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POSTPONED – smART Talks at Helms! For Artists and Creative Professionals
October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL A FUTURE DATE.
Join us on Saturday, October 22nd as we partner with Crewest Studio to present smARTtalks: A New Monthly Educational Series for Artists + Creatives with Expert Panelists! smARTalks occur once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm inside the Helms Design Center.
smARTtalks are intimate learning sessions with a panel of experts covering timely and important topics vital to artists and creatives working in the 21st Century.
Each smARTtalk event costs $20 to attend. Only 75 tickets are available for each month’s event.BUY TICKETS NOW
Here’s the lineup of discussions and panelists for October 22nd:
- Is Art School Worth The Money? The Truth About Arts Education in America + it’s Impact on the Creative Economy with speakers Lorne Buchman, Erin Yoshi, Ibuki Kuramochi, and Cara Levine.
Preview: Experts say kids who get an arts education do better in school and life, and the professional tier in the arts is hot; the creative economy is valued at $2T. But, primary arts education in the U.S. has been defunded over the last 30 years. Meanwhile, at the college level, the cost of an arts degree can put an undergrad in debt for life. Is the ROI worth it? What should artists, designers, creatives and educators do with this information? With that much cash in the creative economy, why do artists, designers and creatives often continue to struggle economically?
- Art in an Age of Political Unrest: How Current Events and Cultural Trends Drive Artistic Expression with speakers Brian McCarty, Karen Fiorito, Linda Vallejo, Marianne Sadowski, and Olga Severina.
Preview: The social and political tumult of the last five years inspired many artists to express themselves politically about racism, politics, social injustice, police brutality, gun rights, climate change, LGBTQ+ rights, and more. What is the impact and proper role of political art? Where is it most relevant and effective? And, how is freedom of expression in the arts impacted by cultural trends around language about gender coding, sexual identity, race and privilege? Does the art world have room for conservatives?
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