Sunday, April 18, 2021

Delightful Discourse at Morris Arts’ uniqueGreat Conversations from Home


WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: your computer screen

You don’t want to miss this memorable experience—Morris Arts’ Great Conversations from Home. Zoom fatigue doesn’t apply to this uplifting, inspiring and intriguing event! So fire up your computer, settle in with your favorite quarantine cocktail, don those comfy slippers, and join the fun at our fabulous Great Conversations from Home, from 6:30-8:30pm on April 29, 2021.

What can guests expect? Nothing less than the sheer delight of interactive conversations with extraordinary and accomplished hosts from the arts, sciences, healthcare, entertainment, business, media, and more.

What is it like to share a stage with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Joel or Bruce Springsteen? How do you create powerful sculptures entirely from women’s shoes?  Can “useless knowledge” (i.e., basic research) lead to critical discoveries? Can examining climate change lead STEM students to appreciate the natural world more deeply? What’s the best way to handle “crisis communications” amidst chaotic and fast moving situations? What is it like to manage the Covid-19 crisis at a major hospital system, or help hospital staff handle the mental health issues of treating patients during the pandemic?   Where does one start to recover/rebuild after natural catastrophes – and what is the social responsibility of government and business at such times? How does one become a celebrity chef?

Spend an evening exploring these and many other questions - with hosts ranging from a celebrity chef/cookbook author, an internationally renowned climate scientist, the longtime saxophonist for Billy Joel, the Chief Physician Executive of a major health/hospital group, a former TV news anchor, a best-selling author, an acclaimed sculptor/conceptual artist, or any of the other similarly talented, distinguished and fascinating leaders and innovators. 

Each “table” will feature a host Conversationalist whose unique experiences, life story and achievements will catalyze intriguing conversations. You may be surprised by what you discover at this truly memorable event.

How will it work? When registering, each guest selects his/her top five Conversationalist choices. Virtual table assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are now available (and going fast) for this special event. Visit to find out more about each of the host conversationalists and to purchase tickets for this special event. For more information please email Gina Moran at .

Proceeds from Great Conversations help to support the many programs and services provided by Morris Arts.  Often accomplished “behind the scenes,” Morris Arts’ work serves hundreds of thousands of people each year – with arts in education programs, arts programming in the community, grants, scholarships, advocacy, creative placemaking events and support for artists and arts organizations. These efforts are critical to enriching and improving the quality of life in the broader community.  Join us from the comfort of your couch and savor the art of conversation, “meet” some extraordinary individuals and help a truly worthy organization give back to the community.

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our corporate sponsors:

ENCORE:  Crum & Forster; Hackensack Meridian Health; MCM Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley; NJ Advance Media providing services for & The Star-Ledger; NJ PBS; ROI-NJ

GREEN ROOM: Delta Dental of New Jersey

OVATION:  Finn Partners; Mondelēz International; Quest Diagnostics

APPLAUSE:  BASF; Bridge Development Partners; Celebrity Motor Cars, LLC; Delta Dental of New Jersey; MetLife; Morristown Medical Center; NK Architects; Pfizer; RH (Restoration Hardware)

STAR:  PwC; Riker Danzig; Senlac Ridge Partners; Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman

Morris Arts, located in Morristown, NJ, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, creative placemaking and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations.

Celebrating 48 years of building community through the arts.