The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
Edited by Sharon Louden
Conversation/book tour launch March 2, 2017, 7-8pm at the Strand Book Store, New York
Published by Intellect Books
Distributed by the University of Chicago Press.
The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. Edited by artist and educator Sharon Louden, the book describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. Although there is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, the truth is that they furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-profit sector, and corporate environments.
An extensive schedule of programming is planned to support the book’s publication in early 2017. Building upon the success of the previous 62-stop book tour that supported Ms. Louden’s first publication, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, panel discussions, symposia, and town-hall forums are being planned across the country and abroad. Artists will be cross-pollinated among regions through the expansive public conversations between important stakeholders in each community, including contributors to the book, local artists, critics, non-profit participants, thought leaders, and other members of the general public. Through these events, participants will learn about, lend voices to, and be inspired by the vast range of influence that visual artists exert on society. As with Louden’s last book tour, important data and information will be culled from these events, increasing our understanding and valuing of artists as culture producers today.
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a group exhibition curated by Robin Hill
March 26 through May 7, 2017
Opening reception: March 29, 2017, 6-8pm
Small works by, Joe Amhrein, Cathy Stone, Julia Couzens, Sharon Louden, and Robin Hill
Premiere screening of new animation
National Gallery of Art
May 6, 2017
reception to follow
Premiere of new abstract animation in the East Wing theatre of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This is the third premiere at the National Gallery of Art.