John Trippel is one of several artists who will add his perspectives to the round-room discussion that will double as my artist's talk.
My Monticello Road community series concludes this Thursday from 7-9 pm with an informal artists’ discussion at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative.
I undertook this project in an effort to discover how an artist can be an active contributor to the daily life of a healthy community and be a known entity the way a butcher, baker, or mechanic is. It turns out that artists can do a lot and their unique contributions are both welcome and needed. I will discuss that process of discovery and some of the lessons I have learned.
But mine is not the only way. Charlottesville is full of artists working directly in communities in a variety of capacities and I’ve invited a few of my colleagues to add their perspectives to the discussion.
Key invitees include:
- Fanella Belle (artist | community college professor)
- Aaron Eichorst (artist, primary school teacher)
- Greg Antrim Kelly (artist | director of the Bridge)
- Ross McDermott (photo + video | Charlottesville Mural Project)
- John Trippel (educator | plein aire neighborhood painter).
All Monticello Road events are free and open to the public. The Bridge is located at 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902. [map | donate]
Monticello Road is a month-long celebration through photography and community events at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. The exhibition runs through April 27. For a full schedule and more information, please visit www.monticelloroad.com.
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