Living and Sustaining a Creative Life:
The Artist as a Culture Producer Conversation Tour

September 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
ARC Auditorium E002

A conversation with:
Sharon Louden, Editor
Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Hypoallergic
Jane South, Chair of Fine Arts
Jean Shin, BFA ’94, MS ’96, Fine Arts Adjunct Professor
Matthew Deleget, MS/MFA ’97
Julia Kunin, Fine Arts Visting Associate Professor

About the Book
The Artist as Culture Producer: 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 firsthand 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 frontlines of education, the nonprofit sector, and corporate environments.