The Artist as Culture Producer

Thursday March 2: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Sharon Louden, Artist, Educator, introduces The Artist as Culture Producer in conversation with Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of Hyperallergic.

This is a celebration and a double book signing. Other contributors from Living and Sustaining a Creative Life and The Artist as Culture Producer will also be in attendance to sign books, such as Morehshin AllahyariShinique Smith, and Steve Lambert.

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.

Buy a copy of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.
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