The Citizen Artist
Friday, September 3, 2010
The Wilton Companies Gallery at UR Downtown
626 East Broad Street
As Richmond seeks to reconcile a painful past with the challenges of the future, what role can artists play as change agents? This discussion brings together local artists who are engaged with the Richmond community—citizen artists—to ask: How can art improve people's lives? Using a panel format, the discussion will explore philosophical and practical approaches to effecting social change through creativity.
- Daniel José Custódio, poet, founder of Slam Nahuatl, community activist
- Patricia Herrera, co-founder of the Rubí Theater Company, member of UR theatre faculty
- William Ashanti Hobbs, III, author of the novel Worthy, member of VSU English and creative writing faculty
- Adria Hoffman, former K-12 music teacher, member of University of Southern Mississippi music faculty
- Noah Scalin, founder of Another Limited Rebellion: Socially Conscious Design and Consulting, member of VCU art faculty
- Tanja Softic, creator of mixed-media project, Migrant Universe, member of UR art faculty
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Registration required.
Sponsored by Partners in the Arts of the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at UR Downtown. Co-sponsored by the Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond Theatre and Dance Department, Art and Art History Department, Rhetoric and Communication Studies, Richmond College, and Cultural Affairs Committee.