BossBabes ATX and the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division invite you to join a community conversation with practicing artist Lenka Clayton and artist, editor and advocate for artists Sharon Louden on her book series “Living and Sustaining A Creative Life." This event is free and open to the public with RSVP: bossbabes.org/events/2018/1/20/on-sustaining-a-creative-life-a-workshop-with-sharon-louden-and-lenka-clayton
— ABOUT THE EVENT —
In today’s digital landscape, the arts and culture industries are contributing more to our economy than ever before—and living and sustaining a creative life seems all the more possible. In practice, though, making art and making money often sit at odds. So, can we do both? And, if so, how? At the Jan 20 event, Louden and Clayton will share pragmatic models in which they and other artists sustain their lives. Complimentary coffee beverages will be provided by #bbatx's friends at Picnik Austin.
WHEN: Jan 20 from 10 AM to noon.
WHERE: The Refinery, located at 612 Brazos Street, Austin.
— MEET THE ARTISTS —
Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicagoand an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden's work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Read her full bio here: sharonlouden.com/about.shtml
Lenka Clayton is an artist and founder of An Artist Residency in Motherhood. Her interdisciplinary work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd. In previous works she has hand-numbered 7,000 stones; searched for all 613 people mentioned in a single edition of a German newspaper; filmed one person of each age from 1 to 100, and reconstituted a lost museum from a sketch on the back of an envelope. She and writer Michael Crowe are currently in the middle of writing a unique, personal letter to every household in the world. For three years she was the world’s first Artist-in-Residence-in-Motherhood after she founded a fully-funded artist residency that took place inside her own home and life as a mother of two young children. On Mother’s Day 2016 An Artist Residency in Motherhood became an open-source project, there are currently almost 300 Artists-in-Residence-in-Motherhood in 31 countries on six continents. Read her full bio here: lenkaclayton.com/new-page-1/
— GET YOUR RSVP —
This event is free and open to the public. Please register using the link below to secure your spot. Seating is limited and the event will be subject to the venue's capacity: bossbabes.org/events/2018/1/20/on-sustaining-a-creative-life-a-workshop-with-sharon-louden-and-lenka-clayton
— MEET THE PRODUCERS, PARTNERS AND VENUE —
About #bossbabesATX, the producer: #bbatx exists to build educated and empowered creative communities at the intersections of sisterhood and space. Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women-identifying artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. Since we've been in operation, we've provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 300+ Texas-based women artists, 400+ women-owned businesses and women activists. We were named «Best Bossy Babes» of 2015 by The Austin Chronicle, Tribeza's Top 10 to Watch in 2016 and we were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016.
About the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division, the presenting partner: The City of Austin has established itself as a world leader in technology, innovation, energy, workforce development, music and creativity that has led to significant business expansion and overall growth. The City's Economic Development Department (EDD) offers a unique model—one of just a few in the United States that presents great opportunities for Austin. To effectively support and recruit business in Austin, the Economic Development Department has integrated a core global focus while supporting local initiatives through Cultural Arts, Music, Redevelopment/Downtown, Economic and Small Business Program. They strive to create a sustainable cultural and economic environment that enhances the vitality of Austin.
About The Refinery, the venue: The Refinery is a creative coworking and event space offering local makers, chefs, photographers, e-commerce retailers, bloggers, creatives agencies and local tastemakers a place to work, connect and grow in the heart of downtown Austin.