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Thursday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
How Do Cities Create Vital Public Art? FULL

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Keith Haring said that, “the public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a ‘self-proclaimed artist’ to realize that the public needs art.” Perhaps it is equally the responsibility of a community to realize that it needs artists, but the process of curating culture is fraught and often bogged down by process. What do we know about public art that inspires, and what does that look like in small cities? This session explores creative ecosystems holistically, from artisans, to arts programming, to events, to citywide murals.

Moderators
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Mickael Broth

Co-Founder, Welcoming Walls
Mickael Broth is a Richmond Virginia-based artist, muralist, and writer. Broth moved to Richmond in 2001 with the intention of painting as much graffiti as possible. His involvement in vandalism was halted abruptly with his arrest in 2004 and subsequent ten-month jail term for hi... Read More →

Speakers
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Monica Diodati

Project Manager, Better Block
Monica joined Better Block in 2014 as communications director, and began managing projects in 2015. She also organizes outdoor markets under her company, Little D Markets, and runs a nonprofit that raises awareness for the Trinity River in Dallas.
avatar for Nicole Mullet

Nicole Mullet

Executive Director, ArtsNow
Nicole Mullet serves as the Executive Director of ArtsNow, an organization which seeks to support arts, culture & community in Summit County, Ohio. Nicole is passionate about connecting people to places with an eye on talent attraction and retention.
avatar for Marie Schacht

Marie Schacht

Director, Hopscotch Design Festival
Marie believes in ruckus making and positivity. She works to help make the world more fun. Besides loving to ask questions and turn strangers into friends, she's the Director of Hopscotch Design Festival in Raleigh, NC and a coach for the altMBA.
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Dan Swartz

Founder/Curator, Wunderkammer Company
Dan Swartz is an artist, entrepreneur, and writer based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the past Swartz has worked with nonprofit and for profit art spaces, equity and venture capital firms, and economic development agencies. Currently, Swartz is building a creative community through... Read More →

Volunteers
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Kate LeCroy

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 209, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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