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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

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November 10, 2016 The Art Summit’s morning session ended with a panel discussion on arts as an effective change agent. 2016 Summit Eexemplifies Arts In Action Attendees ranked their experience of the 2016 Arts Summit in Corvallis highly. With a conference theme of Arts In Action, Keynote speaker Tim Carpenter of EngAGE provided an outstanding example of creative programs that are developed to encourage vibrant aging. The August Wilson Red Door Project’s “Hands Up” performance and its associated speaker panel also gave attendees a rich, powerful and sometimes raw window into the lived experience of many Americans of color.

Overall people found the speakers and performers inspiring and valued the opportunity to network with other arts professionals. Those who came the afternoon before the Summit participated in the welcome reception, generously hosted by the Corvallis Arts Center, and arts themed dinners with Arts Commissioners. These were cited by several

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2016 Oregon Arts Summit to address “Arts in Action”

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2016 Oregon Arts Summit to address “Arts in Action” “Arts in Action,” art as a medium for addressing problems and strengthening communities, is the theme for the 2016 Oregon Arts Summit, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at the LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis. Featured 2016 Oregon Arts Summit speakers include keynote Tim Carpenter of EngAGE, educator and artist Walidah Imarisha, “Last Supper” artist Julie Green and artist MOsley WOtta.

In addition, Oregon arts leaders will present “Insight Talks” about their experiences effecting positive change through the arts: Terry Inokuma and Nick Rivard of Samaritan Health Services; Bruce Burris of OUTPOST1000/ArtWorks; Liora Sponko from Lane Arts Council; Cheryl Snow of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance; Chrystal Figueroa and Stephen Marc Beaudoin from PHAME; and Seth Truby of BRAVO Youth Orchestras. Each will host round table discussions following their talks.

Walidah Imarisha The 2016 Oregon

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