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book-newsletter.jpgArtist as Culture Producer: A Community Conversation with
Sharon Louden & Hrag Vartanian
January 23, 2018
MATCHBOX 1, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 
3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002

CASE with FotoFest have invited artist and advocate Sharon Louden and frequent collaborator Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Hyperallergic) to Houston to explore the ideas from her book “Artist as Culture Producer – Living a Sustaining Life.” Informed by the national conversations Louden has been having as part of her conversation tour, we will begin the community conversation with "What does it mean to be an 'artist citizen' today?" and "What is 'success' today to artists and organizations in regard to the elevating the value of arts today." Audience participation is encouraged and a book signing will follow.

This is the next in a series of Community Conversations moderated by CASE Director Sixto Wagan that bring national thought leaders to spark conversations with Houston arts communities. 

Admission is free, but tickets are required. A limited number of books will be available for sale at the event. 

This presentation was a collaboration with FotoFest and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

This project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and the Center for Public History Lecture Series with support from  the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts and the Houston Endowment.



The Center in the Media

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts - Project Row Houses Fellowship was covered by ArtForum. Read UH's coverage of the launch event and the UH Press Release.

CASE research and Director were cited in the Houston Chronicle about representation and diversity in Nixon in China.

CASE program with Liberate Tate covered by Houston Public Media.

CASE Director weighs in on Houston's Cultural Plan.

CASE Director conttributed to The Imagination and Beyond: Toward a Method of Evaluating Socially Engaged Art by Jan Cohen-Cruz.

Dance/USA interviewed Director Sixto Wagan for their ongoing From the Greenroom series.

Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place - Director Sixto Wagan participated in this NEA/ArtPlace America sponsored convening to develop a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. 

Dinner Vention 2: Center Director Sixto Wagan was selected as one of eight leaders "who have already achieved a level of success and renown, but who have not yet reached the zenith in their career trajectories" to participate in Barry's Blog and WESTAF's Dinner Vention 2.  Watch the whole video of it, read the initial briefing papers, or see who else was on the guest list.

Arts+Culture:TX covered the 2014 Summit: Sixto Wagan, All Together Different

Daily Cougars's coverage of the 2014 Summit: Directing Change in Houston Art Scene

Profiles in Leadership launches in Arts + Culture: Texas.  Inaugural interview with Selven O'Keef Jarmon can be seen in print or online.  A few of the photos from the reception can be seen here.

Center Director Sixto Wagan was interviewed by Kyoung H. Park, leader of the Cultural Democracy and Representation Team for The Brooklyn Commune Project, one of a series of interviews to address issues of diversity and social inclusion in contemporary performing arts.

UH is the Houston Screening Site for the 2013 Creative Time Summit.

Video of the UH Arts 2013 Open House - A Taste of the Arts which included the Center for Arts Leadership.

Fleurette Fernando, director of the M.A. in Arts Leadership, and Sixto Wagan, director of the Center for Arts Leadership are quoted in Culture Map Houston’s article on the College’s Arts Leadership Initiative, University of Houston launches graduate program to train leaders in the arts. Glasstire's take on the new initiative.

Announcements for the Center and the appointment of Director Sixto Wagan appeared in The Daily Cougar, Houston Culturemap, Houston Chronicle and on Glasstire.  

Read The Daily Cougar's article about The Houston Endowment $1.5 million investment in UH Arts and the Center for Arts Leadership here.