Greetings. You are cordially invited
to attend a round-table discussion on the state of the visual arts. You may
attend one (or both) of the two meetings scheduled to talk on this topic. Both
meetings will be conducted in the same round-table fashion. Please consider
the following dates:
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 1 – 4 p.m., 175 McKenzie Hall , University of Oregon Campus
Please RSVP (see below).
Visual Arts 'Leadership' Meeting
to Prep for a Visual Arts Summit
A Eugene/Lane County Visual Arts reality check –
There has been an increase in the number of discussions among arts professionals on the state of the visual arts, resulting in a growing sense of urgency in conducting a thorough examination of the infrastructure of our visual arts, and inventory of our public treasures.
Problems in 'River City'
In a community that has so much talent and experience in producing
world-class festivals and cultural events, why do we NOT have a vibrant arts
and culture industry? Why is the visual arts not adequately funded? What is
missing from our cultural landscape?
What would it take to create, nurture, revive and sustain a visual arts/cultural industry? do members of the visual arts community want to talk further about addressing these and other issues.?
Notes from the Underground:
held a meeting – Saturday, April 2, 2011, 11:45 a.m., Café Perugino,
In Attendance: Mary Unruh, Robert Tomlinson, Jerry Ross, Robert Long, and Miriam Jordan.
The group met to talk about the above mentioned issues and plan for a time to bring other arts professionals together to strategize and mobilize a movement to bring to the attention of our community, the strain of the visual arts’ infrastructure, and solutions to quickly strengthen it.
Why a Visual Arts (VA) Summit?
· The leadership summit will lay the ground work for organizing a county-wide Visual Arts Summit on October 8th, 2011.
· The leadership summit will focus on creating a priority list (which could include the following:)
Leadership Meeting goals
Content may include:
We hope you will participate. Please RSVP your participation to Miriam!
Miriam Alexis Jordan
M.S., Arts Management/UO
POEM - Post Office Eugene Museum Group
Jerry Ross, Artist , firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Unruh, Executive Director at DIVA