Insight? Outta Site! Conversation with Sharon Louden and Adrienne Outlaw
Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Café
Monday, Sept 16
7:30 – 8:30 pm
For this Insight? Outta Site! Conversation, Adrienne Outlaw, contributing writer to Louden’s forthcoming book, facilitated a discussion with Louden on both her work and her book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.
Professional Development Workshop: Finding Opportunity
Track One Building, Wedgewood Houston Neighborhood
Tuesday, Sept 17
6:00 – 8:00 pm
$25 in advance, $30 at door
For working artists, maintaining the balance between work and getting the work “out there” can be difficult. Louden led this workshop on how to focus your practice, and how to build and maintain a receptive community for your work. Subjects included:
• Isolating a single goal for your practice from the many possibilities
• Building an audience and community for your work
• Making and maintaining meaningful relationships
The last portion of the workshop was spent as a problem potluck. Participants are encouraged to come with a problematic experience they’ve had, and Louden will discussed to work within the scenario toward a positive outcome.
|Sharon Louden is a full-time practicing professional artist who lives and works in New York City. She teaches professional practice at the New York Academy of Art and lectures on this topic at many universities, art schools, and museums across the country. In all of Sharon’s seminars, she tries to instill a philosophy that artists can sustain and make a living independent of a gallery. Especially in these times of economic uncertainty, Louden believes it is important for an artist to create his or her own opportunities and charter a journey for themselves that will provide as many avenues as possible from which to grow.|