and installations of his internationally-renowned Mermaid collection.
REFLECTIONS ON A MERMAID also chronicles the creative quest of the U.S. Olympic medal-winning sailor Kevin Mahaney, who skippered the 1995 America’s Cup contender Young America that is famously covered by Lichtenstein’s Mermaid. Seeking to cement his legacy and demystify Lichtenstein’s creative process, Mahaney aspires toward an unprecedented show of the artist’s entire Mermaid collection. By enlisting the cooperation of many distinguished galleries and museums in New York, New England and Japan, Mahaney somehow manages to mount an extraordinary show in an improbable location — for a Mermaid.
Ultimately, this half-hour documentary celebrates Roy Lichtenstein’s unique achievements by bringing to younger generations and serious collectors alike some playful and detailed insights into the lasting value of art.
The boat itself was designed by Bruce Nelson, and constructed here in Bristol by Eric Goetz Custom Sailboats.
About the Presenters:
Ted Bogosian Ted Bogosian is a practicing filmmaker and television producer with scores of primetime network documentary and episodic drama credits. Bogosian and his programs have won top prizes everywhere from the National Press Club to the Chicago Film Festival to the Writer's Guild of America, East, as well as multiple Emmy nominations and awards. His achievements include the ï¬rst documentary produced in high-deï¬nition. Since 1978, Bogosian has personally secured access to and conducted interviews with dozens of newsmakers, including several US Presidents, Vice-Presidents and other national candidates, as well as Nobel Prize recipients, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, and many others. His worldwide charitable work includes multiple African and Eurasian trips for foundations promoting clean water, education and human rights. He received a BA from Duke University in Political Science in 1973 and an MPP from Harvard University's JFK School of Government in 1981 and is currently a Visiting Professor at Brown.
Kevin Mahaney Kevin Mahaney has been President and CEO of The Olympia Companies since 1988. The strength of his talents extend beyond the business world and bear testament to the level of capabilities he personally embodies and inspires in others.
A lifelong overachiever, Mahaney won an All-American selection in lacrosse in 1985 at Middlebury College, an Olympic Silver Medal in sailing and the prestigious title of Rolex Yachtsmen of the Year, both in 1992. Kevin received an A.B. with a Major in Economics and Minor in Physics from Middlebury College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, specializing in finance and concentrating in Business Policy. He was also awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law from Thomas College in 1996. As a Trustee for the University of Maine's seven-campus system, Kevin chaired the Physical Plant Committee, overseeing $1 billion in real estate. Kevin has been a Trustee on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors for the LifeFlight Foundation. Additionally, Kevin Mahaney is a Chairman of the Board for the Walkabout Foundation.
Eric Goetz Eric Goetz began sailing at a young age. While attending Brown University, Eric took courses in industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design, sparking his interest in how design is influenced by materials and processes. Eric's passions lead him to start Goetz Custom Sailboats in 1975. In 1990, Goetz began building prepreg composite boats using aerospace-grade carbon and kevlar prepregs with various types of cores, including nomex, aluminum, and kevlar honeycombs.
Goetz has built some of the world's most successful race boats in the world including three of today's most high profile yachts. Eric Goetz has built: Ten America's Cup boats (including YOUNG AMERICA), Eleven TP52 Race boats, Wally Class yachts, Volvo 70 around the world race boats and luxury yachts.
Eric currently serves on the Board of Trustees for both The Landing School and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association.
The 2018 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine, Cisco Brewers, Gowrie Group and Pure Insurance.