Lecture by Sharon Louden

The Artist as Culture Producer

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Sharon Louden will visit Lyme Academy College on her 94-stop conversation tour discussing issues surrounding “The Artist as Culture Producer.” Louden’s lecture will not only present her work and what it means to be a contemporary artist today, but she will also present different models she has found through the artists in her book, which is the second in a series of “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” books published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. She will also touch upon these common topics discussed on her tour:

•How artists extend their practices outside of their studios
•The roles artists play as change agents in the creative economy
•Models of sustaining creative lives in the public realm
•Redefining who a contemporary artist is today
•Exploring what success means to different artists

Participation is welcomed in a Q & A Discussion immediately following Louden’s lecture. The Q & A Discussion will be led by Sharon Louden and Patricia Miranda.

About Patricia Miranda
BFA, SUNY Purchase
MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Patricia Miranda is an artist, independent curator, educator, and director of Miranda Arts Project Space, in Port Chester, NY.  She is Visiting Assistant Professor at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and adjunct professor at New Jersey City University.  Miranda was director and curator of the Gallery at Concordia College from 2008-12, and has been a visiting artist and lecturer at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA; Albright College, Reading, PA, and Concordia University, MI.  Miranda has developed educational programs at The Guggenheim Museum, Natural History Museum, Metropolitan Museum, and Smithsonian Institute, to name a few.  She has exhibited her work at Wave Hill, Bronx NY; the Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria; the Cape Museum of Fine Art; Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY.  She is currently on the advisory board and curatorial committee at Castle Gallery at College of New Rochelle, NY.  She received a 2014 New York State Council on the Arts sponsored Artswestchester Artist Grant, and has been a finalist for a MTA Arts for Transit subway project. 

To learn more about Sharon Louden’s visit: http://www.livesustain.org/sharon-louden/, http://www.livesustain.org/artist-as-culture-producer/