Hrag Vartanian, Vinson Valega, Pat Shelton, Sharon Louden, Matthew Deleget

Book Conversation Tour
“The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life”
Edited by Sharon Louden
Published by Intellect Books
Distributed by University of Chicago Press
www.livesustain.org

“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. Publication date was March 1, 2017.

The book tour is building upon the success of Sharon’s previous 20 month, 62-stop book tour that supported her first publication in October 2013, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists. Published by Intellect Books (UK) and distributed by University of Chicago Press, that book is now in its sixth printing. With over 7,500 copies and 1,500 eBooks sold to date in over 18 countries, it has become Intellect’s #1 best selling publication.

The total number of stops on this second book tour is approaching 100, although the total number of cities visited will be less since some of the stops will be grouped together in various metropolitan areas. Stops abroad include Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba, and Tasmania in Australia and Bath in the United Kingdom.. Through panel discussions, symposia, and town-hall forums, we are inviting an expansive conversation from important stakeholders in each community. Contributors to the book, local artists, critics, non-profit participants, thought leaders, and other members of the general public are connecting with each other at these events to learn about, lend their voices to, and be inspired by the vast range of influence that visual artists exert on society. We are including as many contributors as possible from the book, helping to further our efforts to cross-pollinate artists among regions. Our goal is to demythologize the tired cliche of the Artist Hero by dispensing with the notion that contemporary artists should be treated differently from other members of our communities.”

Alaska Tour Dates:

Book Panel Discussion with Sharon Louden, Hrag Vartanian & Matthew Deleget
Ketchikan Public Library, Ketchikan
Sunday, April 8, 1:30-3:30pm

Professional Development Workshop
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan Campus, Ketchikan
Monday, April 9, 4-6:30pm

Book Panel Discussion with Sharon Louden, Hrag Vartanian & Matthew Deleget
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Juneau
Tuesday, April 10, 5:30-7:30pm

Book Panel Discussion with Sharon Louden, Deana Haggag, Hrag Vartanian & Matthew Deleget
Anchorage Museum, Anchorage
Thursday, April 12, 6:30-8:30pm

Professional Development Workshop
Anchorage Museum, Anchorage
Sunday, April 15, 2-5pm

Professional Development Workshop
The Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30-8:30pm

Book Panel Discussion with Sharon Louden, Hrag Vartanian & Matthew Deleget
The Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks
Friday, April 20, 3:30-5:30pm

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Hrag Vartanian, Vinson Valega, Pat Shelton, Sharon Louden & Matthew Deleget in Fairbanks, AK

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