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TEA Talk Set for Sunday

Westport’s sixth annual TEA Talk will be held at Westport’s Town Hall on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

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‘Thinkers, Educators, Artists’ Talks explore topics relevant to the arts and artists. This discussion will focus on “The Arts Go Viral!,” an announcement said.

Moderated by David Pogue, tech critic for Yahoo Finance and CBS “Sunday Morning” correspondent, “The Arts Go Viral!” presenters include Jerry Goehring, producer of the off-Broadway (soon to be on Broadway) musical “Be More Chill,” internationally acclaimed pianist and arts educator Frederic Chiu; and Westport Public Art Collections (WestPAC) co-chair Randa Trivisonno.

This TEA Talk will be the official launch site of an important WAAC initiative: Otocast, a mobile app that takes users on a virtual tour of the art, history and culture to be found in Westport, the announcement said.

“The creation, promotion, and appreciation of the arts has been affected in dramatic ways by the ubiquity of new electronic and social media,” said WAAC co-chair Richard Epstein. “Our speakers will provide cutting edge insights into this topic.”

TEA Talk moderator David Pogue added, “Art and technology have always been intertwined. But never before has technology been as powerful as it is today — and as capable of affecting how art is created and distributed. We are going to address some tough questions about this brave new world.”

TEA Talk is presented by the Westport Arts Advisory Committee (WAAC), with community partner, the Westport Library.

The event is free, open to the public and will include a Q&A with the panel and a reception immediately following the talk. Registration is encouraged. Please visit: www.westportarts.org.

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