The Mennello Museum of American Art is thrilled to host artist, author and educator Sharon Louden as she shares her book, The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, as part of her 94-stop conversation/book tour. This free event will be held at the Mennello Museum on January 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 7 pm.
“The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists describing how they 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.
Published in October 2013, the book has become Intellect Book’s #1 best selling publication two years in a row. From September 2013 until late May 2015, Louden went on a 62-stop book tour, where she met thousands of artists from all over the United States. Louden has continued this momentum bringing her second book, “The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life”, on an extensive 94-stop conversation/book tour which was launched at the Strand Book Store in New York on March 2, 2017. The last book in the trilogy of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life books, Last Artist Standing, will be published in 2020.
Louden will be signing books at this event. For more information on her work, visit her website at http://www.sharonlouden.com
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