The ArtsHub of Western MA invites artists, creatives, and arts managers of all kinds to join ArtsHub – Building Community, Resiliency & an Equitable Creative Economy: A Day of Connecting Artists, a day of workshops, panel discussion, and community to be held on Saturday, September 23, 10am to 2pm at Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity, 130 Pine St, Florence, MA.
The morning panel discussion and session “Communication. Connection. Collaboration” will be hosted by Justin Beatty – artist, ArtsHub DEI Consultant, and owner of the Odenow Powwow – and will feature panelists Felicia Lundquist, principal of Think Again which focuses on Social Justice trainings, Mollye Maxner, co-director of A.P.E. Gallery, and Iohann Vega, Director of Media Engagement at Holyoke Media. The afternoon workshop, lead by Nayana Lafond and Dee Boyle-Clapp, “Creating Art, Creating Community” explores how to incorporate the morning’s concepts into one’s own art or creative business, and asks: How do we work together so our work and time is valued and recognized as the core of the creative economy? How do we understand and utilize the community’s assets so we can expand and take advantage of opportunities?